System Engineer

Kinitics Automation Limited is a leading technology development company headquartered in Vancouver, BC.  We manufacture linear actuators and piston pumps based on state-of-the-art SMA (shape memory alloy) materials. Kinitics works with customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, process control and automotive, to produce innovative products that meet challenging and rigorous requirements.  The company was incorporated in 2017 after being spun out of a sister company that had been incubating it since 2012.

For more information about the company, visit www.kiniticsautomation.com.

Kinitics is seeking a System Engineer to join our growing team of engineers and technicians at our Vancouver Head office. We are looking for an experienced team member that can take ownership of the engineering design process from initial system requirements through to a detailed design package and functional commercial samples. The ability to apply system level design, simulation, and analysis to generate and communicate electrical, mechanical, and software requirements down to team members and then evaluate and integrate their deliverables into the overall system solution is key to the role. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to perform cutting edge work that will make the world a cleaner place to live.

How you will contribute:

  • Operate as a hands-on lead with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and technicians to deliver a whole product solution. You will be managing the process and coordinating work through other team members.
  • You will participate in Designing new products and Improving legacy products.
    • Verify designs using engineering tools.
    • Coordinate prototyping and testing of design concepts.
    • Strong electrical and software credentials would be an asset.
  • Investigate design related issues and develop effective solutions.
  • Develop and analyze physics-based system models that replicate real-world behaviour.
  • Lead assembly of electro-mechanical prototypes.
  • Conduct multi-discipline DFMEA and design reviews.

What you would bring to the team:

You will be coordinating your system engineering responsibilities with other team leaders. To function effectively you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems, Electrical, Mechanical, or Mechatronics Engineering (Engineer-In-Training (EIT) or PEng).
  • Minimum 5 years technical work experience, ideally in a production environment using fabrication techniques (turning, milling, casting, and extruding).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Detail oriented and capable of delivering high-quality, competitive, and compliant solutions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, SolidWorks, and system simulation software.

What we offer:

A collaborative team environment focussed on delivering leading edge innovations, through our own products and those of our partner organizations.

An opportunity to contribute clean-tech innovation and impact through emissions reduction.

Potential for career advancement as the company and team continue to grow.

A competitive compensation package including base salary, health benefits, and paid time off, along with the potential to participate in the company’s Employee Share Option Plan.

Salary: $45.00 to $65.00 per hour 

Industrial Sales Account Executive:

We are recruiting an Account Executive to build out a new business pipeline and manage relationships with key industrial accounts. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to excel in delivering our new cleantech industrial products to the energy industry from their base in Alberta, Canada. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced sales professional eager to contribute to the growth of an innovative company.

The Company:

Kinitics Automation Limited, a Vancouver, BC based company, is set to become the industry leader in the development, manufacturing, and sales of industrial-scale cleantech products based on shape memory alloys. The company works with business-to-business customers in a variety of industries, including energy, automotive, and aerospace, to provide innovative products that meet challenging and rigorous requirements.

Kinitics’ has recently brought its KVA valve actuator to market as the best solution for the natural gas industry to stop methane venting and meet environmental regulations. Featuring a solid value proposition, demonstrated industry demand, and clear differentiation in the marketplace, an opportunity exists for an individual to assume a senior sales position at the company and lead sales of this breakthrough product.

The Job Description:

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Account Executive will work closely with senior management and our engineering team, leading business development and sales efforts for the Company. This account executive will be responsible for full sales cycle activities: daily prospecting, pipeline growth, prospect qualification, and closing specific sales revenue and unit volume targets as established on a quarterly basis.

While the Company is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, it is expected that the account executives will be based in Alberta. The role will require regular travel to meet with current and prospective customers.

