Careers

Since 1977, RST Instruments is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and sale of innovative geotechnical, environmental and structural monitoring instruments. RST’s monitoring instruments are integral components for major dams, mines, tunnels, pipelines, bridges and buildings around the world.

Great People—Great Culture—Great Innovation

Our ongoing success continues to foster a high-growth environment that is full of exciting new market opportunities and product needs. If you want to work with top talent in an engaging culture that embraces innovation, leadership and collaboration while receiving a competitive compensation & benefits package, then RST would love to meet with you.

Please contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions regarding employment opportunities at RST.

View our open positions:

 


Field Geotechnical Engineer – Remote (Site C)

As Field Service Engineer – Remote, reporting to our Field Services Manager, you will have responsibilities within RST’s Field Services department for a specific remote project site. You will provide support to our customers in Northern British Columbia at a large-scale civil construction project. Our Field Service group is responsible for the technical quality and accuracy of RST’s geotechnical and civil instrument installations designed to monitor the long-term performance of a new hydroelectric dam structure. As a key member of this team, you must be customer-focused, team-oriented, organized, detail-oriented, entrepreneurial, technically competent, and a self-starter. This role is Fly-In/Fly-Out – 15 days in/6 days out on 12hrs shifts.

As an Engineer with strong knowledge of instrumentation, you will be responsible for planning and coordinating different activities around the site. You will be working in a construction environment and performing manual work, and ensure proper installation, repair, and maintenance of the geotechnical instrumentation. You will have to review and approve other installations and work efficiently with all team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform coordinate, review, and sign off on the installation of geotechnical and civil instruments in drill holes, excavations and civil structures, specifically: vibrating wire and pneumatic piezometers, extensometers, inclinometers, ShapeAccelArrays (SAAs), settlement cells/plates, survey markers/monuments, temperature sensing cables, cable trenches, etc.
  • Provide technical supervision of drilling, excavation and other construction activities related to the installation, monitoring, and maintenance of geotechnical and civil instrumentation.
  • Prepare and sign off detailed documentation of the completed work, including installation reports, commissioning records, and as-built drawings.
  • Preparation of installation procedures and execution plans for the installation of geotechnical instruments to monitor geotechnical conditions of surface and underground facilities.
  • Coordinate and participate in multiple geotechnical instruments commissioning, monitoring, maintenance, replacement, and decommissioning.
  • Carry out function testing of geotechnical instruments and data acquisition equipment prior to field deployment.
  • Carry out manual readings of instruments and the downloading of dataloggers connected to instruments.
  • Carry out data checks, data reductions, data interpretations and troubleshooting of data from various geotechnical and civil instruments.
  • Assist the Project Manager/Engineer with on-site coordination and timely submission of project deliverables.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Geological, Geotechnical, Civil, or Mining Engineering degree from an accredited Canadian institution or international equivalent.
  • Registered and in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists BC as a Professional Engineer
  • Minimum 2 – 5 years’ experience in heavy civil and/or mining construction environment.
  • Minimum 2 – 5 years’ experience working on geotechnical projects, with a strong background or direct experience related to drilling and installation of instruments such as piezometers, inclinometers, thermistors, extensometers, ShapeAccelArrays (SAAs), etc.
  • Strong safety management experience.
  • Customer focused with superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organized, attentive to detail, strong work ethic, and well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Hold a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Willing and able to work in a remote location.
  • Willing and able to work outdoors for extended periods of time in extreme weather conditions.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 


Assembly Worker (Pipe Department)

Our Pipe Technicians are responsible for manufacturing PVC or ABS casing, and accessories. Your duties include production, quality control, packaging, and workplace maintenance. You will be producing quality parts while developing a strong and positive production team. You will be expected to contribute ideas/input towards the growth of the company. You will coordinate with other members of the team to fulfill orders in a timely manner and will organize material and orders to increase efficiency within the department.

