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Location

Roytec

Department

Production - Roytec

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

The Production Supervisor is accountable for supervising, co-ordinating, providing leadership to and reviewing the work of assigned personnel.  This position is responsible for developing and implementing work methods, as well as applying departmental procedures in accordance with Teknion’s policies and standards.

Primary responsibilities

  • This position is responsible for planning the day-to-day departmental operations, as well as executing departmental schedules based on sales requirements and plant capacity.
  • This incumbent is accountable for developing and implementing work methods, as well as authorizing overtime, and controlling costs.
  • This incumbent is accountable for assigning, as well as checking work of designated staff.
  • This position is responsible for overseeing employees in performance of work and provides guidance in the resolution of routine problems.
  • The Production Supervisor is accountable for working with subordinates to insure that all quality standards are achieved, as well as control cost of production.  To achieve this the incumbent insures that all processes are efficient and in accordance with company standards.
  • This position is responsible for communicating and reinforcing the adherence to safety programs.  This incumbent is accountable for working in accordance with the law to promote a safe work environment for all employees.  In addition, this position is responsible for insuring that suitable training, and the appropriate tools and equipment are available to employees enabling them to perform their work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • This incumbent is accountable for promoting housekeeping and cleanliness in order to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • The Production Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all subordinate staff are treated with respect.  This incumbent reinforces Teknion’s progressive discipline policy to correct behaviours that are unacceptable and harmful to employee’s and/or the organization.
  • This incumbent is accountable for evaluating and recommending changes in methods and procedures in assigned area of responsibility.
  • This position is responsible for acting as a liaison with other departments, or organizations.
  • This incumbent is accountable for monitoring and managing departmental activities, as well as preparing reports concerning such activities.
  • This position is responsible for estimating personnel needs and schedules, and assigning work to meet completion dates in accordance with schedules fixed by the Production Manager.
  • This incumbent is accountable for familiarizing employees with established organizational policies, procedures and regulations, as well as assure adherence to departmental procedures.
  • This position is responsible for interviewing and recommending candidates for employment.
  • This incumbent is accountable for conducting performance evaluations and salary reviews for assigned personnel.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • ¨College Diploma or University Degree or comparable experience
  • ¨5 - 8 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • ¨Good written and verbal communication skills
  • ¨Good interpersonal skills
  • ¨Good leadership and decision making skills
  • ¨Good understanding of health and safety
  • ¨Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles
  • ¨Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • ¨Good understanding of product knowledge in the furniture industry
  • ¨Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Computer literate

Location

1150 Flint Rd

Department

Corporate Marketing

Reports to

Senior Manager, Digital Corporate Marketing

Closing date

Position summary

The Marketing Content Manager is key member of the Digital Marketing Team and is responsible for creating marketing content—written, graphic, motion—and managing its distribution through various channels (social media, websites, apps, content management systems, marketing programs, etc).  Drawing from cross-departmental designers, product managers, marketing resources, vendors, and key stakeholders, the Marketing Content Manager will have the broad responsibility to develop and sustain programs in support of Teknion’s brands, product introductions, and marketing infrastructure projects.

 

Primary responsibilities

Content Management

  • Lifecycle management of the corporation’s Sales and Marketing digital assets: posting to web and social media; tagging and categorization in the DAM; regular auditing of content with stakeholders; fetching, recommendation, and repurposing of content libraries.
  • Content creation: social media posts—graphic and written, video editing, graphic design, file conversions, presentation building, and authoring web pages in the CMS.
  • Champions the proper use of Teknion Brand Identity and U.I. across all marketing channels.
  • Tabulates and creates presentation materials to communicate department metrics.

     

    Community Management

  • Works with the Digital Team to execute daily Social Media efforts: scheduling, commenting, replying, follower research, etc.
  • Manages marketing automation efforts: email marketing, drip campaigns, social listening, surveys, etc.
  • Directs feedback to appropriate channels: web team, sales teams, stakeholders, triggers a maintenance process, schedules an update, etc.

