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A lot of companies talk about values and concern for their associates but the real proof is in employee turnover. Makita Canada Inc. boasts one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. The average employee at Makita Canada Inc. has close to 10 years service.

At Makita Canada Inc. when positions do become available, we are committed to hiring talented individuals and offering the opportunity for personal development and training and advancement to complement an individual's accomplishments.

In addition to our regional sales offices in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, Makita Canada owns and operates Factory Service Centres across Canada staffed with qualified service technicians.

If you are interested in being considered for employment with Makita Canada Inc. please forward your résumé and letter of application to the following address:

Human Resources
Makita Canada Inc.
1950 Forbes Street
Whitby, ON
L1N 7B7

For ease of reference and sorting when positions become available, please clearly note your geographic preference by province on your letter or application, as well as the type of position for which you wish to be considered (e.g. Sales, Technical Services, General Office, Warehouse.)

Current Openings :

Job Title : Logistics and Customs Specialist

Posted on : 2019-10-18

Makita is a worldwide leader in the professional power tool and outdoor power equipment industry.  Over the past 100 years we’ve built a reputation for using the finest raw materials, the most advanced manufacturing equipment, and the most rigorous quality testing in the industry.  Headquartered in Whitby, ON with 2 warehouses and 13 factory service centers.  We have been bringing Makita’s best-in-class engineering advantage to professional power tool users in Canada since 1973.

The Logistics and Customs Specialist is responsible for providing support and direction for day to day Supply Chain and Logistics operations to ensure 100% compliance for all products imported and exported into/out of Canada.

This position is based out of Makita Canada’s Head Office in Whitby, ON, Canada and reports to the Purchasing and Inventory Manager.

As a member of the team you will assist with the following:

  • The customs clearance process for all Import shipments
  • Track shipments and report expected and actual arrival dates to management; schedule deliveries and communicate to the warehouses
  • Prepare all Export documents for International shipments
  • Participate in ongoing improvement plans for vendor routing and carrier management to enhance and streamline the delivery of products into Makita’s 2 warehouses
  • Audit and approve carrier invoicing; prepare and submit to Finance for payment
  • Maintain overall customs compliance procedures to ensure Makita complies with Canada Customs and other Government Department regulations
  • Monitor new developments and changes in customs laws, trade agreements, transportation regulation, port policies and communicate this information internally as necessary
  • Maintain related records both electronically and mechanically for defences in a customs audit
  • Review and analyze complex product SKUs to maintain accurate tariff classification database
  • Enter the warehouse for the physical review of a SKU to aid in the classification process
  • Manage and maintain the origination process and records for Trade Agreements
  • Liaise with Customs broker, CBSA, Finance, product groups and support internal teams on significant issues pertaining to deliveries, duties, valuation etc.


  • Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) designation or enrollment is an advantage (but not required)
  • An understanding of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System and working within the Customs Automated Reference Library (CARL) an asset
  • Be able to identify documentation for Customs entries (commercial invoice, packing list, Bill of Lading, etc.)
  • Experience in logistics, preferably with a mix of air/sea/truck on a Global level
  • MS Office Suite proficiency (Excel)

Makita Canada offers a highly competitive benefit package and education reimbursement plan.

Makita Canada Inc. is committed to workplace diversity and encourages those with disabilities to apply. Makita Canada Inc. provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you are contacted for an interview for this position and  require an accommodation in this regard, please contact noting the position for which you will be interviewing and how we may assist in accommodating you.

Please email resume to

Job Title : Tool Repair Technician Edmonton

Posted on : 2019-09-16


Makita Canada Inc. a provider of premium power tools, has an opportunity at the Factory Service Centre in Edmonton, AB for a…


Full Time

An ideal candidate should have a mechanical aptitude and good customer service skills.

