Ballard's Product Engineering Department has an opening for a 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 and organizational skills to the selection of mechanical components and sub-systems, the design and verification/validation plan for new products, and support testing in the lab and in the field.
• Actively support and/or lead the design of mechanical systems, including sourcing and verification of mechanical components, 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.
• Facilitate and lead informal and formal design reviews
• Develop cost-effective designs that meet functionality, durability and robustness requirements while adhering to applicable codes and standards.
• Initiate and lead characterization and performance validation testing of system components
• Lead failure analysis investigations on failed mechanical systems and components.
• Interface and technical oversight of mechanical systems and components provided by 3rd parties.
• 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 or a related field and at least 6-8 years of directly related experience.
• Experience in both industrial and product development settings especially in the development of complex finished products manufactured in high volume.
• Good knowledge of structural design, thermodynamics, heat transfer, shock and vibration, GD&T, small-scale rotational equipment, fabrication processes, assembly processes, and selection of general mechanical components.
• Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions to meet cost and functional requirements.
• Proven ability to work to time schedule and commitments for deliverables; determine the scope of work and plan effectively to meet those commitments.
• Ability to work independently making sound decisions with a focus on the goal.
• Skilled user of CREO or SolidWorks
• Experience with standard engineering practices such as DFMEA, Product Certification, Codes and Standards, and Safety & Reliability Analysis.
• Strong attention to detail with excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
• Experience with dealing with OEMs, outside vendors and fabrication shops.
• Direct experience with product and component DV testing would be highly beneficial.
• Direct experience with shock and vibration analysis and design would be highly beneficial.
• Previous background with fuel cells and/or fuel cell systems is preferred.Our Values
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Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.