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Ball Service Group is an industry leader in Custom Metal Fabrication. Our fast-paced environment is growing and we require individuals who are self-driven, result-oriented and possess a positive attitude.

 

PROJECT COORDINATOR/ ESTIMATOR

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

TUBE LASER PROGRAMMER/ ESTIMATOR

TUBE LASER OPERATOR

 

Our Competitive and challenging custom product environment offers the following benefits:

 

Financial Wellness

  • Competitive Salary/Wage
  • Group RRSP/DPSP matching program
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Apprenticeship Program

 

Health Care Wellness

  • Disability & Life Insurance (including Dependent Life)
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Care Benefit
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

 

Workplace Spending Account

  • Tools and Office accessories
  • Custom hearing protection
  • Prescription safety glasses
  • Workplace safety boots/shoes

PROJECT COORDINATOR/ ESTIMATOR

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Review proposal specifications and preliminary drawings to determine scope of work and determine the quantity of materials and labour required for the project (takeoff process) and any other factors that may impact overall cost;
  • Complete full quantity takeoff of all materials and equipment required to complete the project as per specifications to ensure accuracy of pricing;
  • Solicit pricing from steel suppliers for all materials, and other material requirement costs in order to ascertain the lowest price;

  • Develop project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans conferring with project management team;
  • Budget material and labour costs for projects;
  • Consult with internal managers to validate labour hours and material requirements;
  • Recalculate estimates in response to any client specification changes, as required;
  • Implement estimating best practices and procedures to ensure consistency in estimating deliverables to projects;
  • Complete final cost estimate of projects through the use of in-house software systems;
  • Support project management/coordination team to design and draft projects;
  • Ensure all scope and contract extras are approved by the customer;
  • Prepare purchase requisitions, issue purchase orders, follow up with suppliers and expedite deliveries;
  • Monitor the progress of each project to ensure project schedule, budget and quality assurance are being maintained;
  • Report to the President or Project Managers/Coordinator any concerns or issues, as well as progress of the project;
  • Perform general administrative and record-keeping functions, including the review and distribution of documentation, preparation of correspondence, job costing summaries, invoicing, maintenance of files, logs, drawings and specifications;
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions;
  • Ensure that all project work activities are in compliance with local legislative and labour requirements, contract requirements, and Company Policies and Procedures;
  • May be required to perform other duties as required.

 

Required Technical Skills:

  • Completion of post-secondary degree or diploma in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline;
  • 3 – 5 years of related work experience (Custom Metal Fabrication, job shop) or combination of relevant education and work experience;
  • Proficient user of 3D CAD (specifically SolidWorks) and AutoCAD;
  • Sound knowledge of project execution activities such as planning, project controls, scheduling and costing;
  • Proficient at reading, understanding and production of technical drawings and specifications;
  • Sound working knowledge of Excel, Word and other MS Office software;
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and handle a high volume of activity with conflicting deadlines;
  • Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license for travel to customer sites.

 

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is essential;
  • Strong and confident interpersonal skills with key contacts in verbal, written and electronic form;
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team in a respectful and positive manner;
  • Tactful and diplomatic;
  • Ability to adapt and respond positively with change;
  • Self-motivated with positive attitude. Willing to learn new skills, share experiences and take on roles of increasing responsibility;
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment that may require working extended hours at times;
  • Strong commitment to safety.

 

Additional Qualifications Are Considered an Asset:

  • General knowledge of machine shop processes a definite asset.

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Are you an ambitious Mechanical Engineer ready to elevate your career?  

 

Ball Service Group is excited to announce an opportunity for an Intermediate Mechanical Engineer to join our dynamic team! If you're passionate about innovation, thrive on collaborative problem-solving, and are ready to make a significant impact in a dynamic environment, we want to hear from you.

 

By joining our team you will be involved in designs suitable for built-in applications such as mechanical devices and parts for healthcare instrumentation industries, automotive and other applications. We are looking for someone who can truly own their projects, carry them independently through successful design, and have the potential to oversee prototyping and testing. The ability to estimate the amount of work necessary to complete the design(s) based on the customer requirements is critical.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering is considered an asset but not a requirement;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the design and development of industrial instrumentation equipment and products;
  • Knowledge of the use of electrical devices (i.e. switches, sensors, load cells, etc.);
  • Experience in the design and development of Opto-electro-mechanical devices;
  • Design of precision small-to-medium size assemblies;
  • Knowledge of modern mechanical design principles and methods;
  • Independent creation from customer specifications to fully completed mechanical drawings ready for the manufacturing shop;
  • Excellent understanding of geometrical dimensioning, tolerancing and tolerance stack-up analysis;
  • Experience in utilizing digital metrology tools and techniques for accurate measurement and inspection;
  • Proficient user of AutoCAD, 3D CAD, specifically SolidWorks and other mechanical design and analysis software;
  • Proficient at reading, understanding and production of technical drawings and specifications;
  • Able and willing to interact with potential customers in the understanding of the customer’s requirements and specifications;
  • Proficient in the creation of clear, concise, and accurate technical documentation;
  • Sound working knowledge of Excel, Word and other MS Office software.

 

Required Professional Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail, to meet deadlines, problem-solve and balance multiple tasks;
  • Self-motivated to cultivate and maintain strong customer relationships;
  • Ability to adapt and be open to considering different viewpoints;
  • Ability to work independently but must be approachable, open to feedback, and willing to contribute to a positive team culture;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision;
  • Strong commitment to safety.

 

Additional Qualifications Are Considered an Asset:

  • Professional Engineer (P. Eng);
  • Product design experience.