Responsibilities:

  • Operating CNC lathes, and custom machinery to produce casing/accessories
  • Manually assembly of products or sub-items
  • Physical inventory and stock counting
  • Producing quality parts
  • Contribute ideas/input towards the growth of the company
  • Coordinating with other members of the team to fulfill orders in a timely manner
  • Organizing material and orders to increase efficiency within the department
  • Efficiency planning, setup, safety checks, operation, maintenance, programming
  • Gluing plastic sub-assemblies, hand drilling/riveting, inspecting, placing caps/covers on parts, installing o rings inside grooves
  • Checking parts with samples, gauges, and measuring equipment
  • Accurate counting and planning relevant to current and other orders
  • Organization while in production stages
  • Cleaning work area after use
  • Maintenance of equipment and department
  • Watching physical levels of usable goods, and sellable goods. Working with team and managers to maintain accuracy of stock
  • Reporting unsafe conditions and give input on issues and improvement
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Skills:

  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Lifting, kneeling, reaching, and bending are required
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • No experience needed, but is preferred
  • Mechanical aptitude, shop experience preferred

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 


Sensors Assembler

Sensors Assemblers are responsible for assembling a variety of vibrating wire sensor equipment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assemble product parts by hand according to work orders and assembly drawings
  • Reading and interpreting work orders and assembly drawings
  • Record and report issues or problems with parts or equipment to the supervisor
  • Help keep workstation clean and free of hazardous materials
  • Help keep assembly area floor clean
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in assembly or factory environments preferred
  • Experience with a variety of power and hand tools
  • Soldering skills required
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing is an asset
  • Electronics Assembly background is an asset
  • Comfortable with taking direction and following procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear communicator
  • Hard-working
  • Team oriented

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 


Instrumentation Assembler

Instrumentation Assemblers are responsible for assembling a variety of geotechnical equipment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assemble product parts by hand according to work orders and assembly drawings
  • Reading and interpreting work orders and assembly drawings
  • Record and report issues or problems with parts or equipment to the supervisor
  • Help keep workstation clean and free of hazardous materials
  • Help keep assembly area floor clear
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in assembly or factory environments preferred
  • Experience with a variety of power and hand tools
  • Soldering skills required
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing is an asset
  • Electronics Assembly background is an asset
  • Comfortable with taking direction and following procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear communicator
  • Hard-working
  • Team oriented

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 


Technical Support Specialist (working out of  the UK office in Stowmarket)

As a Technical Support Specialist, your primary responsibility is to provide prompt technical support for all RST Instruments products. As a key member of this team you are Customer Focused, Detail Oriented, Organized, Entrepreneurial, Technically Competent and a Self-Starter. From time-to-time you will also be required to travel to customer’s sites for Field Service work that includes but not limited to: supervising equipment installation, some actual installation, commissioning, troubleshooting and maintenance

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to Customer emails and phone calls pertaining to technical support for all RST Instruments supplied geotechnical instruments.
  • Liaise directly with customers, trouble shoot and provide  resolutions to their technical problems in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain continual communication with management and work cohesively with sales, production, engineering and quality team members across the organization.
  • Conduct pre-installation testing of geotechnical instruments and instrumentation equipment.
  • Provide over the phone technical supervision during installation of geotechnical engineering instrumentation specifically: piezometers, extensometers, inclinometers, load cells, wiring etc.
  • Install, configure and service datalogger equipment and network infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot and repair malfunctioning and/or damaged instruments.
  • Carry out data checks, data reductions, data interpretations and trouble-shooting of data from various geotechnical and civil instruments.
  • Travel to customer sites to:
    • Install, configure and service data logging and networking equipment.
    • Supervise and/or install geotechnical instruments and sensors.
    • Troubleshoot and repair malfunctioning and/or damaged systems.
  • Analyze sensor data.
  • Create site data visualization projects in RST’s Geoviewer software.
  • Respond to customer support inquiries by phone and email.
  • Create technical reports such as documentation of progress/completed work.
  • Assist other teams with technical inquiries, testing, assembly, and equipment troubleshooting

Qualifications and Skills:

  • B.Eng in either Geotechnical, Electronic, Electrical, Mining, Civil from an accredited EU Institution or International Equivalent.
  • P.Eng/EIT or eligible to register with EGBC is an assest.
  • 3 years of experience in instrumentation, telemetry, electronics, communications, or other similar disciplines.
  • 1-3 years experience with geotechnical and civil instrumentation, including piezometers, extensometers, inclinometers, load cells, dataloggers, etc.
  • Electronics, programming and networking experience will be a major assest.
  • Customer focused with superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong Presentation skills
  • Organized with attention to detail
  • Positive, curious and have well developed problem solving skills.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Willingness to get trained on new products and provide training to customers and colleagues.

