Make a Difference

We are working for a greener future. With our “think global, act local” philosophy, your work will help create building technologies that decrease the impact on the environment.

What We Do

We provide simple, flexible, and sustainable controls to any building environment, anywhere in the world; designed, manufactured, and supported right here in Victoria, BC, Canada to ensure excellence, innovation, and top quality.

Our Mission

To earn, through our actions and through the quality of our products, the reputation and brand recognition of having the most satisfied dealers and end-users in the building automation industry.

Our Culture

We are a diverse group of people who are passionate about what we do and have fun doing it. With a common care for each other and the customers we serve, we value collaboration, integrity, quality and great ideas. We are committed to continual learning and skills development, maintaining a work-life balance, and seeking a high quality of life for our families and ourselves.

Benefits
  • A beautiful, modern, energy efficient office
  • Lots of social activities
  • Extended health and dental
  • Opportunities for continued learning
  • Green transportation initiatives
  • Resilient, competitive and profitable since 1986!
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • RSP matching
  • On-site gym
  • Free parking
  • Espresso machines

“The best thing about working as a developer at Reliable Controls is the opportunity to learn and grow. In the 7+ years I have worked here, I have designed and programmed solutions to problems in a wide range of areas ranging from cryptography and network protocols to memory management algorithms and hardware drivers. The firmware team is very supportive and provides a great opportunity to be creative and learn something new. Plus, who can argue with free coffee and hockey games?”

Matt Clarkson, 7 years at Reliable

“I‘ve worked in several other similar companies and Reliable Controls is by far simply the best working experience I have ever had. Technically speaking it‘s a company producing an exciting line of products with a keen focus on environmental sustainability while utilizing cutting edge technology that keeps the organization competitive and the work very interesting and engaging. More importantly though this is a company with the best focus on people I‘ve ever experienced.”

Bryce McCaughey, 1 year at Reliable

“Workplace culture is very important to me. I spend a lot of time at work and I‘d like to think that my co-workers are my friends. Reliable Controls is one of the most socially active environments I have experienced, from parties, hikes, and camping trips. My first impression on my first day at work was how happy and content all the employees are; did not notice one grumpy person. That says something.”

Sarah Sorensen, 1.5 years at Reliable

“Best place I`ve ever worked and I`ve worked at a few. Company focuses on involvement and participation in sports, company ski trips and family get-togethers like camping, etc. Open to employee input and new ideas. Great working conditions (free coffee and tea). Fun place to work.”

Ian McKenzie, 13 years at Reliable

“It tells something that even with commutes every weekend between Victoria and North Burnaby for almost 5 years now, I am still committed to Reliable.”

Laszlo Orban, 5 years at Reliable

“Employees get along great. Managers work alongside staff and are respectful and supportive. The Social Committee supports the company‘s family-focus. Staff safety is always number one.”

Wendy Allen, 3 years at Reliable

Current Openings

At this moment we are not accepting applications for the position you were looking for. It is most likely that the period for accepting applications for this position has finished. Nevertheless, you can visit us later to find if this was temporary, or you can look at our other .


Authorized Dealers

Our worldwide network of Authorized Dealers offer a plethora of career opportunities in the fast-growing HVAC, controls, building automation, and sustainable buildings industry.

Click here to view career opportunities with our Authorized Dealers.

