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Careers

Welcome to the Family!

Cobra Enterprises is a family-owned organization including Cobra Structures, Cobra Construction, Cobra Mechanical, and Bison Container Homes. We operate under similar family values to encourage team members to ask questions, share ideas, and voice any concerns. We value individuals that are highly motivated, have a strong work ethic, and are willing to do what it takes as a team. We believe that working in a respectful and team-focused environment is healthy for the company and makes work more enjoyable for all those who work here. Our long term, dedicated employees are the keys to our success!

Benefits

After the 90-day probationary period team members will receive a benefits package to assist their family’s wellbeing. This plan includes medical, dental, travel insurance, disability, life, disability, and other extended health benefits.

Career Development

Cobra Enterprises recognizes the talent and ability of its team members; we strongly believe that career development opportunities are necessary for team member satisfaction in the work environment. When you join our team, we will encourage open communication to ensure that every team member has an equal opportunity to develop and grow through regular performance reviews. These reviews are conducted to keep open communication channels so that we can help each other provide the best work environment. We believe our team members are our most valuable strength and providing them with these opportunities will set individuals up for greater career fulfillment.

Workplace and Worker Safety

Safety is the utmost importance when it comes to working with Cobra Enterprises. We are continuously working on keeping a safe work environment by supplying training, putting precautions in place, and making sure team members make it home safely. Team members will have the opportunity to attend safety training to further career development.

Team Environment

Laughter, shared values, and a genuine interest in our team members’ lives are at the root of our company culture. We like to maintain this company culture by offering events and activities that bring our Cobra family together. Some events offered in the past are Christmas dinners, paintballing, and BBQs. We are constantly thinking of activities to help everyone enjoy great food, relaxing, and having fun.

 

Current Job Postings:

Estimator / Inventory / Purchasing Manager and Estimator

Cobra Enterprises is hiring a Estimator/Inventory/Purchasing Manager! 

Looking for a skilled and highly motivated individual with potential for advancement, who will be responsible for cost estimates and managing bills of material for our modular home division and our pre-engineered building division. This includes estimating from foundations to finish materials in the two industries. 

 

This individual will also be responsible for Managing Inventory and Purchasing, as well as the direct supervisor to the Shipping and Receiving department to ensure the material supply system is functioning, full cycle. Oversee and Coordinate with S/R to keep an up to date, organized, inventory system. 

 

Once the candidate is operating the full system and Cobra’s production capacity increases there will be room for advancement by becoming the senior Estimator overseeing a department of estimators, shipping and receiving personnel. 

 

The Construction Estimator/Inventory/Purchasing manager will be responsible for:

  • Accurate, timely preparation of full-cost estimates for projects. Including materials and labour.
  • Preparing and maintaining a list of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors.
  • Establishing unit costs, labor rates, productivity factors, and location impacts.
  • Working alongside our Sales department to complete initial take-offs and estimates for the Sales staff.
  • Purchasing and overseeing Shipping / Receiving personnel to ensure product is being delivered accurately. 
  • Working between the sales department and Director of Construction Operations to complete BOM’s, take-offs. 
  • Creating and managing inventory levels.
  • Working with Cobra’s inhouse systems analyst to move the company inventory from excel sheets to a MRP system.  No MRP experience needed 
  • Coordinate and oversee Shipping and Receiving personnel in inventory management and production site maintenance.
  • Direct supervisor to the Shipping and Receiving coordinator. Oversee day to day maintenance of the production buildings, inventory storage, and facility yard snow clearing, grass cutting ext. 

This individual’s accuracy is critical to the profitability of the business, as under-estimates may cause significant financial losses and over-estimates may result in the inability to win bids. Other duties will be assigned, as necessary.

