• Mechanical Equipment Designer

    Job ID 2019-1757
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Mechanical Equipment Designer



    Merrick & Company is looking for a Senior Mechanical Equipment and Material Handling Designer for our Kanata, ON office to work on technology projects for the LIfe Sciences department. This group provides architectural and engineering services, specializes in the design of prototype/one-off custom equipment, gloveboxes, hot cells, specialty research equipment and custom-designed, remotely-operated mechanisms for handling radioactive and hazardous materials. This is a full time permanent position


    Job Description

    Senior designer works directly with and organizes small teams to produce 3D models, drawings and fabrication packages of custom equipment, independently and with direction from the project engineer. Typical equipment includes containment systems (gloveboxes, hot cells, cleanrooms), material handling equipment, small scale process piping & equipment, furnace systems, metal working systems (mills, lathes, rolling machines) and pressure vessels.


    Scope/Key Responsibility

    Detailed design activities include preparation of component, subassembly and main assembly Creo (Pro/E) models; creating detailed fabrication drawing packages; evaluating and selecting purchased components; creating detailed Bills of Materials and completing equipment datasheets. Establishes model structure and drawing tree architecture for distinct deliverables and is responsible for establishing and maintaining file naming conventions and Windchill folders. Directs the activities of less experienced team members to produce final product. Provides checking support for deliverables. Design activities are conducted following regimented quality assurance / quality control procedures.


    Required Experience

    • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in related field.
    • Must demonstrate expert proficiency with Creo (Pro/E) and Windchill.
    • Familiarity with other 3D systems (Microstation, CATIA, SolidWorks or equal), 2D software (AutoCAD preferred) and Autodesk Revit a plus.
    • Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Demonstrated experience leading small groups of designers a plus.
    • Demonstrated capability in the design of custom equipment and/or containment systems, development of design documentation including fabrication drawings, equipment datasheets.
    • Experience in the DOE and NNSA market segments a plus.
    • Hands-on experience with fabrication techniques is a plus.
    • Degree Requirements: Associates Degree (Preferred)
    • Must be a Canadian Citizen (or capability to obtain, within 6 months)
    • Must have the ability to acquire a security clearance.
    • Local candidate preferred.

    Physical Requirements

    • The job requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation. Ability to support work site visits that require walking and standing for extended periods a plus.
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Additional information

    Apply on line only. No e-mail, hard copy or third party resumes accepted.


    Merrick & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes; RRSP, unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.


    We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.


    Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by federal, provincial, or local law.  Merrick & Company  welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  


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