Join our team at ContainerWest!

At ContainerWest we put a lot of energy into making sure the people we recruit are the right fit for our team. We are family owned and operated with a strong focus on putting people first. We operate in a fast paced, supportive, dynamic and friendly environment. If you are a results-oriented, motivated self-starter with excellent organizational and people skills, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to jobs@containerwest.com

Fitter / Welder

Job Description

ContainerWest Manufacturing is looking for a technically competent, hard working individual to fit and weld fabricated structures and portable steel buildings. This position will focus on shipping container based enclosures, and is available immediately at our fabrication shop on Mitchell Island in Richmond.

This is a dynamic position offering excellent variety and a high level of responsibility. Work includes the traditional fabricating shop duties such as fit up, prep, cutting and welding, but also offers opportunities to contribute in other departments such as carpentry, paint and electrical. There may be opportunities to weld thicker structural material.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient in MIG (GMAW) welding
  • Good cutting / fitting skills
  • C ticket
  • Desire to learn
  • Demonstrate good quality and work pace
  • Flux core (FCAW) experience or CWB ticket is an asset.
  • Installer or manufacturing experience is preferred
  • Multi trade skills (fitting, welding, carpentry, electrical, painting, installer, finisher)

ContainerWest has been selling and renting containers since 1977, and we are also the leading container based building provider in Western Canada. The manufacturing plant, design department and sales are all based in Richmond, BC. ContainerWest is a lean organization and everyone is expected to do their share of hard work, share information, be reliable, be open to new methods and be motivated by the team’s success.

Full-time, permanent with potential for overtime hours. We offer extended health care benefits after the trial period.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter through Indeed or email us at jobs@containerwest.com. We will be reviewing applications as they come in.

Shop Supervisor (Foreman)

Job Description

Job description

ContainerWest Manufacturing Ltd. is a leading supplier of shipping containers and container-based buildings in Western Canada. We are looking to add a Shop Supervisor (Foreman) to oversee construction of custom modular steel buildings at our centrally located manufacturing facility on Mitchell Island, in Richmond. This position offers stable work on an annual salary, consistent hours and an interesting variety of projects. It is ideal for someone with experience supervising multiple trades.

CORE DUTIES

  • Acts as coach and leader: assigns work, leads kickoff meetings with Engineering, sets individual targets, has the authority to stop a job that’s off track.
  • Is visible and available at all times. Is hands-on, and pitches in to help.
  • Is responsible for safety, and for creating a culture of watching out for each other and never walking by an unsafe act.
  • Carries out hold points, sign-offs and other quality initiatives.
  • Helps develop jigs, fixtures and locators to lower production times.
  • Provides design and estimating feedback.
  • Helps develop standard procedures and gives technical instruction.
  • You will be involved in, but not solely responsible for: recruiting, HR, shop tooling.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience with multiple trades, such as welding, carpentry, electrical, painting, and insulation.
  • Construction managment experience is an asset
  • Passionate about cleanliness, organization and doing it right the first time.
  • Fluent in English with excellent communication skills – written & verbal.
  • Will train on supervisory skills, but supervision experience is an asset.

COMPANY CULTURE

Customer service is a core value, and we pride ourselves on being practical, mindful of cost, honest and team-oriented. We love to help our customers bring their vision to life. We enjoy the wide variety & challenge of our work, the opportunities to learn, and the supportive and friendly team environment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a full-time salary position with benefits based out of our manufacturing facility on Mitchell Island (under the Knight St. Bridge in Richmond). This is not an office position; the successful candidate will primarily be on their feet actively leading shop activities.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter through Indeed or email us at jobs@containerwest.com. We will be reviewing applications as they come in.

Technical Sales Rep – container based buildings and enclosures

 

Job Description

ContainerWest Manufacturing Ltd. is a leading supplier of shipping containers and container-based buildings in Western Canada. We sell them, make them into things, rent them at your location and rent them at our location (ie ministorage). We are looking for a results driven Technical Sales Rep to serve our industrial customer base, focusing on custom manufactured products.

While asking for the order and closing the sale are your focus, we have a great team of estimators, engineers and other managers to support you. This front line, hands on role offers unparalleled variety and challenge with the satisfaction of immediately visible results. We would rather hire for attitude than prior experience and can help you learn the sales side.

 

Core Duties and Role Focus

The main purpose of the role is to fill the manufacturing plant with work.

Our customers range from industrial buyers or site supervisors for simple items, to engineers or technical sales reps for more complex items (it is common for us to sell an enclosure to the company who’s stuff is going in it, like a generator or pump, and they in turn sell the package to the end user. Sometimes we install their stuff, sometimes they install at our location, sometimes we supply a bare container). Often architects, engineering firms or project planners are involved which highlights the need for good communication and documentation.

A typical week includes quote writing, price setting with Engineering and Management, quote follow up and option/change pricing, regular communication with customers regarding orders in the plant, submitting order packages to Engineering for design (and then working with Engineering to answer any application questions) and perhaps a site visit to confirm product requirements or secure an order.

We’ve had strong results from young engineers who were so solid in their technical knowledge that customers naturally wanted to buy from them, and we’ve had very organized and responsible people who weren’t strong technically but who were so responsible and trustworthy that customers wanted to buy from them too. If you can help our customers and are looking for challenge and variety in a collaborative environment, we want to hear from you!

This is not selling out of a catalogue and requires significant effort after the order is secured, so this position is not a good fit for a career sales rep accustomed to simply writing up orders. Negotiating prices is also part of the position which is very different from promotion or marketing roles. It’s a great fit for someone rising up in their career and the main drivers of success will be intelligence, a solid work ethic, service focus and supportive “good team mate” disposition.

 

Skills and Requirements

People successful in this role have demonstrated:

  • Good listening skills and a willingness to negotiate
  • A desire to help the customer make the purchase
  • Understanding that uncomfortable or unreasonable demands proposed during negotiations are simply how some people negotiate
  • Good judgment on when to defer to Engineering or Manufacturing for information or guidance
  • Good communication — the team understands and supports what you’re committing them to and customers are kept up to date. Collaborative.
  • Earned respect of co-workers through hard work. Being reliable every time.
  • Grit. Self-made record of achievement.
  • Good intelligence and ability/desire to learn. Most have university degrees.

 

Other skills or traits that may be helpful:

  • Some sort of industrial exposure
    • Summer job at a factory or plant
    • Worked somewhere that had work orders, equipment, industrial items or tradespeople
  • Organized and able to prioritize.
  • Solid computer skills (you have to enter your orders in our ERP computer system)

 

Company Culture

Customer service is a core value, and we pride ourselves on being practical, mindful of cost, honest and team-oriented. We love to help our customers bring their vision to life. We enjoy the wide variety & challenge of our work, the opportunities to learn, and a friendly, engaged team. Things happen quickly and collaboration is constant; everyone should be versatile and comfortable in a fast paced environment. Generally we show a bias toward action and strive to find ways over, around, or through barriers to success including achieving results even when resources are limited.

Additional Information

This is a full-time salary position based out of our head office on Mitchell Island (near the Knight St. Bridge).

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through Indeed. We will be reviewing applications as they come in.

Job Type: Full-time