 

Core Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Communication
  • Software knowledge
  • Teamwork
  • Quality Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability

 

Reports To

Director of Construction Operations

 

Departments / Divisions

Cobra Structures (Fabric Buildings) / Cobra Construction (Modular Homes)

 

Job Duties

  • Will be in charge of Supervising 4+ employees
  • Devise ways to optimize inventory control procedures
  • Developing and implementing purchasing strategies.
  • Inspect the levels of business supplies and raw material to identify shortages
  • Ensure product stock is adequate for all distribution channels and can cover direct demand from customers
  • Record daily deliveries and shipments to reconcile inventory
  • Use software to monitor demand and document characteristics of inventory
  • Place orders to replenish stock avoiding insufficiencies or excessive surplus
  • Analyze data to anticipate future needs
  • Evaluate suppliers to achieve cost-effective deals and maintain trust relationships
  • Collaborate with warehouse employees and other staff to ensure business goals are met
  • Report to upper management on stock levels, issues etc.
  • Managing daily purchasing activities, supervising staff, and allocating tasks.
  • Managing supplier relations and negotiating contracts, prices, timelines, etc.
  • Maintaining the supplier database, purchase records, and related documentation.
  • Inventory control to determine and manage inventory needs.
  • Ensuring that all procured items meet the required quality standards and specifications.
  • Preparing cost estimates and managing budgets.
  • Working to improve purchasing systems and processes.
  • Training new employees in the purchasing process and how to use the purchasing system.
  • Project coordination – scheduling, purchasing, and supervision of pre-construction activities
  • Prepare materials, labour, and equipment cost estimations necessary to successfully carry out a construction project according to proposals, plans, estimates, and specifications.
  • Prepare and maintain a list of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors.
  • Study and analyze proposals received.
  • Recommend/reject proposals and negotiate contracts.
  • Establish unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors, and location impacts.
  • Evaluate and recommend allowances for indirect costs, design unknowns, escalation, and contingency.
  • Present estimates and conduct review meetings with management and sales teams
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine the scope of work and required contents of the estimate.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work.
  • Maintain files of working documents as backup for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
  • Review design options and recommend the best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Effectively determine the bid strategies required for the company to be successful.
  • Assist corporate and project management teams to determine what types of projects to bid on.
  • Review all final estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness, prior to formal quotation.
  • Provide technical assistance in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc. as required.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

 

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent.
  • Wage dependent on years of experience
  • Ability to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints, and as-builds.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labor estimates.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to interpret job cost reports.
  • Ability to use cost-estimating software to prepare cost quotes and bids.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (excel, word, etc.)
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.
  • Ability to readily determine the correct tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Client service and public interaction skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision.
  • Collaborative in dealing with customers and fellow employees.
  • Receptive to change – can adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Proven experience as inventory manager or similar position
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Working knowledge of inventory management software (e.g. ERP)
  • Ability to accurately track inventory and create reports
  • An analytical mind with strong math skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • BSc/BA in business administration. logistics or relevant field;
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g. CPIM) will be a plus

 

Working Conditions

  • Mainly working in office setting at Cobra Enterprises head office, located in Beausejour Industrial Park, Manitoba
  • May be exposed to loud noise and hazards associated with the construction industry.
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment may be required (e.g., hard-hat, safety boots, etc.).

 

Job Type

  • Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: $20.00-$34.00 per hour
  • Additional pay: Bonus pay, Overtime pay

 

Job Schedule

  • 10-hour shift
  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

 

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified applicants should contact Cobra Enterprises Ltd. at: hr@cobraenterprises.ca.

 

Fabric Building Installer

Cobra Structures requires fabric building installers who can work in a team that requires you to have the skills to build positive relationships. Employees must have an eye for detail and take pride in your and your teams’ workmanship. At Cobra, we take pride in what we do, therefore a high level of commitment and a can-do attitude towards quality is a vital requirement for this role. Employees will have a commitment to being accountable for using continuous improvement tools to efficiently meet requirements with high-quality standards. Fabric building installers will be required to install and assemble components of industrial products and structures. The position requires the performance of various tasks at construction projects. The candidate must be capable of operating a variety of equipment and tools. 

