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Job Title:  Mechanical Engineer III

Requisition ID:  2867

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA, V5J 5M4

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products.  We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.

This position will be focusing primarily on our Reserve Power applications, which include telecommunications, IT, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), utilities and switchgear, security, emergency lighting and general electronics. Some of the reserve power brands include PowerSafe,DataSafe, and Genesis. Our extensive product range serves a variety of reserve power applications and consistently delivers the most effective, powerful and reliable batteries available.


Job Purpose

Alpha Technologies Ltd., an EnerSys company, has an opportunity for a MECHANICAL ENGINEER.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the design of mechanical assemblies, subassemblies, and components for new product opportunities and Sustaining Engineering projects.

To be successful in this role, the candidate must be a self-starter who is able to productively thrive in an energetic, fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team environment. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to quickly develop depth of expertise with respect to the requirements, technologies and components that comprise Alpha’s power system solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform detailed design of mechanical systems and components using SolidWorks CAD software
  • Generate supporting design documentation
  • Build and maintain competency in engineering tools, methods, standards and best practices relating to mechanical design and fabrication
  • Support sustaining engineering activities through the planning, project management, and execution of multiple small-to-mid-scale projects
  • Participate on cross-functional Core Team initiatives to deliver product designs to a schedule and budget
  • Proactively identify and communicate technical and program risks
  • Assist with prototype builds; support the engineering team with testing as needed
  • Actively follow, take ownership of, contribute to and advocate Alpha’s Product Life Cycle management (PLC) and Product Design Process (PDP)
  • Drive Lean thinking and continuous improvement through component re-use, standardized components and standard designs
  • Institute innovative designs and methods via new technology investigation and characterization, competitive product assessment, evaluation of new tools, and up-to-date monitoring of industry trends


  • A minimum 5 years of related experience is required
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent knowledge, training and experience
  • Sheet metal part, sub-assembly, and assembly design with system level prototyping is required
  • Performing accelerated development work as an integral part of a collaborative team completing projects on time and on budget is highly desired
  • High-level proficiency with 3D CAD design software (SolidWorks) is required
  • Familiarity with 2D CAD design software (AutoCAD) is an asset
  • Understanding of standard Engineering and Production documentation, including BOM, assembly and part drawings, work instructions, qualified parts lists, electrical schematics, ECN’s, etc.
  • Broad knowledge of fabrication technologies (sheet metal forming, machining, injection molding, etc.) and Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFM/A) principles
  • Looking for a self-starter with a positive attitude who can operate with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of PLM documentation vault (or similar) and processes an asset.
  • Knowledge of Electromechanical systems and components, with a preference towards AC & DC power systems experience (examples include high-voltage & high-current distribution & cabling, indoor/outdoor enclosures & racks, thermal management components, magnetics, fuses & breakers, communication & data interfaces, EMI shielding, etc.) would be a great asset

General Job Requirements

  • Generic


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