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 


Senior Manufacturing Engineer

As the Senior Manufacturing Engineer, you will lead the ME team in providing technical expertise in the manufacturing process development and improvement of all products manufactured at RST.   This position works with Production Control, Production, Quality and Design Engineering to ensure manufacturing processes at RST used to make geotechnical instruments are optimized to assure safety, quality, and cost efficiency. Your success will be determined by your level of problem solving capability, hands-on approach, technical intuition, inquisitiveness, safety/ quality prioritization, teamwork, and effective communication.

Responsibilities:

  • Problem solving, root cause analysis and corrective action
  • DFM, PFD, PFMEA, Control Plan, Build-sheet, SFWI
  • Process and material flow definitions
  • Test & Assembly equipment, process, tooling and jig designs
  • ECO/DCO implementation
  • Bill of Materials updates
  • Capacity and headcount model
  • CAPEX for manufacturing process and equipment
  • New Product Introduction
  • Plant floor layout
  • Manufacturing KPIs
  • Functional area ownership of lean and continuous improvements

Qualification and Skills:

  • 10-years, strong experience in and dedication to:
    • CAD
    • SPC, Process capability, MSA
    • Manufacturing process and equipment development
    • NPI experience
    • Product Cost modeling
  • Team oriented and collaborative
  • Six Sigma certification is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Customer and service focussed
  • Clear communicator
  • Cost conscious
  • Lean Manufacturing experience is a definite asset

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 


Sawyer/ Mechanical Assembler

Shop helper to assist the machine shop with saw cutting, mechanical assembly and lite manufacturing.  Perfect for first year apprentice machinist.

Responsibilities:

  • Cutting materials on the Saws to specifications
  • Assisting on Mechanical assembly tasks
  • Grit blasting/polishing metal parts
  • Identifying material shortages

Qualification and Skills:

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Team player
  • Use of basic hand tools
  • Machine Shop or welding experience is an asset
  • All training will be provided

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 


Material Handler

As our Material Handler, you will join a team of dedicated individuals within our manufacturing operation.   You will work closely with team members to ensure all warehouse/inventory activities are completed on time and to the highest quality standards. You are knowledgeable in Process Improvement and Inventory Control. Your work habits emphasize safety for yourself and your co-workers. You will also provide support to other roles within the warehouse as required. This position may also require overtime as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Supply materials for production work orders at work centers by locating, pulling and verification of materials and supplies listed on production work orders.
  • Maintain inventory by identifying, labelling, and placing materials and supplies in stock, recording the location of inventory.
  • Maintain in-process inventory at work centers: tracks down lost or missing products.
  • Complete inventory counts and organizes bin locations as assigned.
  • Prepares finished goods for shipment by identifying, pulling, packing, crating, loading, and securing product.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Maintains material-handling equipment by completing pre-shift inspections.
  • Keeps the warehouse and production work areas organized and tidy and implement general housekeeping practices to maintain workplace cleanliness.
  • Assists the production teams in working the work orders as required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • You will have excellent organization, scheduling and time management skills
  • You excel with analyzing Information and dealing with complexity
  • You are deadline-oriented and have strong attention to detail
  • Experience in forklift, pallet jack and overhead crane operation (valid certification preferred but training can be provided)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., stand/walk continuously and perform physical tasks
  • Data entry skills, and basic computer software, such as MS Word, Excel, etc.
  • Basic math, writing and oral communication abilities

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 


IPI Assembler

IPI Assemblers are responsible for assembling our in place inclinometer equipment.

Responsibilities

  • Assemble product parts by hand according to work orders and assembly drawings
  • Reading and interpreting work orders and assembly drawings
  • Record and report issues or problems with parts or equipment to supervisor
  • Help keep workstation clean and free of hazardous materials
  • Help keep assembly area floor clean

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience in assembly or factory environments preferred
  • Experience with a variety of power and hand tools
  • Soldering skills required
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing is an asset
  • Electronics Assembly background is an asset
  • Comfortable with taking direction and following procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear communicator
  • Hard working
  • Team oriented

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 


Director, Global Supply Chain

The Director, Global Supply Chain, has the leadership and overall responsibility for strategic and tactical sourcing, procurement, logistic, warehousing and LTA supply agreements with key vendors across all Terra Insights entities.

