Associate Mechanical Engineer - Extruder

Organization : Northern Lipids Inc.
Location: Canada, British Columbia, Burnaby
End of contest: May 30, 2014
Type (Full time / Part time): Full Time
The individual will contribute to the design of large-scale Extrusion Systems including drafting appropriate protocols and generating all supporting documentation for extrusion equipment. In addition, the individual will also provide support to the Formulation department, performing R&D work in collaboration with others for certain projects.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Prepare design requirements and documentation based on customer requests
  • Design and draft details and instructions for fabrication and quotations
  • Work with fabricators and supplies to ensure parts will meet functional requirements
  • Draft appropriate protocols and generate supporting documentation; incorporate into manuals and training documents
  • Provide on-going technical support on the custom Extrusion Systems and for small and intermediate scale extruders when required.
  • Generate quotations for custom large-scale Extrusion System and for small and intermediate scale extruders when required
  • Assemble, verify and qualify the Extrusion System before shipment
  • Perform miscellaneous R&D projects as assigned


  • A Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with some design experience
  • Science background or related experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated SolidWorks experience or other 3D design software
  • A self-motivated and ingenious individual capable of learning new techniques quickly and skillfully
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, flexible and able to follow instructions
  • Ability to work independently and as well as an effective team member