Senior Mechanical Engineer

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has specialized in advanced marine based technology products and services for over 50 years. AXYS manufactures and services 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, process control and Renewable offshore energy assessment. We serve a global market with clients in over 50 countries worldwide. Located in beautiful Sidney, British Columbia, AXYS is a Gold Level Green Business certified company, offering competitive compensation and benefits to its staff.

Job Description:
The Product Development department requires a talented
Senior Mechanical Engineer
with a capacity for oceanography and mooring designYou will work within our motivated team to develop sophisticated environmental monitoring systems for projects world-wide. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Support the design and development of metocean technology for a variety of marine applications, including floating, moored, seabed, mobile and platform mounted systems. 
  • Produce designs that support operating requirements for a variety of instrumentation including meteorological, oceanographic and telemetry equipment.   
  • Design layout and mounting of instrumentation in sealed marine enclosures in accordance with AXYS and industry standards for environmental protection of sensitive equipment.  
  • Develop technical fabrication drawings and manage the fabrication and ordering of parts with external fabricators and suppliers. 
  • Work with and manage 3rd party companies supporting new designs, design testing and technical reviews. 
  • Carry out technical analysis on mechanical parts and systems, including applying theoretical principles, numerical modeling, and physical testing. 
  • Produce assembly documents, work instructions, technical reports and system manuals as required to support product assembly, operation, and life-cycle management. 
  • Create and execute detailed test plans for product evaluation and system prototyping in accordance with AXYS and industry standards. 
  • Executes AXYS processes for design and development and non-conformance management in accordance with ISO 9001:2015. 
  • Collaborate across mechanical, electrical, software and data engineering disciplines to create fully integrated systems that meet client objectives. 
  • Provide engineering support to field services, production, sales, and customer service. This support includes technical support, report writing, work instructions, phone, and hands-on involvement. 
  • Run numerical simulations using ProteusDS to analyze mooring tension and platform stability. 
  • Aid in platform selection and compose technical specifications for moorings and AXYS platforms in response to project RFQs. 
  • Compose mooring design reports that describe the survival characteristics of AXYS moorings. 
Program Management 
  • Provides mentorship and assists with career growth and development planning for junior and intermediate engineers.  
  • Assist with monitoring and maintaining processes for the department under ISO 9001:2015. 
  • Leads department strategic initiatives as assigned. 
  • 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.  
  • Familiar with first principles knowledge of fundamental physical oceanographic processes including those related to waves, currents, and tides. 
  • Experience with the selection and application of modelling tools to accelerate mechanical design. 
  • Experience with the design of mooring systems and deployment/recovery procedures.  

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent, On-site
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