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Careers with Kuhl Machine Shop

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We are an industry leading, professional, full-service CNC Machining, Certified Welding, Fabrication & Finishing supplier. Our reputation is built on Quality, Leadership, and Ingenuity allowing us remarkable and continued growth since commencing in 1989. Quality Certified to several designations, we support a vast array of clientele from industries including Nuclear, Mining, Military, Automotive, Agricultural, and Renewable Energy to Commercial/Personal classes projects. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, the latest CAD/CAM software, and Project Management gantt charts are just a few of the tools we utilize for the control and automation of order processing.

But it is the culture within our Company that we’re most proud of. A foundation built from Core Values allows us a respectful, honest, and fair workplace. Culture is better experienced than described, but in brief, you’ll find ours genuine, enthusiastic, transparent, supportive, collaborative, and professional. By joining our team, you will be part of a relaxed family-based culture that displays excellent work ethic and an encouraging environment.

Balance

We understand the importance of personal and family time for rejuvenation and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. To support this, KMS has chosen a 4-day work week and offer our Team Members hourly schedule options. Through effective and efficient performance Monday through Thursday, we are able to enjoy every Friday off.

Feel at Home

As a family-owned Company, we naturally choose to have a family-like culture. Most importantly, you will feel safe, respected and valued and whether it’s the flexibility when a child is sick at home, a firm sense of camaraderie, knowing your input and ideas are heard, or taking part in decision-making to name a few, you will experience a culture we are proud of. Simply put, our environment is caring, supportive and casual, yet professional and proficient to work to the requirements of our multiple Quality Designations and Certifications.

Investing In Our Team

Get paid to train! We are invested in our team members and encourage and support their growth in knowledge and abilities to be able to master their craft. We have also supported apprentice and co-op programs.

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Available Positions

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Project Coordinator Estimator

WHO WE NEED:

We are looking for an ambitious, self-managed team player who takes ownership of their role towards continuous improvement, has a willingness to continually learn, and wants to succeed in making a difference within an organization. The ideal candidate will have excellent numerical skills and an analytical mindset. Working directly with Clients, this person will be well-spoken, possess a positive attitude, have excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.

A unique experience is awaiting the successful candidate. Responsibilities will evolve to build a multi-faceted role that provides flexibility and diversity of duties while collaborating with Sales, Purchasing, Scheduling, Production and Engineering. Possessing technical aptitude and having industry knowledge to effectively communicate with clients and the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously are essential qualifications we are looking for to fill this role.

Applicants with entry level experience/education can be considered and training provided.

WHO WE ARE:

We are an industry leading, professional, full-service CNC Machining, Certified Welding, Fabrication & Finishing supplier.  Our reputation is built on Quality, Leadership, and Ingenuity allowing us remarkable and continued growth since commencing in 1989. Quality Certified to several designations, we support a vast array of clientele from industries including Nuclear, Mining, Military, Automotive, Agricultural, and Renewable Energy to Commercial/Personal classes projects.  An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, the latest CAD/CAM software, and Project Management gantt charts are just a few of the tools we utilize for the control and automation of order processing.

But it is the culture within our Company that we’re most proud of.  A foundation built from Core Values allows us a respectful, honest, and fair workplace.  Culture is better experienced than described, but in brief, you’ll find ours genuine, enthusiastic, transparent, supportive, collaborative, and professional.  By joining our team, you will be part of a relaxed family-based culture that displays excellent work ethic and an encouraging environment.

WHAT WE OFFER:
  • 4-day work week Mon-Thur
  • Option to select a 40 or 36-hour work week
  • Group Benefits Package
  • Health Spending Account
  • Competitive wages
  • Family based environment and culture
  • Support of professional growth
ROLE SUMMARY:

Reporting to Operations Management, the Project Coordinator/Estimator is responsible for providing quotations and lead time to Client requests while ensuring all information is obtained and requirements fulfilled. Become very familiar with the costs of goods and services for the industry, account for variances in materials and labour costs, and calculate for common challenges that may arise during a project to provide accurate estimations.

