Building a Career at Ainsworth
Whatever your career goals may be, Ainsworth offers the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, a variety of customers, and the most innovative, talented minds in the industry. Your career path with us can encompass diverse, challenging assignments that span product lines, job types, and businesses.
Learning and Development
AU is our corporate university offering internal and external development support for individuals and teams in every aspect of our business. We actively pursue and develop focused and strategic solutions to meet the needs of our clients and partners.
We all benefit through shared resources, and your development is key in staying ahead of the competition. AU supports our culture of continuous improvement by offering Tools & Trades, Individual Development, Leadership Development, and On-the-Job Essentials courses.
The AU team partners with leaders and professional institutions to deliver consistent, high-quality, results-oriented programs. Employees are strongly encouraged to develop their own learning plan with the support and guidance of the leadership team and human resources partners.
Functional Areas at Ainsworth
Operations functions form the core of our company’s business supplying local and national services across Canada. We execute projects by working either directly with the end users or through an intermediary. Through our national contracts, we provide consistent project management and delivery services to corporations who require an across-the-country service. We also offer 24/7 on-demand services to our clients through our Go Action call centre.
Our operations group is composed of skilled, innovative employees looking for challenging opportunities that can help them advance in their careers. Our team of knowledgeable estimators work closely with the sectors in pursuit of business opportunities. We have a process-driven management team and skilled tradespeople who ensure smooth execution of jobs. In addition, our support staff consists of customer services representative and inside sales people who ensure that our products and services are made flawlessly and delivered to the clients as per the requirements.
Sales and Account Management
Great customers stem from great relationships. Great relationships come from people working at or looking after one another’s best interests. Ainsworth understands this simple concept and employs a dedicated team of sales professionals who create, nurture, and grow our customer relationships. Our sales staff make working with Ainsworth a seamless experience by providing creative solutions that help our customers with the issues and problems they face daily.
The finance department partners with operations and other areas of the business to ensure financial information critical to business decisions and operations improvements is available to the right people at the right time. Finance professionals with experience in areas such as job costing, billing, credit and collections, accounts payable and general accounting, and a commitment to customer service will fit into the Ainsworth finance department.
HR and Communications
Professionals who effectively assist, advocate for, and communicate with our internal and external audiences at Ainsworth are vitally important to our continued success. Ainsworth’s HR team is about being a real business partner, focused on building culture, talent, and capability, supporting global growth, and being an effective employee advocate at the same time.
The process engineering department leads the execution of projects that are initiated from either strategic or operational initiatives. As part of this effort, both processes and systems are redesigned with stakeholders from across the organization with the intention of improving the organization’s operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Our continuous improvement processes support our resolve in delivering high-quality products and services to our customers. Over the years, we have introduced a series of incremental and breakthrough improvement methodologies, some of which include the following.
- Process mapping
- Cause and effective analysis
- Statistical process control
- Pareto analysis
- Total quality management
- Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) framework
- DMAIC process
- Agile construction
In order to ensure the intended outcomes of the projects and that improvement efforts are achieved and sustained, we guide both the process owner and process stakeholders through the change management process by providing them with necessary training and education.
Ainsworth’s IT professionals are helping accelerate the future of the company by enabling business processes, driving simplification while ensuring the security of our information and assets, and increasing collaboration for employees, customers, and partners through digital innovations. Our IT professionals are innovative, business-savvy technology leaders involved in building entire processes that impact the growth and agility of our businesses across the country.