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Date:  Feb 2, 2024

Cambridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Industrial

Position Title:  Manufacturing Specialist - Fabrication

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


What is the Opportunity? 

A partnership between Aecon, GE Hitachi and AtkinsRéalis will deliver North America’s first grid-scale Small Modular Reactor (SMR). The Darlington SMR will be a GE Hitachi BWRX-300 reactor, a new class of nuclear reactors that provide up to 300 megawatts of electric power. Aecon is the provider of all construction services, including project management, construction planning and execution. 


Reporting to the Project Manager - Fabrication, the Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for supporting the offsite fabrication team in the successful planning and execution of the project. This position is a lead position, overseeing the work of the manufacturing specialist and drafting team. 


What You'll Do Here:


  • Consult with engineering on constructability and provide manufacturing inputs to the design. 
  • Coordinate and provide input into the design and detailing of fixturing and manufacturing aids.
  • Develop and evaluate manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials.
  • Create fabrication outline by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout with collaboration from management and craft labour team. 
  • Identify concerns as early as possible and, alert management of possible risks or problems with the projects.  
  • Ensure that all work is in compliance with Aecon Red Book Safety and Customer and CODE requirements.
  • Ability to interpret Aecon and customer drawings, policy, codes and procedures and create a gap analysis of findings.
  • Create and format detailed work packages for fabrication. 
  • Develop Bills of Materials and create detailed material requisitions and specifications.  
  • Generate fabrication procedures, forms, and specifications. 
  • Perform Fabrication drawing reviews.


What You Bring to the Table:

  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing/fabrication or related industry knowledge
  • Engineering Degree or technical certificate in a related engineering technician field.
  • Structural/Piping fabrication, welding, machining, assembly general knowledge
  • Code and quality systems knowledge (ASME Section III, CSA N285, CSA N299) 
  • Process mapping, and continuous improvement techniques.
  • CAD layout.
  • Manufacturing methods and procedures
  • Common MS Office software (Word, Excel, Visio)
  • Proficiency with the Autodesk Suite.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.