 

Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Job Duties

Duties for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Reviewing building packing slips for correct quantity and type of building components. 
  • Installing of the foundation for the building which varies project to project. 
  • Assembling steel components of the building structure. 
  • Pulling of and tensioning of fabric over the building structure. 
  • Understanding blueprints and orders. 
  • Using basic phone and computer skills. 
  • Driving machinery (Telehandlers/Aerial lifts). 
  • Communicating with the foreman or site supervisor. 
  • Maintaining a safe and tidy work environment by ensuring safety and company policies are followed and understood. 
  • Wearing a hard hat, safety glasses, safety shoes, and any other PPE required for specific jobs. Some jobs may require an employee to be clean-shaven. 
  • Lifting 50 lbs and working outside for long hours in various weather conditions while working at heights. 
  • Performing other duties as needed. 

This position requires travel for up to three weeks at a time, working 10-12 hours per day, seven days a week for projects located across Western Canada.

 

Job Requirements

  • Experience in the installation of fabric and steel buildings. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment. 
  • Previous construction experience. 
  • Valid driver’s license (must be willing to provide driver’s abstract). 
  • Reliable transportation. 
  • Drug and Alcohol testing may be required. 

Preference is given to candidates with the following:  

  • Experience working with a COR registered company. 
  • Telehandler certification. 
  • Fall Protection certification. 
  • Elevated Work Platform certification. 
  • First Aid certification. 

Working Conditions

  • 24/7 availability may be required 
  • Physical ability to lift 50 lbs. and up.
  • Travel to the site, and off-site locations, will be required 
  • Safety equipment will be required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc. 
  • Overtime as required.
  • Hazards associated with the trade.
  • Work both indoors and outdoors.
  • May be exposed to high levels of noise.

Qualified applicants should contact Cobra Enterprises Ltd. at: hr@cobraenterprises.ca.

Drafter - Cost Estimator

Drafter / Cost Estimator is a skilled and highly motivated individual who will be responsible for cost estimates for our modular home division and our Pre Eng.-Building division. This includes estimating from foundations to finish materials in the two industries.

 

The Drafter / Cost Estimator will be responsible for.

  • Accurate, timely preparation of full-cost estimates for projects. Including materials and labour.
  • Preparing and maintaining a list of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors.
  • Establishing unit costs, labor rates, productivity factors, and location impacts.
  • Work alongside our Sales department to complete initial take-offs and estimates for the Sales staff.
  • Once a project is accepted work between the sales department and Director of Construction Operations to complete BOM’s, take-offs, and complete any drafting required for the project.

This individual’s accuracy is critical to the profitability of the business, as under-estimates may cause significant financial losses and over-estimates may result in the inability to win bids. Other duties will be assigned, as necessary.

 

Core Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Communication
  • Software knowledge
  • Teamwork
  • Quality Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability

Reports To

Director of Construction Operations

 

Departments/Divisions

Cobra Structures (Pre-Eng Fabric Tension Building) / Cobra Construction (Modular Homes)

 

Job Duties

  • Proficient in CAD design. Should be capable of generating detailed engineering drawings with minimal design perimeters provided by the engineer.
  • Create for construction drawings as well as shop production drawings
  • Project coordination – scheduling, purchasing, and supervision of pre-construction activities
  • Prepare materials, labour, and equipment cost estimations necessary to successfully carry out a construction project according to proposals, plans, estimates, and specifications.
  • Prepare and maintain a list of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors.
  • Study and analyze proposals received.
  • Recommend/reject proposals and negotiate contracts.
  • Establish unit costs, labour rates, productivity factors, and location impacts.
  • Evaluate and recommend allowances for indirect costs, design unknowns, escalation, and contingency.
  • Present estimates and conduct review meetings with management and sales teams
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine the scope of work and required contents of the estimate.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work.
  • Maintain files of working documents as backup for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
  • Review design options and recommend the best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Effectively determine the bid strategies required for the company to be successful.
  • Assist corporate and project management teams to determine what types of projects to bid on.
  • Review all final estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness, prior to formal quotation.
  • Provide technical assistance in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc. as required.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in construction/engineering degree, or an appropriate field.
  • Wage dependent on years of experience
  • CAD and BIM training and experience
  • Ability to read and interpret building specifications, blueprints, and as-builds.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labor estimates.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to interpret job cost reports.
  • Ability to use cost-estimating software to prepare cost quotes and bids.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (excel, word, etc.)
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.
  • Ability to readily determine the correct tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Client service and public interaction skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision.
  • Collaborative in dealing with customers and fellow employees.
  • Receptive to change – can adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Drafting requirements.
  • Foundation Layouts
  • Site Layouts
  • Shop structural steel fabrication drawings.
  • General residential housing drafting

Working Conditions

  • Mainly working in office setting at Cobra Enterprises head office, located in Beausejour Industrial Park, Manitoba
  • May be exposed to loud noise and hazards associated with the construction industry.
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment may be required (e.g., hard-hat, safety boots, etc.).