Awards
2011 VIATeC Employer of the Year Award
VIATeC
Employer of the Year
2011
2011 Camosun Trades and Technology Employer of the Year Award
Camosun College
Co-Op Employer of the Year
2011
EXECUTIVE
Roland Laird, President & QA Manager
Roland Laird, President & QA Manager
Roland is the President of Reliable Controls, which he founded in 1986. Roland has been heavily involved in product development and corporate management throughout its history; his current focus is managing Quality Assurance in R&D.
Tom Zaban, EVP Sales & Marketing
Tom Zaban, EVP Sales & Marketing
With a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo, and a family background in electronics manufacturing in Toronto, Ontario, Tom has been overseeing the sales and marketing efforts for Reliable Controls since 1996.
James Puritch, VP Research & Development
James Puritch, VP Research & Development
James is an Electrical Engineer from UVic, responsible for Reliable Controls hardware design, development, and project management. James also manages technical support and service repair and has been with the company for over 16 years.
Vince Palmer, VP Operations
Vince Palmer, VP Operations
Vince has the pleasure of leading a team of great people that plan inventories, conduct purchasing, inventory control, kitting and production, testing, and running the order-desk. Vince also oversees Human Resources and the IT team to ensure efficient and secure communication and operation.
Juliana Yu, VP Finance & Administration
Juliana Yu, VP Finance & Administration
Juliana is responsible for managing financial and administrative functions. She embraces the company‘s philosophy to deliver the best products and services to our dealers. Juliana has been involved in international sales, primarily in the Asia Pacific region.
Rick Rosine, VP Sales & Marketing
Rick Rosine, VP Sales and Marketing
Rick has been involved in all aspects of the HVAC and temperature controls markets since 1978. His experience includes service and installation of pneumatic, electro mechanical, and DDC control systems. Rick joined Reliable Controls in January of 2007.
THE TEAM
Aaron Rossner
Al McElhone
Alex Meyer
Alison Robinson
Allen Chang
Andrew Graves
Andrew Kendall
Andrew Macklin
Andrew Wiggins
Anna Xie
Beth Haggerty
Bill Allan
Bradley Doll
Brian English
Brian Mury
Brian Paisley
Brody Holden
Bryan Bugslag
Bryce McCaughey
Bryn Groves
Candice Herrmann
Carina Paredes
Carlito Gumba
Cecilia Tu
Chris Howard
Chris Marshall
Christian Leclerc
Chuck Hatt
Cindy Lee
Damian Mann
Daniel Chaboya
Darren McQuitty
Dave Percy
David Brunsdon
David Findlay
David Gates
Debbie Knobel
Don Griffiths
Doug Maclean
Doug Wickstrom
Emmitt Bell
Evan Cameron
Gabriel Forbes
Gail Lees
Gary Bauer
Geoff Baker
Gus Mercer
Harley Sims
Helen Wilson
Ian Brown
Ian Giles
Ian Mckenzie
Jacob Sng
James Parry
Jason Leamy
JD Offutt
Jennifer Calleja
Jenny Wagner
Jesse Moore
Jim Ward
Jimmy Tu
Jody James
Jon Ball
Jutta Goebel
Kamil Godek
Karina Dougherty
Karina Wright
Karl Babin
Kathy Varcoe
Keith Fowler
Kent Gorrie
Kent Ono
Kevin Freemantle
Kyle Hendry
Laszlo Orban
Levi Tully
Li Deng
Lin Zhang
Lindsay Smith
Manolito Camilon
Mark Dolden
Mark Hatherly
Matthew Branagh
Matthew Clarkson
Matthew Osborne
Megan Kennedy
Michael Osborne
Morgan Prevost
Nathan Wilson
Neil Cooper
Olga Romanova
Parker Atkins
Paul Skilton
Peter Ostrom
Prashant Pednekar
Renelyn Sorezo
Rey Pervera
Richard Mosher
Richard Prevost
Rick Wolf
Robb Shipley
Robin Bergshoeff
Robin Smith
Rogan McNeill
Rudolf Erasmus
Samuel Goulet
Sandy Groulx
Sarah Sorensen
Shaun Aiken
Shaun Moorhouse
Steve Chester
Taylor Turner
Terry Bell
Tim Taylor
Tony Nordstrom
Torrey Randolph
Tracey Lange
Vivek Shrivas
Wei Wang
Wendy Allen
Will McNeill

We often employ in Engineering and Computer Science co-op students through the UVic and Camosun College Co-operative Education Programs.

Our co-op program provides a great opportunity for students to get hands-on experience working for a great company in the technology & manufacturing fields. It is also a great opportunity for us to gain exposure to the new and fresh ideas co-op students bring. We encourage an open, inclusive and collaborative work environment for all our staff.

We often find our co-op students fit in so well, we offer them a full-time position. Fact: our VP of R&D was our first ever co-op student!

To apply, keep your eye on the UVic and Camosun co-op career boards as well as on our .

When can I expect to hear back about my application?

We review applications as they come in and will be in touch via email if we are impressed and feel you are a potential fit. We realize how much effort you put into your application and we try to get back to everyone regardless.

What can I expect in the first interview?

If you have been selected for an interview, congrats! Most likely you will meet with HR and the direct manager. We try to approach the first interview as more of a conversation with a little structure. We will tell you more about us as a company and the role and you will tell us about you and what experience you have had that is most fitting for the role.

Make a Difference

We are working for a greener future. With our “think global, act local” philosophy, your work will help create building technologies that decrease the impact on the environment.

What We Do

We provide simple, flexible, and sustainable controls to any building environment, anywhere in the world; designed, manufactured, and supported right here in Victoria, BC, Canada to ensure excellence, innovation, and top quality.

