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Industrial Designer

- Toronto, Ontario

Location 
Toronto, Ontario


General Accountabilities

The conceptualization and design development of new furnishings and related product for the Education and Healthcare environments.


Specific Accountabilities

  • Working with stakeholders to define new product objectives and strategies
  • Developing multi-concept product proposals
  • Defining and prioritizing user requirements
  • Preparing concept and design documentation and data
  • Collaborating with engineers and manufacturing units
  • Participating in product testing


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • University Degree in Industrial Design, Architecture or Engineering
  • 5+ years of commercial/contract furniture design
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and materials
  • Understanding of rapid prototyping technologies
  • Strong organizational and design detailing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent visual language skills and well-developed sketching skills
  • Developed interest in trends and market influences
  • Team player but must be able to work independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • A high level of proficiency is required in the following:
    • SolidWorks
    • Rhino
    • Keyshot
    • 3DS
    • Adobe Photoshop


General information

Interested applicants are asked to forward a resume along with a link to your online portfolio to: careers@globalfurnituregroup.com using the subject line ‘Industrial Designer’. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Global Furniture Group values employment equity and is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process. Those requiring accommodation should advise Human Resources and Global will provide suitable accommodation in a manner that considers the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability.


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Programmer Analyst

- Toronto, Ontario

Location 
Toronto, Ontario


General Accountabilities

The Programmer Analyst understands and translates business needs into AS400 software which supports ongoing activities and analyzes future needs for Payroll and Production. The Analyst provides technical systems support for the development, enhancement, and maintenance of automated systems applications. Duties include requirements analysis, system design, coding, testing and troubleshooting.


Specific Accountabilities

  • Analyze the requirements for a program and defines its overall structures
  • Analyze system/program problems and defines solutions
  • Encodes, prepares test data, tests and debugs programs at various complexity levels
  • Writes structured, well organized and documented, highly maintainable programs
  • Prepares test data, test scenarios and test plans that ensure programs are working correctly prior to release
  • Safely and efficiently implements developed projects into production environment
  • Maintains and updates integrated software applications
  • Designs application enhancements, interfaces and revised functions
  • Assures proper integration with other computer systems to meet user requirements
  • Provide application support, which includes problem research, analysis, resolution and oncall support
  • Monitors changes in technology
  • Remains up to date on current industry trends through courses, reading, online research, etc.
  • Ensure the stability and reliability of the system
  • Prepare technical documentation of new application, and procedural for the users


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in IBM ISERIES RPG programming within the Manufacturing Industry
  • Considerable knowledge of IBM ISERIES operating system, programming languages, and development tools such as SDA, RLU, SQL, Query, and DFU
  • Strong analytical, decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Microsoft Office experience including Word, Excel and Access and VBA programming
  • Knowledge of the TL ASHFOLD Barcode Labelling Software
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with users


Interested applicants are asked to forward a resume to careers@globalfurnituregroup.com using the subject line ’Programmer Analyst’. We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

Global Furniture Group values employment equity and is an equal opportunity employer.


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EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

As an approved vendor to the Federal Government, Global participates in the Government's Employment Equity program which focuses on four targeted groups in the workplace: women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and aboriginal people. Compliance with this program includes surveying employees for targeted group representation as well as their positions within various occupational groups.

Global has been involved with the Employment Equity program since the early 1990s. The company has sincerely endeavoured to maintain the principles of the program and was awarded the Government's Employment Equity Certificate of Merit in both 1991 and 1996 for its leading role in the program. Global's Employment Equity Committee meets on a regular basis to continually address diversity issues and oversee initiatives in this regard. We are proud of our long-standing record in the field of workplace diversity.


WORKPLACE BARRIERS

Employment barriers arise both intentionally and unintentionally from practices, policies, attitudes and corporate culture that are neither job-related nor required for the safe and efficient operation
of an organization. A policy or practice is a barrier when it has a greater negative impact on designated group members than on those who are not members of a designated group. These barriers contribute to hiring and promotion rates that are lower than expected for designated group members in comparison to those who are not members of a designated group. They also manifest themselves in the under-utilization of designated group members and in the concentration of designated group members at the lower levels of an organization and in non decision-making positions. Barriers can be subtle and hard to detect. They frequently result from a lack of awareness of their impact on designated group members.

With respect to the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) the subject of workplace barriers relates specifically to persons with disabilities.

Examples of workplace barriers include (but are not limited to):

  • prejudice or ill-will reflected in deliberately discriminatory actions against persons with disabilities,
  • unequal treatment (eg, asking different questions
    of persons with disabilities applying for the same job as persons who have no disabilities),
  • systemic barriers that discourage or block persons with disabilities from employment opportunities (eg, unnecessary experience requirements),
  • maintenance of a working environment that is either hostile or abusive toward persons with disabilities or that is simply a non-supportive work culture and environment for persons with disabilities,
  • inadequate facilities that present physical barriers to persons with disabilities,
  • use of recruitment sources that do not provide an appropriate pool of candidates (eg, advertising, word-of-mouth, networking, employment agencies),
  • lack of objective, structured staffing, particularly when coupled with attitude problems,
  • unequal access for persons with disabilities to non-advertised promotion, training and development systems, networks and assignments, and
  • lack of reasonable accommodation