Job Type

  • Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: $20.00-$34.00 per hour
  • Additional pay: Bonus pay, Overtime pay

Job Schedule

  • 10-hour shift
  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 
Qualified applicants should contact Cobra Enterprises Ltd. at: hr@cobraenterprises.ca.

 

Cobra Construction: Framing Carpenter

The Carpenter is responsible for completing residential wood stick framing as well as framing of (SIP) Structurally Insulated Panels. (On-site training available for SIP Installation). Installation of metal flashing, insulation, and poly vapor barrier.

 

Candidates must be proficient at the following tasks: building perimeter frost walls and interior walls, installing bathtubs, installing windows and exterior doors, installing TGI floor system, reading blueprints, utilizing appropriate math skills, being able to read blueprinting, using mathematical skills.

 

Core Competencies

  • Quality Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Research and Analysis
  • Decision making and Judgement
  • Operating Equipment
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Energy & Stress
  • Team Work

Reports To

Project Manager

 

Departments/Divisions

Cobra Construction (Modular Homes)

 

Job Duties

  • Wood Framing
  • SIP Panel Framing
  • Insulating/installing vapor barriers
  • Installing doors and windows
  • Finishing the building and ceiling
  • Operating and maintaining carpentry tools and equipment
  • Keeping a daily log of tasks
  • Contributing and participating in the effective use of the Quality Control System
  • Performing other related duties, including minor duties of other trades where certification is not required, and the work does not exceed own limitations
  • Understanding and complying with all Policies and Procedures

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as a carpenter/framer
  • Currently working in the trade
  • Knowledge of carpentry and building maintenance
  • Knowledge of safe operation of basic hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of carpentry and building maintenance
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures
  • Knowledge of First Aid and CPR
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Client service and public interaction skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read building specifications, blueprints, and as-builds
  • Ability to do layouts, framing, finishing of typical projects
  • Ability to draw appropriate sketches to communicate details to team members, and others
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labor estimates
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to interpret job cost reports
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision
  • Collaborative in dealing with customers and fellow employees
  • Ability to make suggestions for improvement
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current
  • Respect diversity — treat others with respect
  • Ability to avoid unnecessary conflict
  • Ability to communicate effectively with lead-hand, co-workers, and customers

Working Conditions

  • The job requires the ability to perform tasks on all areas and aspects of construction projects, including some indoor and outdoor work
  • The job requires the ability to work with tools, lumber, and materials.
  • Ability to lift and manipulate objects of up to 60 lbs
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment will be required (e.g. hard-hat, safety boots, etc.)
  • Hazards associated with the construction industry.

Job Type

  • Full-time, Temporary
  • Salary: $15.00–$33.00 per hour
  • Additional pay: Bonus pay, Overtime pay

Job Schedule

  • 10-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 
Qualified applicants should contact Cobra Enterprises Ltd. at: hr@cobraenterprises.ca.

 

Construction Labourer

Cobra Structures requires construction labourers who can work in a team that requires you to have the skills to build positive relationships. Employees must have an eye for detail and take pride in your and your teams’  workmanship. At Cobra, we take pride in what we do, therefore a high level of commitment 
and a can-do attitude towards quality is a vital requirement for this role. Employees will have a commitment to being accountable for using continuous improvement tools to efficiently meet requirements with high-quality standards.