Our Mission

To earn, through our actions and through the quality of our products, the reputation and brand recognition of having the most satisfied dealers and end-users in the building automation industry.

Our Culture

We are a diverse group of people who are passionate about what we do and have fun doing it. With a common care for each other and the customers we serve, we value collaboration, integrity, quality and great ideas. We are committed to continual learning and skills development, maintaining a work-life balance, and seeking a high quality of life for our families and ourselves.

Benefits
  • A beautiful, modern, energy efficient office
  • Lots of social activities
  • Extended health and dental
  • Opportunities for continued learning
  • Green transportation initiatives
  • Resilient, competitive and profitable since 1986!
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • RSP matching
  • On-site gym
  • Free parking
  • Espresso machines

“The best thing about working as a developer at Reliable Controls is the opportunity to learn and grow. In the 7+ years I have worked here, I have designed and programmed solutions to problems in a wide range of areas ranging from cryptography and network protocols to memory management algorithms and hardware drivers. The firmware team is very supportive and provides a great opportunity to be creative and learn something new. Plus, who can argue with free coffee and hockey games?”

Matt Clarkson, 7 years at Reliable

“I‘ve worked in several other similar companies and Reliable Controls is by far simply the best working experience I have ever had. Technically speaking it‘s a company producing an exciting line of products with a keen focus on environmental sustainability while utilizing cutting edge technology that keeps the organization competitive and the work very interesting and engaging. More importantly though this is a company with the best focus on people I‘ve ever experienced.”

Bryce McCaughey, 1 year at Reliable

“Workplace culture is very important to me. I spend a lot of time at work and I‘d like to think that my co-workers are my friends. Reliable Controls is one of the most socially active environments I have experienced, from parties, hikes, and camping trips. My first impression on my first day at work was how happy and content all the employees are; did not notice one grumpy person. That says something.”

Sarah Sorensen, 1.5 years at Reliable

“Best place I`ve ever worked and I`ve worked at a few. Company focuses on involvement and participation in sports, company ski trips and family get-togethers like camping, etc. Open to employee input and new ideas. Great working conditions (free coffee and tea). Fun place to work.”

Ian McKenzie, 13 years at Reliable

“It tells something that even with commutes every weekend between Victoria and North Burnaby for almost 5 years now, I am still committed to Reliable.”

Laszlo Orban, 5 years at Reliable

“Employees get along great. Managers work alongside staff and are respectful and supportive. The Social Committee supports the company‘s family-focus. Staff safety is always number one.”

Wendy Allen, 3 years at Reliable

Current Openings

At this moment we are not accepting applications for the position you were looking for. It is most likely that the period for accepting applications for this position has finished. Nevertheless, you can visit us later to find if this was temporary, or you can look at our other .


Authorized Dealers

Our worldwide network of Authorized Dealers offer a plethora of career opportunities in the fast-growing HVAC, controls, building automation, and sustainable buildings industry.

Click here to view career opportunities with our Authorized Dealers.

Awards
2011 VIATeC Employer of the Year Award
VIATeC
Employer of the Year
2011
2011 Camosun Trades and Technology Employer of the Year Award
Camosun College
Co-Op Employer of the Year
2011

At this moment we are not accepting applications for the position you were looking for. It is most likely that the period for accepting applications for this position has finished. Nevertheless, you can visit us later to find if this was temporary, or you can look at our other .

Through Hole Assembler

Location: Victoria, BC
Position Type: Permanent / Full Time

Reliable Controls Corporation specializes in the design and manufacture of Internet-connected, building automation controls. Our innovative products automate building environments, decreasing their impact on our planet. As a privately-owned, Canadian corporation since 1986, we are dedicated to providing simple, flexible, and sustainable systems, economically targeted to meet the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. We are proud to have design, development, assembly, service, and repairs housed under one roof in our LEED platinum certified headquarters in, Canada. Our state-of-the art LEED Platinum Certified building hosts R&D, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Marketing and Finance and Administration – all under one roof. 

At this time, we are accepting applications to fill a permanent, full-time Through Hole Assembler role. This position directly reports to the Process Coordinator / TH Assembly Supervisor. If you are looking for not just a job, but a career with one of the most reputable and well established companies in Victoria Reliable Controls would be a perfect fit for you.  

