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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Mechanical Engineer

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
21 hours ago

Ballard's Product Engineering Department has an opening for an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineer to join the Systems 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 skills to the selection and design 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 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.
  • Participate and contribute to informal and formal design reviews
  • Develop cost effective designs that meet functionality, durability and robustness requirements.
  • Initiate and lead characterization and performance validation testing of system components
  • Lead failure analysis investigations on failed mechanical systems and components.
  • Identify and interact with 3 rd party suppliers of mechanical systems and components.
  • 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, mechatronics, engineering physics, or a related field and at least 5-9 years of directly related experience.
  • Experience in both industrial and product development settings.
  • Good knowledge of structural design, thermodynamics, heat transfer, 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 scope of work and plan effectively to meet those commitments.
  • Ability to work independently making sound decisions with focus on the goal.

  • 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 outside vendors and fabrication shops.
  • Practical experience with process engineering systems and equipment
  • Previous background with fuel cells and/or fuel cell systems is preferred.

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