BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Mechanical Designer

Requisition ID: 12675 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
The Mechanical Designer supports the overall asset management of fleet and heavy equipment and municipal fabrication projects by delivering mechanical design expertise and project documentation. The Mechanical Designer supervises Engineering Assistant – Operations Support staff for routine projects and acts as a technical resource to the City for regulatory and code related issues for fleet and manufacturing works.
This position and will be based out of Manitoba Works Yard. Work location and shift hours may change as operationally required.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Designs layouts and prepares documentation for EQS fleet procurement, outfitting, modification, repair and non-fleet customer projects
  • Coordinates and leads the design, implementation and inspection activities for fleet, municipal design and custom manufacturing projects 
  • Supervises work and provides quality assurance by carrying out site inspections on contracted fleet deliveries, equipment up-fitting, and manufacturing work installed on municipal infrastructure
  • Oversees, creates and maintains OQM documentation for delegated engineering work
  • Manages CAD software and CAD computer updates as required
  • Administrates the storage of electronic and hard copy design drawings
  • Supervises the development of routine preventative maintenance and reliability programs in support of asset management
  • Assists with failure analysis for fleet and equipment and coordinate with fleet maintenance garage/shops
  • Develops project documentation for routine procurement projects from concept to the final outfitting of new vehicles & outfitting
  • Collects data and recommends action for key asset management metrics (e.g. emissions profiles, up-time, maintenance costs, fleet utilization), for reports and presentations
  • Communicates fleet decisions that align with corporate strategy (Corporate Strategic Plan) and initiatives (i.e. Greenest City Action Plan)
  • Creates and manages purchase requisitions (SAP shopping carts), for routine equipment purchases as required
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
  • A diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Considerable experience of mechanical design
  • Supervisory experience is an asset
  • A valid Class 5 British Columbia Driver’s License, without limitations or restrictions and a clean driving record preferred
  • Eligibility for registration as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) with ASTTBC is an asset
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Sound knowledge of engineering design principles and methods, and of engineering mathematics and excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Sound knowledge of departmental procedures relating to various engineering projects
  • Sound knowledge of 3D CAD software: Autodesk Inventor (preferred), or equivalent products such as Solidworks, ProE, Catia, etc
  • Sound knowledge of portable document format (pdf), editing software such as Acrobat or Bluebeam Revu
  • Good knowledge of Engineer’s BC (EGBC), practice guidelines and project management processes and documentation
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications and perform design drafting
  • Ability to direct and supervise the work of subordinates engaged in technical field or office tasks
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, contractors, subordinates and other employees
  • Ability to direct and supervise the work of subordinates, including the ability to assign, schedule, and review work, manage workloads, and foster a team environment.
  • Skill in use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good knowledge of FEA analysis is an asset

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-025: $37.97 to $44.83 per hour
Application Close: April 28, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: April 9, 2019, 3:44 pm
Expires: April 28, 2019, 11:59 pm