Derksen Mechanical Services is looking for an ambitious individual to join our team. If you like a challenge, this could be the opportunity for you! We are a fast-paced construction company that is growing rapidly.

We are currently looking for a Mechanical Project Manager/Estimator/Millwright.

Responsibilities include estimating and project management. We are looking for an individual with at least 5 years progressive estimating experience in Industrial Mechanical  and a minimum of 10 years trade experience in the Industrial Construction Industry. Preference will be given to candidates that possess both relevant trade experience

Our company culture includes an environment that values your ideas, teamwork and dedication. We offer our employees excellent compensation packages including pension, health, dental and vision benefits to correspond with your experience level and the contributions made to the team.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity with Derksen Mechanical Services, click here.

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Too many companies view maintenance as an afterthought.  After all, breakdowns don’t happen very often, and when they do the in-house maintenance guys will get it up and running as fast as they can, right?

Well, yes.  But the true cost of a breakdown is not just the price of the repair, or even the lost productivity.  Frequent breakdowns give your employees and customers the idea that your company “just doesn’t care” about important things, like investing in preventive maintenance.  This frustration can eat away at the bottom line faster than most people realize.

Derksen Mechanical Services helps some of Western Canada’s largest companies avoid lost production time by performing regular inspections, preventive maintenance (including periodic “shut down” operations), and emergency repairs. We also provide support to and augment in-house maintenance staff.

Scheduled Maintenance Shutdowns
We’ve been involved in annual maintenance turn-arounds for many companies, including Husky Oil, Koch Fertilizer, and Canexus (Nexen Chemical).  We’re involved in all stages of the process, work diligently to plan, execute, and report regularly to ensure that costs (time and money) are managed effectively.

Inspections

Our certified inspectors can help you ensure the smooth and safe operation of important components like pressure vessels, pressure valves, cranes, crane rails and hoisting equipment. We’ll help you stay abreast of code changes and keep your facility compliant and safe.
Repairs

Breakdowns happen, and when they do, we’ll be there.  DMS has access to professionals across the trades, and can deploy the right people in a timely fashion, reducing downtime in increasing confidence in your operation.

Learn more about DMS’s maintenance services on our dedicated page.  To start a conversation about the services DMS can offer that will help reduce the headache of maintenance and improve up-time and safety for your operation, contact us online or by telephone at our Winnipeg or Regina offices.

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Graduating? Ready to Work in a Trade? Consider DMS.

If you’ve put in the work to ready yourself for a career in a trade, you already know that there are going to be plenty of opportunities out there for you. As the Globe and Mail reported last October, Canada can expect a shortfall of 1.3 million skilled workers by 2016. This study, by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, forecasts 219,000 retirements in the construction industry between now and 2020.

Trade school enrollments are up, but the completion rate hovers somewhere near 50%.
For you, a new graduate, this spells opportunity.

At Derksen Mechanical Services (DMS), we have more to offer than the average employer. Our company is large, and our client list is impressive – we do work for many leaders in their industries, including Simplot Foods, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, Nexen Chemicals, and Manitoba Hydro. We provide Construction, Fabrication, and Maintenance services to companies that are giants in their fields.

We work at their facilities, and at our own fabrication shop in Winnipeg. We employ welders, plumbers, electricians, millwrights and many other trades. Like many other companies, we’re actively looking for the right people to fill our needs, especially in the trades. The thing that separates us from the competition, and makes us a company that you want to work for, is our vision:

We choose to be the premier engineering, construction, and project management company in our chosen markets.

We will do so by hiring highly motivated, organized, and forward-thinking individuals. We will provide these people with the opportunities they need to become the best in the business.

Think you’d like to work at DMS? Learn more about us, then forward a resume to us by email at accounting@derksenmechanical.com.

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Derksen Mechanical Services, in partnership with Wolseley Canada’s Winnipeg division, was pleased to be part of the Gifts of Grace Street Mission’s one-year celebration on July 11. Providing our support was more than just in the form of sandwiches and hot dogs, coleslaw and desserts – it was a renewed show of dedication to a grass roots Winnipeg cause that provides meals, year round, to those less fortunate in our city.

To learn more about Gifts of Grace Street Mission, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GiftsofGraceStreetMission/photos_stream or their website at http://stsaviourschurch.com/gifts-of-grace-street-mission/

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At DMS, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees, which is why we are so excited to announce that we have reached a milestone. DMS has recently achieved 1 million manhours without a lost time injury from January 1, 2011 to March 31, 2013!

Everyone plays an important role in workplace safety, and we are proud to recognize our employees commitment and dedication to reaching this record-breaking milestone.

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We are pleased to announce our participation in the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s Memory Walk on June 13th this year! Our team DMS Industrials consists of Derksen Mechanical, AJP Engineering, Canadian Quality Inspections staff and their families.

The walk will begin at The Forks and will consist of two paths walkers can choose from, a 3.5 km and 5.5 km route, ending at the Scotiabank Stage for a brand new entertainment segment of the event. Folk Roots band The Sturgeons and local Singer/Songwriter Katie Murphy will take the stage in celebration of what will be a successful and fulfilling walk!

Visit the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s page to learn more on how you can participate in the Memory Walk.

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DMS along with The Derksen Group is proud to be involved once again as Event Sponsor for the 2013 Alzheimer’s Gala “A Night to Remember in Africa”, to be held February 7 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

For more information on tickets or click here.

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Summer has arrived in Winnipeg!  It is hard to believe the Fishing Derby was a few weeks ago!  Here are the highlights.

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GE Aviation Engine Testing and Research Development Centre Officially Opened for Operation

The GE Aviation Engine Testing and Research Development Centre officially opened its doors yesterday for full operation. Located in the northwest quadrant of Winnipeg’s new Richardson International Airport, the centre will be able to offer a full range of engine certification testing, including those related to cold weather and ice crystals. The design and technical capabilities of the $50 million center makes the facility a one of a kind operation. The centre will be operated by Standard Aero, the Winnipeg based gas-turbine engine repair company.

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Hot103 Live Morning Show – 3 years in a row!

Once again, the Derksen Group of Companies, including DMS won the bid at Alzheimer’s Gala to have the Hot103 host their morning show from our office. The proceeds from the bid went to a great cause. The Derksen Group also raised $6,200 for Koats for Kids.

A a hot breakfast fundraiser was also held in the morning to collect food items for Siloam Mission.

What a fun and fanstic day! Thanks to everyone for their support.

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