 

Project Management

  • Coordinate product launch efforts to support corporate marketing and design.
  • Coordinate translation work as needed.
  • Manage scheduling of meetings and resources to support new digital initiatives.
  • Recommends a process change in the department’s process tables.

 

Education & Experience Requirements

  • College or University Degree in Digital Marketing, Web Design, Graphic Design, or equivalent
  • Must have excellent written skills, including professional experience in Social Media writing
  • Must have experience managing professional Social Media accounts
  • Working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must have excellent computer skills, including Microsoft or Google Office Suites
  • Experience with content management systems is an asset
  • Experience with marketing automation is an asset
  • Experience with copywriting is an asset
  • Detail oriented with eye for typography and graphic standards
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills

Location

Department

Canadian Sales

Reports to

Director of Sales, Eastern Canada

Closing date

Position summary

The Account Manager is accountable for selling Teknion’s products to major accounts by contacting established customers and developing new prospects in conjunction with Teknion’s Dealer network. This position applies complete knowledge of all the organization’s products and policies to close sales, and uses specialized training within product lines to maximize sales efforts. 

Primary responsibilities

The Account Manager is accountable for:

  1. Selling Teknion’s products to existing customers by interacting and building business relationships with established clients, as well as contacting existing customers to introduce new products as they are developed and launched.

  2. Soliciting potential prime accounts by sourcing new companies, networking with existing companies, and utilizing such avenues as Internet, cold calling, and trade shows.

  3. Developing sales strategies to capture prime accounts, and utilizing strategic selling techniques such as blue sheeting, multi-level relationship building, and product presentations to strategically close sales.

  4. Managing all accounts by ensuring that the selling and product installation process is consistent with the needs of the clients, and that all orders are processed on time and according to specifications.  To achieve this, the Corporate Accounts Manager is responsible for working with the Project Manager, Key Corporate Accounts to ensure Dealers/Customers are informed of order progress, as well as ensure that all project activities are effectively co-ordinated between the Dealer/Customer and the Project Manager, Key Corporate Accounts.

  5. Working with existing and potential customers on modifications to Teknion’s products to meet customer requirements (special orders/custom requirements).

  6. Serves as liaison between current and potential customers and the organization to resolve questions regarding products/services.

  7. Developing sales of products by researching and resolving customer problems, recommending modifications to the product line and co-ordinating sales negotiations with appropriate client personnel.

  8. Maintaining a presence in the Systems Furniture Industry through such opportunities as IIDEX, Neocon, Designers Walk, ARIDO events, etc.

  9. Educating existing customers of Teknion’s products through Lunch and Learns, Video introductions, Brochures, etc.  Introduce all new products either at showroom presentations or at customers’ facility.

  10. Ensuring customers are kept current on new products and changes to existing product lines by introducing and informing customers of new product launches, product finishes, plan ideas, and product changes in a timely manner.

  11. Attending trade shows to stay informed of current trends and developments within the Systems Furniture Industry.  Research and communicate findings to Product Management.

  12. Maintaining and generating accurate reports (e.g. sales forecasts, special quotations, Friday updates, monthly sales funnel, etc.) such that the Sales department is able to effectively measure sales results, as well as ensuring that accurate client information is maintained in the sales database.

  13. Continuously developing and maintaining knowledge of Furniture Industry through internal and external learning initiatives.

Education & Experience Requirements

Qualifications:
  • Post secondary education with a degree in Sales or Marketing
  • Minimum of 3 years of b2b/major account selling experience
  • Strong knowledge of sales process and strategic selling techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Well developed negotiation skills
  • Well developed organizational and decision making skills
  • Strong team building skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Location

