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Mechanical Engineer - Hydro Generator in Peterborough at Andritz

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Peterborough
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/9/2018

Job Description

The open position is for a Mechanical Engineer in the hydro generator engineering group. The team is responsible for the design of large hydro generator components, with a primary focus on North American generator projects. This team is located at the Andritz Peterborough Generator Center, which includes a modern coil and bar manufacturing facility. This position includes technical responsibility for the mechanical design during all stages of a project life cycle (proposal, contract design, manufacturing and installation). The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of different topics including stress, heat transfer, ventilation, vibration and bearing analysis. The unique requirements of each hydro project make this a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a candidate with related skills and experience.

The Mechanical Engineer is expected to work closely with the local engineering and drafting teams, as well as externally located engineering specialists, project management, manufacturing and installation teams. Occasional travel to customer locations, project sites or other Andritz offices is required.

Individual duties will vary based on project requirements, but generally include the following:

  • Optimization of hydro generator mechanical design, for proposals, contracts and studies;
  • Analysis of mechanical components, using in-house tools or developing calculations as necessary;
  • Documentation for proposals, technical reports and customer O&M manuals;
  • Review and approval of mechanical drawings to ensure contractual and internal requirements are met;
  • Creation of engineering instructions that define technical requirements for manufacturing , installation and testing;
  • Disposition of non-conformances during manufacturing and installation;
  • Review and analysis of site data and testing;
  • Creation and calibration of design tools;
  • Work on R&D projects for development of new generator technologies.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate is an individual that understands the generator product and has the following skills:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering;
  • Existing or potential for Professional Engineer registration;
  • Minimum of 5 years design experience with hydro generators or other rotating machinery;
  • Computer skills in common PC applications;
  • Mechanical finite element skills – desired;
  • Excellent problem solving skills, sound judgment, initiative & creativity;
  • Ability to work with people in a team environment;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in English & French languages - desired;
  • Ability to travel & work with various cultures.