Perks & Benefits we offer to our team:

  • Extended Health & Dental Coverage 
  • RRSP matching plan + extra cash towards your RRSP account 
  • We will pay you to volunteer for a charity of your choice*
  • Well-equipped on-site fitness facilities with 24/7 access
  • Free parking
  • Green Transportation Incentive – bike, bus or walk to work and earn money!
  • Social Committee Events – we have something fun happening almost every month 
  • Employee Service Awards 
  • Performance Bonus*
  • Opportunities for continuous learning*
  • …And most importantly: great people to work with!

 

 Job Responsibilities:

Primary:

  • Prepping and populating electronic assemblies   
  • Hand soldering and rework of through hole and surface mount components to IPC standards  
  • Through hole and surface mount inspection to IPC standards
  • Production of Reliable Controls products
  • Maintain complete job tracking information on Production Apps
  • Programming IC’s with correct software, using a PIC programmer
  • Occasional requirement to operate SMT and Wave Solder equipment

Secondary:

  • May also include new employee training
  • May include operation and maintenance of wave-solder equipment
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Qualifications:

  • School Diploma completion, a College Diploma would be considered an asset 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in electronics manufacturing/production assembly field 
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with through hole soldering
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience with soldering, surface mount and rework  
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience with through hole and surface mount inspection
  • Flexibility to work various shifts: mornings, afternoons and potentially, graveyards.
  • Very strong hand/eye coordination
  • Great attention to details
  • A positive attitude and ability to work well with others
  • Ability to effectively perform under pressure in a high-pace environment

If you feel your qualifications meet the requirements listed above and are interested in joining our Reliable Controls family please, upload your cover letter and a resume along with your salary expectations when you register online at www.reliablecontrols.com under "Careers" section.

 

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C++ Software Developer

Location: Victoria, BC
Position Type: Permanent / Full Time

Reliable Controls Corporation specializes in the design and manufacture of Internet-connected, building automation controls. Our innovative products automate building environments, decreasing their impact on our planet. As a privately-owned, Canadian corporation since 1986, we are dedicated to providing simple, flexible, and sustainable systems, economically targeted to meet the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. We are proud to have design, development, assembly, service, and repairs housed under one roof in our LEED platinum certified headquarters in, Canada.

We are looking to add an experienced C++ Developer to our R&D department in a full-time permanent capacity. This role offers a dynamic and engaging environment working on stimulating and challenging projects as a part of the Software team.

 Here are some Perks & Benefits we offer to our team:

  • Extended Health & Dental Coverage
  • RRSP matching plan + extra cash towards your RRSP account 
  • We will pay you to volunteer for a charity of your choice*
  • Well-equipped on-site fitness facilities with 24/7 access
  • Free parking
  • Green Transportation Incentive – bike, bus or walk to work and earn money!
  • Social Committee Events – we have something fun happening almost every month 
  • Employee Service Awards 
  • Performance Bonus*
  • Opportunities for continuous learning*
  • …And most importantly: great people to work with!

 

Here are the main Job Responsibilities:

  • Designing developing and maintaining corporate software products
  • Co-ordinating efforts with other team members
  • Assist in documentation of corporate products (which may involve writing specifications, design documents, user manuals and help files)
  • Reviewing code changes 
  • Providing technical support
  • Participating in activities to gather requirements
  • Accurately estimating work required to develop new and enhanced software modules
  • Providing technical support to dealers and customers as required
  • Participating in team-wide test events
  • Mentoring junior-level software developers

 

Here are the main Job Qualifications:

  • Computer Science Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, e.g. Software Engineering
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with enterprise scale desktop applications
  • Expert level MFC Windows C++ programming skills
  • Taking pride in your work and having passion for delivering a high-quality product
  • Strong communication skills 
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to adequately document the code you write
  • Experience with Microsoft’s Visual Studio
  • Willingness to be a part of a community spirited cohesive workplace

*The Following would be considered a bonus:

  • Familiarity with HVAC industry and green building concepts
  • Scrum experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience writing unit tests with C++
  • Experience with code repositories (especially Perforce or Git)
  • Experience with technical documentation

 If you feel your qualifications meet the requirements of the position and you would like to join our Reliable Controls family, please apply with us through the Reliable Controls website by uploading your resume and a cover letter along with your salary expectations.

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Application Engineer

Position Type: Permanent / Full Time

Reliable Controls Corporation specializes in the design and manufacture of Internet-connected, building automation controls. Our innovative products automate building environments, decreasing their impact on our planet. As a privately-owned, Canadian corporation since 1986, we are dedicated to providing simple, flexible, and sustainable systems, economically targeted to meet the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. We are proud to have design, development, assembly, service, and repairs housed under one roof in our LEED platinum certified headquarters in Victoria BC, Canada.