This is achieved by having an effective resource management process and communication with:

  • Client – ensuring all customer requirements and expectations are understood
  • Purchasing Dept/Vendor – sourcing material costing and delivery requirements
  • Production Dept – scheduling and labour costing
  • Quality Dept – communicating Quality Program and documentation requirements   
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support and work to the requirements of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and N299.3 Quality Assurance Program
  • Receive RFQ via verbal, written and/or electronic requests
  • Review RFQ terms/conditions/requirements/resources to fully understand the project
  • Determine if client request can be fulfilled (ie: OTD, Company capabilities, etc)
  • Identify labour & material costs by analyzing blueprints, and related documents.
  • Collaborate with clients, vendors, engineers during estimate creation
  • Provide estimates in an efficient and professional manner
  • Recommend cost-reduction options
  • Respond to client requests outside of RFQ
  • Recommend cost-reduction options
  • Client follow-up for quote acceptance
  • Build relationships with current and potential Clients
  • Receive, acknowledge and confirm acceptance of Client Purchase Orders
  • Participate in kick off meetings as required
  • Roll accepted quotations to Work Order
  • Release Work Orders to production
  • Assist/support production with requests or questions on the order
  • Review Work Orders for closing
  • Produce reports as required for Management
  • Maintain thorough records of all project documentation and communication
  • Maintain multiple projects simultaneously
  • Cross train (as applicable) with Material Controller, Quality Assurance, Production Coordinator
KNOWLEDGE / EDUCATION:
  • Previous experience in an Estimator or similar role an asset
  • Blueprint reading skills/interpretation an asset
  • Experience with manufacturing processes (fabricating, welding, machining) an asset
SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE / SKILLS:
  • Excellent interpersonal relations (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines
  • Industry Knowledge, Technical Aptitude
  • Strong knowledge of Company products and operations
  • Excellent computer skills – using software to complete estimates
  • Strong math skills
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Analytical thinker
  • Team player
  • Solid time management and organizational skills
  • Proactive, self-starter
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Thoroughness and reliability

Welder - Fabricator

WHO WE NEED:

We are looking for an experienced, skilled Welder/Fabricator. The successful candidate will be an ambitious, self-managed team player who takes ownership of their role towards continuous improvement and wants to succeed in making a difference within an organization.  This person will also have opportunity to earn further certifications according to ambition and skill level.

Applicants with entry level experience and appropriate level of education may be considered and training provided.

WHO WE ARE:

We are an industry leading, professional, full-service CNC Machining, Certified Welding, Fabrication & Finishing supplier.  Our reputation is built on Quality, Leadership, and Ingenuity allowing us remarkable and continued growth since commencing in 1989. Quality Certified to several designations, we support a vast array of clientele from industries including Nuclear, Mining, Military, Automotive, Agricultural, and Renewable Energy to Commercial/Personal classes projects.  An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, the latest CAD/CAM software, and Project Management gantt charts are just a few of the tools we utilize for the control and automation of order processing.

But it is the culture within our Company that we’re most proud of.  A foundation built from Core Values allows us a respectful, honest, and fair workplace.  Culture is better experienced than described, but in brief, you’ll find ours genuine, enthusiastic, transparent, supportive, collaborative, and professional.  By joining our team, you will be part of a relaxed family-based culture that displays excellent work ethic and an encouraging environment.

WHAT WE OFFER:
  • 4-day work week Mon-Thur
  • Option to select a 40 or 36-hour work week
  • Group Benefits Package
  • Health Spending Account
  • Competitive wages
  • Family based environment and culture
  • Support of professional growth
ROLE SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Welder/Fabricator is responsible for safe work practices to produce quality parts/repairs using various cutting, shaping and welding equipment reviewing drawings, instructions or samples to ensure accurate production.  This position provides a unique and diverse experience as we are a custom build-to-order job shop, not a production facility.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work to the requirements of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and N299.3 Quality Assurance Program
  • Maintain safe work practices
  • Adhere to schedule priorities
  • Keep equipment/work area clean and orderly using 5S and Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments using processes such as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), plasma arc welding (PAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxy-acetylene welding (OAW), resistance welding and submerged arc welding (SAW)
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic flame-cutting equipment
  • Operate profile cutting equipment such as plasma & waterjet
  • Operate metal shaping machines such as brake, shear, bandsaw, ironworker, etc.
  • Operate forklift and lifting devices – training/certification provided
  • Operate hand and bench grinders
  • Study and interpret mechanical drawings, specs and measurements
  • Plan layouts (with minimal supervision as required), set up/fit components for welding
  • Align components using calipers, rulers etc. and clamp pieces
  • Report damages on machines and equipment
  • Test and inspect welded surfaces and structure for possible flaws
  • Assess welded surfaces, structures and components to identify error/out of tolerance
  • Conduct repairs, modifications and retrofits
  • Monitor parts usage and report on any material issues
  • Other assigned duties as required
KNOWLEDGE / EDUCATION:
  • GED or equivalent
  • Interprovincial Red Seal or CWB tickets preferred
  • Valid welding certification, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), preferred – training/certification provided as required
  • Strong working mechanical knowledge of machines/ tools including design, use, repair/maintenance
SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE / SKILLS:
  • Welding experience with steel, aluminum and stainless or similar role
  • Competent fitting and welding (flat, vertical and overhead)
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and welding process specifications
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use power and hand tools
  • Steady hands, good hand-eye coordination
  • Experience with routine maintenance operations
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Safety oriented
  • Good time management skills being well organized
  • Critical thinker with problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Critical eye for identifying defects
  • Proactive, self starter ensuring job knowledge is current

CNC Machinist Programmer / Setup / Operator

WHO WE NEED:

We are looking for an experienced and skilled CNC Machinist.  The successful candidate will be an ambitious, self-managed team player who takes ownership of their role towards continuous improvement and wants to succeed in making a difference within an organization.

Applicants with entry level experience and appropriate level of education may be considered and training provided.

WHO WE ARE:

We are an industry leading, professional, full-service CNC Machining, Certified Welding, Fabrication & Finishing supplier.  Our reputation is built on Quality, Leadership, and Ingenuity allowing us remarkable and continued growth since commencing in 1989. Quality Certified to several designations, we support a vast array of clientele from industries including Nuclear, Mining, Military, Automotive, Agricultural, and Renewable Energy to Commercial/Personal classes projects.  An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, the latest CAD/CAM software, and Project Management gantt charts are just a few of the tools we utilize for the control and automation of order processing.

But it is the culture within our Company that we’re most proud of.  A foundation built from Core Values allows us a respectful, honest, and fair workplace.  Culture is better experienced than described, but in brief, you’ll find ours genuine, enthusiastic, transparent, supportive, collaborative, and professional.  By joining our team, you will be part of a relaxed family-based culture that displays excellent work ethic and an encouraging environment.

WHAT WE OFFER:
  • 4-day work week Mon-Thur
  • Option to select a 40 or 36-hour work week
  • Group Benefits Package
  • Health Spending Account
  • Competitive wages
  • Family based environment and culture
  • Support of professional growth
ROLE SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the CNC Machinist is responsible for safe work practices producing quality parts using saws, lathes and mills by reviewing drawings, instructions or samples and taking measurements to ensure quality product.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work to the requirements of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and N299.3 Quality Assurance Program
  • Maintain safe work practices
  • Adhere to schedule priorities
  • Keep equipment/work area clean and orderly using 5S and Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Maintain equipment in a condition that does not compromise safety
  • Program, set up and/or operate machining equipment – training provided
  • Operator CNC Bridge and Boring Mills, Lathes, cutting equipment
  • Operate hand and bench grinders
  • Operate forklift and lifting devices – training/certification provided
  • Read and interpret mechanical drawings, manuals, specifications or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations and setup requirements.
  • Verify dimensions for accuracy and conformance to specifications using calibrated measuring tools
  • Detect equipment malfunctions or out of tolerance machine
  • Monitor parts usage and report on any material issues
  • Perform basic preventative maintenance functions on equipment
  • Other assigned work as required
KNOWLEDGE / EDUCATION:
  • GED or equivalent
  • Journeyman / Red Seal CNC Machinist certification preferred
  • Strong working mechanical knowledge of industry machines/ tools including design, use, repair/maintenance
SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE / SKILLS:
  • CNC Programming and Operating experience
  • Understand G-code
  • Knowledge to create, edit and test programs in Gibbs Cam
  • Read and interpret mechanical drawings/measurements
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use power and hand tools.
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Safety oriented
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Critical eye for identifying defects
  • Proactive, self starter – ensures job knowledge is current
  • Solid time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule

How To Apply

To apply to join the Kuhl Machine Shop team, please email our Recruitment Team at admin@kms.ca. When applying, don’t forget to include:

  • The title of the position you are applying for (if applying for a specific posting)
  • An up-to-date copy of your resume
  • Your cover letter

Don’t see a position listed above that suits you? Send us an email still— we’re always on the lookout for talented, dedicated individuals.

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