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key industrial accounts; create and execute key account plans.
  • Develop new accounts within targeted markets; Develop and maintain territory customer database; support market visibility activities through knowledge of and participation in key industry events and networking opportunities.
  • Prepare sales presentations to create product/service/solution understanding and awareness; develop value propositions to address customer needs.
  • Work with internal teams to successfully onboard new clients; lead onboarding activities including providing training on use and operation of equipment.
  • Provide input to senior management as requested, including sales forecasting and sales process improvements.
  • Contribute to the development of a competitor database.
  • Attend seminars and sales meetings in order to develop knowledge about company’s products and procedures for these products.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated track record of success, over-achieving quotas in business-to-business sales spanning prospecting, conversion and retention
  • Demonstrated ability to forecast sales results
  • Technical selling skills anchored in an understanding of engineering
  • Excellent presentation and listening skills
  • Should be able to thrive in rapidly changing environments
  • Willingness to travel

Employee Pay Disclosure

At Kinitics, we want to attract and retain the best employees, and compensate them in a way that appropriately and fairly values their individual contribution to the company. With that in mind, we carefully consider a number of factors to determine the appropriate starting pay for an employee, including their primary work location and an assessment of a candidate’s skills and experience, as well as market demands and internal parity. For this role, Kinitics estimates a starting annual base salary will fall in the range of approximately $75,000 – 125,000. This estimate can vary based on the factors described above, so the actual starting annual base
salary may be above or below this range. Annual base salary is also just one component of Kinitics’s total rewards package. A Kinitics employee may be eligible for additional forms of compensation, depending on their role, including sales incentives, discretionary bonuses, and/or participation in the company’s Employee Stock Option Plan.

Mechatronics Technician

A full-time opportunity exists to work in the development, fabrication, and production of our products.

Kinitics is seeking a Mechatronics Technician to join our growing team of engineers and technicians. We are looking for individuals who can apply their passion for quality workmanship to the fabrication of production and prototype parts, assemblies, and tools. A keen eye or detail and a willingness to learn and grow is essential and on the spot job training can be provided.

The Company

Kinitics Automation Limited is a leading technology development company headquartered in Vancouver, BC that manufactures linear actuators and piston pumps based on state-of-the-art SMA (shape memory alloy) materials. Kinitics works with customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, process control and automotive, to provide innovative products that meet challenging and rigorous requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Assembly of electro-mechanical products and prototypes
  • Electrical prototyping and production of circuit boards and wiring harnesses using reflow, hand soldering, cutting, and crimping
  • Part inspection against engineering drawings using hand tools including micrometers, calipers, and gauges
  • Design & build fixtures, test benches, etc. to facilitate testing activities
  • Work with the engineering team to develop and implement new manufacturing processes and improve existing ones
  • Manual part fabrication using lathe, milling machine, power saws, and drill press
  • Support quality inspections on incoming materials and outgoing product
  • Maintain inventory of shop tools, machining tools, and consumables
  • Packing and shipping of products
  • Facilities maintenance and upkeep

Qualifications

  • Technical Degree or Diploma in mechanical or electrical fields
  • Minimum 2 year technical work experience
  • Strong hands-on mechanical and electrical skills with hand tools and power tools
  • Experience with fabrication techniques such as machining, fastening, soldering etc.
  • Basic computer skills, including MS Word and Excel
  • Dedication to quality and attention to detail
  • Experience in a production environment preferred
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Additional product development opportunities exist for those with a valid class 6 British Columbia driver’s license
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada

Salary: $26.00-$33.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Schedule: 8 hour shift

Kinitics Automation is a cutting-edge industrial automation company using shape memory alloys (SMA) to create motion in innovative ways. We have far-reaching product applications in the aerospace, energy, and automotive sectors.

Kinitics is looking for an entry-level mechanical designer with a knack for product design to join our team. As a Junior Mechanical Designer, you will work in collaboration with our engineering team to progress new products from customer needs all the way to commercialized products. You will solve simple-to-intermediate problems needing both off-the-shelf and innovative thinking. Your creativity and problem-solving skills will be put to the test as you help us push the boundaries of industrial automation.

We are a young company with a dynamic workplace and a culture that values learning and growth. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, energetic, and has a willingness to learn and grow with us. We offer a supportive and collaborative work environment where you can develop your skills and make a real impact on our company’s success.

