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Location

1150 Flint Road

Department

TFS Engineering (Panel Plant)

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

The Quality Engineer is accountable for applying, improving and driving company policies and practices in accordance to the ISO 9001 Quality System and Industry Best Practices. To achieve this, the incumbent ensures that quality processes are in accordance with company standards and that these activities ensure product conformity is in accordance with the control plan and are performed in a cost efficient manner.

This position is responsible for developing, maintaining, and continuously improving manufacturing’s ability to meet and exceed quality standards.  In addition, the incumbent is accountable for interacting with various internal departments, internal and external suppliers to give technical support and guidance to meet the quality standards.  

Primary responsibilities

  • Act as the primary contact to resolve quality concerns through Teknion’s Tekcare process.
  • Promptly complete Quality Alerts, communicate (with sign-off) and train the production team with back up and/or non standard methods until permanent corrective actions are implemented.
  • Lead and Drive Root Cause analysis meetings by using 8D, 5 Whys methodology both internally and at supplier locations as required, validate permanent corrective actions and document Lessons Learned.
  • Implement, update and approve internal work instructions and data sheets on production lines ensuring all necessary inspections are included and that the related measuring equipment is available.
  • Organize and perform gage R&R studies.  Perform measurements and data collection on engineering samples, record SPC data and coordinate line trail data collection.
  • Develop, prioritize, analyze and graph the data collected from the Quality Technicians highlighting top Quality issues per production line. Work on reducing Quality issues through Continuous Improvement.
  • Complete weekly claims summary and ensure the quality indicators and targets are well tracked, documented and communicated.
  • Utilize Statistical Process Controls where appropriate to monitor and improve the manufacturing process.
  • Travel to job sites as required identifying and/or resolving quality issues. Ensure that all chargeable service work or purchased mock-ups are documented.
  • Practical knowledge of ISO-9000, ISO14001 standards, PPAP, Control Plans, PFMEA and analytical tools.
  • Responsible for initiating and evaluating Temporary Deviation Requests that are generated internally or externally when required.
  • Develop and facilitate Quality Workshops and therefore master quality tools and techniques, train team members and support staff in appropriate quality reactiveness
  • Support program launches through all phases, from product design to plant launch.
  • Perform all other duties reasonable to the position as assigned by the Engineering Manager. 

Education & Experience Requirements

  • University Degree in Engineering / or Certified Quality Engineer
  • 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective decision making skills
  • Strong sense of teamwork
  • Good analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people from operators, to managers to designers and customers
  • Knowledge of inspection instruments, gages and devices
  • Good organization and prioritizing skills
  • Driven by results, setting goals and meeting deadlines
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Location

1400 Alness Road Unit 12

Department

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

Teknion Form seeks an individual to join our team as a Maintenance Mechanic. To performs installation, maintenance and repair activities on electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic manufacturing equipment. Adjusts machinery and repairs or replaces defective parts and components. Dismantles and reassemble machines and carries out routine maintenance activities. Performs trouble shooting using standard test equipment, detailed drawings, sketches, specifications, manuals or verbal instructions. Maintains appropriate maintenance and repair logs.

