Quality Assurance Technician

Location: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Department: Quality Assurance/ Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


Tree Island Steel Ltd.  (“Tree Island Steel” or the “Company”) is a publicly listed company whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSL.  Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, since 1964, Tree Island Steel, through its four operating facilities in Canada and the United States, produces wire products for a diverse range of industrial, residential construction, commercial construction, agricultural, and specialty applications. Its products include bright wire; a broad array of fasteners, including packaged, collated and bulk nails; stucco reinforcing products; concrete reinforcing mesh; fencing and other fabricated wire products. The Company markets these products under the Tree Island®, Halsteel®, True-Spec®, K-Lath®, TI-Wire® and Tough Strand® brand names. Tree Island Steel operates in Canada under Tree Island Industries Ltd and in the United States under Tree Island Wire (USA) Inc.



Provide technical assistance to the operations group in achieving a high standard of product excellence.  Take action where opportunities exist to facilitate change to improve our quality system.



  • Time sensitive samples testing of wire products including: tensile strength testing, dimensional measurements, coating thickness measurements, some chemical testing of process chemicals, etc.
  • Perform all tests and record results as required by product specifications, including final inspection of all wire products.
  • Communicate with operation personnel and assist with corrective action when off specification material is detected.
  • Record rejects into 4-R System.
  • Liaise with shift supervisors to ensure quality and safety standards are met.
  • Supply technical assistance to operations on interpretation of specifications.
  • Perform process and environmental standards testing as required. Monitoring waste water treatment plant for regulatory compliance as required in the absence of a Shift Supervisor.
  • Perform calibration of measurement equipment as required.
  • Assist in product and process trials.
  • Assist in customer complaints investigation.
  • Assist in project work as required.
  • Act as First Aid Attendant and respond to first aid calls.
  • Act as Shift Supervisor on weekends as required and as per respective job description.
  • Other duties of a minor nature related to the above which do not affect the value of the job.



  • A related Technical certificate in Quality Control, Materials, Chemistry or Operations Management.
  • Industrial First Aid certificate at Level 2.
  • 2 – 3 years of Quality Assurance experience in heavy industrial environment.
  • Ability to interact constructively with other employees to achieve positive results.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced heavy industrial environment.
  • Must be computer literate – Ms Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Experience with MFG Pro would be an asset.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.


We thank all candidates for their application; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.

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