Intermediate Mechanical Engineer

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has specialized in advanced marine based technology products and services for 50 years. We manufacture and service offshore and oceanographic environmental monitoring equipment with a focus on data acquisition and display systems for routine weather and sea state monitoring, water and air quality monitoring and process control. We serve a global market with international experience in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, New Zealand, Australia and The United States. Located in beautiful Sidney, British Columbia, AXYS is one of Vancouver Island’s most sought after career choices and offers competitive compensation and benefits to its staff.

Job Description:
The Product Development department requires a talented Mechanical Designer. You will work within a highly talented and motivated team to develop sophisticated environmental monitoring systems for projects world-wide.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Design of ocean technology systems, including surface buoys, moorings, subsurface and seabed designs.
  • Design component layouts in payloads, sealed marine enclosures, and mounting for a variety of power systems.
  • Support operating requirements for a variety of instrumentation including meteorological, oceanographic and telemetry equipment.
  • Execute AXYS procedures for design and development, control of non-conforming product, including dependency support for sales, field service, customer service.
  • Develop and modify procedures for quality control, document control, product testing, and mechanical design
  • Develop design plans and test plans to help ensure products conform to relevant standards and/or expected environmental conditions.
  • Driven to meet client objectives and to diligently work to clarify and establish requirements where they are unknown.
  • Create or update documentation for the fabrication, assembly, and maintenance of buoy systems.
  • Integration and configuration of custom systems to meet client specifications.
  • Lead assembly, testing and troubleshooting products as required.

Project Management

  • Manages or assists with a small set active set of projects. Monitors project execution and maintains project deliverables, budgets, schedule, status.  
  • Ensuring project requirements are clearly identified and stakeholders are kept informed of project status.
  • Maintaining strong communication functions between stakeholders and departments for design review and design closeout requirements  

Department Development

  • Assist with monitoring and maintaining processes for the department under ISO 9001:2015.
  • Carries out or assists with department strategic initiatives.
  • Establish and align to standards (industry/regional/global) for engineering design.
  • Assist with information capture for department capital budget & resources.
  • Assist with engineering information resources – supplier and vendor relationships, 3rd party contractors and knowledge resources.

General Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in relevant engineering design roles.
  • BEng in Mechanical, Ocean Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Holds or is eligible for Professional Engineering designation in BC
  • Experience in completing design projects, delivering systems for the marine environment.
  • Holds a thorough understanding of product design principles and standards
  • Commands excellent problem solving and deduction skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to take responsibility and driven to meet deadlines.

Technical Requirements:

  • Familiar knowledge of mechanical, material and reliability design principles.
  • Experience with SolidWorks CAD software; part, assemblies and file management.
  • Experience in the creation of professional level design documentation including requirements, assembly drawings, fabrication drawings, bills of material, test plans, FMEA, work instructions.
  • Experienced with machine shop equipment and an understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Experienced with file management systems and documentation control.
  • Experience with the design of floating and subsea marine systems and applications
  • Familiar with principles of fluid dynamics, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic forces on floating structures.
  • Experienced with the selection and application of modelling tools to accelerate mechanical design.
  • Experienced with the design of mooring systems and deployment/recovery procedures.

Job Type:
Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Apply for an Open Position:

Please indicate your interest in employment here by completing this brief form and uploading your resume, etc. for review. We thank all those who apply to AXYS Technologies Inc., but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

Questions? Write to


2035 Mills Rd, Sidney
BC V8L 5X2, Canada

T:+1 (250) 655-585


Slijkensesteenweg 2
Oostende 8400, Belgium

T:+32 470 102220