Careers

Great People – Great Culture – Great Innovation

Since 1977, RST Instruments Ltd. 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. 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.

No positions available at this time.

Junior Civil/Geotechnical/Mining Instrumentation Technologist

Undertake daily monitoring and maintenance activities of geotechnical instrumentation in an active civil-earthworks construction project. This position requires an individual who is capable of work in the field with minimal supervision, and reports to the Technical Manager and Project Manager.

Preference will be given to candidates local to the Fort St. John area. Local candidates may choose to live at home during their scheduled site days. A more flexible Monday-Friday schedule may also be considered for the right person.

Responsibilities:

  • Carry out manual readings of geotechnical instruments (Inclinometers, Vibrating Wire Piezometer, Extensometers, Thermistors, etc.)
  • Perform data checks, data reductions, and troubleshooting of data from various geotechnical instruments.
  • Assist with construction activities such as cable trenches, fill material placement around cables, survey marker installation, decommissioning of geotechnical instrumentation, monitoring earthworks excavation, etc.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper function of geotechnical instrumentation. Tasks may include but are not limited to: battery changes, cable splicing, winterization, and other miscellaneous maintenance as it may arise (ex. water removal from inclinometer casing, relocation of instrument masts and dataloggers, raise of inclinometer casing and piezometer pipe, etc.)
  • Field troubleshooting of downhole geotechnical instrumentation and surface equipment (ex. dataloggers, radio network repeater stations, instrument radio masts)
  • Program, install, and download information from dataloggers.
  • Assist with the preparation of engineering documentation of completed work, including shift reports, commissioning records, and as-built drawings.
  • Assist the Project Engineer with on-site coordination and reporting.

Working Conditions:

  • Active Civil Construction Site
  • Located in Northern BC/AB border – Outdoor work, including hot summer and cold winter weather
  • 8 to 12-hour work shifts – overtime (beyond 12 hours) may be required on occasion
  • Camp accommodations – single room with double bed and personal washroom
  • 14 days on / 7 days off schedule (or similar)

Qualification and Skills:

  • Must have Post-Secondary Technical Diploma in Civil, Geotechnical or Mining Technology or equivalent from an accredited Canadian institution.
  • Must be able to be registered in British Columbia with ASTTBC as an Applied Science Technologist.
  • Have a Class 5 driver`s license and a clean driving record (Provide recent driving record)
  • 0-1 years of experience specifically with geotechnical and civil instrumentation. (inclinometers, extensometers, piezometers, dataloggers, etc.) is an asset.
  • Construction experience is an asset.
  • Electric and mechanical skills are an asset.
  • Must be customer focused with good communication and documentation skills.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be very attentive to details and well organized.
  • Must have MS Office working knowledge (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Must have well developed Safety Management experience.
  • Must have strong work ethic and ability to work independently.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada (Canadian Citizen or valid Permanent Resident).
  • Job Type: Fly-In/Fly-Out

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

Manufacturing Engineer

As the Manufacturing Engineer, you will have the opportunity to provide 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 hands-on approach, technical intuition, inquisitiveness, safety/ quality prioritization, teamwork, and effective communication.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualification and Skills:

  • 5-year, strong experience in and dedication to:
    • CAD
    • SPC, Cpk, Ppk, MSA
    • Manufacturing process and equipment development
    • NPI experience
    • Product Cost modeling
  • Team oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Practical
  • Customer and service focussed
  • Clear communicator
  • Hard working
  • Cost conscious
  • Lean Manufacturing experience is a definite asset

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

Sensor Assembler (temp 6 month)

Reporting to our Sensors Manager our 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
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear communicator
  • Hard working
  • Team oriented

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

No positions available at this time.

Technical Writer (Independent Contractor)

As the Technical Writer on the Product Management Team, you will draft and deliver all documentation for internal and external customers. We are looking to build out our team by adding an outstanding communicator, adept at building and delivering powerful content that supports our mission to provide an exceptional customer experience. Our internal customers include Marketing, Sales and Customer Support. RST’s external customers range from small integrators to Fortune 500 industrial organizations and are characterized by all degrees of sophistication and expertise. A key to your success will be your ability to collaborate with all stakeholders to produce a full range of product knowledge assets in a variety of media formats, and in multiple venues.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct discovery sessions, integrating technical and non-technical information from different teams.
  • Build end-user documentation for the purposes of installation, setup, configuration and troubleshooting of RSTs instrumentation and software.
  • Ensure all documentation is aligned with technical specifications and adheres to the RST style guides and technical documentation best practices.
  • Provide leadership and vision to the Product Management team with the overarching goal of enabling RST’s documentation to serve as a source of competitive advantage.
  • Ensure alignment with RST’s documentation and knowledge asset framework and Identify process improvements related to documentation.

Qualification and Skills:

  • Minimum of BA/BSc. In a technical field and/or technical communications.
  • 2-3 years of experience in technical writing.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated success building content for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Multiple successful documentation rollouts spanning complex product offerings comprised of both software and hardware.
  • Demonstrated experience in both graphic and video graphic content creation with exposure to multiple platforms that include Adobe RoboHelp, FrameMaker, OxygenXML Editor, and MadCap Flare.
  • Experience with product development cycles and new product launches.
  • Strong self-starter with near-obsessive initiative.
  • Well-versed in all digital communication formats with a keen passion for UX/UI best practices

Contract length: 6 months

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

Job Types: Full-time, Contract