Canadian Light Source Inc
The Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI) is the national synchrotron research facility on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon. This facility produces high-intensity synchrotron light, millions of times brighter than sunlight, to explore the nature and structure of molecules and serves national and international users from academia, industry, and government institutions. The CLS facilitates scientific research aimed at finding solutions for global challenges in agriculture, health, advanced materials, and the environment.
CLSI is now accepting applications for a Mechanical Engineer as a member of our Engineering department in our Machine Division. Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Lead, the Mechanical Engineer supports the programs and services provided by the Machine Division by leading medium to large projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and ability to effectively communicate and function as part of a highly skilled engineering group. The nature of CLSI work is such that there is opportunity to specialize in areas and techniques of mechanical engineering that are relatively unique.
Undertake and oversee sizeable projects of high complexity, providing engineering leadership within a project team.
Prepares project plans, schedules, cost estimates, and creates comprehensive work plans within a timely manner.
Develops new concepts to meet given functional requirements and provides creative engineering solutions to complex problems.
Participates in design reviews, ensuring design quality, technical accuracy, that designs conform to CLS standards, and other relevant codes, standards and practices.
Prepares written documentation such as specifications, procedures, reports, drawings and other technical documentation.
Assesses and approves changes in specifications, plans, techniques and materials, in consultation with direct or project supervisor.
Devises new approaches, applies existing criteria in new manners and draws conclusions from comparative solutions.
Conducts research, as required, on the technical aspects of systems and equipment from vendors and those at other related facilities in order to identify current practices and tools to support CLS requirements. Collaborates with other synchrotrons and related research facilities.
Acts as the facility specialist for assigned systems such as safety critical systems, machine protection system, water/HVAC, etc.
University degree in Mechanical Engineering
Minimum of 5 years’ relevant engineering work experience
Eligible for Professional membership in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
Alternate Skills/Experience given Consideration:
Knowledge of vacuum systems, including ultra-high vacuum
Knowledge of precision survey and alignment equipment and techniques
Experience designing motion control systems
Experience with cooling water systems in a process plant setting or
Experience with refrigeration and/or cryogenic systems
Experience with HVAC/ lab ventilation in a process plant setting
Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards for mechanical design
Remuneration: Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including supplemental health & dental, life insurance, pension plan, and four weeks’ vacation is part of a competitive compensation package.
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