Primary responsibilities

  • Perform a “walk” upon arrival. Ensure that all equipment is functioning as required.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair all machinery within the facility including but not limited to CNC machines, Powder Coat Line, Panel Saw, and Conveyors. This involves the use of manual and powered hand tools.
  • Preventative Maintenance performed according to schedule. Primary responsibility for all machinery within the facility.
  • Machinery redesign/modifications and/or process improvement to include but not limited to fixtures, assembly jigs, carts, gauges, and guarding.
  • Minor electrical troubleshooting including, but not limited to, motors and fuses.
  • Abide by OHSA regulations and Teknion Form policy and procedures pertaining to Lock Out/Tag out, completing work orders, etc. Advise Management of actions taken.
  • Provide back up to other mechanics and locations on an as needed basis.
  • Maintains safe and clean Maintenance area.
  • Maintains stock of commonly used spare parts.
  • May require working more than the daily or weekly hours.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Ability to read drawings and/or models.
  • Basic Programmable Logic Controller knowledge.
  • Basic electrical theory and troubleshooting skills.
  • Mathematical skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Ontario Electrical Safety Code, OHSA, TSSA, and WHMIS.
  • Licensed to operate scissor lift and forklift.
  • Ability to operate manual and power hand tools including levels, compressors, drills, sanders etc.
  • Ability to read a tape measure, feeler gage, callipers, and other measuring tools
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes to include but not limited to CNC, Welding, Powder Coat Line, and assembly fixtures.
  • Knowledge of all machine functions and capabilities.
  • Manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, and positive attitude.
  • Industrial Mechanic diploma or comparable.
  • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) license.
  • Good communication skills, works well with others and can work with little or no supervision. Works well under pressure and is able to multitask.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic applications and power transmission equipment.
  • Completion of secondary school grade 12 or equivalent
  • Completion of a four-year 8000 hour apprenticeship program
  • A combination of eight years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in industrial machinery repair or millwrighting.
  • "Certificate of Qualification" in the Trade of Industrial Millwright
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Location

1150 Flint Road

Department

Materials, Purchasing and Facilities

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

This position will engage in sourcing, negotiating and vendor development activities.  This position will also take an active role in the development of the strategic direction of the Purchasing department.

Primary responsibilities

  • Execute projects under the direction of the Vice President of Materials, Purchasing and Facilities.
  • Develop & manage supplier base to ensure consistent achievement of all performance requirements.
  • Monitor supplier performance reporting, develop and implement improvement plans as necessary.
  • Conduct & finalize supplier sourcing and negotiations including overseas vendors.
  • Monitor & ensure adherence to project timelines.
  • Develop contingency alternatives for all major commodities.
  • Spearhead systems & culture that shall foster continuous cost & quality improvements among both internal & external vendors.
  • Conduct external vendor systems audits. Develop & implement process improvements as necessary.
  • Actively work towards supply base consolidation.
  • Continuously source & develop supply alternatives including overseas opportunities.
  • Actively work with Materials department to reduce lead times, inventory levels, order accuracy, etc.
  • Assist with TFS’ Design & Engineering Departments during product development & engineering change process.
  • Support the TFS Quality Department with vendor-related issues as necessary.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • College diploma or University Degree
  • 5+ years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong presentation skills and a high level of planning, organizational & implementation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities & conflicting deadlines
  • Well developed communication & analytical skills and good computer skills
  • Thorough understanding of & approach to continuous improvement
  • Experience with and understanding of PPAP, FMEA, Control Plan & Process Audits
  • Understanding of ISO Quality Systems
  • Team Oriented
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Location

1400 Alness Road

Department

Engineering

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

The Manufacturing Engineer interacts with various departments to give technical support and make recommendations for the provision of adequate tools, equipment and methods to produce the most profitable product at the highest quality standard. The successful candidate will develop, improve and maintain the manufacturing capability to meet and exceed quality, safety and cost standards by applying lean manufacturing principles.

Primary responsibilities

  • Provide manufacturing data and suggestions to the Product Engineering, Design and Customer Service departments so that all manufacturing aspects are considered, to ensure effective production and interact with various departments through teamwork projects, to meet the company’s current and future objectives.

  • Ensure new product or engineering change implementations occur in production by supplying information to the involved parties, ordering proper equipment and tooling, implementing processes on the shop floor, approving products and updating engineering product drawings in the database.

  • Prototyping new products on the shop floor; preparing special samples and enduring the accuracy of product against design drawings.

  • Involvement with new product, process and quality planning (APQP), PPAP, BOM reviews, tooling reviews to support designed parts and process changes. Liaise with related departments for timely execution of the action items.

  • For existing and new products, analyze the costs, materials and labor requirements and as well, issue Engineering Change Requests, modify tooling, layouts (to improve capacity load of product) and material handling to constantly improve the manufacturing process.

  • Support ISO9001& ISO14001 process by issuing Process Control Sheets for all equipment, doing first off inspections and giving advice for equipment maintenance.

