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Lotek Wireless is an award winning Canadian company and world leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of fish and wildlife monitoring systems. Lotek has successfully translated continued pressure on global natural resources into increased demand for our leading edge products throughout the world.

Current Postings

Avian Customer Service Representative (Posted March 14, 2017)
Production Manager (Posted January 9, 2017)
Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Posted January 5, 2017)



Avian Customer Service Representative

Lotek, the leading manufacturer of wildlife tracking equipment in the world, is searching for a Customer Service Representative to help ensure successful projects using our cutting edge biological tools. As a new Avian segment position, the role is primarily to assist those with projects involving birds, bats and insects. We have a diverse array of tracking equipment that is being used to understand how animals interact with their environment, whether that be for wildlife management, impact assessments or conservation of long-distance migrants.

We are looking for a resourceful professional, with a combination of good technical understanding, patience and an ability to explain clearly how to get the best out of novel equipment for researchers. Good product knowledge will be essential, so the candidate must be able to demonstrate technical competence and willingness to learn. Experience with tracking technology, engineering, customer service and biological research are all desirable. It will be a busy role and so time management and organization along with prompt responses are of the essence.

Location: Newmarket, ON
Posted: March 14, 2017
To apply: If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, please send along your CV along with a cover letter before April 17th, 2017 to [employment at lotek dot com]. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position: Production Manager
The Production Manager (Newmarket) is responsible to manage and coordinate through production staff the efficient operation of all production area activities achieving the required production schedules, quality and cost objectives. The position reports to the Director of Operations. The position is located in Newmarket Ontario.

We are looking for an experienced Production Manager to organize and oversee the manufacturing of Lotek products in Newmarket Ontario. You will ultimately be responsible for the smooth running of all manufacturing and the associated on time delivery and quality of the final product.

We expect you to have deep know-how of production procedures. Your hands on ability to direct personnel towards maximum performance will set you apart as a leader. Decision-making, problem-solving and dealing with priorities and schedules will take up a great part of your day. You are a detail-oriented juggler and a people-oriented person. If you are, we’d like to talk to you.

Location: Newmarket, ON
Posted: January 9, 2017
Job Functions:
  • Organize production work, workflow, work cells and production staff to meet product delivery specifications and deadlines.
  • Work closely with engineering to facilitate Concurrent Engineering and New Product Introductions.
  • Liaise with other production managers and sales (both in plant and out of plant) to determine achievable customer focussed delivery dates in an environment where product deliveries are extremely time sensitive and critical.
  • Coordinate with other plant production managers to load balance short term production.
  • Develop staff loading plans to support production plan schedules and forecasts.
  • Proactively train, cross train and monitor production staff on work and quality procedures.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews of production staff.
  • Resolve production problems (with production, engineering and sales) and scheduling issues.
  • Ensure awareness and compliance to all applicable employment, environmental, health and safety legislation by all production personnel.
  • Work with Human Resources to attract, develop, motivate and retain high calibre staff in a cost effective and timely manner for both full time and temporary positions.
  • Conduct production tours as required.
Qualifications / Experience Requirements:
  • University degree or college diploma in Production Management, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent.
  • 10 years minimum experience in an electronic/electromechanical manufacturing environment along with a minimum of 5 years of managing production teams.
  • Hands on experience and formal training in Concurrent Engineering (DFX) and New Product Introduction (NPI).
  • Hands on experience in auxiliary production functions including production planning, inventory control, purchasing and shipping.
  • Hands on experience and intimate knowledge of lead and lead free soldering techniques (including RHOS), Quality standards, IPC standards, working with (under) microscopes, PCB manufacturing (SMT and through hole), electromechanical assembly, encapsulation, conformal coating, vacuum equipment, WHIMS, CE, CSA, UL and WEEE.
  • Proficient in MRP and ERP systems including Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, motivational and cooperative attitude with all internal and external employees in a dynamic environment where reprioritization and juggling of objectives is the rule and not the exception.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Good time-management, multi-tasking and priority setting skills to handle ever changing priorities.
  • Good knowledge of computers including “Microsoft Office Suite”, production programming tools “LabVIEW” and custom software tools for product programming and test.
To apply: Lotek provides a competitive compensation and an excellent work environment. Please apply by mail to 115 Pony Drive, Newmarket, Ont. L3Y 7B5 or by fax at 905-836-4760, or by email at [employment at lotek dot com]. Telephone applications or inquiries will not be accepted. Walk ins are also accepted. Only successful interview applicants will be contacted.

Position: Mechanical Engineering Technologist
We are immediately seeking a Mechanical Engineering Technologist for our Engineering division. This position will provide engineering level technical expertise in research and development, design, prototyping, testing, documenting, and quality control for products in both, development and production environments.
Location: Newmarket, ON
Posted: January 5, 2017
Qualifications & critical success factors:
  • Diploma as a Mechanical Technologist (Industrial Design preferred) A current, thorough and wide ranging knowledge of industry standards and pertinent technologies like metal stamping, injection moulding, epoxy moulding, conventional machining, rapid prototyping, etc.
  • Familiar with DFM and DFA principles;
  • Knowledge of GD&T and tolerance stack-up;
  • Proficient use of design tools (Solidworks) and mechanical tools & equipment (milling machine, lathe, drill press, various kinds of equipment);
  • Good time and task management skills (multitasking);
  • Good retention and learning abilities;
  • Self-discipline and confidence;
  • Above average capacity to acquire the skills needed to perform the work
  • Directive (take charge and control of situations), innovative (explore new paths), methodical (organized), objective (enjoy working with tools and machinery), social (team work) type of individual.
Description of duties:
  • Report to the Manager of Mechanical Design
  • Conceptual and specification design
  • Involved in all aspects of product development, including conceptual and specification design, electronics packaging design, rapid prototyping, design validation and testing
  • Prepare and interpret conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) engineering designs, drawings, and specifications for components and products
  • Conduct tests and analyses of components and materials to determine their performance, strength, response to stress and other characteristics
  • Design manufacturing processes and produce manufacturing documentation;
  • Design moulds, tools, dies, jigs and fixtures for use in manufacturing processes
  • Provide training and supervise other technical staff during pre-production training process;
  • Provide production technical support as requested
  • Other related duties required on daily basis.
  • Responsible for maintaining the machine shop and scheduled maintenance.
To apply: Lotek provides a competitive compensation and an excellent work environment. Please apply by mail to 115 Pony Drive, Newmarket, Ont. L3Y 7B5 or by fax at 905-836-4760, or by email at [employment at lotek dot com]. Telephone applications or inquiries will not be accepted. Walk ins are also accepted. Only successful interview applicants will be contacted.