Why work with us?

Because here you have an opportunity to make a difference in the world. At PRIMED our mission is to protect people from harmful substances and infectious disease with our high-quality medical PPE. This single goal enables us to push boundaries and set new standards in world healthcare service and innovation.

Our teams are made of passionate, accomplished and creative people. Our culture is collective. We motivate each other. We trust each other.

We have fun. As a team member of PRIMED you are encouraged to challenge the status quo. If you are tenacious, resourceful and thrive in a fast-paced and supportive environment, you will fit right in.





Employee Benefits

Health Spending Account

RRSP Matching

Employer-Paid Group Health Insurance

Mental Health Support

Minimum 3 Weeks Vacation

Financial Planning Support

Scholarship Program

Career Training & Development Program

Transparent Leadership Team

Awesome Parties

Inclusive Culture

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Current Openings

Product Development Associate (Edmonton, Alberta)
Job Details 

Position Title: Product Development Associate
Position Type: Full-time, permanent 
Division: Product Development
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Start Date: August 2021

 

Team Overview

The Product Development (“PD”) team is responsible for PRIMED’s design and development program as well as providing customer support as needed. This includes aspects such product change control, and working closely with the marketing department and production teams to ensure PRIMED’s products meet both technical and regulatory requirements. By focusing on these aspects, the PD team helps ensure that market needs are met and PRIMED’s customers can have confidence in the high quality products they use.

Position Function

The Product Development Associate (PDA) is involved in developing specifications and completing associated activities within the design and development process and QMS. While in some cases this may involve following up on existing documentation and routine updates to products, the PDA may also be involved in testing work or organizing external testing. Overall the PDA is responsible for ensuring PRIMED’s products are designed appropriately and that the required supporting documentation is available and complete.

Working Relationships

The PDA is a member of the Product Development team and reports to the Director of Product Development. The PDA works very closely with the rest of the Product Development team as well as the Marketing, Sourcing and Manufacturing teams on an ongoing basis.

The PDA will also have contact with other departments both within and outside the organization for reasons such as problem solving, technical explanations and providing information related to PRIMED products and documentation (e.g., specifications). The PDA will also liaise with the Sourcing and Manufacturing teams on an ongoing basis.

Responsibilities

  • Develops specifications by working with project stakeholders. This also includes:
    • consulting the production teams and other sources as required to determine specification requirements;
    • creation and transfer of product, prototype and raw material specifications;
    • creation of product verification and validation records;
    • creation of customer specifications;
    • creation of sample requests; and
    • completion of any necessary project documentation and records such as technical memos, quality plans, etc.;
  • Supports the ISO Quality Management System by following the procedures and work instructions related to their activities.
  • Supports the PD, Marketing and Quality and Regulatory Affairs teams via testing and review of samples. (e.g. internal and external laboratory testing, internal reviews of products)
  • Conducts other activities as required of the position (e.g. Administrative tasks, filing, data entry and review etc.)
  • Conduct technical research, as required
  • Other duties and ad-hoc requests, as required.

Working Conditions

Attention is shifted continuously from one job detail to another. Occasional interruptions come from requests for assistance. Multi-tasking abilities and time management skills are required for this position. Superior organizational skills are required for this position as it will have overlapping projects and responsibilities.

Examples of mental effort include and are not limited to: concentration, analytical skills, computer skills, accounting/finance technical skills, writing skills, reading comprehension, personnel skills, etc.

Examples of physical effort include:

  • working in a seated position at a desk, more than 6 hours per day
  • lifting cases or other objects on occasion up to 30 lbs, as needed (e.g. boxes)

Valid travel documents and the ability to travel to various jurisdictions legally are required.

The ability to use computers and equipment effectively and accurately in a timely manner is required.

This position is based in the Edmonton head office and may require occasional travel domestically. Typical office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour lunch. However, due to the nature of the business, work outside these hours may be required during busy periods and would be assigned/approved by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will posses:

  • A university Degree or Technical college certificate/diploma in science, engineering, textile science or a related discipline;
  • The ability to read, understand and interpret such things as product specification documents and diagrams, technical requirements etc.;
  • Intermediate to advanced computer proficiency and the ability to utilize such programs as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access to generate technical specifications;
  • Previous related experience in the design of apparel, using AutoCAD and/or operating laboratory equipment would be an advantage;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Ability to read and understand specialized documents (e.g., regulatory, ASTM, ISO and other consensus standards);
  • Organized problem solver capable of thinking quickly on your feet and excelling in a performance-driven, results-oriented work environment.
  • Handle multiple projects effectively and a strong ability to be creative and take initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply

This position is available immediately. Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume in a single document via the application form on www.PRIMED.ca/Careers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, responses to applicants may be delayed. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Note:  This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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Human Resources Generalist (Edmonton, Alberta)
Job Details 

Position Title:  Human Resources Generalist
Position Type:  Permanent, full-time
Division:  Finance and Administration
Location:  Edmonton, Alberta
Start Date:  ASAP

Division Overview

The Finance and Administration department is responsible for providing accounting,  administrative, and human resources support to the various departments for PRIMED’s global business. This includes full cycle accounting, payroll, fixed assets, generating financial statements and ensuring the overall success of the business. Human Resources is guided by ensuring policies and procedures are administered fairly with the goal of being an employer of choice. By providing accurate, timely information in a fair and balanced manner, the team ensure decisions can be made with the best data available.

Position Function

The Human Resources Generalist (HRG) is accountable for fostering the core values at PRIMED and maintaining the trust between employees and the organization. They are part of the day to day administration of human resources duties like benefits, training, payroll, and full employee life-cycle. Working with the Senior Management Team, the HR Generalist will assist and lead recruitment and onboarding of new talent. They will also be a key part of the continuous development and improvement of policies and practices to ensure PRIMED remains an employer of choice.

As a key member of PRIMED’s success, the role requires exceptional communication skills, teamwork, interpersonal skills and professionalism to foster an employee focused, high performing culture. They will assist PRIMEDians from every department and develop initiatives to provide guidance and coaching on a variety of issues. Overall, the HRG will play a critical role in ensuring our most important asset, our team, is able to deliver PRIMED’s mission: to protect people from harmful substances and infectious diseases.

Working Relationships

The HRG reports directly to the Manager, Human Resources and Administration and has close internal working relationships with Finance and all other PRIMED departments and team members. In this hands-on role, the HR Generalist must demonstrate PRIMED core values like collaboration, trust and respect while fostering a superior working environment where growth and talent development are key. The role will need to develop a relationship with all PRIMED team members to ensure a trusted relationship.

Outside of the organization, the HR Generalist is in direct contact with prospective employees, benefits vendors, and recruiting partners. In many ways, the HR Generalist is the person who can articulate and demonstrate the core values to anybody. Public speaking and clearly sharing the value proposition of working at PRIMED is key.

Responsibilities

The following is a high-level description of the HRG’s responsibilities and is not mean to be all-inclusive:

  • Payroll and benefits administration
  • Assist and lead the development and administration of programs, procedures and guidelines that align with PRIMED’s strategic goals
  • Responsible for working with Managers on full cycle recruiting including strategy for recruitment, interviews, and providing advice or guidance in the selection process
  • Prepare job offer letters or employment contracts for successful candidates
  • Team member onboarding orientation, development and training
  • Research and advise on career paths to help guide team members journey in at PRIMED
  • Refine and administer performance management tools (e.g. Probation, One-on-One, Annual Reviews)
  • Provide coaching to managers and supervisors on full cycle feedback mechanisms including disciplinary actions, grievances, and other employee challenges
  • Fostering continuous professional development of team members with internal or third party training
  • Policy development and documentation with regulatory compliance and best practices in mind
  • Foster team member safety, welfare, and overall physical and mental wellness
  • Investigate workplace complaints or feedback and provide proposed solutions
  • Respond to team member enquiries about insurance, payroll, retirement, policies, etc.
  • Maintain HR records, skills matrix, and maintain confidential team member personal files while complying with privacy guidelines
  • Analyze HRMS information to provide guidance and insights into team performance and continuous development of industry best practices.
  • Administration, organizational, and space planning
  • Provide guidance and administer offboarding of team members, as required.
  • Supports the Manager, Human Resources & Admin as needed with other duties as required.

Working Conditions

Attention is shifted from one job task to another frequently during the day. Therefore, time and priority management abilities in addition to excellent communication skills are essential for this position. Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are key success factors.

Examples of mental effort include:

  • Calculating payroll related factors including premiums and taxes
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and constantly strives to improve
  • Analyzing and reviewing benefits costs as a factor of team member satisfaction
  • Multi-tasking abilities and time management skills are required for this position
  • Interruptions come from requests for assistance or new tasks as directed
  • Concentration, computer skills, assembly skills, reading comprehension, personnel skills, etc.
  • Communicating and developing a relationship with all PRIMED team members.

