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Engineering Manager | ABCO Industries Inc. (ABCO)

ABCO Industries Inc. (ABCO)

About ABCO:

Nestled on the harbour of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, ABCO Industries Inc. (ABCO) is a world-class supplier and manufacturer of engineering metal products with historic roots dating back to 1947.

Located on the original site of ‘Camp Norway’, a Norwegian military training facility built during WWII, ABCO operations are housed in a 42,000 sq ft facility with four distinct manufacturing branches including Food Machinery, Marine, Environmental, and Industrial. Each division is managed and supported by experienced, knowledgeable specialists who are steadfast in designing, constructing, installing, and commissioning best in class products. With 70+ years of experience, this locally owned firm remains committed to providing our customers with the highest standard of quality and value while ensuring innovative, customized design solutions.

If you share our values and would like to work with a uniquely specialized organization, ABCO is presently seeking an Engineering Manager to join our growing team. This is a permanent full-time role based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

ABCO currently has multiple robust engineering roles available – please contact for further details.

Role Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, the Engineering Manager will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of a growing Engineering and Designers Department including the development and implementation of short-term and long-term targets in support of overall organizational goals.

The Engineering Manager will oversee an established team of Engineers and Designers while supporting the Sales team in proposal preparation, estimates and drawings. The Engineering Manager will oversee Project Managers and will ensure documentation for all project requirements and process methods are adhered to. This is a technical role where the Engineering Manager will have the opportunity to apply their analytical and mathematical skills while supporting equipment installations, trouble shooting and assessing installed equipment.

The Engineering Manager will communicate effectively with clients in identifying needs and in supplying alternative solutions, while continually seeking opportunities to enhance customer satisfaction and strengthen client relationships. In conjunction with Human Resources, the Engineering Manager will hire, monitor, measure and mentor team members while collaborating with Leadership to forecast anticipated staffing needs. The Engineering Manager will strive to identify root causes and confirm corrective action is taken to improve product quality & equipment efficiency through the lens of employee and customer safety.


As the ideal candidate you will have an Engineering Degree, preferably in Mechanical Engineering with the ability to register as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in Nova Scotia. The successful candidate will have 10 + years of technical experience as well as 4 + years of managerial experience. Project Management experience is considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be self motivated with a high degree of initiative. They will have the ability to collaborate effectively across various functions of the organization while adhering to company policies and procedures. They will have sound technical skills and be proficient in Microsoft Suite. Bonus points for proficiency in Solid Works and AutoCAD. Flexibility to travel locally is required. Preference will be given to candidates fully vaccinated from COVID-19.

In this role you will have the opportunity to grow a well-established division of ABCO and will be challenged to demonstrate strong technical and management skills while exceeding customer expectations. You will work on exciting projects while leading a team to drive outstanding results. You will be rewarded with regard from your peers as well as customer satisfaction from clients.

We Offer:

ABCO is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • Salary $85,000 – $120,00 per year commensurate with experience
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Company Profit Sharing
  • Matching Pension Program
  • Fee on-site parking
  • 1 additional ‘flex’ day each year
  • Relocation allowance should the successful candidate relocate from outside Nova Scotia

ABCO is committed to the health and safety of all employees, and we are proud of our diligent safety culture. Our personnel adhere to all company health and safety procedures, always striving to keep ABCO safe and accident free.

ABCO Covid-19 safety protocols include daily screening questions, daily temperature checks, masking, physical distancing, increased cleaning & disinfecting, and on-site rapid Covid-19 testing administered by trained team members.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and up-to-date resume as a Word or PDF document to referencing Engineering Manager in the subject line. Please include your salary expectation within your cover letter.

All applications will be reviewed by our recruitment team. If the ABCO opportunity (current or future) matches your skills and experience, we will contact you to discuss the role further.

ABCO is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for your interest however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

To learn more about ABCO Industries Inc. please visit our website at

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