Ballard’s Product Engineering Department has an opening for an Intermediate Mechanical Engineer to join the Mechanical Engineering team developing the next generation of Ballard’s fuel cell-based power systems. The successful candidate will work within a structured environment to apply their strong technical skills to the selection, design and layout of mechanical components and sub-systems towards the development of new innovative fuel cell power products. Responsibilities:
Actively support the design of mechanical systems, including: sourcing and verification of mechanical components, material selection, structural design, process systems, fluid management, and mechanical layout of components.
Ensure conformance with Ballard’s product development and engineering maturity processes.
Generate engineering documentation for mechanical systems and components, including: component design requirements and specifications; design review and release materials; detailed test plans and conformity assessments.
Prepare and report out to internal and external stakeholders on progress identifying conformance to requirements, gaps and risks.
Participate and contribute to informal and formal design reviews
Develop cost effective designs that meet functionality, durability and robustness requirements.
Lead failure analysis investigations on mechanical systems and components.
Identify and interact with 3rd party suppliers of mechanical systems and components.
Support mechanical design during fuel cell system commissioning in the field.
Participate in growing the functional competency of the Mechanical Engineering Group.
Degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, engineering physics, or a related field and at least 3-6 years of directly related experience.
Experience in product development settings.
Understand the fundamentals of structural design, thermodynamics, heat transfer, shock and vibration, fluid mechanics
Experience with small-scale rotational equipment, fabrication processes, assembly processes, and selection of general mechanical components.
Demonstrated creative approach to problem solving. Example: Validating structural integrity of a part using simplified analytical modelling techniques before 3D printing.
CREO, GD&T, Agile (or equivalent)
Proven ability to work to time schedule and commitments for deliverables; determine scope of work and plan effectively to meet those commitments.
Ability to work independently making sound decisions with focus on the goal.
Strong attention to detail with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
Experience with standard engineering practices such as DFMEA, Product Certification, Codes and Standards, and Safety & Reliability Analysis.
Experience with dealing with OEMs, outside vendors and fabrication shops.
Practical experience with process engineering systems and equipment
Direct experience with noise abatement strategies would be highly beneficial.
Previous background with fuel cells and/or fuel cell systems is preferred.
Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.