Valid travel documents and the ability to travel to various jurisdictions legally is a requirement of the position.

Examples of physical effort include:

  • Working in a seated position at a desk, more than 6-7 hours per day
  • On occasion, lifting a box or other objects up to 40 lbs, as required

The ability to use computers and equipment effectively and accurately in a timely manner is required.

Qualifications

Given the critical role this individual will be expected to play in delivering on PRIMED’s mission, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following core competencies, experience and attributes:

  • Demonstrated experience handing and maintaining confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent communicator including listening, speaking, and writing skills with capacity to work with all people
  • Minimum five (5) years of Human Resources administration across medium sized organizations
  • University or college diploma/degree or equivalent experience. CPHR designation is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, modify and analyze documents and complex spreadsheets
  • Strong knowledge of federal and provincial employment standards
  • Excellent strategic planning skills including mid- and long-term planning
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, procedures, correspondence, and complete all types of documentation and forms
  • Working knowledge of an HRMS (e.g. ADP Workforce Now) would be considered an asset.
  • Advanced computer proficiency in a Windows based environment using Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook

Other Assets

  • Attention to detail and accuracy are key requirements
  • Self starter with creative mindset and ability to put concepts into practice
  • Excellent judgement, creative problem solving skills, and maturity to advise on sensitive issues
  • Leadership and people management experience and skill set
  • Organized, with excellent time management skills.

Hours of Work

This position is based in Edmonton and typical office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however work outside of these hours may be required from time to time basis and be discussed in advance.

How to Apply

This position is available immediately. Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume in a single document via the application form on www.PRIMED.ca/Careers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, responses to applicants may be delayed. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Note:  This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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Production Line Operator (Cambridge, Ontario)
Job Details 

Position Title: Production Line Operator
Position Type: Full-time, hourly, permanent (day and afternoon shift)
Hourly Rate: $18.27 with $1.00 afternoon shift premium
Division: Production
Location: Cambridge, Ontario

 

Departmental Overview

PRIMED Medical Products Manufacturing Ltd.’s (“PRIMED Cambridge”) Production team is dedicated to the manufacturing of the highest quality medical devices that will deliver on our mission: to protect people from harmful substances and infectious disease. This includes responsibility over all aspects of the product from raw material to finished goods while adhering to safety protocols, manufacturing best practices, and PRIMED’s Quality Management System.

Position Function

The Production Line Operator is detail oriented, focused and takes pride in the work completed in a fast-paced, high speed environment. As part of the manufacturing process, the Production Line Operator is responsible for ensuring proper operation of their machine and proactively taking actions to ensure it operates at peak efficiency. The role will require setup, loading, and operation of the line machine with the established procedures and guidelines. Adjustments to the machine to meet different specifications will be required and a commitment to a high quality output, with minimal wasted materials and time is key.

Working Relationships

The Production Line Operator will report to the Mask Production Supervisor with initial training provided by experienced Operators from PRIMED’s Asian facilities. Communication with fellow team members and mechanics will ensure continuous production of the correct product at the correct specifications.

Responsibilities

The following is a list of the high-level activities or deliverables with the goal to maximize production and reduce waste to the manufacturing line through process efficiencies:

  • Perform startup activities to ensure proper machine startup and operation on multiple pieces of equipment
  • Operate the production machine based on established Quality Management System requirements and Work Instructions including:
    • Loading raw materials when consumed
    • Adjusting machine to enhance efficiency
    • Repositioning and restart of production line
  • Operate and monitor multiple pieces of equipment during operation to ensure quality production and minimize unplanned stops
    • Check and monitor the quality of the product as it moves through the production process in accordance with the requirements of the specifications
  • Self-inspect quality of product and identify any issues regarding non-conforming product
  • Manually pack product into cartons and other containers
  • Fill in batch records according to Work Instructions
  • Communicate with and support other team members to ensure continuous production at high quality levels with minimal waste
  • Regularly inspect and perform good housekeeping of work environment
  • Follow all plant rules and safety regulations
  • Support Production with special projects and work flow improvements, as required.

