Current Openings as of September 2014

Western Drilling Tools Inc. (“WDT”) is a privately owned, Calgary AB based manufacturing company focused on maintaining a strong reputation in the construction, exploration, waterwell, geothermal, mining and oil & gas industries.

WDT is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality drilling tools & equipment and we are committed to working together and building upon the strengths of the team. We believe in the continued growth of our company & our people. At WDT, we offer a positive, dynamic and challenging working environment. With a competitive total compensation package, WDT seeks the brightest and most talented professionals in their area of expertise.

Quality Manager                                                                                     

Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
Department: Quality Control  Reports to: Vice President

PRIMARY ROLE: The Quality Manager is responsible for verification of produced parts and products so that they meet technical drawing and design constraints. Using various tools provided by the company, the Quality Manager physically checks parts and product samples to ensure they meet industry & customer standards. Production procedures and methods are to be checked in order to ensure efficiency and streamlined production.


  • Verification of technical drawings and materials information
  • Maintenance of ISO 9001 documentation
  • Tracking data & quality of parts as they move through the shop from initial phase to completion
  • Quality assurance and verification of sampled parts as they are produced in the shop to maintain a high standard of fabrication
  • Organization of shop materials and finished products for future sales
  • Calibration of measuring tools and gauges
  • Performance of quarterly internal audits
  • Issuing non-conformance reports to both machinists and customers 
  • Other tasks as required


  • 4 years industry experience with a minimum of 2 years relevant QC experience or apprenticeship is acquired
  • The successful candidate will possess problem solving, managerial, analytical and interpersonal skills


Shop Hand – Shipping & Receiving                                                       

Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
Department: Production  Reports to: Production Manager

PRIMARY ROLE: This position is multi-faceted and key for maintaining efficient day-to-day operations as this individual controls the inflow and outflow of parts, documents, tools, materials and finished products. Control of documentation, shop organization and customer service are greatly improved by the successful performance of this role


  • Efficiently use material database; record cuts, sizes and grades & manage stock inventory levels
  • Distribute material through shop while discerning scrap from useful pieces
  • Cut material on industrial saw and learn how to safely run and maintain bandsaws
  • Packaging and shipment of transfers, components and customer orders while paying careful attention to the flow of paperwork
  • Unloading/loading of trucks & accurately account for inflow of products
  • Deliver/pick up parts from various locations around the city
  • Ensure safe operation and adequate upkeep of all tools including company vehicles, forklifts, power tools and trucks
  • Maintaining cleanliness and performance of saws daily; regular maintenance of coolants, hydraulic oils, blades, and chips
  • Assemble boxes, pallets and crates for outbound shipment of parts
  • Responsible for ensuring safety by keeping the shop free of obstructions
  • Other tasks as required


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience or apprenticeship
  • Must have an understanding of different material properties
  • Class 5 drivers license is required
  • Meticulous organizational skills, ability to coordinate with shop personnel, and a strong work ethic is vital to being successful in this role
  • Physical ability to perform occasional labor intensive tasks
  • Willingness to learn & develop new skills
  • Fork lift training and experience using an industrial saw are considered assets
  • Self-motivated with an optimistic attitude and a desire to provide great customer service 


Junior/Intermediate Financial Coordinator                                          

Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
Department: Accounting Reports to: Accounting Manager/ Vice President 

PRIMARY ROLE: The Financial Coordinator is responsible for managing and analyzing various finances within the company as well as making recommendations for ways to maximize profits and reduce spending.

The Financial Coordinator will be involved in the day-to-day operation of the Accounting Department as well as act as a liaison with financial institutions, lawyers and other outsourced financial enterprises to assist with identifying taxes, regulations, insurance and certifications. This individual will possess strong organizational skills and perform accounting and analytical tasks associated with financial analyses. It is anticipated that recommendations for changes to procedures, spending, and requirements will be made and comprehensive budgets developed.

This individual is to progress the financial situation of the company by reviewing and monitoring work spending processes and ensure best practices for account management. In addition, the Financial Coordinator will communicate with vendors regarding reconciliation of accounts as required. Occasional filing, payroll remittances and bank reconciliations may be necessary. Aside from creating analytics to measure company spending, performance and individual spending, the Financial Coordinator will be required to simplify and automate the analytic reports as much as possible.


  • Accounting and financial management of corporate funds: book keeping & bank reconciliation
  • Insurance, taxes, certifications and regulations management: dealing with vendors on payment issues, workers compensation, payroll, health plans and benefits. Correspondence with Government on behalf of company
  • Costing reports for vice president: financial analyses, reports & recommendations involving changes to procedures or spending requirements, identifying cost overruns
  • Creating and automating analytics to measure company spending and performance
  • Developing quarterly budgets for each department based on cash flow, costs, and necessities  
  • Year-end financial statements: preparations per simply accounting or other software
  • Other tasks as required


  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience OR a Business Degree with 1 year of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Simply Accounting or other accounting software is considered an asset
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Results-oriented with sound business/financial judgement
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are essential


If you meet the qualifications for any of the above positions & are interested in an opportunity to establish a meaningful, long-term career with Western Drilling Tools, please email your resume in confidence to

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted