Mechanical Designer

POSITION TITLE: Mechanical Designer
DEPARTMENT: Mechanical Design
REPORTS TO: Mechanical Engineering Manager

OVERVIEW:Work directly with Application and Electrical teams to ensure projects are met on budget. Work with the management and department personnel to deliver the Eclipse Vision and the Eclipse Entrepreneurial Culture.


    • Perform engineering calculations with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs
    • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes and products
    • Examine feasibility of using one or more machines to carry out sequential operations
    • Produce working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product using Auto CAD and SolidWorks
    • Analyze designs and systems for compliance to applicable standards (i.e. OSHA, CE or customer specific)
    • Review drawings for accuracy, material selection, proper machining techniques, finishes, hardness, etc.
    • Liaise with vendors for technical information and specifications
    • Communicate all requested design changes to the Applications Manager
    • Responsible for communicating progress on tasks to supervising designer
    • Formalize and update drawing documentation
    • Create drawings of existing tooling through the use of precision measuring devices such as verniers and micrometers
    • Liaise with fabricators, machinists, toolmakers and electricians in the completion of equipment and resolving problems
    • A working knowledge of common machine shop techniques
    • Must have thorough knowledge of drafting principles
    • Must be proficient in AutoCAD and SolidWorks
    • Must be capable of designing tooling from sketches or verbal concepts
    • An understanding of the use of pneumatics and hydraulics
    • An understanding of the use of electrical devices (i.e. switches, load cells, LVDT’s etc.)

    Project Execution:
    • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Assist in preparing customer documentation
    • Adhere to all Health and Safety rules and procedures
    • Ability to work in a team environment and actively participate in group meetings safely
    • Complete other duties and projects as assigned
    • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends and or travel as required in varying timelines
    • Ensure scheduled milestones are met
    • Notify the appropriate departments if milestones are not met
    • Adhere to the Eclipse Project Operating Policy
    • Maintain good corporate citizen role in support of the Eclipse corporate Vision
    • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Eclipse Automation Inc. Conduct Code
    • Foster the development of a culture reflective of the core values of the business

    • Expectation of travel to vendor/supplier locations is less than 15% of time, however may be exceeded in exceptional circumstances to meet project needs


    • Has successfully completed either a University Degree or College Diploma in Mechanical Engineering / Robotics Automation Technology

    • Preferably one or two co-op terms in mechanical design/drafting
    • Experience in an automation environment will be considered an asset