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Design Engineer

Date: January 1, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Laboratory Director
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering


Main Campus


USG 12
35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Design Engineer provides technical support for the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department.  Primary responsibilities are ME100 lab instruction, student project supervision, and mechanical design services.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Co-instructor for ME100 and MTE100



2.  Supervise ME481 projects



3.  ME100 Graphics Equivalency



4.  Manage Undergraduate Labs and Clinics



5.  Design consultant





6.  Keep pace with technology and program requirements

Position Requirements


A degree in mechanical engineering or similar engineering program is required.  A graduate degree in a similar field is preferred.  Must be registered as a Professional Engineer in Canada


Several years of direct experience is required.


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A strong aptitude for mechanical technologies and systems is essential.  Must have good knowledge and operational experience in many of the following areas:

  • Engineering design
  • Computer aided design and solid modelling
  • 3D printing
  • Material properties and materials testing
  • Hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric control systems
  • Mechanical systems with electronic components
  • Mechanical testing equipment
  • Digital data acquisition, monitoring, and control systems
  • Systems maintenance and calibration
  • Product sourcing
  • Safety standard and procedures
Computer based engineering tools (ie. Labview, MatLab)

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Provides technical support for undergraduate students, faculty, and other technical staff.  Must be able to effectively communicate with people at all levels of expertise.  Must be able to effectively deliver lectures to large groups of undergraduate students.

Level of Responsibility:

Independently advises and instructs students.  Responsible for undergraduate course integrity.

Decision-Making Authority:

Advises and instructs students.  Responsible for developing and maintaining lab course content.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Most of the work is light and clean and is sitting at a desk or standing to lecture.

Working Environment:

Most work is in office or classroom environments.  There is significant amount of direct contact with undergraduate students.  Work outside of normal hours is often required to meet class schedules and deadlines.