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Manufacturing Engineering Applications Specialist

Job ID:  381

Barrie, ON, CA

Date:  Mar 25, 2023

JENOPTIK (Prodomax Automation Ltd.) is hiring a Manufacturing Engineering Applications Specialist. The successful Engineering Specialist shall provide process & manufacturing expertise, direct support of ongoing efforts to secure new business opportunities, and provide our clients with best-in-class manufacturing solutions. The position works collaboratively within the Sales Team, and reports directly to the Director of Sales. 


Located in Barrie, Ontario, we are a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex automation with a blue-chip customer base since 1971. Operating from two facilities totaling 200,000 square feet with 200+ employees; we are ISO 9001:2015 certified.


JENOPTIK, our parent company, is an integrated photonics company that employs approximately 4,000 people with representatives in over 80 countries, and operates in three photonic-based divisions: Light and Optics, Light and Production and Light and Safety.


Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, amateur chefs, video game heroes, musicians, community volunteers, kayakers, race-car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, TV & potato chip experts.


Fact we are very proud of - we are a diverse and inclusive work culture - everyone is welcome!


Key Accountabilities and Deliverables:

-  Interpret and conduct analysis of incoming customer information, system layouts, cycle-time chart preparation, and schedule development,
-  Support the sales teams by interfacing directly with internal and external customers, 
-  Creative, entrepreneurial, and team-oriented individual comfortable building strong relationships both externally and internally across all functions and at multiple levels within an organization. 
-  Demonstrate a good understanding of relevant manufacturing processes, technology, cycle times, and equipment integration costs,
-  Concept development, cost estimating, documenting proposals, process FMEA, risk analysis, and technical presentations.
-  Accountable for the quality and timeliness of work results as well as obligation made by the organization to our customers,
-  Coordination with colleagues and suppliers to develop cost-effective and reliable process solutions
-  Uses expertise in specialty, consultative, solution development skills to align the client's business needs with solution.


Qualified candidates will possess:



-  College/University Degree or Diploma in an Engineering discipline is preferred, or equivalent industry experience.


-  Minimum 3 years direct experience in manufacturing and process development (i.e. assembly processes) and/or automation controls systems,
-  Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project and AutoCAD
-  Ability to read CAD files and working knowledge of GD&T
-  Experience with SolidWorks is an asset


Our Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and profit-sharing bonus
  • Comprehensive Group Health & Dental Benefit Plan
  • A competitive matching Registered Retirement Savings Plan and Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Employee assistance and wellness programs
  • Employee training, development, tuition, and professional fees reimbursement
  • Subsidized onsite café with takeout meals by David and his amazing Team. Scrumptious weekly lunch menu and items made to order throughout the day.
  • Partial tuition reimbursement for employees’ children enrolled in technical program at recognized Canadian college/university.
  • Annual performance review
  • Safe, professional work environment
  • Remote work available
  • Casual business dress
  • $3,000 (Senior) $2,000 (Intermediate) and $1000 (Junior) referral fees if you recommend an approved permanent hire – family & friends included
  • Safety shoes and safety glasses reimbursement
  • Prodomax Employee Excellence Recognition (PEER) Awards



Prodomax Barrie is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.


Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. Accommodations may be available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you would like to request a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please advise your Human Resources contact when you are selected to participate in the recruitment process.

About Prodomax

Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, video game heroes, musicians, community volunteers, race car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, world travelers, TV & potato chip experts, single people, family people, and every other variety of people. Everyone is welcome.

We are minutes away from the GO Station connected to Toronto and close to beautiful Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe. Barrie has something for everyone.

Prodomax, a member of the JENOPTIK group, is a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex manufacturing production systems for the automotive sector with a blue-chip customer base. Since it was founded in 1971, over a billion dollars of automation equipment has been delivered to Canada, the US, Mexico and Europe. Prodomax consistently delivers automation of any size and complexity by a team professionals.

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