Responsibilities will include hands-on repair of the full line of Makita power tools and Makita gas-powered outdoor power equipment; customer service (both in person and over the telephone) including providing assistance and information related to repair diagnosis, estimated repair times, etc.; assisting with shipping and receiving at the Service Centre and ensuring the quality control and reporting standards are maintained.   

Makita Canada offers a competitive salary of $17/hour, and complete benefit plan as well as ongoing training in a positive work environment.  We will also provide necessary training for the right applicant.  We are proud of our low employee turnover rate - join us and find out why!

Please email resumes to:

We thank all candidates for their interest but advise that only those being interviewed will be contacted.  No telephone calls please.

Job Title : INDUSTRIAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE - South-Shore of Québec & Beauce

Posted on : 2019-05-08

Makita Canada Inc. is a provider of premium power tools and accessories with corporate offices in Whitby, Ontario; regional sales offices in Montreal QC and Richmond BC, and thirteen service centres across Canada.

Due to a pending retirement we currently have an opening in the South-Shore Quebec & Beauce territory for an experienced


Utilizing your initiative and superior sales skills you will ensure strategic sales objectives are successfully implemented for sales accounts throughout the territory.

Specifically, you will be challenged to:

Effectively coordinate relevant sales and sales promotions throughout the assigned sales territory and provide fast and efficient account service and give feedback covering all aspects of our business, all with the goal of meeting and exceeding predetermined sales goals and objectives for your territory.

Your skills include:

The ability to provide superior verbal communication (in person or over the telephone) and in writing (emails, texts, reports) to customers, colleagues and other stakeholders.

The ability to achieve results in developing new account business throughout the territory with a demonstrated record of success based on an expanding customer roster.

A self-motivated and confident personality that helps you achieve your sales objectives with minimum supervision.

An ability to be relied upon to meet deadlines, complete reports and other documents as required and generally ensure that the necessary administrative needs of the territory are attended to.

Your experience includes:

3 to 5 years’ industrial and/or wholesale or retail sales experience with power tools or related products.

Overnight travel will be required.

The position reports to the Regional Sales & Service Manager – Quebec & Atlantic Region.

We offer excellent opportunities and a competitive compensation package including commission (based on performance), notebook computer, cell phone, vehicle, health benefits and Group RSP.

Please email your response to:

We thank all candidates for their interest but advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.  No telephone calls, please.

Job Title : Product Management Assistant

Posted on : 2019-05-01

Makita Canada Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate for an entry level Product Management Assistant position.  Reporting directly to the Product Manager, the Product Management Assistant is responsible for assisting with product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle. This will include assisting with market research and data compilation, gathering and defining end user requirements as related to new product development, and working cross-functionally with R&D, sales, operations, marketing, purchasing and customer service to ensure company goals are achieved. 

This position is based out of Makita Canada’s Head Office in Whitby, ON, Canada.

The Product Management Assistant will be expected to:

  • Assist with market research and competitive product testing
  • Compile and analyze market data
  • Support sales by assisting with a variety of tasks such as product training, sales presentations, product line reviews, trade shows, communications materials, etc.
  • Visit and work with end users to gather market information and conduct product testing
  • Help to launch new products and sales programs to sales team
  • Provide support across the entire Makita product range, including power tools (electric/cordless), outdoor power equipment, cleaning solutions, dust extraction and accessories
  • Manage online social media accounts (e.g. Instagram), including daily postings, product photos (creation, participation, etc.), contests and follower interaction
  • Upload and maintain website information on new and existing product lines
  • Utilize online translation service to translate materials from English to French
  • Prioritize between projects on various topics
  • Understand market trends and competitive landscapes 
  • Act independently without constant supervision
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Experience and knowledge:

  1. Basic knowledge of power tools or construction/building trades and sales or marketing
  2. Post-secondary (university or college) degree (marketing, business or building trades preferred)
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Photoshop                 
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication and personal presentation skills
  5. Must be able and willing to travel domestically and/or internationally if required
  6. Valid G Class Driver’s License (Driver’s abstract to be provided)
  7. Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset, but is not required

