The saying ‘getting down to the brass tacks’ has several suggested origins.
These include the brass tacks found on fine furniture, Cockney rhyming slang for the term ‘hard facts’, and the brass tacks hammered into a sales counter – to mark precise measuring points.
A less widespread theory involves the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Following Lincoln’s death, the undertaker was asked to design the Presidential coffin – using silver tacks as decoration.
In the mid-1800’s it was popular to decorate coffins – and people would often spell out the deceased’s initials on the casket. Generally, brass tacks were used, rather than silver … (as it was a more economical alternative).
In this case, the term ‘getting down to brass tacks’ referred to getting down to some serious business – the business of death!
What does this have to do with Match and Fable’s latest role? Nothing really. That said, while we have your attention, we’d like to tell you about Chantel Nightingale’s latest role. She’s looking for a Hydraulic / Electrical Engineer in the Greater Hamilton area.
POSITION: HYDRAULIC / ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
LOCATION: HAMILTON, ONTARIO
INDUSTRY: CONSTRUCTION & MANUFACTURING RESPONSIBILITIES
§ Design and develop hydraulic systems for various applications.
§ Analyze and troubleshoot existing hydraulic systems and recommend improvements.
§ Collaborate with other engineers and team members to ensure designs meet requirements.
§ Develop and maintain technical documentation, including technical drawings, system specifications, schematics, bills of materials, and user manuals.
§ Provide technical support to manufacturing and maintenance teams.
§ Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop project specifications and requirements.
§ Develop and maintain project schedules and budgets.
§ Ensure compliance with industry regulations and safety standards.
§ Conduct testing + performance evaluations of hydraulic systems to ensure performance and reliability.
§ Collaborate with other engineers and departments to ensure project success.
§ Stay current with the latest trends and technologies in hydraulics engineering.
§ Stay updated with industry trends and advancements to ensure innovative and efficient designs.
§ Hydraulic Electrical Engineer OR Hydraulic Engineer Technologist with an electrical background.
§ 5 years of experience in designing, implementing, and analyzing hydraulic systems.
§ Strong understanding of Hydraulic control systems.
§ Proficiency in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Parker IQAN, or other 3D Software – an asset.
§ Electrical design knowledge and troubleshooting are vital assets.
§ Strong knowledge of hydraulic components, systems, and applications.
§ Good communication skills and able to work in a team environment.
§ Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with a keen eye for detail.
Strong electrical background + 5 years manufacturing experience + familiarity with relevant industry standards and regulations.
SALARY: $85,000 – $95,000
OTHER: benefits + RRSP matching
SO … NOW WHAT? If you ‘check the boxes’ for this role (and you’re interested) … this is what happens next;
1 – Email your resume to Chantel Nightingale at; email@example.com
2 – Ensure the subject line of your email reads; BRASS TACKS – 4E23
3 – Based on what we’ve outlined above … please tell Chantel how you fit!