Job Title:

Prototype Development Technician


Array Marketing


Toronto , ON



For over 40 years, Array Marketing has been a global leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry. Global brands like Estée Lauder, Sephora, L’Oreal and Samsung to name a few, rely on our team of more than 2,000 employees around the world, to create great retail experiences by bringing their visions to life.  

We are committed to building on more than four decades of strength, deep industry knowledge and design innovation to accelerate our growth and serve our customers even better than before. 

As we continue to expand around the world, we are looking for critical thinkers who are data driven, have a strong work ethic and care about best practices and customer outcomes to help us carry out our vision.

Join Array to make a mark on our business and grow your career.


Who we need

We are adding a Prototype Development Technician for a six month contract to support increased demand and take on an integral role in the development process. You will review all relevant design information received from our Business Unit teams and partner with Design Engineering to create a final product that meets client expectations and requirements. In addition, you will communicate significant issues, innovate solutions and provide recommended process improvements to stakeholders.


Who you are

You may be in the trades, working as a CNC operator or machinist. Or, you may be a recent college graduate in maintenance, instrumentation, or mechanical design. You have experience reviewing drawings and assembly specifications in SolidWorks and are comfortable working with other design software, such as AutoCAD. 

You excel at understanding and delivering models that meet external and internal customers’ needs and adhere to Design-For-Manufacturing criteria. You have experience developing physical representations of concepts, including Sales Models, R&D prototypes, Pre-Production Samples, and Low-Volume production runs.


What’s in it for you

Growth, exposure, and career development. You will be mentored and have the chance to contribute enhanced creativity and ideation, and to learn innovative techniques. You will be given the opportunity to assist in delivering presentations in both cross-department and client meetings. As a key contributor, you will handle a diverse array of tasks and projects, ensuring no two days are the same. With direct involvement in all aspects of prototype development, you will have a significant impact on the projects you work on and see your ideas realized. Your career next steps here can include moving up to a Senior Prototype Development Technician, Engineering Technologist, or Project Manager. 


You will: 

  • Innovative design. You will collaborate directly with the Project Team to establish ways to innovate by considering Design for Sustainability, Design for Value, Design for Manufacturing and Design for Retail principles. You will work with subject matter experts and Business Unit team members to evaluate the feasibility of concepts by considering practicality, aesthetics, budget, production cost and methods, and brand characteristics.
  • Prototype Development. You will create mock-ups, sales models, or other preliminary versions of design concepts and final designs for testing, evaluation, and promotion of discussion and further development. You will produce prototypes, pre-production models, or other final versions of engineered solutions to test against DFM principles. Throughout the modelling stage, you will research new fabrication techniques to simplify the process or find ways to develop or assemble the model efficiently.
  • Quality assurance. You will collaborate with Commercial and Production project teams to ensure project expectations are understood and achieved. You will evaluate the designs and models for feasibility, functionality, structural integrity, and ease of manufacture, proposing adjustments and design changes to simplify or improve the concepts. You will ensure the format and quality of deliverables are in line with the Array Way standards.
  • Teamwork. You will participate in team huddles, daily standups, and other unit meetings. You will follow all policies and procedures defined in the company quality system and actively support all continuous improvement initiatives. You will train new and junior members as needed.


You have:

  • The education and knowledge. You may have a technical certificate or experience as a machinist, CNC operator, maintenance, instrumentation, or mechanical design technician.  You can read and understand technical drawings and build to completion from those drawings. You are forward-thinking and solution-oriented about manufacturing and technology, innovating cost-effective and creative solutions to issues.
  • The technical skills. You have experience with Solidworks, AutoCAD and MS Office. You have hands-on experience operating various hand tools, and shop equipment, including table saw, CNC, Router, Grinder, Lathe and Milling Machine. You can read various measuring instruments in metric and imperial increments, including but not limited to Tape Measure, Rulers, and Calipers. 
  • The drive and motivation. You are open-minded and highly coachable. You are committed to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles in a time-sensitive environment. You can prioritize multiple work streams while remaining calm in a fast-paced department and seek out new projects upon completion. You hold yourself accountable for maintaining and promoting a clean, organized and safe workshop.
  • The interpersonal skills. You have flexible and effective communication skills, including the ability to draft procedure manuals. You can build relationships, and you are comfortable reaching out to internal and external contacts to request information. You can confidently present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


What you can expect from the interview process:

  • A virtual interview with a Talent Advisor discussing your interest in the role, the team’s culture and how you will make an impact as our new Prototype Design Technician.
  • An in-person interview with the Hiring Manager and the team lead to answer technical questions about the scale of your experience and to share your insights in the field of development design. 
  • A final in-person interview with the Hiring Manager and a member of the Human Resources team that will allow you to expand on your experience and ask further questions about the role.


If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to:



Diversity, equity and inclusion are a critical component of life at Array Marketing and we are committed to making these values an integral part of our culture. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.

Array Marketing is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ('AODA'). If you require accommodation, please notify our HR team at

Posted 2024-06-05

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