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:

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

Qualifications 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 focused
  • Clear communicator
  • Cost conscious
  • Lean Manufacturing experience is a definite asset

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

RST Instruments Ltd. cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment, hiring, employment and advancement. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital/family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply. 

Notification to Applicants: We are committed to providing an accessible environment and ensuring fairness throughout our hiring process. We welcome the opportunity to work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process and while working with us. Accommodations will be provided as requested, please contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com.

 


 

Product Engineering Manager

As Product Engineering Manager, you will have the unique opportunity to provide leadership and technical expertise in the design, development and support of an entire product portfolio of world class geotechnical products. You will work with cross-functional product development teams, as well as Sales, Marketing, and Manufacturing divisions. Your success will be underscored by your technical intuition and inquisitive nature, quality prioritization, team collaboration skills, and open and approachable communication style.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for leading a talented and passionate team by engaging and inspiring a high level of contribution and quality through effective project management and coordination of all activities in the following areas:

  • Budgeting oversight to ensure to ensure on time, on budget delivery of complex technical projects
  • Designing, implementing, and refining product development, validation, and testing processes
  • Translating high level product requirements into technical specifications for the development team
  • Coordinating the implementation of new products with a wide variety of stakeholders including the product management, sales, and field service teams.
  • Communicating technical information to non-technical stakeholders, including senior management and supporting sales on customer calls
  • Assuring that processes meet quality and applicable regulatory guidelines, including CE, EAC and other international requirements.
  • Providing guidance, support and mentorship to intermediate/junior engineering team members and encourages professional technical development.
  • Participating in ISO auditing processes to ensure compliance with and assist in improving internal quality and the QMS
  • Working with the Director of Engineering to define and support key performance indicators

Qualifications and Skills

  •  8+ years experience in electrical/electronic product design
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in various stages simultaneously
  • Expert-level knowledge of technical hardware, software product design
  • Experience using Arena PLM and Epicor ERP software tools is an asset
  • Good understanding of Design FMEA, DFM, GD&T and drafting standards
  • Practical experience with APQP/PPAP processes
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Organized and self-motivated in a fast-paced environment. Write clear and concise technical summaries
  • Leadership, teambuilding, and mentoring skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills
  • Lean and Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Application knowledge in Geotechnical instruments and industry is definitely an asset

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

RST Instruments Ltd. cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment, hiring, employment and advancement. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital/family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply. 

Notification to Applicants: We are committed to providing an accessible environment and ensuring fairness throughout our hiring process. We welcome the opportunity to work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process and while working with us. Accommodations will be provided as requested, please contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com.

 


 

Accounts Receivable Clerk

This role will work under the supervision of the Assistant Controller and the CFO and will support most aspects of the finance department. The work environment is fast paced with tight deadlines; the ability to multitask, organize, and prioritize is essential, as well as the ability to learn new software quickly.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with daily bank reconciliations
  • Communicate with bank for any payment processing related issues
  • Post incoming customer cheques, wire payments, and credit card payments
  • Reconcile credit card clearing account to Moneris
  • Process and reconcile advance deposits from customers with multi-currency
  • Review the list of AR accounts and work with the Assistant Controller on collections
  • Review new customer set up for accuracy
  • Upload invoices to customer portals
  • Email customer statements and reminder letters
  • Respond to Customer inquiries for account reconciliations
  • Process customer credit applications
  • Backup Accounts Payable activities when needed
  • Assist with year-end audits
  • Assist in continuous improvement activities, from idea generating to implementation
  • Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with legislation and established best practices
  • Participate in cash flow planning involving multiple currencies
  • Perform ad hoc tasks, filing, reports, and other activities as required by management

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience in Accounting Clerk/Office Administrator role in a high-volume environment
  • Excellent knowledge of full cycle accounting
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy and the ability to multi-task
  • Must be comfortable in a fast paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Organized, self-driven, reliable, and able to carry out tasks autonomously and collaboratively
  • Passion for finding solutions to problems is a must
  • Experience with multi-company organizations and inter-company transactions an asset
  • Experience with multi-currency environment an asset
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook); proficiency in Excel in particular
  • Epicor software experience would be considered an asset

Please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@rstinstruments.com. Please see the Human Resources Manager for details on any open position.

RST Instruments Ltd. cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment, hiring, employment and advancement. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital/family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply. 

