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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
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.

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Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.