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 focussed
  • 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.

 


Senior Firmware Engineer Lead

You will work closely with the design and development group within the Engineering team. You will report to the Director of Engineering to assist with future product design and development as well as modify and upgrade existing products.

Responsibilities

  • Manages a team of embedded software developers to develop the Affinity Tilt and General logger
  • Applies extensive knowledge of RTOS and design embedded firmware architecture
  • Analyzes produce requirements and create specification of firmware features and high-level firmware designs
  • Creates, manages and executes for development plan that meet commercial requirements and budgets

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 10 years of SW design experience delivering embedded & application-based products
  • Experience with the following programming languages: C, C++
  • Experience with wireless communication with LoraWan and SmartMesh is highly desirable
  • Experience with SW development processes and tool flow methodologies (jira, git, Continuous Integration)
  • Excellent collaborative and communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent ability and experience in hands-on testing, troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Experience with STM32 ARM Micro-Controllers is desirable
  • Knowledge of common hardware interfaces (I2C, SPI, USB, UART, etc…) is desirable

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.

 


Production Assembler (Data Acquisition Systems) 27/28

Reporting to our Production Manager our Data Acquisition System (DAS) Technicians are responsible for assembling a variety of electronics equipment following mechanical and schematic drawings.

Responsibilities

  • Build cable assemblies and mechanical sub-assemblies
  • Read and interpret instructions and wiring diagrams
  • Assemble parts and use tools to fit electronic components together
  • Assemble electrical or electronic components, sub-assemblies, wiring and enclosures using rivets, bolts, soldering or micro-welding equipment
  • Perform functional testing of products
  • Daily cleanup and maintenance of work area

Qualifications and Skills

  • Strong working knowledge of good safety practices. Know when to ask for help
  • Strong organizational and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team to meet tight deadlines
  • BCIT or equivalent education or certification in an electronics discipline is preferred
  • General knowledge of electronics and test equipment
  • Mechanical assembly
  • Electronics assembly, soldering and wire crimping
  • Computer skills including databases, spreadsheets
  • Excellent attention to detail, manual dexterity and hands-on skills
  • Team oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Practical

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.

 


 

Sensor 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 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

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.

 


Embedded Tester

As Embedded Tester, you will have responsibilities within RST’s Engineering department for generating test cases for embedded products such as the affinity logger, tilt logger, gateway and wireless networking stack.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for testing Logger & Gateway

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent required.
  • 2+ yrs embedded software testing experience
  • Experience in generating test software using scripting languages such as Python is highly desirable
  • Willing to learn and use new quality processes and techniques for software engineering and be resourceful in solving complex technical problems
  • Engineering knowledge of geotechnical instrumentation is desirable
  • Experience working with software requirements specifications
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally in a results-orientated environment

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.

 


Shipper/Receiver

As our Shipper/Receiver, 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

  • Receipt, reconciliation, and put-away of inbound inventory / shipments
  • Picklist coordination, packaging – boxing and crating (may require building of wooden crates for large or heavy products) and shipment of outbound orders / inventory
  • Logging and tracking all shipments / receipts in company system
  • Ensuring all processes are adhered to; documenting new processes when required
  • Working closely with Operations to ensure related service and customer goals and project timelines are met
  • Providing exceptional customer service to our clients (internal/external)
  • 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 safety and housekeeping practices

Qualifications and Skills

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., stand/walk continuously and perform physical tasks
  • Experience in forklift, pallet jack and overhead crane operation (valid certification preferred but training can be provided)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Skills in basic computer software, such as MS Word, Excel, etc.
  • Basic math, writing and oral communication abilities
  • Able to work occasional weekends, holidays and evenings as required

Skills: Organization, Scheduling, Analyzing Information, Dealing with Complexity, Deadline-Oriented, Time Management, Process Improvement, Safety Management, Inventory Control, Data Entry Skills, Attention to Detail

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.

 


Account Manager – Mining & Energy Sectors

The Account Manager will be part of our fast growing team. This is a fast-paced role which will interact with many departments throughout the organization. We are seeking an experienced Account Manager focused on our Mining & Energy Sectors in Canada.

Responsibilities

  • Focus on developing and maintaining relationships with owners and engineering firms in the mining sector in Canada
  • Collaborate with technical team members to determine technical requirements and consideration
  • Work in collaboration with inside sales team to create quotes and orders, coordinate with production team and shipping team to ensure our customers have a positive and seamless experience with Terra Insights
  • Qualify incoming calls to prospect for further sales opportunities
  • Travelling to project sites or major business centers in Canada to build and maintain relationships with key customers
  • Use of Salesforce CRM for recording customer transactions, correspondence, and future opportunities pipeline
  • Use of EPICOR ERP System to create and configure quotes and order
  • Work within framework of our quality management system ISO 9001
  • Travel frequently to mine sites to understand customer challenges and instrument installations
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the engineering consultants who advise the mine sites
  • Use sales skills and technical knowledge to differentiate Terra Insights from competition and offer optimal solutions to the customer
  • Become technically proficient in Terra Insights product offering for the mining market sector to allow for technical customer meetings to occur
  • Additional duties as required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in technical sales related to construction industry
  • Degree or Diploma in Mining, Civil or Geotechnical Engineering or Technology would be an asset
  • Experience in Mining or Energy sector would be an asset
  • Instrumentation experience would be highly desirable

If you are detailed, well organized and a confident and effective communicator and like to work in a team oriented environment, please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@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 Service Engineer/Technician
(Site C – Fort St. John)

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/FlyOut – 15 days in/6 days out.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical supervision for 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 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)

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.

 


Geotechnical Technician

You will be working with our Service team for our client located in Fort St. John. This position is a rotational position. You will be working at our client site which is the Site C Dam. You will be posted for two (2) weeks working a 12 hour day and have one (1) week out.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out manual readings of instruments and the downloading of data loggers connected to instruments
  • Carry out data checks, and data reductions of data from various geotechnical and civil instruments
  • Assist with technical supervision for 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.
  • Assist with technical supervision of drilling, excavation and other construction activities related to the installation, monitoring, and maintenance of geotechnical and civil instrumentation
  • Support preparation of detailed documentation of the completed work, including installation reports, commissioning records, and as built drawings
  • Support preparation of installation procedures and execution plans for the installation of geotechnical instruments to monitor geotechnical conditions of surface and underground facilities
  • Assist the Project Manager/Engineer with on-site coordination and timely submission of project deliverables

Qualifications and Skills

  • Geological, Geotechnical, Civil, or Mining Engineering degree / Technology diploma from an accredited Canadian institution or international equivalent
  • Registered and in good standing with EGBC/ ASTTBC, or eligible to apply
  • Minimum 1 year experience in heavy civil and/or mining construction environment
  • Minimum 1 year 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

Please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@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