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Mechanical Engineer, Burnaby, BC Canada At Ballard


Burnaby, Bc

Job Description

Ballard’s Product Engineering Department has an 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 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 and/or lead design of mechanical systems, including: sourcing and verification of mechanical components, ventilation systems, fluid management, and mechanical layout of components
  • 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
  • Develop cost effective designs that meet functionality, durability and robustness requirements
  • Interface with equipment suppliers, fabricators, and internal supply chain to source mechanical components
  • Lead failure analysis investigations on failed mechanical systems and components
  • Technical oversight of outsourced mechanical systems such as hydrogen purification, air delivery systems, and cooling systems
  • Support mechanical design during fuel cell system commissioning in the field


  • Degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, engineering physics, or a related field and at least 6 years of directly related experience
  • Experience in both an industrial and product development setting
  • Good knowledge of structural design, thermodynamics, heat transfer, small-scale rotational equipment, fasteners, 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


  • 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 gas purification systems, air delivery systems, and/or cooling systems would be highly beneficial
  • 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.

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