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

Role Summary:

Ontrack Systems and ContainerWest Manufacturing are seeking a property manager to undertake maintenance, cleaning and basic repairs around our facilities.

Tasks include:

• Pressure Washing Shipping Containers, Buildings, and Heavy Equipment
• Installing Signage
• Clearing and Maintaining Drainage Troughs
• Remove abandoned items and keep storage facility clean
• Sweep out and inspect vacant storage units
• Help customers re-gain access to storage units (lost keys, jammed doors, etc.)
• Service and repair security gates
• Painting Buildings
• Basic Electrical and Plumbing Maintenance and Repairs
• Trash Collection
• Other Duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications Required:

• Class 5 Driver’s Licence
• Proven record of safe operation of power tools
• Demonstrated ability to work independently
• Ability to operate a Forklift is an asset

ContainerWest is actively looking to hire a Project Engineer to support front line production at our manufacturing facility in south Vancouver, BC.

About Us:

ContainerWest is the industry’s leading supplier of modular shipping container-based buildings, offering conceptual design, detailed engineering, manufacturing, delivery and installation. We take shipping containers and turn them into a variety of custom products, such as: relocatable laboratories, refrigerated storage buildings, construction site offices, generator enclosures, wastewater treatment plants, fire-fighter training facilities, workforce housing and retail kiosks.

Why Us:

At ContainerWest you will be provided a truly unique work experience working on the front lines of fabrication for these building. Our manufacturing processes involve cross-disciplinary trades, including metal fabrication, welding, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc. Working directly with other engineers, trades workers, and upper management, you will gain knowledge of supervision, project organization, production flow and plant layout, building materials, building codes, steel, welding, painting, engineering design and even a bit of selling.

The Role:

The focus of the Project Engineer will be to manage the materials, tools, and resources of all current and upcoming projects and ensure that operations are running smoothly within the fabrication warehouse. Time spent waiting for clarification on an instruction, waiting on missing or incorrect materials, and looking for tools impacts project success. As someone with technical knowledge, solid memory and the ability to anticipate problems, find information or develop a plan, you will be a welcome resource to ensure projects are completed efficiently and effectively.

This is a very central role with a high level of responsibility, challenge and variety, requiring both leadership and technical skills.  You will usually have 2 or 3 projects on the go at any time, with maybe 2 more in the planning/design stage.  Typical single module projects are in production for 1-3 weeks, with larger buildings lasting up to 2 months.  All products are custom with similar elements.  Normal shop hours are 7:00 to 3:30 but you would be expected to be in earlier and stay later than your crew for a typical workweek of 45 to 50 hours.

It is intended that you either have or will work toward your PEng.  You are encouraged to keep up your professional development and choose/attend a few courses or seminars each year.

This role is equal to the Design Engineers and you will work closely with them, along with Senior Management and the Application Engineers (Sales).  You would support and lead 3-5 tradespeople.  A rough breakdown of time might be:

Leading production kick-off meetings 10%
Reviewing drawings 5%
Creating or reviewing Bills of Materials or pick lists 5%
Working alongside the Warehouse to pick and issue materials 25%
Developing technical expertise in one area (i.e. electrical code, welding, coatings, field erection, inspection, documentation, Lean, PMP, CPIM etc.) 10%
Tool support or plant upgrades 5%
Hands on production (includes job planning and coaching) 25%
Prototyping new methods or designs 5%
Design and Estimating feedback 10%

 Ideal Candidate:

  • Degree in Civil, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or some equivalent academic background (Experienced candidates with a diploma will be considered)
  • Highly motivated to work and learn in a fast-pace work environment
  • Passion for problem solving and quickly reaching solutions
  • Strong knowledge in MS Excel, Word, and general computer applications
  • Hands-on experience in trades/construction/industry (considered an asset)
  • Good memory, organizational skills, and detail oriented
  • Great work ethic and pride in high quality finished products

Our Core Values:

  • Share information, knowledge and experience openly and willingly.
  • Be solution oriented. Work as problem solvers. Not blame others.
  • Function as active participants. Ask, “What contribution can I make to help the team achieve success?”
  • Speak up and contribute ideas. Get problems out in the open.
  • Be reliable. Deliver good performance all the time.
  • Be self-sufficient.
  • Cooperate and pitch in to help. Respond to requests for assistance and take the initiative to offer help.
  • Stay flexible. Not complain or get stressed out because something new is being tried.
  • Become a leader through hard work.

Are you looking for a people oriented role that showcases your technical and industrial knowledge?

Please send all resumes to jobsbc@containerwest.com.

ContainerWest is actively looking to hire an Engineering Intern/Co-op Student to our Production Team. The successful candidate will be working as a Project Coordinator at our manufacturing facility in Richmond, BC.

About Us

ContainerWest is the industry’s leading supplier of modular shipping container-based buildings, offering conceptual design, detailed engineering, manufacturing, delivery and installation. We take shipping containers and turn them into a variety of custom products, such as: relocatable laboratories, refrigerated storage buildings, construction site offices, generator enclosures, wastewater treatment plants, fire-fighter training facilities, workforce housing and retail kiosks.

Why Us

At ContainerWest you will be provided a truly unique work experience working on the front lines of fabrication for these building. Our manufacturing processes involve cross-disciplinary trades, including metal fabrication, welding, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc. Working directly with other engineers, trades workers, and upper management, you will gain knowledge of supervision, project organization, production flow and plant layout, building materials, building codes, steel, welding, painting, engineering design and even a bit of selling.  We will teach you how to drive a forklift and use power tools – you can even learn to weld if you want to.

The Role

Working as a liaison between the design and manufacturing engineers and the shop floor, you will be ensuring that every job has what it needs in order to be completed efficiently and effectively.

This may include:

  • Picking and issuing materials to each job (steel, lumber, insulation, electrical components, etc)
  • Tracking job progress and performing post-completion review
  • Supporting production by providing hands-on assistance where needed
  • Inspecting fabrication quality and verifying product accuracy with engineering drawings
  • Maintaining scheduling for current and upcoming projects
  • Management of supplies, materials, tools, and resources
  • Participate in ongoing review to improve product designs and manufacturing processes

This is a Monday-Friday job with the shop’s normal hours being 7:00 to 3:30. There will be times when you would stay later for engineering meetings or to help get a rush job out.

Ideal Candidate

  • 3rd or 4th Year Engineering student enrolled in Civil, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or some equivalent academic background
  • Highly motivated to work and learn in a fast-pace work environment
  • Passion for problem solving and quickly reaching solutions
  • Strong knowledge in MS Excel, Word, and general computer applications
  • Hands-on experience in trades/construction/industry (considered an asset)
  • Student leadership experience (considered an asset)

Our Core Values:

  • Share information, knowledge and experience openly and willingly.
  • Be solution oriented. Work as problem solvers. Not blame others.
  • Function as active participants. Ask, “What contribution can I make to help the team achieve success?”
  • Speak up and contribute ideas. Get problems out in the open.
  • Be reliable. Deliver good performance all the time.
  • Be self-sufficient.
  • Cooperate and pitch in to help. Respond to requests for assistance and take the initiative to offer help.
  • Stay flexible. Not complain or get stressed out because something new is being tried.
  • Become a leader through hard work.

Are you looking to make a positive contribution and grow your interpersonal skills and industrial knowledge, all while enjoying the beautiful city of Vancouver during the summer?