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Mechanical Engineer

Burnaby, British Columbia
OSI Maritime Systems is a Vancouver based solutions provider of advanced integrated navigation and tactical solutions to military customers for over 20 years.  As a pioneer of Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (WECDIS), the company has grown to be a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for naval and maritime security operations. We develop and deliver integrated bridge systems for warships, integrated dived navigation systems for submarines, and C2 systems for small craft.

OSI currently has 20 naval customers from around the world with over 600 warships and submarines operating with its world leading integrated navigation and tactical solutions. Our offices are conveniently located in Burnaby near Willingdon and Hwy 1, close to transit, bike routes and running trails. We have free parking, secure bike lock up and showers.

Due to the nature of our company, all employees must pass specific security criteria. Only candidates who are Canadian citizens or have PR status and who satisfy security clearance criteria will be considered.

The Mechanical Engineer is part of the engineering team that develops marine navigation and bridge systems for OSI’s government and naval markets that offer market leading performance and reliability, minimize production costs and are maintainable over an extended lifecycle. The Mechanical Engineer 2 designs, selects, evaluates and documents mechanical components and their interconnection within the bridge systems.

The Job:
  • Performs studies, experiments, research and tests in contributing to the design and development of navigation and bridge system products to established codes, standards, drawings, specifications and customer requirements, for both commercial and military customers
  • Contributes to the mechanical design effort based on COTS, military grade products and customized solutions which includes the recommendation of parts and components
  • Updates and maintains the Company’s parts database
  • Reviews hardware requirements, produces hardware design documents, ensuring the proposed solution meets the stated requirements
  • Creates mechanical designs and provides information to CAD team members for drawing production
  • Reviews designs for adherence to industry and government standards
  • Prepares simple written plans, calculations, designs, specifications and material lists
  • Assists more senior engineers in carrying out technical tasks requiring accuracy of calculations, completeness of data and adherence to prescribed methods
  • Assists with the interpretation and analysis of design data in preparing feasibility studies and prepares reports for assigned work, making recommendations on technical problem resolution within the scope of the assignment
  • Provides design information and guidance to support personnel, and occasionally to suppliers, in preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication
  • Ensures that the resulting design meets system, customer and budgetary requirements and is compliant to industry and government standards
  • Clearly communicates technical and design documentation to other departments
  • Executes engineering change request (CRs) as well as providing supporting justification data
  • Follows workplace operating and environmental, health and safety procedures and guidelines
You Bring:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus 2-4 years of practical mechanical engineering experience
  • Knowledge of mechanical design and design for manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of vibration, shock, thermal, and structural analysis
  • Working knowledge of product certification testing to civilian and military standards
  • Proven ability to analyze and solve hardware problems
  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks and AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with MS Office Suite and SharePoint
  • Knowledge of peripheral equipment, test, diagnostic and measuring equipment
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a Project team
  • Organized, able to handle multiple projects and prioritize workload
  • Knowledge of Shipbuilding codes and standards for example: Lloyds
  • Rules
  • Ability to design in a strategic manner taking into consideration reliability, ease of manufacture, and cost
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