Notification to Applicants: We are committed to providing an accessible environment and ensuring fairness throughout our hiring process. We welcome the opportunity to work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process and while working with us. Accommodations will be provided as requested, please contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com.

 


 

Senior Electrical Engineer

Terra Insights | RST Instruments Ltd.

We are looking for a dynamic Senior Electrical Engineer/Electrical Designer to join our industry leading team in developing world-class new products to a global. We are an innovative, fast-growing company that passionately lives by our values and works tirelessly to deliver great service and great products to our customers. This role is optional work from home averaging 3-4 days/week in our Maple Ridge office after an initial integration period with the team. As an integral part of our Electrical Design team you will have the opportunity to provide leadership and expertise in the design, development and support of electronic based assemblies.

Terra Insights is a comprehensive suite of geotechnical, structural and geospatial monitoring and data delivery solutions that are being used in leading projects around the world. Terra Insights is powered by RST Instruments, Measurand, 3vGeomatics, and Syscom Instruments. Combined together, these industry-leading brands form the first, one-stop in-ground, at-ground, in-space monitoring and data delivery platform.

45 years of innovating – RST Instruments’ fully integrated suite of geotechnical monitoring sensors gives our clients the reliable, real-time data they need to save time, money and, most importantly, reduce risk at every stage of their projects.

The challenge – getting the right data at the right time.

We are very excited, as the main project currently, to be working on RSTAR Affinity. It is the evolution of RST Instruments’ RSTAR constellation of remote, wireless data collection solutions. Built by our team of seasoned instrumentation experts specifically for geotechnical monitoring projects, the RSTAR Affinity system offers a turnkey solution for the geotechnical IIoT, encompassing data collection, communications, site management, data insight and remote monitoring.

Responsibilities

  • End-to-End involvement within the development project cycle of new products
  • Schematic design, PCB layout and symbol/footprint library management activities
  • Development of Custom Products using module-level design and software scripting
  • Product validation regarding both functional and regulatory compliance
  • Troubleshoot & debug product issues identified on-site and within manufacturing
  • Help drive HW technology leadership and industry awareness within the Team
  • HW maintenance of existing products in support of cost and manufacturing improvements
  • Involvement in HW development process improvement initiatives

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5‐10 years of experience in a related field
  • Experience with Campbell Data Loggers, ST-32 microcontrollers & general driver SW is an asset
  • Excellent ability and experience in hands-on testing, troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Proficiency with common test equipment – multimeters, oscilloscopes, analyzers, etc.
  • Industry knowledge & experience with micro-controllers, memories and interfaces
  • Knowledge of wireless technologies and antenna operating principles
  • Experience with electrical CAD Tools and PCB design techniques
  • Good working knowledge of the principles of EMI/EMC
  • Self-starter and ability to work in a fast-paced, high-intensity team environment
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written)

Why RST

At RST we create innovative solutions to meet the demanding geotechnical and structural instrumentation needs of our worldwide customer base. The ongoing success of our industry leading
precision sensor technologies 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 & benefit package, then RST is the opportunity for you!

Please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@rstinstruments.com, we look forward to hearing from you! Please visit us at www.rstinstruments.com.

RST Instruments Ltd. cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment, hiring, employment and advancement. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital/family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply. 

Notification to Applicants: We are committed to providing an accessible environment and ensuring fairness throughout our hiring process. We welcome the opportunity to work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process and while working with us. Accommodations will be provided as requested, please contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com.

 


Pipe Technician

Pipe Technicians are responsible for manufacturing PVC or ABS casing, and accessories. Pipe technician’s duties include production, quality control, packaging, and workplace maintenance.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Operating CNC lathes, and custom machinery to produce casing/accessories
  • Manually assembly of products or sub-items
  • Quality control of relevant parts/tasks
  • Maintenance of equipment, department, and building
  • Physical inventory and stock counting
  • Participate in Health & Safety discussions

Primary Objectives

  • Producing quality parts
  • Develop a strong and positive production team
  • 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

Specific Responsibilities of the Job

  • 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.
  • Maintenance of equipment, department, and building(s)
  • Cleaning work area after use. Inspecting and cleaning department daily. Integrity of company property
  • Watching physical levels of usable goods, and sellable goods. Working with team and managers to maintain accuracy of stock
  • Workers are responsible to report unsafe conditions and give input on issues and improvement

Please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@rstinstruments.com, we look forward to hearing from you! Please visit us at www.rstinstruments.com.

