Mechanical Designer

Your Impact 

As a key member of the Mechanical Design team, the Mechanical Design Lead will work directly with all supporting departments, including Applications, and Project Management and to ensure project specifications are met and executed on schedule and budget.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Responsible for leading the mechanical design of a project from start to finish with a high level of technical, professional, engineering and consulting expertise
  • Provide technical leadership, mentoring and supervision to assigned mechanical design team members
  • Assess customer specifications and processes to develop a comprehensive conceptual design for the proposed system.  This may include supporting design calculations, schematics, 3rd party equipment recommendations, new available technology/processes
  • Foster creativity and resourcefulness in all interactions with external and internal customers to address any issues or concerns that may arise during the project.
  • Assist in the development of project plans, budget, resource requirements and coordinating the efforts of the design team
  • Work closely with Project Management to provide support, status reports and ensure a seamless transition during the assembly build and integration phase of the project.
  • Identify quote deficiencies, risk, scope change/creep and submit recommendations to address to Director of Engineering
  • Liaise with the Project Management team to ensure timely updates to the Schedule.
  • Collaborate with internal customers (e.g. Sales, Applications, Project Management, Shop Floor Assembly, Purchasing, etc.) as well as external contacts including customers, consultants, 3rd party vendors, etc.
  • Promote a collaborative and inclusive work style with the project team to conduct design reviews, I/O and functional reviews, safety risk assessments, certification support, design evaluations and modifications as needed
  • Evaluate various mechanical products under consideration for purchase to determine their efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Produce accurate CAD layouts, manufacturing drawings and bills of material.
  • Review, evaluate, and improve upon engineering designs prepared by the design team.
  • Ensure that designs are safe, efficient, effective, and able to be manufactured prior to manufacturing release.
  • Review team’s drawings for accuracy, material selection, proper machining techniques, finishes, hardness, etc. and approve release for manufacturing.
  • Review assembly bills of material prepared by the design team and approve for purchasing of 3rd party items.
  • Assist the shop floor assembly team during the integration phase to resolve any issues and assist in the completion of system.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Develop strong customer relationships with the view to sourcing additional work and seek out new potential opportunities.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with local, national, and international standards and legislation. (i.e. OSHA, CE or customer specific)

You'll Be Great At:


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate and motivate team members
  • Working well cross-functionally and in a team environment with the ability to develop relationships.
  • Understanding project technical specifications, drawings, material differences and scope of supply.
  • Strong time management skills to manage multiple opportunities and meet hard client-imposed deadlines.

Level of Autonomy and Authority

  • Works without detailed supervision, but within clear guidelines, defined standards and specifications. Difficult, complex or unusual matters are referred to more senior authority
  • Will guide and monitor the work of other staff working on a project basis
  • Provides input and makes recommendations to management in areas of improvement
  • Will support other projects from time to time including installation of automated equipment on customer sites, customer service and training

Key Requirements:

  • Post-Secondary education in mechanical engineering or related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of engineering experience in industrial automation
  • Proficiency using AutoCAD and Solidworks.
  • Proficiency using Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Strong written and verbal skills in the English language

How to Join

If this sounds like your next exciting career move and you would like to join the Systematix family, please submit your resume through our Current Openings page.

Systematix is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting accessible recruitment. If you require accommodation for a disability, we will support you throughout all stages of the recruitment process.

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