How you will contribute:

· Design parts and assemblies in 3D CAD (SolidWorks)

· Specify and evaluate sensors, motors, seals, bearings, and other electro-mechanical components

· Assist in thermal simulations of enclosed electrical systems

· Draft 2D drawings using GD&T for machining, casting, manufacturing

· Research and develop innovative solutions to engineering challenges

· FEA and CFD simulations using SolidWorks Simulation

· Part inspection against engineering drawings using hand tools including micrometers, calipers, and gauges

· Mechanical assembly of products and prototypes

· Design, procure, and assemble test jigs and assembly jigs

What do you bring to the team?

· Diploma or technical degree in mechanical technology or BASc in mechanical engineering

· Minimum 1 year of technical work experience

· Basic computer skills, including MS Word and Excel

· Intermediate abilities with 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred)

· Working knowledge of drafting standards and GD&T

· Good mechanical and electronics fabrication skills

· A portfolio of design projects will be considered.

· Excellent English communication skills

· Legally eligible to work in Canada

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $45,000.00-$58,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Expected start date: May 1, 2023

At Kinitics Automation, we do more than create innovative technologies by building the relationships of our in house teams to achieve your future goals down the road.

On June 2, 2022, it was time to shut down for the day, as the team transitioned from their every day vehicles into speedway championships at TBC Indoor Racing Track (Richmond, BC).

 

 

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Kinitics Automation Limited is a leading technology development company headquartered in Vancouver, BC that manufactures linear actuators and piston pumps based on state-of-the-art SMA (shape memory alloy) materials. Kinitics works with customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, process control and automotive, to provide innovative products that meet challenging and rigorous requirements.

An employment opportunity exists inside the company for a team-oriented Supply Chain Administrator to engage in all aspects of supply chain engagement and inventory management. This is a permanent position located in Vancouver, BC.

For more information about the company, visit www.kiniticsautomation.com.

The successful candidate will be a meticulous individual with an enthusiastic, curious, and motivated personality and a passion to learn and contribute to the business. With exposure to all our business’ operations, you will acquire a deepened knowledge and understanding of the logistics and supply chain side of the business. The right candidate will thrive by identifying and creating the systems and policy needed to improve the business. If you believe that you have the characteristics listed below, we’d love to hear from you.

What you will do:

· Establish and maintain close working relationships with our material and service suppliers

· Work with design team and suppliers to achieve product cost targets

· Assist in conducting material demand forecasting activities

· Work with team and supply chain to build a material quality control program

· Occasional travel to supply chain sites

· Negotiate supply terms and support accounts payable process

· Monitor and address supply/demand related issues in our inventory pipeline

· Manage material shipping costs and logistics

· Liaise with the production team based on demand forecasts

· Provide support in ad-hoc reporting and analytic activities on an as needed basis

· Conduct sourcing activities and investigate potential suppliers

· Administrate and continuously improve our MRP (Material Requirements Planning) system

Electrical Engineer

Reporting to the Lead System Engineer you will be welcomed as a key member of our fast-growing team of engineers and technicians.

For a disciplined person with a positive attitude, this is an opportunity to grow your own career as the company expands. Your creative ability to design for manufacturability and high performance will be put to the test in our R&D lab and in the field.

Design Responsibilities

  • Logic controller design
  • Interpreting high-level embedded system product requirements
  • Conceptual circuit design validated through circuit simulation in SPICE or similar software package
  • Passive and active component selection of commercially available packages • Printed circuit board (PCB) design
  • Wire harness design including lead wire, cabling, and connector selection
  • Power dissipation analysis and application of thermal management techniques

Prototyping and Testing Responsibilities 

  • Testing using multimeter, oscilloscope, power supplies, and custom software tools
  • Capture and archive test results

Production and Documentation Responsibilities

  • Prepare versioned PCB production files
  • Prepare fully costed bill of materials
  • Prepare and maintain wiring harness drawings
  • Prepare and maintain product specifications, datasheets, and user manuals
  • Prepare and maintain component documentation library
  • Liaise with 3rd party testing and certification bodies
  • Liaise with parts, bare PCB, and assembled PCB suppliers
  • Experience bringing certified products from concept to production
  • Experience with motor drive circuitry
  • Experience with PCB CAD software (Eagle or Altium)
  • Experience with PLC hardware and SCADA systems
  • Knowledge of circuit design using microcontrollers
  • Comfortable working with voltages up to 50 VDC and 240 VAC