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Mechanical Design Technologist

Full Time

We are looking for a Mechanical Design Technologist to join our dynamic team!

Are you unique? You might be unique if….

  • You like to work on multiple projects and are a fast thinker.
  • You’re an excellent communicator and team player.
  • You want to work in a state-of-the-art fully integrated facility.
  • You want to work with a fantastic dynamic team.
  • You want to make a difference and be challenged in your career.
  • You like small towns (a community!) with consistent and long-term employment.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Produce detailed technical drawings for mechanical assemblies and components.
  • Establish and maintain consistent, high quality, and accurate information required to be shown on design drawings intended for manufacture.
  • Ability to prioritize work based on a dynamic environment to meet deadlines.
  • Work closely as a team player as part of the engineering group and shop floor personnel.
  • Understand a wide variety of manufacturing processes and techniques.
  • Remain well-informed of new technologies and infuse new ideas into the department.
  • Present project updates to colleagues.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace.
  • Complete projects and other duties as assigned by manager in a timely manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Fluent knowledge and experience with CAD software. i.e. SolidWorks and AutoCAD. 
  • Interpret customer specifications and blueprints. 
  • Possesses a mechanical design aptitude.
  • Experience with any of the following: ERP, CAD, CAM, CMM, ISO 9001:2008 quality standards.
  • Machine shop and general safety awareness. 
  • Mechanical engineering and manufacturing experience would be considered an asset.

The Perks?

  • Competitive wage, bonus structure and benefit package.
  • Team lunches and the odd adventure experience- trapshooting, rafting, golfing, bowling and so much more! 
  • A great opportunity to have a long-term career in the West Kootenays with a progressive and growing manufacturing company with roots in the area.

About Drop?

The DROP Group of Companies is a privately owned Canadian-based operation with a focus on delivering innovative high-quality products and services. The combination of the teams’ expertise, ability to problem solve and innovate, supported by a fully integrated and advanced manufacturing facility allows Drop to design, develop and manufacture 100% of their products in-house, controlling all aspects to ensure the best product available.

DROP Sprockets is a high-quality quick turn sprocket manufacturer which offers the most comprehensive sprocket line in the industry. With a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and cutting-edge machining and fabrication equipment, Drop Sprockets houses over 1.5 million pounds of raw and semi-finished materials to support the demand of the finished products.

Our values don’t just sit on a glossy page. We live them every day. Our values are the cornerstone of who we are – do they resonate with you?

  • Embrace Knowledge
  • Do the right thing
  • Seek adventures and smiles
  • Healthy hearts and heads
  • Pursue opportunity
  • Build community

Mission: To develop a people-focused community that provides growth opportunities for employees and businesses.

Vision: To be known as the best Made-to-Order sprocket manufacturer worldwide.


People often ask what it takes to succeed at Drop – you’ve got to be smart, without having an ego. What does that mean? Imagine working with a group of your smartest friends who all love to learn. Everyone is always pushing each other to grow and innovate at a pace that can only be called furious. We are never idle or stagnant. We seek and share knowledge. We are comfortable with the unknown. We “get ‘r done.”

At Drop Manufacturing, we’re unique, and that’s how we like it. If you would like to join our team, send us details of your experience and why you would be great for us! If you’re from out of the area let us know why you would like to relocate along with your history to the West Kootenays! 

Note: Applications will be sent to

Manufacturing and Production