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Join our team! We are seeking a full time Estimator

Join our team! We are seeking a full time Estimator

We are seeking a full time Estimator to join our team!


MacKenzie Atlantic is an award-winning manufacturing and CNC machine shop in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, servicing the defense, aerospace, oil and gas and medical sectors. We use state-of-the-art technology and processes to carry out some of the most complex jobs in the industry. We’re known for our quality, attention to detail, innovation and unparalleled customer service.


This position will be responsible for generating quotations to submit to our customers and for developing new client relationships.


The ideal candidate would possess strong communication skills, be a skilled machinist, be familiar with ERP systems (E2) and thrive in a fast-paced environment.


Estimator Job Responsibilities:

· Process RFQ’s based on customer supplied engineering drawings

· Work with vendors to secure material pricing

· Consult with co-workers to discuss and formulate quoting strategies

· Build estimates in ERP (E2 Shop Systems experience an asset)

· Maintain and develop customer relations

· Update estimates based on data collection

· Work with operations manager to provide accurate lead times to customers

· Contribute to weekly management meetings

· Develop new customer relationships and business opportunities


Qualifications:

· Must have more than 5 years’ experience working as a machinist (manual & CNC)

· CNC programming experience is an asset

· Familiar with materials used in manufacturing industry; Aluminum, Stainless Steel, All types of plastics, exotic materials (Ferralium, Inconel etc.)

· Must be confident using computer systems (E2 Shop Systems is an asset)


Requirements:

· Experience working in a dynamic team environment

· Able to switch priorities to meet the demands of our customers

· Customer focused

· Detail orientated and process driven

· MUST be able to multitask and work in a fast paced environment

· Friendly and have great communication skills

· Maintain a clean and efficient work environment


To apply:

Please send us your resume and a 1-2 page cover letter (in MS Word or PDF) describing what makes you an ideal candidate for this role via email only to: accounting@mackenzieatlantic.com


MacKenzie Atlantic is an equal opportunity employer. We appreciate all expressions of interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Find out more at www.mackenzieatlantic.com or read the latest news on our MacKenzie Atlantic Facebook page.

Join our team! We're looking for an Office Administrator

Join our team! We're looking for an Office Administrator

We’re looking for an experienced Office Administrator to join our team!


MacKenzie Atlantic is an award-winning manufacturing and CNC machine shop in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, servicing the defense, aerospace, oil and gas and medical sectors. We use state-of-the-art technology and processes to carry out some of the most complex jobs in the industry. We’re known for our quality, attention to detail, innovation and unparalleled customer service.


We are seeking a full time Office Administrator to join our team. The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for completing HR tasks for our company, and for being the lead administration employee for our company. Accounting/Bookkeeping experience is a plus, as this role requires the use of Sage accounting software.


The ideal candidate would possess strong administrative and bookkeeping skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook), be familiar with ERP systems (E2) and thrive in a multitasking environment.


Minimum Requirements:

- Five years of progressive experience in an administrative position

- Basic bookkeeping skills

- Proficient in MS Office software (Outlook / Word / Excel)

- Effective people skills; HR experience

- Ability to work independently with little supervision

- Strong time management skills, with initiative and follow-up capabilities

- Fluent in English and able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing

- Must be a multitasker with keen attention to detail

- The successful candidate must be able to obtain a satisfactory criminal record check

- Must be flexible, and comfortable working on unique tasks as needed in an evolving environment


Note: Public transportation is not available


Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office environment with extended periods of sitting, typing, computer use.

Occasional visits to the production area where there will be exposure to noise.


Benefits: Group Health and employer matched RRSP, team building events.


Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Set up new accounts for vendors and customers.

- Oversee building maintenance and associated history files

- Oversee HR activities, administer benefits, conduct new hire orientations, schedule training as required.

- Manage safety committee as management representative, and act on safety committee duties

- Perform data entry

- Maintain and prepare reports from manual or electronic file

- Scan documents, organize within a folder and email contents

- Process incoming and outgoing messages electronically

- Type and proofread correspondence, forms and other documents

- Label, file and retrieve documents

- Arrange courier shipments

- Other duties as required


To apply

Please send us your resume and a 1-2 page cover letter (in MS Word or PDF) describing what makes you an ideal candidate for this role via email only to: accounting@mackenzieatlantic.com


MacKenzie Atlantic is an equal opportunity employer. We appreciate all expressions of interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Find out more at www.mackenzieatlantic.com or read the latest news on our MacKenzie Atlantic Facebook page.

On budget and ahead of schedule: 1.2 million face shields made & delivered to Nova Scotia's frontlines

On budget and ahead of schedule: 1.2 million face shields made & delivered to Nova Scotia's frontlines

Four weeks ahead of schedule, our incredible Face Shield Assembly Team -- comprised of more than 40 people who left the safety of their homes during a lockdown to protect healthcare workers on Nova Scotia's frontlines -- delivered on over 1.2 million face shields from our temporary assembly line facility set up in the gymnasiums at Prince Andrew High in Dartmouth. 

