Job Posting alert: 104-15-1449 – Mechanical Engineer with NRC

**ONLY CANDIDATES WHO APPLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE WILL BE CONSIDERED **

Your challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s premiere research and technology organization.

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to support our NRC- Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics Portfolio (NRC-HAA). The Mechanical Engineer would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.

A Mechanical Engineer is required to assist in the design and development of world-class astronomical instrumentation for the international Gemini 8 metre telescopes, Canada France Hawaii Telescope, and future large telescope projects, including the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, Square Kilometre Array and Thirty Meter Telescope.

The successful candidate will provide innovative solutions to the specific requirements of various instrumentation projects, working in a team that designs integrated optical/mechanical/electronic assemblies.

Screening criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education

A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or applied science is required.

Candidates possessing a Master’s degree may be given preference.

Experience

Significant and recent experience in mechanical design, development and production of high precision (micron-level) mechanical/optical equipment.

Significant experience using 3D parametric CAD modeling software, preferably Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks, especially in the design and modelling of complex instrumentation.

Significant experience in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of mechanical structures and mechanisms, preferably using recent versions of ANSYS.

Experience in integrating and testing of mechanical systems or entire instruments would be an asset.

CLOSING DATE: APRIL 4, 2016

**ONLY CANDIDATES WHO APPLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE WILL BE CONSIDERED **

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