Specific Mechanical Systems Ltd. is a manufacturer of brewing and distilling systems, pressure vessels, food processing equipment, pharmaceutical vessels, and water/waste water treatment plants. We are a global leader and require motivated applicants looking to grow with the company over the long term.

Current Postings

  • Metal Finisher / Labourer

    A Metal Finisher/Labourer is needed to join the Finishing Department. We work primarily in stainless steel and copper. Our benefits include extended medical and dental, plus a company-matching registered pension plan.

    Qualifications
    Hands on mechanical and fabrication shop experience;
    Extensive use of various power tools;
    Industrial/manufacturing experience;
    Proven attendance and safety record.

    Key Competencies
    Attention to mechanical detail and quality;
    Organized, self-starting, proactive get-the-job-done-right attitude;
    Leadership, supervision, coaching and mentoring experience an asset;
    Computer skills; able to keep notes and records;
    Ability to coordinate projects, prioritize and meet deadlines;
    Crane and forklift experience considered an asset.

    Key Duties
    Use a variety of power and hand tools to produce required finishes on stainless and copper equipment;
    Assist in work flow organization and prioritization;
    Use correct techniques (training provided) in a safe and efficient manner;
    Safely and efficiently organize, set up, handle and transfer work pieces;
    Cooperate and coordinate with other departments; e.g., welding and shipping.

    Key Qualities
    High degree of ownership for work area, tools and equipment;
    High degree of responsibility for meeting production schedules and maintaining quality;

  • Welder-Fabricator

    We work primarily in stainless steel, with some work in aluminum and mild steel, and have an increasing requirement for coppersmithing. Our benefits include extended medical and dental, plus a company-matching registered pension plan.

    The wage is competitive, and depends upon level of experience and qualifications. Our benefits include extended medical plus company matching pension plan after 6 months.

    Experience needed:
    TIG welding is essential
    Stainless steel fabrication

    Key Qualities
    High degree of ownership for work area, tools and equipment;
    High degree of responsibility for meeting production schedules and maintaining quality;
    Proven attendance and safety record.

  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist

    The Engineering team requires an experienced Mechanical Engineering Technologist to help design, document and communicate projects of varying size and complexity. The primary role of this position will be creating detailed fabrication drawings, assembly drawings with bills of material, conceptual and layout drawings, sheet metal developments, and weld callouts following ASME specifications. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively with project managers and shop staff to obtain pertinent project information and translate the information to the drawings. Work may also include performing design calculations, creating designs, reviewing drawings, R&D activities and other duties as required.
     
    This role requires a mature, well-rounded person with the ability to multitask in a fast paced, dynamic environment. The ideal candidate is an analytical thinker that is able to meet tight deadlines, work well with a diverse and committed team and has excellent organizational and communication skills.

     
    Responsibilities:
    Prepare drawings and technical specifications for brewing, distillation, and industrial equipment

    Review vendor documents for compliance to project specifications and industry standards

    Research equipment specification requirements; including direct contact with equipment suppliers

    Prepare cost estimates in accordance with project scopes and technical specifications

    Identify quality requirements and ensure the proper processes are identified and implemented to achieve contractual quality commitments

    Understand project scopes and ensure designs are configured appropriately

    Support the project teams by improving internal processes and recommending design solutions.

     
    Qualifications and Key Capabilities:
    Mechanical Engineering Technologist diploma

    Minimum of 2 years of applicable manufacturing/fabrication industry design experience

    Knowledge of fabrication and machining processes

    Strong knowledge of AutoCAD and SolidWorks is required

    Experience designing brewery, distillery, food processing, and pressure vessels (ASME Section VIII, Div.1) considered assets

    Demonstrated experience designing custom equipment, following applicable codes and standards

    Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills

    Leadership skills considered an asset

    Ability to maintain a high level of professional performance in a dynamic environment

    Ability to communicate effectively with teammates and vendors is mandatory

    Strong understanding of mechanical and electrical equipment, including ability to troubleshoot

    Expertise in stainless steel process equipment is an asset

     
    Key Competencies:
    Critical thinking and problem solving

    Planning and organizing

    Works precisely and pays close attention to details and drives for excellence

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Decision-making

    Ability to work with other engineers and technical support staff

    Punctual with a strong work ethic

  • Manufacturing and Quality Technologist

    A Manufacturing and Quality Technologist is required to work at our Saanichton (Victoria), BC plant. Our benefits include extended medical and dental, plus a company-matching registered pension plan.

    General Responsibilities

    Production & Manufacturing
    Production planning and scheduling.
    Advance fabrication and manufacturing procedures.
    Technical support and parts supply for customers.
    Provide support for safety administration and training.

    Quality Systems
    Quality control and product inspection
    Assist in administration of in-house ASME quality control program.
    Investigate product/process quality issues and document preventative and corrective actions.
    Calibration and maintenance of measuring equipment.
    Conduct internal audits and provide quality training.

    Skills
    Organizational, communication, problem-solving and analytical skills.
    Able to maintain good working relationships and act as liaison with co-workers and external personnel.
    Good hands on and manual dexterity.
    Ability to work in a diverse team.

    Experience
    3+ years of experience in a manufacturing and technology
    Ability to read and quickly interpret mechanical drawings.
    Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
    Project scheduling and ERP software
    Effective verbal & written communication skills.

    Education/Training
    Mechanical Engineering Technologist, or equivalent

  • Receiver/Stores Coordinator

    Primary Responsibilities:
    Manage the receiving process
    Inventory control of standard stock items
    Prepare scheduling of incoming materials and products
    Update inventory system as required
    Document supplier performance as required
    Research into new vendors and alternative products for the shop
    Schedule outside services as required
    Assist Supply Chain Manager with continuous improvement and reorganization projects
    Place goods into inventory
    Shop organization and cleanliness

    Qualities Required:
    Excellent planning and prioritization skills
    Motivated, hardworking individual
    Able to work appropriately in both a shop and office environment
    Detail oriented
    Ability to learn various computer applications
    Class 5 Drivers License / Drivers Abstract
    Forklift ticket
    Ability to lift 50+lbs

    Additional Requirements:
    Experience with Accounting and ERP systems an asset
    Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment considered an asset
    Previous receiving experience

  • Project Manager - Brewery & Distillery Design Specialist

    The Project Management team requires a Project Manager to help design and manufacture projects of varying size and complexity. Your primary responsibilities will be to manage the execution of project milestones until delivery and ensure customer satisfaction. You will be comfortable making technical decisions, creating plans, interfacing with clients and partners on a continual basis, and controlling and reporting on activities. Your focus will be to meet the client’s expectations by overseeing all aspects of the projects, from the grand conception to the fine details.

    This role requires a mature, well-rounded person with the ability to multitask in a fast paced, dynamic environment. The ideal candidate is able to meet tight deadlines, work well with a diverse and committed team, and have excellent organizational and communication skills with a strong focus on customer service excellence.

    Responsibilities:
    Manage multiple projects from the sales handoff through scope, engineering design and system configuration, scheduling, manufacturing, shop oversight, documentation, final delivery and customer installation.
    Ensure client satisfaction by providing excellent service and delivering on quality.
    Ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget constraints.
    Understand project scopes and ensure designs are configured appropriately.
    Develop project specification documents and CAD layout and utility drawings.
    Support the project teams by improving internal processes and recommending design solutions.

    Qualifications:
    Mechanical Engineering degree, Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma, or similar education required.
    Project management and relevant technical experience.
    Experienced in design and drafting using AutoCAD
    Experience in any of brewery design, distilleries, automation systems, and pressure vessels considered assets.
    PMP certification is considered an asset.

    Key Capabilities:
    Excellent time management, multi-tasking, organizational, and leadership skills.
    Ability to maintain a high level of professional performance in a dynamic environment.
    Ability to communicate effectively with teammates and customers is mandatory.
    Strong understanding of mechanical and electrical equipment, including ability to troubleshoot.
    Working knowledge of ACAD is required.
    Expertise in process equipment fabrication a definite asset.

    Key Competencies
    Planning and organizing.
    Critical thinking and problem solving.
    Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
    Decision-making & delegation.
    Willingness to be flexible and adaptable, “do what it takes to get the job done” attitude.

  • Purchaser-Stores Coordinator

    A Purchaser/Stores Coordinator is needed to join the Supply Chain Department.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    Manage the purchasing process; including RFQ’s; place and follow up on orders
    Inventory control of standard stock items
    Process purchase requests for non-standard items
    Drawing take-offs and project document review to establish material requirements for projects
    Communicate delays in shipment or backorders of material to Supply Chain Manager or appropriate department
    Prepare scheduling of incoming materials and products
    Update inventory system as required
    Document supplier performance as required
    Research into new vendors and alternative products for the shop
    Schedule outside services as required

    Secondary Responsibilities:
    Assist Supply Chain Manager and Inventory Clerk with continuous improvement and reorganization projects
    Receiving materials
    Place goods into inventory
    Shop organization and cleanliness

    Qualities Required:
    Excellent planning and prioritization skills
    Motivated, hardworking individual
    Able to work appropriately in both a shop and office environment
    Detail oriented
    Ability to learn various computer applications
    Class 5 Drivers License / Drivers Abstract
    Forklift ticket
    Ability to lift 50+lbs

    Additional Requirements:
    Experience with Accounting and ERP systems an asset
    Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment considered an asset
    Previous purchasing experience

  • Sales Representative - Craft Brewing and Distilling Equipment

    The ideal candidate for this role will be a self-motivated, mature and well-rounded sales professional with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic environment. You will work with a diverse and committed team and have excellent organizational and communication skills with a strong focus on sales and marketing in the craft beverage industry. This position requires the ability to establish and foster client relationships, prioritize work- loads, provide timely responses and close sales.

