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Sr. Manufacturing Specialist



Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Location: 8800 Glenlyon Pkwy Burnaby, British Columbia

Career Level: Technical Level 4

Who are we?

Svante is a rapidly growing clean energy technology company making commercial-scale carbon capture and removal a reality and enabling global industries to play offense in the fight against climate change that will accelerate the global transition to a lower-carbon economy.

The growing success of our company is owed to our commitment to our people, our emphasis on our values, and our innovative technology. Passion is put into what we do every day.

Purpose of the Role:

As a Manufacturing Specialist, you will ensure efficient and effective production processes within our manufacturing facility. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and optimizing manufacturing systems and procedures to enhance productivity, quality, and safety. You will collaborate closely with our Product Design Engineering, Quality, Production, and Maintenance teams to bring components from initial design through prototype development into full-scale production.

The incumbent will contribute to the successful delivery of high-quality products, meeting customer requirements and business objectives. This will lead to world-class, high-volume manufacturing plants for Svante as we expand to meet the global demand for Carbon Dioxide capture products (Structured Adsorbent Beds – SAB).

Required Skills and Qualifications:

    • You have a Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering or a related field.
    • You have proven experience as a manufacturing engineer or in a similar role within a manufacturing environment.
    • You have strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, equipment, and quality systems.
    • You have proficiency in process optimization, lean manufacturing principles, and continuous improvement methodologies.
    • You are proficient in CAD software (Creo, SolidWorks or similar) and familiarity with product lifecycle management (PLM) tools.

    Bosun Skills and Qualifications:

    • You have experience using practices such as Lean Six Sigma, D/P FMEA, Design of Experiments, Value Stream Mapping, SPC (including Mini-Tab), Kaizen, 5S, and others.
    • You have knowledge of coating and web handling processes.

    What Success looks like in this role:

    • You will develop and optimize manufacturing processes: Design, develop, and improve manufacturing processes and workflows to enhance efficiency, productivity, and quality.
    • You will lead validation activities for new and existing manufacturing processes and equipment, ensuring compliance with quality standards and regulatory requirements.
    • You will drive a culture of continuous improvement initiatives, such as lean manufacturing, statistical process control (Six Sigma), and other methodologies, to identify and eliminate waste, reduce costs, and improve overall operational efficiency.
    • You will collaborate with production and planning teams to develop production schedules, capacity analysis, and resource allocation plans.
    • You will investigate production issues, perform root cause analysis, and develop corrective and preventive actions to address quality or process problems.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    Svante is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. All Svante employees share in the responsibility for assuring that, by our personal actions, the policies are effective. Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    Pay Equity Statement

    Svante believes in pay equity, fairness and transparency, and so we include a salary range within the job posting. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.

    The actual salary offered to the final candidate is based on the salary range shown, and will vary depending on the candidate's relative experience, qualifications, and anticipated level of performance. We assess all candidates individually and strive to offer competitive and equitable compensation packages.

    Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that recognize employees for their performance and contributions. In addition to Base Pay, Svante provides comprehensive benefits to employees such as Restricted Share Units, Extended Health and Dental Plan, Retirement Saving Plan, free access to a Fitness Centre and more!