Mechanical Designer 1 - (12 Month Term)

Posted Date 6 days ago(3/12/2018 10:12 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Engineering - Mechanical
Employment Type
Full Time - Term

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.


Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.


Typical Duties:

  • Provides mechanical design, drafting and/or technical support to project groups for new and existing equipment (fixtures, cables, products, etc.) utilizing Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools
  •  Able to create 3D parts or assemblies ranging in complexity, based on verbal, hand sketched, design layout instructions, production methods and processes, and produce detailed drawings in accordance with accepted industry and Company standards
  • Works with the Manufacturing Engineer (ME) to assist in designing assembly tooling, jigs and fixtures
  • Supports the Manufacturing Engineer (ME) in the development of effective assembly methods and processes that define the sequence of product build operations.  Plans and compiles Assembly Methods Instructions (AMI) that direct the sequence of operations and the method for assembly of cables, wiring harnesses, wired assemblies and mechanical assemblies.

Demonstrates a working knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Industry and Company standards related to Mechanical Design for the production of high quality drawings
  • Tolerancing (linear) and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Standard industry symbols and drawing conventions
  • Selection of materials, finishes and manufacturing processes for fabricated parts
  • Creation of Bill Of Materials (BOM) and parts lists using company standard tools 
  • GDC Engineering Processes and their application during the appropriate phases of the product development life cycle 
  • Configuration/Change Management principles and their application using the PDC workflow tool and process 
  • Product Life Cycle Development Processes describing key milestones and product development checkpoints for each of the life cycle phases; support to work product reviews/ walkthroughs (IDR, PDR, CDR, etc.) process for design validation throughout the planning, development and maintenance stages of a product development cycle. 
  • Understanding of Project Management principles and performance measurements and their application and value on specific projects. Assists the Team Lead in estimating project tasks and reporting progress. 
  • Reviews the work of peers (primarily Designer 1) for drawing requirements, dimensional accuracy, selection of material and finish, fabrication standards, producability, and MCAD data base integrity (correct file naming convention and saved in the correct location). 
  • Conducts thorough research to prepare well written reports of both technical and non-technical nature. 
  • Perform other related duties as required




 Education & Experience 

  • Equivalent to an Ontario Secondary school graduation plus a further 3 years of formal education in relevant courses of which 1 year in Electro Mechanical Drafting or Technology.
  • Over 6 years up to and including 8 years of experience of which at least 2 years involve operation of Computer Aided Design equipment.




Sits extensively in work station, periodically getting up to go to meetings, see internal customers, etc. Continuous hand/finger movement for mousing.



Considerable visual attention and concentration for longer periods of time, requiring continuous attention to finite detail.


Work Environment

General office environment.

Multiple/tight deadlines and some interruptions.


Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.


General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. Workplace accommodations are available.


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