  • Liaise with vendors by developing specifications and participating in the design and commissioning of new equipment and/or installations.  Also coordinate and negotiate service contracts as necessary.

  • Ensure that the manufacturing equipment and manufacturing facilities are operational and safe by evaluating, recommending, developing and implementing preventative maintenance procedures which will also minimize production interruption/delays.

  • Support development and implementation of Health & Safety procedures, and then train and educate the shop floor personnel accordingly.

  • Keep the company aware of the current technological advances; introduce new technology and automation through justification analysis in order to achieve cost reduction, improve quality and the work environment; ensure necessary paperwork (C.A.R.A. form) is generated.

  • Support plant supervisors and lead hands to clarify drawings and special orders so that ship dates and customer expectations are met.

  • Support cost reduction programs and value added/value engineering opportunities.

  • Evaluate and approve Temporary Deviation Requests that could be generated internally or externally.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • University engineering degree or equivalent

  • P. Eng license preferred

  • Three - Five years experience in manufacturing environment.

  • Computer drafting (AutoCad, Solidworks,..) / Data analysis on spreadsheets / MS Office Applications / CNC Machining Process

  • Hands-on experience with process improvement projects, problem solving, and implementation success in Lean Manufacturing principles across the manufacturing material flow paths.

  • Knowledge and experience with variety of  manufacturing processes and materials (ie sheet metal, plastic, glass, wood)

  • Particle board, MDF, wood processing experience is a plus

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Location

North York

Department

Design & Corp Marketing

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

The Planning and Application Specialist is responsible for the development of Space Planning and Furniture Application assets that will provide the sales organization with the knowledge they require to effectively sell our portfolio of products worldwide.

Primary responsibilities

  • Maintains a good working knowledge of office furniture planning principles and industry trends and standards

  • Develops a full understanding of the unique features of Teknion's furniture portfolio to assist in providing space planning expertise 

  • Space plan optimal thought starter layouts to be used in Product Application Guides, on the thought starter Planning Tool and in Application Training materials

  • Prepares content for Application Guides including product descriptions, planning tips, restrictions, best practices and value engineering

  • Works in collaboration with our Industrial Designers, incorporate their research into Product Application and Training content

  • Works in collaboration with Product Managers, develop content for Product Animations, Floorplan Walkthroughs, Furniture Planning Videos etc that focus on the inspiration and features of products, how to space plan with new and existing products and on blending with other products in the Teknion portfolio

  • Provides space planning and Interior Design product knowledge as it applies to the creation of workstations, mockups and branded photoshoots, etc

  • Provides specification training to Dealer Specifiers, Interior Designers, Sales Reps and Internal Trainers on new products

  • Contributes to the creation of yearly Knowledge pieces through the preparation of furniture layouts  

Education & Experience Requirements

  • College or University Degree in Interior Design, Industrial Design or related

  • Must have minimum 5 years proven industry planning experience

  • Must have well developed analytical, strategic thinking and be detail oriented

  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent computer skills, Product Specification software (20/20 or Project Matrix), Autocad, visualization software such as SketchUp, Keyshot or 3d Studio Max

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

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Department

Corp Marketing & Design

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

The Product Specifier and Applications Specialist is accountable for the preparation of accurate specifications, quotations and installation drawings for Teknion Casegoods products. Manage multiple projects with exceptional speed and accuracy.

Primary responsibilities

  • Create Teknion Casegoods quotations from generic floor plans using Specification software.
  • Create 3 dimensional drawings using appropriate software (currently AutoCAD).
  • Assist Sales Representatives with technical issues regarding layouts, electrical requirements, specials or structural concerns.
  • Develop a full understanding of the unique features of Teknion's Private Office furniture portfolio, specifically the Wood product lines, to assist in providing space planning expertise
  • Review special products with the Engineering and Product Management group to ensure such products are feasible and acceptable.
  • Ensure floor plans and application of products meet client’s needs following formal approval process for drawings.
  • Assist Sales with tender responses by interpreting product requirements and advising accordingly.
  • Provide support to Customer Service Representatives with Dealer inquiries and in-house orders.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in Interior Design.
  • 1-3 years of working experience in space planning or specification experience with furniture systems.
  • Able to read engineering drawings for both architectural and electrical.
  • Knowledge of building and electrical codes.
  • Understanding of load and structural capacities for systems furniture.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills required.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint AutoCAD, Project Spec, and or  Cap 20/20, or Configura
  • Strong understanding of 3D modelling and knowledge of Sketch Up, Revit, Key Shot and 3D Studio Max is an asset.