RST Instruments Ltd. cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment, hiring, employment and advancement. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital/family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply. 

Notification to Applicants: We are committed to providing an accessible environment and ensuring fairness throughout our hiring process. We welcome the opportunity to work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process and while working with us. Accommodations will be provided as requested, please contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com.

 


Field/Geotechnical Instrumentation Engineer

(Site C – Fort St. John)

As Field/Geotechnical Instrumentation 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/FlyOut – 15 days in/6 days out.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical supervision for the installation of geotechnical and civil instruments in drillholes, 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 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
  • 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 Manage/Engineer with on-site coordination and timely submission of project deliverables.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Geological, Geotechnical, Civil, or Mining Engineering degree from an accredited Canadian institution or international equivalent
  • Registered and in good standing with EGBC, or eligible to apply
  • Minimum 2 – 5 years’ experience in heavy civil and/or mining construction environment
  • Minimum 2 – 5 years’ experience conducting geotechnical site investigations, with a strong background in geotechnical instrumentation 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 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 (Canadian Citizen or valid Permanent Resident)

Please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@rstinstruments.com, we look forward to hearing from you! Please visit us at www.rstinstruments.com.

RST Instruments Ltd. cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment, hiring, employment and advancement. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital/family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply. 

Notification to Applicants: We are committed to providing an accessible environment and ensuring fairness throughout our hiring process. We welcome the opportunity to work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process and while working with us. Accommodations will be provided as requested, please contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com.

 


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 Countries) 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 requirements for components, sub-assemblies and finished goods for a pull system
    • Integrating 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 the cross-functional team on its use and auditing for compliance
    • Establishing a proper logistic process and negotiating favourable 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

Qualifications 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’s degree in operations, business or related field preferred
  • CSCP desired

Please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@rstinstruments.com, we look forward to hearing from you! Please visit us at www.rstinstruments.com.

RST Instruments Ltd. cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment, hiring, employment and advancement. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital/family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply. 

Notification to Applicants: We are committed to providing an accessible environment and ensuring fairness throughout our hiring process. We welcome the opportunity to work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process and while working with us. Accommodations will be provided as requested, please contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com.

 


Staff Engineer – System Architect, Affinity

Terra Insights | RST Instruments is seeking an enthusiastic product architect to join the Affinity team. The successful candidate will take a lead role in the development and will be responsible for maturing this product through the lifecycle.

This engineer will bring cross-functional teams together and use engineering fundamentals to negotiate and deliver optimized solutions that meet the product targets. To be effective in this role, this person will need to collaborate and communicate successfully both with internal and external stakeholders.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team to deliver high-level product targets. Your expertise will guide the delivery of key milestones on the Affinity Product Roadmap through the collaboration and direct support of various engineering teams (HW/SW/Mechanical/QA/Mobile).

Part of the role will require you to collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure technical solutions align with customer needs. As the product matures, you will balance the execution of sustaining product improvements with greater development objectives.

About Terra Insights

Terra Insights is a comprehensive suite of geotechnical, structural and geospatial monitoring and data delivery solutions that are being used in leading projects around the world.

Terra Insights is powered by RST Instruments, Measurand, 3vGeomatics, and Syscom Instruments. Combined together, these industry-leading brands form the first, on-stop in-ground, at-ground, in-space monitoring and data delivery platform.

Visit www.terrainsights.com for more information.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5+ years leading a multidisciplinary engineering design team
  • Robust understanding of the engineering and design process for complex products in multi-disciplinary organizations
  • Experience with industrial IoT solutions
  • Experience with LPWAN technologies
  • Experience in React, Microsoft Azure, and Mobile development considered strong assets

This role is optional hybrid work from home/office or remote, offers competitive compensation and benefits package, and the fast-paced growth-oriented environment provides abundant career growth opportunities.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or Master’s in Mechanical, Electrical, or Software Engineering or equivalent experience.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@rstinstruments.com, we look forward to hearing from you! Please visit us at www.rstinstruments.com.

RST Instruments Ltd. cares deeply about diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment, hiring, employment and advancement. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital/family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply. 

Notification to Applicants: We are committed to providing an accessible environment and ensuring fairness throughout our hiring process. We welcome the opportunity to work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the recruitment and hiring process and while working with us. Accommodations will be provided as requested, please contact us at careers@rstinstruments.com.

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