We are currently looking to add an experienced and motivated Application Engineer to our Application Engineering team. The role reports directly to the Application Engineering Manager. This position offers a high degree of challenge, flexibility and autonomy as well as the opportunity to work for a great company whose pioneering building technologies help to increase comfort and decrease the environmental impact of modern facilities. 

A key role of an Application Engineer is to provide service and support to 140 independent authorized dealers across the United States and Canada through guidance and support. The main goal is to develop a trusting relationship with all of our partners in the Authorized Dealer Network that fosters collaboration and mentorship.

A successful candidate will work from their home office with occasional business travel of approximately 20% of the time out of the year. A chosen applicant must be admissible and hold a valid passport in order to travel and entry into Canada and the United States of America.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • High-level supplemental hardware/software deployment technical support to Reliable Controls’ dealers and staff.
  • Foster productive, collaborative team-oriented relationship with the Reliable Controls corporate team, especially the Regional Sales Management team.
  • Engineering support duties which include:
  • Specification compliance
  • Guidance on compliance with industry standards, codes, and legislation
  • Project-specific system design support and product recommendations
  • Programming review
  • Sales Support includes:
  • Specification consultation
  • Preparation and presentations on RFPs and RFQs
  • Technical sales calls
  • MACH-System Demonstration
  • Development and maintenance of engineered Standard Application solution sets
  • Development and maintenance of engineering manuals and guidelines
  • Mentoring dealer engineering processes and application engineering development
  • Responsible for ensuring Reliable Controls Corporate Quality Policy is adhered to.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in an application engineering role in the building automation system industry, particularly in system design, deployment, and support.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or controls & instrumentation engineering or equivalent 
  • Advanced, in-depth working knowledge of the industry hardware and software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Visio and/or AutoCAD, experience and/or accreditation in green building concepts, BACnet®, Modbus, multi-vendor integration and/or the Reliable Controls MACH-System would be considered an asset.
  • Ability and eagerness to gain new skills and learn about Reliable Controls products
  • Excellent written and verbal proficiency in English
  • Strong time and project management skills with ability to stay focused on tasks
  • Ability to accurately estimate projects completion and strive to meet set targets
  • Strong capability to demonstrate consistently high performance when working independently
  • Capability to see a “big picture” and drive for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated people and communication skills.

 

If you are interested in this position please, apply with us online: upload your resume and a cover letter which includes your salary expectations at www.reliablecontrols.com under "Careers" section.

 

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Software Developer

Location: Victoria, BC
Position Type: Permanent / Full Time

Reliable Controls Corporation specializes in the design and manufacture of Internet-connected, building automation controls. Our innovative products automate building environments, decreasing their impact on our planet. As a privately-owned, Canadian corporation since 1986, we are dedicated to providing simple, flexible, and sustainable systems, economically targeted to meet the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. We are proud to have design, development, assembly, service, and repairs housed under one roof in our LEED platinum certified headquarters in, Canada. 

We are currently accepting applications to fill intermediate and senior level Software Developer positions that are available within our Software department. At this time, we would be considering a wide range of technical skillsets. A strong preference will be given to the applicants with previous exposure to Agile environments working on scrum teams and experience with unit testing. 

Our benefits:

  • Extended Health & Dental Coverage
  • RRSP matching plan 
  • Paid time to volunteer for a charity of your choice*
  • Well-equipped on-site fitness facilities with 24/7 access
  • Free parking
  • Green Transportation Incentive
  • Social Committee Events 
  • Employee Service Awards 
  • Performance Bonus*
  • Opportunities for continuous learning*
  • …And most importantly: great people to work with!

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Full lifecycle software development of Reliable Controls products
  • Writing high quality testable and efficient code
  • New features implementation
  • Participate in team code review sessions
  • Participating in team-wide test events

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a software development capacity 
  • Secondary education in related field e.g. Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering
  • Experience working in Agile environment as a member of Scrum teams 
  • Experience with both automated and manual unit testing
  • Post-Secondary education in computer science or related field
  • C#/C++/.Net/JavaScript/SQL
  • Previous hands-on working experience with enterprise scale applications 
  • Strong communication skills

If you feel you meet the qualifications and would like to explore a career opportunity with Reliable Controls further, please, apply with us by uploading your resume and a cover letter along with your salary expectations on our website under “Careers” section.

 

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