Working Conditions

Attention is shifted from one job task to another frequently during the day. This is a hands-on role; therefore, time and priority management abilities in addition to excellent communication skills are essential. Other conditions and requirements of the role include:

  • Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Repetitive tasks and standing or sitting in one spot for extended periods of time
  • Must wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplied including face mask, hair net, beard net, and white coat.
  • Steel toed shoes required, $100 reimbursement.
  • Lifting, dumping and stacking 10-40 lbs boxes of product
  • Ability to read English, Work Instructions, Manuals, and other documents
  • Experience as a machine operator in a fast-paced environment is an asset
  • Work independently and collaborate in a team environment.

Qualifications

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and be a minimum age of 18 years old
  • Good attendance record required
  • Ability to handle extended periods of static tasks with alertness but also the ability to multitask
  • Positive attitude and willingness to develop new skill as manufacturing increases
  • Attention to detail and ability to find defects in product streams
  • Previous experience in an ISO 13485 or GMP basics are an asset
  • Ability to work in a start up like environment with growth and evolution on the horizon.

Hours of Work

The Production Line Operator position is an hourly, permanent, full-time position with typical working hours being Monday to Friday, 6:30am – 3:00pm (day shift) and 3:30pm – 12:00am (afternoon shift). Some overtime may be required and will be discussed and agreed upon in advance.

How to apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to HR.Ontario@PRIMED.ca.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, responses to applicants may be delayed. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE: This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

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Healthcare Account Manager (Edmonton, Alberta)
Job Details 

Position Title: Healthcare Account Manager
Position Type: Full time, permanent
Division: Sales
Location: Edmonton, Alberta (Head Office based with travel required)
Start Date: ASAP

 

Position Overview

Reporting to the Sales Manager, the Account Manager is responsible for representing PRIMED’s products and services to various healthcare providers in a highly competitive market. This includes communicating benefits of the products, implementation of agreements, and after sales customer service to ensure the overall success of the business. It also requires working closely with other team members (Account Managers, VP of Sales and Business Development, Implementation Specialists, Sales Associates) and maintaining other close internal working relationships including Marketing, Accounting, Operations, and Quality Assurance.

Outside business contacts are typically clinical end-users, Shared Service Organization professionals, and materials managers/procurement professionals in the healthcare industry. Training and educating healthcare workers and other end users are also required.

Key Responsibilities 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop accounts by increasing sales and market share while meeting certain targets.
  • Develop and implement short- and long-term plans to achieve annual sales and gross profit dollar goals by identifying and cultivating new opportunities for growth and building on existing accounts.
  • Promote and sell PRIMED products through sales calls, presentations, trade shows, and various other methods.
  • Call existing and prospective customers and provide information and quotes.
  • Capable of handling a large, widespread sales base with a range of different customers and call-points.
  • Clearly understand the sales trends along with the strong and weak points of competition within their territory and regularly reviews this with the sales team.
  • Work independently, able to establish and maintain strong long-term relationship within account customers, strong communicator including experience with executive level contacts, and a willingness to work within established sales processes.
  • Resolves unique customer issues and concerns through superior communication and project management skills.
  • Work within the company’s Quality Policy and comply with Quality Assurance procedures.
  • Committed to exploring new alternate markets and sales opportunities.
  • Requires a personal commitment and ownership to meet and exceed established sales goals, grow market share and customer base in the assigned account base.
  • Work with the Product Managers and the Marketing department to develop marketing materials as required.
  • Participate in field tests and market studies to assess current business situations and new product opportunities.
  • Provide input to the Visual Communications team for tools required for sales, conversions, and implementation.
  • Provide advice and product training to customers and distributors when necessary.
  • Other duties as required.

Requirements and Qualifications

Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of PRIMED and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following core competencies, experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field.
  • Ambitious individual with strong interest in a sales career.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the medical supply industry and comfort in a clinical setting is an asset.
  • Valid travel documents and the ability to travel to various jurisdictions legally is a requirement of the position.
  • Develop and maintain a strong knowledge base regarding product, competitors, customers, and market activities, and communicating this knowledge in business planning meetings.
  • Results-oriented, enthusiastic, and self-motivated with honesty, integrity, and trust.
  • Handle multiple projects effectively and a strong ability to be creative and take initiatives.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to develop and sustain successful business relationships internally and externally.
  • Ambitious and thrives on the challenge of meeting and exceeding targets.
  • Competitive edge and works well in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and good listening skills, with ability to work successfully with diverse groups as well as independently.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook products.
  • Extended hours of work, as necessary.