 

Job Description

Duties for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Reviewing building packing slips for correct quantity and type of building components.
    • Installation of the foundation for the building which varies project to project.
    • Assembling steel components of the building structure.
    • Mechanical pulling of and tensioning of fabric over the building structure.
    • Ability to understand blueprints and orders.
    • Basic phone and computer skills.
    • Driving machinery (Telehandlers/Aerial lifts).
    • Communicating with the Foreman or Site Supervisor.
    • Commitment to maintaining a safe and tidy work environment by ensuring safety and company policies are followed and understood.
    • Required to wear a hard hat, safety glasses, safety shoes, and any other PPE required for specific jobs. Some jobs may require an employee to be clean-shaven.
    • Candidates will have the ability to lift 50 lbs and work outside for long hours in various weather conditions while working at heights.

This position requires travel for up to three weeks at a time, working 10-12 hours per day, seven days a week for projects located across Western Canada.

 

Job Requirements

  • Experience in the installation of fabric buildings.
  • Experience in the installation of steel buildings.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Previous construction experience.
  • Valid driver’s license (must be willing to provide driver’s abstract).
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Drug and Alcohol testing may be required.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

  • Experience working with a COR registered company.
  • Telehandler certification.
  • Fall Protection certification.
  • Elevated Work Platform certification.
  • First Aid certification.

Working at Cobra Construction Ltd.:

Cobra Construction Ltd. offers a competitive salary based on education, skills, and experience. We also offer benefits and other incentives. Promoting a culture of recognition, we support professional growth, development, and success!

 

Qualified applicants should contact Cobra Enterprises Ltd. at: hr@cobraenterprises.ca.

 

Skilled Labourer / Shipper & Receiver

Our construction division, Cobra Construction Ltd., is rapidly expanding and we are looking to hire a skilled labourer / shipper & receiver who reports to the project manager (PM). Our company has two main focuses: sales and installation of fabric tension buildings, and fabricating modified shipping containers to be used as offices, tool cribs, and all the way up to community buildings such as a gymnasium.

 

The successful candidate will be extremely outgoing and be able to work in a fast-paced, rapid-growth environment. A constant focus on client service and collaboration is a must for all team members. An ability to travel to project locations is a must as well as work out of our shop located in Garson, Manitoba.

 

Job Description

Duties for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

 
Shipping and Receiving

    • Use delivery slip to check off quantities
    • Inspect material for damages
    • Unload materials and stock in designated areas
    • Sign off on delivery and file for PM
    • Collect, pack and bundle materials for shipping
    • Load shipping items

Inventory Management

    • Update inventory app to reflect current stock on all items
    • Track all inventory items as items are received or used by trades
    • Update PM on low stock of items
    • Inform PM of tools, fasteners, equipment needed

Shop and Yard Management (clean up every Thursday afternoon)

    • Organize stock in designated areas.
    • Keep tool areas organized
    • Move and organize shipping containers
    • Set up shipping containers in shop for fabrication (modular homes)
    • Set up shipping containers in yard for production (modular homes)
    • Set up for painting on weekends
    • Snow clearing when needed

Climate Control

    • Stay in charge of propane and fuel amounts and refuel schedule
    • Set up tarps/ hoarding, heaters, and fans

Specialty Jobs

    • Putting deck ledgers on containers homes
    • Plumbing channels in the floor of container homes
    • Complete any other specific jobs given by management and PMs

 

Job Requirements

  • Framing and finishing experience is an asset
  • Experience in carpentry is an asset
  • Experience in a shop environment and mechanical knowledge is an asset
  • Basic knowledge of hand tools and basic power tools
  • Able to work in a team environment and independently
  • Positive attitude, and energetic
  • Good communication skills, customer service friendly to all company related personnel
  • Candidates will have the ability to lift 50 lbs

Working at Cobra Construction Ltd.:

Cobra Construction Ltd. has been providing general contracting services in Canada since 2009 to clients in residential and commercial industries. We now handle projects from Western Ontario to Alberta, many of which are turnkey from start to finish.

 

Cobra Construction Ltd. offers a competitive salary as well as incentives and promotes a culture of recognition. We support professional growth, development, and success!

 

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 
Qualified applicants should contact Cobra Enterprises Ltd. at: hr@cobraenterprises.ca.

 

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Our Service Area

Cobra Structures specializes in the sales and installation of engineered and fabric buildings in all of North America. Based just outside of Winnipeg, we offer efficient and affordable options for your permanent, portable, and temporary building needs.