 

Travel:

  • Local travel is required; the position is project-based and will entail remote working relationships with customers. Travel is required during specific stages of the project development and build.

 

 

TUBE LASER PROGRAMMER / ESTIMATOR

Ball Service Group is a leading manufacturing facility with state-of-the-art technology, including the AMADA ENSIS-RI 9kW Laser Sheet & Tube Cutting Machine. We specialize in providing high-quality metal fabrication solutions to a diverse range of industries. As we continue to expand our operations, we are seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join our team as a Laser Programmer / Estimator.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Program and set up the Sheet & Tube Laser for various metal fabrication projects
  • Estimate the cost of laser-cutting projects based on material usage, machine runtime, and other relevant factors
  • Prepare estimates, detailed quotes, and proposals for clients, considering both production costs and competitive market rates
  • Develop a detailed material list for all jobs
  • Compile labour hours required to perform the job requirements
  • Prepare SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and manual drawings for all jobs
  • Interpret technical drawings, blueprints, and specifications to determine the most efficient cutting strategies
  • Itemize and quantify all other incidentals necessary to perform the work, including subcontractors, equipment rentals, and extra work discovered during the job progression
  • Ensure job costs are tracked, recorded, and submitted to the President for review
  • Stay updated on advancements in laser cutting technology and software to enhance productivity and efficiency
  • Keep the President and Project Managers/Coordinators informed of all operational details, including job progress, delays, and problems on a need-to-know basis only
  • Review sales orders and develop a work schedule for the following days, weeks, and months, collaborating with the President and Project Managers/Coordinators
  • Perform general administrative and record-keeping functions, including the review and distribution of documentation, preparation of correspondence, job costing summaries, invoicing, and maintenance of files, logs, drawings, and specifications
  • Take phone inquiries from customers and respond to requests
  • Perform final quality inspections on finished goods before shipments
  • Work with the Laser Operator as required to ensure regular and preventative maintenance is done on the laser machine and related equipment
  • Help enforce company policies, rules, and regulations
  • May be required to perform other duties as required.

 

Required Technical Skills:

  • Completion of post-secondary degree or diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Machine Tool Technology, or related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of related work experience (Custom Metal Fabrication, job shop) or combination of relevant education and work experience
  • Proficient user of SolidWorks, 3D CAD and AutoCAD
  • Sound knowledge of project execution activities such as planning, project controls, scheduling, and costing
  • Proficient at reading, understanding and production of technical drawings and specifications
  • Sound working knowledge of Excel, Word, and other MS Office software
  • Ability to multi-task, problem-solve and handle a high volume of activity with conflicting deadlines

 

Required Professional Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is essential
  • Strong and confident interpersonal skills with key contacts in verbal, written and electronic form
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team in a respectful and positive manner
  • Tactful and diplomatic
  • Ability to adapt and respond positively to change
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Willing to learn new skills, share experiences and take on roles of increasing responsibility
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment that may require working extended hours at times
  • Strong commitment to safety

 

Additional Qualifications Are Considered an Asset:

  • General knowledge of machine shop processes is a definite asset

 

TUBE LASER OPERATOR

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform precise cuts on flat sheets of materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum;
  • Handle a variety of materials with different thicknesses and compositions;
  • Interpret technical drawings and specifications for job orders to determine machine settings and material requirements;
  • Use precision measuring instruments such as callipers and micrometers to ensure accurate cuts;
  • Load and unload materials onto the laser cutting machine, ensuring proper alignment, and securing of materials;
  • Cut round and square tubes with precision, maintaining accuracy and consistency;
  • Seamlessly switch between flat sheet and tube cutting modes for efficient manufacturing processes;
  • Set up and adjust machine settings, including tooling and laser power, for each job;
  • Monitor machine operation and adjust as needed to maintain quality and efficiency;
  • Inspect finished products for defects and ensure they meet quality standards;
  • Perform routine maintenance on laser cutting machine, such as cleaning lenses and replacing parts as needed;
  • Troubleshoot machine malfunctions and optimize performance;
  • Operate lift trucks and overhead cranes safely and responsibly;
  • Practice good housekeeping methods by keeping the work area clean and clear of obstructions;
  • Communicate with supervisors about any material or drawing discrepancies;
  • Complete work documentation accurately per company standards;
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by collaborating respectfully with team members;
  • Operate plasma cutting equipment to produce accurate cuts on various materials as needed;
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

 

Required Technical Skills:

  • Moderate proficiency operating laser cutting machines and plasma-related equipment;
  • Knowledgeable with laser cutting processes and techniques;
  • General aptitude reading and interpreting technical drawings and specifications;
  • Familiarity with precision measuring instruments such as calipers and micrometers;
  • Knowledge of different types of materials commonly used in laser cutting, such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum;
  • Proficient with Metric and Imperial measurement systems;
  • Must possess good numeracy skills (fractions and decimal places);
  • Experience with machine maintenance and troubleshooting;
  • Strong material handling skills (the use of lift trucks and overhead cranes);
  • Understanding of safety protocols and PPE usage.

 

Required Professional Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail to ensure precision and accuracy;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude;
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to changing conditions;
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment that may require working extended hours at times;
  • Commitment to safety.

 

Additional Qualifications Are Considered an Asset:

  • Experience in manufacturing or fabrication shop environments.

 

Other Benefits:

  • Compressed Work-week (4 - 10-hour shifts), overtime after 40 hours;
  • Fully funded Uniform Program.

 

Ball Service Group Inc. strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources for assistance.

 

Resumes can be submitted to Attention: Human Resource with the position in the subject line via e-mail HR@bsginc.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.