We have so many people to thank, and plans to do so in tangible ways once we get our post-emergency PPE feet solidly beneath us.

More to come.

N.S. company who pivoted to face shields sees future for local PPE

N.S. company who pivoted to face shields sees future for local PPE

Feature story by Keith Doucette, Canadian Press

A small Nova Scotia company that retooled to make medical face shields for the province's health-care system says it is exceeding its own manufacturing target more than a month into the fledgling venture.

MacKenzie Atlantic, located in Musquodoboit Harbour, signed an agreement in mid-April to provide shields for the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre to help boost supply during the COVID-19 outbreak.

MacKenzie, a machine shop that typically manufactures items for the defence sector, was tapped to produce one million face shields for the health authority and 100,000 for the IWK. The company aimed to eventually increase production to 70,000 shields per week.

"We are producing about 90,000 face shields a week right now," owner Matthew MacKenzie said in a recent interview...

MacKenzie Atlantic to produce more than one million face shields for NSHA, IWK

MacKenzie Atlantic to produce more than one million face shields for NSHA, IWK

MacKenzie Atlantic of Musquodoboit Harbour will produce one million face shields for use by Nova Scotia Health Authority staff and physicians. The company has an additional contract to produce 100,000 shields for the IWK Health Centre.

Face shields are a key piece of the equipment required to protect staff working in environments where patients with possible or confirmed COVID-19 or certain other infectious disease are present.

An initial delivery of shields is expected next week, with production expected to escalate to 70,000 shields per week.

“When we realized we could put our manufacturing experience and supply chain contacts to good use to supply one of the items in critical demand, we knew we had to help,” said Carmen MacKenzie, co-owner of MacKenzie Atlantic.

 

“In less than three weeks, our team designed a basic prototype, sourced and secured raw material, designed a socially distanced assembly line, built jigs, fixtures and tools for 37 temporary work stations, lined up partnerships with amazing local suppliers, secured a school for our assembly area, and recruited and trained over a dozen staff to start production.” 

MacKenzie Atlantic prototypes face shields for Covid-19 frontlines

MacKenzie Atlantic prototypes face shields for Covid-19 frontlines

MacKenzie Atlantic has designed, sourced material for, and built a prototype of an inexpensive face shield that could be used on the frontlines of the fight against Covid-19. 

 

The face shields are inexpensive, lightweight, fully adjustable and can be mass produced just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

 

Company owner Matthew MacKenzie says the shop could start producing them within a week of an order, and has the capacity to produce 15,000 to 30,000 per week for hospitals, firefighters, police and other frontline service providers.

 

New protective measures in place to comply with COVID-19 workplace rules

New protective measures in place to comply with COVID-19 workplace rules

Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. — With a State of Emergency declared today in Nova Scotia, MacKenzie Atlantic will be putting additional physical distancing measures in place to ensure the health and safety of our employees. The health and safety of our employees is our top priority. 

 

 

Minister Chrystia Freeland visits MacKenzie Atlantic for federal funding announcment

Minister Chrystia Freeland visits MacKenzie Atlantic for federal funding announcment

MacKenzie Atlantic hosted a federal funding announcement today where MP Sean Fraser and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced funding of $2.5 million to help six Nova Scotia steel and aluminum companies invest in state-of-the-art automation technology.

 

MacKenzie Atlantic will be investing in two Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines and a robot to load and unload the machine, creating a fully automated production line that will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This project will position the company to grow further by attracting new, international contracts to the region.

MacKenzie Atlantic receives Premier's Quality Award

MacKenzie Atlantic receives Premier's Quality Award

The MacKenzie Atlantic team received an award tonight at the Premier's Quality Recognition Awards ceremony hosted by ASQ Canada. 

 

Category: ISO 9001:2015 International Quality Standard.

 

We don't just say our culture is built on quality.

We mean it.

Gliding Into New Markets

Gliding Into New Markets

MacKenzie Atlantic's most recent foray into medical device manufacturing is highlighted as the cover story in the April issue of Canadian Metalworking Magazine for their Made in Canada series.

 

*Photography by Halifax-based Applehead Studios 

Photo shoot Friday

Photo shoot Friday

The MacKenzie Atlantic team welcomed Applehead Studios photographers Ashley Brown and Richard Donovan to the shop for a photo shoot for the April issue of Canadian Metalworking Magazine... stay tuned for the full story!

Matthew MacKenzie wins 2016 BioInnovation Challenge

Matthew MacKenzie wins 2016 BioInnovation Challenge

Competing alongside six shortlisted competitors from across the Maritimes,  Matthew MacKenzie accepted the top prize at this year's BioInnovation Challenge for his invention Paraglide, a wheelchair repositioning device that will shift people in their wheelchairs from a seated position to an upright position at the touch of a button.

 

BioNova announced the winner of the competition following a day of presentations and panel discussions at BioPort Atlantic, Oct. 26, 2016.