Apply to: Product Manager, Makita Canada Inc. (


Posted on : 2019-04-24

Makita Canada Inc., a world leader in quality power tools and outdoor power equipment, has an opening in our New Brunswick and PEI sales territory for an experienced…


Reporting to the Regional Sales & Service Manager for Quebec & Atlantic Canada, you will utilize your initiative and superior sales skills to ensure strategic sales objectives are successfully implemented with key accounts throughout the region. Specifically, you are challenged to:

  • Effectively coordinate relevant sales and sales promotions activities in both French and English. 
  • Provide fast and efficient account service and give feedback covering all aspects of our business (again, in both official languages). 
  • Communicate and share pricing programs, promotional plans and other pertinent competitor / dealer information with Regional Manager, head office, and other departments as necessary.

Self-motivated and aggressive by nature with an ability to achieve sales objectives with minimum supervision, you have the following training and skill sets:

  • 3 to 5 years’ industrial and/or retail sales experience with power tools or related products.
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written in French and English.
  • Ability to achieve results and develop new account business throughout the territory. 

Extensive overnight travel throughout NB and PEI is required.

We offer excellent opportunities and an attractive compensation package including: commission based on performance, laptop, cell phone, health benefits and company van.

Please email your response to: email: 

We thank all candidates for their interest, but advise that only those under consideration will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.

Job Title : Category Sales Specialist – Outdoor Power Equipment

Posted on : 2019-04-22

Based in the Lower Mainland of BC and operating out of our Richmond BC Regional Office, we are currently looking for an experienced Outdoor Power Equipment Sales Specialist to join our Western Canada (BC, AB, SK & MB) sales team.  Reporting to the Western Regional Manager – Sales & Service, the OPE Category Sales Specialist will be responsible for the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Makita Canada to grow revenue and market share of the outdoor power equipment product category with a specific focus on cordless outdoor power equipment.
  • Aggressively seeking out and executing sales and conversion opportunities with professional end users and outdoor power equipment dealers to increase sales and market presence of Makita OPE products.
  • With a focus on opportunities in British Columbia, this position will also involve travel to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
  • Serving as a “sales hunter” and Makita Canada’s “OPE category expert” in western Canada by supporting regional sales and service teams in their efforts to identify and generate sales and product demand through:
    • Daily interaction and communication with professional and targeted end users.
    • Frequent and consistent joint calls with dealer reps and Makita reps.
    • Continuous product training of dealer reps as well as Makita’s sales and service teams.
    • Participating in events and meetings in the regions and territories in support of targeted product sales
  • Participation in industry shows and networking events (with a focus in western Canada).
  • Assisting with product testing of the applicable new Makita and competitor’s products available to the Canadian market.
  • Conducting ongoing and strategic competitive and market research related to the outdoor power equipment product category.


  • Ideally you will have 2-5 years of Outdoor Power Equipment sales experience.
  • You will need strong interpersonal skills that allow you to interact successfully with a wide variety of end users and customers.
  • A degree, diploma or other post-secondary training would be an asset.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office are required.
  • The Category Sales Specialist – Outdoor Power Equipment is required to keep accurate records of call activities and sales successes related to target products, brand conversions and sales calls. 
  • “Highly organized”, “results-oriented”, “independent” and “go-getter” are just some of the adjectives that have been used to describe you in your performance reviews and by your customers.

Makita Canada Inc. offers a competitive compensation package, with fully paid health benefits and a company-funded retirement saving plan. 

If you are an experienced purchasing professional with a demonstrated track record in many of the responsibilities listed above, we invite you to email your resume, including an indication of salary history and salary requirements to the Regional Manager – Sales & Service, BC & Yukon Region of Makita Canada Inc. to:

We thank all candidates for their interest but advise that only those being interviewed will be contacted.  No telephone calls please.


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