QUANTITATIVE DATA

  • Prepare 10 projects per month
  • Request 10-20 specials per month
  • Respond to 20 technical calls per month
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Location

Toronto, ON

Department

Sales

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

The Government Sales Representative is accountable for promoting and selling Teknion’s products in a specific region, and maintaining relationships with existing clients in a professional and knowledgeable manner.  This position is responsible for increasing territory sales and market share, strategically increasing visibility to the Architecture/Design Community and end user, as well as supervise the selection and development of dealers or other distribution facilities.

Primary responsibilities

  • All sales activities as it relates to achievement of territory sales and profitability objectives, sales forecasting, and business development.

  • Participating in the preparation of annual sales forecasts for the respective territory, participating in the determination of territory market potential and in the preparation of territory sales expense estimates.

  • Identifying business opportunities, developing business relationships with customer base, within the Federal and Provincial Goverment Departments, Agencies and Crown Corportions and closing business opportunities, as well as promoting products to new and existing customers.

  • Identifying business opportunities, developing business relationships with customer base, within the Automotive market (OEMs, Architectural firms - developing dealership standards packages and at the dealership level) and closing business opportunities, as well as promoting products to new and existing customers as well as Architectural firms.

  • Determining, securing, and maintaining new network contacts through appropriate associations, and increasing Teknion’s visibility and presence in the office furniture industry.

  • Mastering the unique procurement process with the Federal amd Provincial Governments and understand how to utilize to maximize sales opportuntiies

  • Mastering the unique development processes within the automotive market and developing an understanding for the creation of Standards programs for this market and the various brands.

  • Working collaboratively with both Teknion and Dealer Sales personnel to increase Teknion sales through new business development, maintenance of existing accounts, and product and process education vis-à-vis presentations.  Developing close relationships with Dealer management ensuring a strong Dealer commitment.

  • Understanding, implementing and supporting Teknion’s corporate programs, (including incentive, inter-market, and new products) policies and procedures.

  • Building business relationships with the Architecture and Design Community within the Civil Service and commercial A&D firms who service the Federal and Provincial Governments, by educating them on Teknion’s products and assisting in navigating the Federal Governments procurement Process.

  • Keeping abreast of industry competitors, market trends, product innovations and market conditions.

  • Provide critical sales information and administrative reports in a timely manner, as well as keeping manager and colleagues abreast of market conditions and trends.

  • Coordinating and managing office and showroom administration with support staff and ensuring showroom products are kept current and in order at all times.

  • Conferring with immediate supervisor, suggesting changes and improvements in design, pricing, or policy.

  • Providing product and administrative training to support colleagues and dealers in the local office.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • College diploma or University degree

  • Experience selling to the Public Sector an asset

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a sales or marketing representative or in a related occupation

  • Well developed communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

  • Excellent selling skills

  • Good negotiation skills

  • Well developed organizational and decision making capabilities

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle several tasks simultaneously

  • Well developed human relations skills

  • Good team building skills

  • Computer literate

  • Willingness to travel occasionally

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Location

North York, ON

Department

Purchasing, Materials & Facilities

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

This incumbent is responsible for ensuring an uninterrupted flow of materials, in support of the manufacturing schedule. Through careful analysis, anticipate and avert any negative situations that may impact customer satisfaction. Minimizing inventory levels and maximizing inventory turns, is essential.

The incumbent is also accountable for vendor performance. This includes, but not limited to, the tracking of on-time delivery, the taking of appropriate action in maintaining vendor performance where needed, blocked invoice analysis and correction, as well as fostering a positive working relationship.  Maintenance and accuracy of systems data, as related to this function, is also primary, this includes all General, Inventory, Purchase and Order data parameters.

