Senior Mechanical Engineer

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineer to join our team and support the development of the next generation of our high-resolution imaging devices. This exciting opportunity involves the design of micron precision electronic/sensor assemblies, robust pressure housings and bulkheads that are required to withstand some of the most inhospitable environments in the industry. To survive harsh conditions, often over 15ksi and 177 C, exotic materials must be sourced and incorporated into the design using manufacturing processes, including CNC machining and injection moulding.

This position offers exposure to every phase in the design process: from conception, proof of concept and prototyping to production and field deployment. Critical thinking is required at every step along the way to tackle the unique challenges that DarkVision strives to master. The ideal candidate is practical in applying known solutions to engineering problems and comfortable thinking outside the box where precedent is lacking.

Responsibilities:

  • Design Big Stuff: Design all aspects of our products, from pressure vessels to robotics. There are no shortages of challenges and opportunities to learn many new skills. We have become experts in this field and are keen to pass on that knowledge.
  • Design Small Stuff: Our in-house developed transducer technology involves intricate features on the micron scale using materials such as ceramic composites and wire bonds that are assembled under a microscope. Designing at this scale for the unforgiving down-hole environment is challenging and rewarding.
  • Simulate Stuff: Perform FEA and acoustic simulations to validate your designs using MATLAB and other tools.
  • Machine Stuff: Build prototypes using our in-house machine shop and 3D printers. If you love to iterate quickly and get your hands dirty, this is the place for you.

Expectations:

  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Engineering Physics or another similar program
  • 5+ years’ experience as a design engineer in one of the above disciplines
  • Experience creating 3D models and assemblies using CAD software such as SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Inventor, or Creo
  • Experience creating 2D drawings released to vendors for part fabrication
  • Solid understanding of materials science and knowing how to apply those theoretical concepts to guide a material selection process
  • Practical understanding of various manufacturing methods such as CNC machining, injection moulding, 3D printing, and laser/waterjet cutting, and knowing which is appropriate for a given design
  • Hands-on experience with assembling and testing prototypes, using benchtop tools including multimeters, function generators and oscilloscopes
  • Experience with basic microcontroller programming (Arduino, etc.) to aid in rapid prototyping
  • Experience with MATLAB, Python or other technical programming languages for data

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary or higher (Top $ for top talent)
  • Full benefits package.
  • Up to 8 weeks of vacation (Yes, you read that correctly!)
  • Flexible work environment.
  • Lots of autonomy, exciting work, and industry-leading technology.

About DarkVision

DarkVision Technologies Inc. is a BC-based tech company disrupting the industrial imaging market since 2013. We have created the world’s most advanced acoustic-based imaging platform. We are packaging it into multiple new product lines, revolutionizing how our clients quantify and visualize the integrity of their critical assets.

Backed by Koch Industries, the largest privately held company in North America, DarkVision’s team of Mechanical, Skunkworks, Electrical, Software, and Machine Learning Engineers is rapidly expanding to meet the demand for the company’s current and upcoming products.

We provide employees with the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies that blend science with real-world applications. We invite you to join our team for the exciting journey ahead as we become the global leader in industrial imaging.

Why DarkVision:

Here are four reasons you’ll like working at DarkVision:

  • Well-Funded: We are backed by Koch Industries – North America’s largest privately held company, and actively work with top-tier operators across North America.
  • A’ Players: Our team is made up of talented, intelligent, and hardworking people. If you’re an ‘A’ player, you’ll enjoy the intellectually stimulating, challenging and respectfully-competitive atmosphere.
  • Growing Quickly: We are launching several new product lines and, as a result, have more than doubled our headcount over the last year.
  • Lots of Opportunities: We are transitioning into a much larger organization and will soon be expanding into a 52,000 sq ft facility in Vancouver.  We have recently opened a larger Calgary office and have expanded into the US, with offices in Houston and Midland, TX.

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