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring fulfillment of customer’s orders are processed in the most effective and efficient manner across Terra Insights – One customer, one deliverable P.O.
  • Working with sales, finance, engineering, and operations on the ERP system. Create, own and value stream map item master and material flow – from vendors to customers – to streamline its implementation,
  • Acting as an ERP (Epicor) superuser.
  • Setting up and maintaining qualified suppliers, supplier LTAs in the ERP system as well as QMS along with proper costing of parts in the item master.
  • Developing strategic relationships with key suppliers (global, regional and LCC – Low Cost Contries) to optimize costs and provide optimal lead times.
  • Identifying and mitigating constraints in the material flow by:
  • Working with vendors to establish LTAs where needed.
  • Establishing appropriate vendor managed stock (min/max for pull system) to optimize cash-flow and material flow as well as to minimize on balance-sheet inventory.
  • Teaming with regional Terra Insights Operations Managers and Supply Chain Managers to set up effective material stocking level and warehouse requirement for components, sub-assemblies and finish goods for pull system.
  • Intergrating bar-code system for simple real-time tracking of inventory.
  • Proactively communicating and managing part availability issues to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Working with Finance to establish the purchase approval matrix, training supply chain on cross-functional team on its use and auditing for compliance.
  • Establishing proper logistic process and negotiating favarable pricing for incoming and outgoing material.
  • Work with regional Quality Engineer/Manager to properly document NCR/CAR related to material and vendor performance.
  • Verifying and approving new item introductions.
  • Lead the coordination and execution of physical inventory counts.
  • Attending/co-leading S&OP across Terra Insights

Qualification and Skills

  • 10+ years experience in global, multi-site operations in purchasing, scheduling, and inventory management in a supply chain related position(s)
  • 5+ years personnel leadership experience
  • Experience with ERP systems and/or an IT system for order management and fulfillment
  • Proven knowledge and use of Lean manufacturing principles (and/or six sigma) in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with quality management systems
  • Experience facilitating SIOP (Sales, Inventory, Operations Planning) process
  • Prior experience in quarterly/annual budgeting process
  • Customer service skills
  • Proven negotiation skills along with a record of cost reductions in previous positions
  • Adept in MS Office applications – Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Education

  • Bachelors degree in engineering, operations, business or related field required.
  • Master degree in operations, business or related field preferred.
  • CSCP desired.

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 


Quality Control Technician

As a Quality Control Technician , this position works with the receiving, production and shipping teams to ensure components and products meet RST’s requirements by following established internal inspection procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Perform wide range of inspections and tests (Receiving, In-Process and Final)
  • Document non-conformances found in receiving, production and warehouse
  • Communicate between Receiving, PPC, Quality and production on inspection status as needed
  • Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption
  • Maintain cleanliness and safe work area
  • Knowledge of products and understand what is critical to quality
  • Understanding of drawings and GD&T requirements
  • Good documentation skills (including ability to describe issues and write legibly)
  • Work cross functionally with other departments

Qualification and Skills

  • Mechanical Inspection experience (with various set of gauges)
  • Electronics Inspection/test experience (with various set of equipment/gauges)
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing is an asset
  • Comfortable giving guidance/advice and taking on a leadership role
  • Comfortable with taking direction and following procedures
  • Willing to make tough decision that may not be popular with peers
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear communicator
  • Hard working and Team oriented
  • Mechanical and/or Electrical/Electronics aptitude, shop experience preferred
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent

Contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com for all submissions and questions.

 

Speak with an Expert

I’m very happy with the quality of the instrumentation and technical support from RST, as always. They worked with us from the initial stages of the project to ensure that we were fully prepared and equipped to use the RSTAR network for the first time. They delivered everything within the tight project time frame to ensure that there were no delays on site, and the submersible tilt meters looked like new even after over twelve months of being submerged in Thames water!
 
-Richard Lipscombe, BEng (Hons), Director & Principle Consultant - RL Geotechnical Ltd