How to Apply

This position is available immediately. The search is being conducted by Sampson Search & Consulting. Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume in a single document to Steve Sampson at sampsonconsult<at>outlook.com.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, responses to applicants may be delayed. PRIMED and Sampson Search & Consulting thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those chosen for an interview will be contacted further. Although Sampson Search & Consulting may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applicants will be reviewed and you may be considered for future opportunities that may be appropriate.

Note:  This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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Mechanic and Machine Maintenance - 442A electrician or 433A millwright (Cambridge, Ontario)
Job Details 

Position Title: Mechanic and Machine Maintenance (442A electrician or 433A millwright)
Position Type: Full-time, permanent, hourly
Shift: Afternoon (3:00 pm to 11:30 pm) and Night (11:00 pm to 7:30 am)
Division: Production
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
Start Date: 1-2 weeks

Departmental Overview

PRIMED Medical Products Manufacturing Ltd.’s (“PRIMED Cambridge”) Production team is dedicated to the manufacturing of the highest quality medical devices that will deliver on our mission: to protect people from harmful substances and infectious disease. This includes responsibility over all aspects of the product from raw material to finished goods while adhering to safety protocols, manufacturing best practices, and PRIMED’s Quality Management System.

Position Function

The Mechanic and Machine Maintenance (Mechanic) is detail oriented, focused and takes pride in the work completed in a fast-paced, high speed environment. As part of the manufacturing process, the Mechanic is responsible for ensuring proper functioning of the various production machines, installation and assembly of new machines and equipment, adjusting and repairing equipment, calibration, and proactively performing maintenance to ensure it operates at peak efficiency. When new lines come onboard, the role will require setup and operation testing of the line machine based off the experience and training provided by the China counterparts. Adjustments and unjamming the machine to meet different specifications will be required and a commitment to high response rate and uptime is critical.

Working Relationships

The Mechanic will report to the Plant Manager with initial training provided by experienced Mechanics from PRIMED’s overseas facilities. Machines imported from PRIMED’s China plants will be configured using PRIMED’s proprietary knowhow and will require interacting with the Chinese counterparts. Communication with fellow team members and production staff will ensure continuous and reliable production of the correct product at the correct specifications. Mechanics will demonstrate patience and a coaching attitude to educate and train Operators.

Responsibilities

The following is a list of the high-level activities or deliverables with the goal to maximize production equipment efficiency and reduce waste to the manufacturing line through process efficiencies:

  • Setup, installation, and testing using PRIMED’s internal processes and procedures new lines or machines, as required
  • Responsible for addressing live stoppages and performing preventive/predictive maintenance.
  • Installations of new equipment
  • Coordinate safety inspections and regulatory compliance following ESA, PSHSR and TSSA.
  • Check, adjust and repair various systems including:
    • Welding roller
    • Ultrasonic welding systems
    • Changing of electrical boards
  • Cleaning, lubricating and performing other routine maintenance work on machines
  • Mechanical troubleshooting and ongoing maintenance based on maintenance schedule
  • Keep detailed and accurate maintenance report and documentation
  • Root cause analysis within a Quality Management System
  • Documentation and training of repair procedures
  • Follow all plant rules and safety regulations
  • Support Plant Manager with special projects and work flow improvements, as required.

Working Conditions

Attention is shifted from one job task to another frequently during the day. This is a hands-on role; therefore, time and priority management abilities in addition to excellent communication skills are essential. Other conditions and requirements of the role include:

  • Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Calm and hard working with an analytical mindset
  • Must wear all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplied
  • Lifting, moving and stacking 10-40 lbs (e.g. raw material roll on machine)
  • Ability to read English, Work Instructions, Manuals, and other documents
  • Experience as a machine operator in a fast-paced environment is an asset
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally
  • Work independently, self directed, and collaborate in a team environment.

Qualifications

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and be a minimum age of 18 years old
  • Licensed millwright or electrician (442A electrician or 433A millwright)
  • Ability to read and write English and communicate effectively with teammates
  • Positive attitude and willingness to develop new skill as manufacturing increases
  • Highly flexible and eager to learn
  • Working knowledge of safety standards of equipments
  • Attention to detail and ability to find defects or methods of improvement
  • Ability to work in a start up like environment with growth and evolution on the horizon.

Hours of Work

The Mechanic and Machine Maintenance position is a permanent full-time position with an afternoon, and night shift available. Some overtime may be required and will be discussed and agreed upon in advance. Training will occur during the day shift.

How to Apply

This position is available immediately. Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume in a single document via Indeed. Please state which shift(s) you are available for.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, responses to applicants may be delayed. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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