The incumbent is responsible for becoming knowledgeable of specific company units, specific commodity, group of material, service, and transportation requirements, their uses and application, their sources of supply and availability, and the price, quality, vendor performance, and market conditions of specified requirements.

The incumbent is responsible for becoming familiar with the company's purchasing policy and local requisition and purchasing procedures and recognizes, coordinates, and communicates, when required, commodities that can more economically be centrally purchased.

Primary responsibilities

  • Print the PRP demand report for the appropriate warehouse daily. Verify actual special requirements to be transferred into purchase orders. Determine if there is any existing inventory, and if existing, create a warehouse order to eliminate demand in system. Create purchase orders to pertinent suppliers for all other requirements.
  • Report all BOM errors found in the PRP report to the BOM group for corrective action.
  • Print the MRP report for the appropriate warehouse, weekly or more frequently if possible, and evaluate suggested MRP purchase orders for validity. Placing respective purchase order with the correct supplier.
  • Evaluate change orders, by E-mail, pertaining to both PRP and MRP materials. Approve or reject, taking into account standard lead times and priority of the order.
  • Enter pricing and set-up charges on purchase orders for specials, prior to receiving.
  • Check purchase orders for accuracy of information before faxing to supplier. Reviews all confirmed commitments received with respect to the overall value to the company as to delivery, price, payment terms, and vendor selection quality, so as to report any loss to the company both to purchasing and management.
  • Track and expedite materials where necessary, through the use of the late PO report, to ensure on time delivery. Monitors open transactions through completion and closing of said transactions and informs as necessary vendors, requisitioners, appropriate management on order status and delivery.
  • Evaluate all received requisitions of required material and services (MRO / CARA) for completeness, description, appropriate approval, delivery date, and designated receipt point and execute only valid Goods and Services requisitioned requirements. Communicates purchasing policies and requisition procedures to all requisitioners’ and potential requisitioners in the designated area of responsibility.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory accuracy, by monitoring with the assistance of production, any BOM versus work-order discrepancies. Insure that inventories are adjusted through the cycle counting process.
  • Work in conjunction with, all departments and suppliers to achieve the goal of customer satisfaction. Establishes and maintains rapport and business association with suppliers and appropriate salespeople and directs vendor technical and operating expertise as required to appropriate internal personnel.
  • Identify and Implement methods for inventory stocking improvements, both at the supplier and at your specific location. Monitors inventory levels and dispose of surplus or obsolete material in an appropriate manner.
  • Communicate with production on a consistent basis, regarding any material problems, which may cause the scheduling of customer orders to be altered.
  • Maintain and update all Purchasing item data.
  • Maintain and update material pricing, through the Price and discount session within the ERP system.
  • Assist in the processing of Blocked invoices by functional area of responsibility.
  • Maintain a consistently low PPV on all items within your functional area.
  • Commodity analysis, of current and potential substitutions. Keeping in mind, the fit form and function criteria.
  • Cost reductions of materials through the Initiation and participation in the benchmarking process which will include, but not be limited to, the potential re-sourcing of appropriate vendors, along with the negotiation of pricing, terms and conditions.
  • Act as backup Manufacturing Communication Representative (MCR)
  • Perform all other assigned duties as required.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Post secondary education or equivalent job-related experience (5 Years).
  • Formal purchasing training and or certification an asset. Should include courses regarding laws and regulations that pertain to the procurement of these requirements as they pertain to delivery and usage of the specified item at the required location of use.
  • Must have an excellent understanding and experience with ERP systems. (Specifically Material Requirements Planning and Inventory Control practices.) Baan experience preferred.
  • Commitment to process control discipline including documentation of policies and procedures where necessary.
  • Articulate and computer literate. (Word processing, Excel spread sheets, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a fast-moving stressful environment.
  • Accurate and precise with above average organisational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with team members.
  • Ability to handle multitask assignments and prioritise work on demand.
  • Personable, with a high level of “people” and communication attributes, both oral and written.
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