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Careers

Machinist

Location: On-Site

Employment Type: Full-Time

Why Zero Point Cryogenics

Do you have a passion for cutting-edge technology and the personality to work at a deep-tech company? Do you enjoy innovation and want to work on advanced technologies that are going to change the world? This is your opportunity to grow with a rapidly expanding deep-tech company, right here in Edmonton! We are a team of highly motivated, educated, and skilled individuals that work closely to solve complex problems, and we want your input. 

 

In our company, nobody is just a number. We put our people first, that's why one of our four values is ‘Enjoy Life’: work life and home life. At ZPC we work closely with all of our employees to build a flexible work schedule that meets their needs.

Our Values: ask us about them! 

  • We are going to make mistakes in the Pursuit of Innovation.

  • When we share our thoughts and ideas our best products will be Built Through Teamwork.

  • We hold each other accountable to ensure that nothing leaves our facilities that do not meet our highest Standard of Quality.

  • We spend time every day on tasks that bring us satisfaction and purpose with the intent to Enjoy Life.

What We Do

At Zero Point Cryogenics we are growing quickly and commercializing our core product, dilution refrigerators, which are the primary low-temperature platform for quantum computers and quantum technology research. We design, engineer, fabricate, assemble, test, and install state-of-the art dilution refrigerators for our customers in quantum computing companies, as well as university and government labs. Born from a low-temperature physics research group, with a focus on low-temperature excellence, at ZPC, innovation is in our roots.  We are continuously improving our current systems and developing new systems to meet the varying needs of our customers.  

Compensation

Annual salary of $85,000 - $100,000 CAD / Year

 

All employees will be eligible to participate in benefits and profit-sharing programs as they become available.

Location and Schedule

Our shop is located at 9773 45th Ave NW, Edmonton. This position is full-time Monday to Friday, starting between 7am-9am.  We aim to create a flexible work schedule that allows our employees to meet obligations outside of work. However, there may be irregular hours to meet certain deadlines and we will be required to track our time for project costing. We expect the candidate to work the necessary hours to complete all tasks; however, salary is based on the position and is not on an hourly basis. Only local applicants or those who can relocate themselves will be considered.

 

Please note that only those selected to continue in the application process will be contacted. 

Who We Are Looking For

*If you do not meet some or all of the below qualifications, and believe you would still be a strong candidate, please apply. 

We are looking for a highly technical hands-on problem solver to fill the role of Machinist as part of our growing team. Our ideal candidate will be accustomed to working in fabrication and assembly settings. They will be able to prioritize multiple concurrent projects and be passionate about doing so in a detailed and organized manner. Our machining and manufacturing processes are paramount to ensure the quality of our products. While it will continue to be a team effort, our ideal candidate is highly skilled and comfortable working with 3- and 4-Axis CNC milling machines and lathes to create highly specialized parts. This role is integral to our success as we commercialize our core product. The ideal person for this role is enthusiastic to step into this developing position and grow with us.

What You Will Do

Working closely with our Lead Machinist you will have the opportunity to help design and machine our next generations of dilution refrigerators and other cryogenic products. We expect you to ask questions, learn, be open to growth, and attend technical training as required.

  • Take instruction from the Lead Machinist and communicate with purchasing to ensure on-time delivery of finished parts and ordering of raw materials. 

  • Collaborate on designs utilizing unique materials and geometry based on their physical properties.  

  • Recommend new processes or systems for improvement; implement new ideas and strategies.

  • Responsible for programming, setting up, and operating equipment and machines to build scientific instruments.

  • Provide assistance with regards to the maintenance and preventative maintenance of equipment.

  • Communicate performances and efficiencies with management.

  • Ensure cleanliness, maintenance, and organization of your area.

  • Read manufacturer’s manuals, drawings, and quality control specifications for storage and maintenance requirements.

You can succeed in this role if you have:

  • Have a minimum of 3-5 years experience with CNC equipment including mills and lathes

  • Have experience working in a manufacturing setting

  • Are able to follow written directions as issued by our production team (Including Work Orders, Production Instructions and Inspection requirements, etc.) with little or no supervision.

  • Are able to program, set up, operate and troubleshoot prototype and short production runs

  • Are able to read and interpret drawings

  • Have a passion for accuracy and are detail-oriented

  • Have technical design skills

  • Have excellent time-management skills to meet firm deadlines

  • Are flexible and have an open mind

  • Are able to solve problems in a cost-effective way – your programs dictate how effective we are on our shop floor

  • Are able to propose improved ways of communicating and fabricating projects

  • Have motivation and work ethic to stay engaged in a fast-paced, creative problem-solving environment

  • Have willingness to help the team overcome obstacles even if it’s not in your job description

  • Have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written, with the ability to clearly articulate ideas and challenges with a collaborative attitude

  • Have a sense of responsibility for technical quality of work, own your mistakes, and hold yourself accountable to continuous improvement

  • Have a willingness to take on unfamiliar tasks and to help the team learn what you figure out

  • Are open to respectfully take guidance and training from management and coworkers.

  • Have a sense of ownership for the space that you are working in 

  • Have an excellent work history and solid references.

  • Have the ability to lift 30 kg

  • Have a valid driver's license

Strong candidates will have:

  • Journeyman machinist ticket with red seal, or other related field

  • Autodesk Inventor 3D and MasterCam experience an asset

  • Experience in a prototype shop 

  • Proficient computer skills specifically with Microsoft and Google software

  • Demonstrated time-management and task-prioritization skills

  • The ability to work with a high-degree of independence and integrate cohesively within the team 

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize duties, and quickly assume new tasks as required

 

*If you do not meet some or all of the above qualifications, and believe you would still be a strong candidate, please apply.

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