1150 Flint Rd

Department

Design and Corporate Marketing

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

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

Primary responsibilities

  • Create 2D plans, elevations and 3D models of proposed product applications and layouts using the appropriate software (currently AutoCAD and SketupUp).
  • Create drawings and renders to accurately communicate Teknion Private Office solutions for presentations, training and marketing materials.
  • Assist Teknion Sales Representatives with project tender responses by interpreting product requirements, providing recommended layouts and offering expertise with regards to electrical requirements and cable management.
  • 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.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in Interior Design or Architectural Technology.
  • Experience with AutoCAD 3D modelling and rendering.
  • Fundamental understanding or experience with Design Detailing Drawing Standards
  • Ability to read architectural drawings and general knowledge of codes and design standards.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills required.
  • Superior attention to detail, memory, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including AutoCAD, Microsoft programs, Adobe Acrobat, Project Spec and/or Cap 20/20 or Configura
  • Knowledge of Sketch Up, Revit, Key Shot and 3D Studio Max is an asset.

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

Location

1150 Flint Road

Department

TFS Engineering (Panel Plant)

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

The Production Supervisor is accountable for supervising, co-ordinating, providing leadership to and reviewing the work of assigned personnel.  This position is responsible for developing and implementing work methods, as well as applying departmental procedures in accordance with Teknion’s policies and standards.

Primary responsibilities

  • This position is responsible for planning the day-to-day departmental operations, as well as executing departmental schedules based on sales requirements and plant capacity.
  • This incumbent is accountable for developing and implementing work methods, as well as authorizing overtime, and controlling costs.
  • This incumbent is accountable for assigning, as well as checking work of designated staff.
  • This position is responsible for overseeing employees in performance of work and provides guidance in the resolution of routine problems.
  • The Production Supervisor is accountable for working with subordinates to insure that all quality standards are achieved, as well as control cost of production.  To achieve this, the incumbent must insure all processes are efficient and in accordance with company standards.
  • This position is responsible for communicating and reinforcing the adherence to safety programs.  This incumbent is accountable for working in accordance with the law to promote a safe work environment for all employees.  In addition, this position is responsible for insuring that suitable training, and the appropriate tools and equipment are available to employees enabling them to perform their work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • This incumbent is accountable for promoting housekeeping and cleanliness in order to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • The Production Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all subordinate staff are treated with respect.  This incumbent reinforces Teknion’s progressive discipline policy to correct behaviours that are unacceptable and harmful to employee’s and/or the organization.
  • This incumbent is accountable for evaluating and recommending changes in methods and procedures in assigned area of responsibility.
  • This position is responsible for acting as a liaison with other departments, or organizations.
  • This incumbent is accountable for monitoring and managing departmental activities, as well as preparing reports concerning such activities.
  • This position is responsible for estimating personnel needs and schedules, and assigning work to meet completion dates in accordance with schedules fixed by the Production Manager.
  • This incumbent is accountable for familiarizing employees with established organizational policies, procedures and regulations, as well as assure adherence to departmental procedures.
  • This position is responsible for interviewing and recommending candidates for employment.
  • This incumbent is accountable for conducting performance evaluations and salary reviews for assigned personnel.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • College Diploma, University degree or comparable experience
  • 5-8  years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Good written/verbal communication skills as well as excellent leadership and decision making skills
  • Good understanding of health and safety legislation and applicable standards
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Good understanding of product knowledge in the furniture industry an asset
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Must be able to work overtime and be computer literate

Location

1150 Flint Road

Department

Canadian Sales

Reports to

Closing date

Position summary

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

Primary responsibilities

  • Create Teknion quotations from generic floor plans and use Specification software
  • Create 3D drawings using appropriate software (currently AutoCAD)
  • Assist Dealers, Designers and Sales Representatives with technical issues regarding layouts, electrical requirements, specials or structural concerns by attending planning and job site meetings with designers or electrical consultants when required.
  • Review special products with the Engineering and Product Management group to ensure such products are feasible and acceptable.
  • Manage Client Furniture Standards. Upload and manager sharing with Dealers.
  • 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.
  • Provide on-site support to installers to ensure correct installation of Teknion products when special conditions arise

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.

Teknion is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

By applying for a position with Teknion, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Teknion's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, credit check and criminal check. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position

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

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

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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