    Responsibilities:
    Establish, build and foster client relationships
    Field incoming requests for quotes as well as proactively search out new sales opportunities. Provide client advice, information and quotations.
    Undertake projects such as costing analysis, pricing models and templates, online sales tools
    Work on marketing collateral, branding, advertising strategies, tradeshow, web & social media plans
    Professionally represent the company at all times, whether at tradeshows and conventions, on-site customer visits etc.
    Produce sales related documentation for products and services offered
    Market research and expansion analysis
    Support sales and marketing and other department teams as needed.

    Qualifications:
    Proven ability to perform in a technical sales role.
    Business or technical degree preferred, or combination of related business and technical experience
    Experience in an industrial or manufacturing sector related to brewing, distilling, craft beverage, oil and gas, food and pharmaceutical or other related industry. Brewing and distilling knowledge very beneficial.

    Key Capabilities and Competencies:
    Top notch face to face, telephone, email communications and relationship building.
    Excellent time management, multi-tasking, prioritization, organizational and leadership skills.
    Ability to maintain a high level of professional performance in a dynamic environment. Self-motivated and driven.
    Proficient and consistent use of CRM, MS Office suite, Excel. Experience with web and graphic office tools an asset.
    RFP and Proposal writing and response.
    Excellent planning, organizing, critical thinking and problem solving. An overriding desire to succeed.
    Strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
    Strong understanding of mechanical and electrical equipment functionality and capabilities

  • Spare Parts and Shipping Clerk

    We are looking for a Spare Parts and Shipping Clerk to support our busy parts, customer service and shipping functions. This position works closely with and reports to the Logistics/Parts Supervisor.

    Responsibilities:
    Prepare, select and file customer sales orders
    Fill out and process shipping documents
    Track equipment and parts to be prepared for shipment
    Complete and submit shipping documentation for domestic and international shipments
    Address customer support enquiries for parts-related topics
    Provide inventory order lists for spare parts stocking levels
    Help create lists, checklists, spreadsheets and other documentation

    Skills Required:
    Adept with MS Office, in particular Excel and Word
    Customer service
    Experience in data input
    Experience with accounting software and PO processing

    Qualities Required:
    Motivated, hardworking individual with good communications skills
    Attention to detail and highly organized
    Ability to self-start, work independently and with others as required

  • Technical Purchaser/Inventory Controller

    A Technical Purchaser/Inventory Controller is needed to join the Supply Chain Department.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    Manage the purchasing process; including RFQ’s; place and follow up on orders
    Inventory control of special order and stock items
    Research, quote, and process requests for non-standard items
    Work with Engineering department to ensure cost effective manufacturing
    Drawing take-offs and project document review to establish material requirements for projects
    Communicate changes to appropriate parties
    Scheduling of incoming materials, services, and products
    Manage and update inventory system as required
    Research into new vendors and alternative products for the shop
    Develop the Supply Chain along side the Supply Chain Manager

    Secondary Responsibilities:
    Receiving and stocking of materials
    Cost analysis and reduction initiatives
    Shop organization and cleanliness
    Document supplier performance as required

    Education:
    2 Year Technical degree from accredited college or equivalent experience

    Qualities Required:
    Excellent planning and prioritization skills
    Motivated, hardworking individual
    Able to work appropriately in both a shop and office environment
    Detail oriented
    Skilled in Office Applications
    Functional skill in CAD programs
    Class 5 Drivers License / Drivers Abstract

    Additional Requirements:
    Forklift ticket
    Occasional lifting of 50+lbs
    Experience with Accounting and ERP systems an asset
    Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment considered an asset
    Previous purchasing experience

  • Sheet Metal Worker: Apprentice Level 1 through to Journeyman

    A Sheet Metal worker (Apprentice Level 1 through to Journeyman) is needed to work primarily in stainless steel. Our benefits include extended medical and dental, plus a company-matching registered pension plan.

    Qualifications
    Entry Level Trades; Apprentice or Journeyman
    Industrial/manufacturing experience;
    Proven attendance and safety record.

    Key Duties
    Materials handling; layout and shear;
    Rolling and forming metal to specification;
    Materials finishing.

    Key Competencies
    Math skills;
    Blueprint reading;
    TIG welding considered an asset;
    Crane and forklift experience considered an asset.

    Key Qualities
    Attention to detail and quality;
    High degree of ownership for work area organization, tools and equipment;
    High degree of responsibility to meet production schedule and maintain quality;
    Team player;
    Quick learner.

In order to be considered for a position you must have:
1. resume that shows clear dates of employment;
2. list of work references (not personal references).

Please Email resume with work references to hr@specific.net

Please, no phone calls.

We thank everyone for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.