Mechanical Engineer in Ottawa at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Curtiss-Wright in Ottawa provides rugged embedded computing solutions that process data in real-time to support mission critical functions, in the air, on the ground and at sea. Our team develops single board computers, graphics and Ethernet Switching solutions for military programs. Our entrepreneurial environment provides our employees with excellent experiences that enable them to develop their skills and give them the opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry. We design, develop, test and manufacture our products, so our employees have a wide range of opportunities.

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefit package, RRSP, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Mechanical Engineer

The Mechanical Designer (Engineer) provides technical support to the department's activities in engineering analysis, mechanical design, materials science, environmental testing, reliability modelling, and failure investigations.

Location: Ottawa, ON

Your Challenge:

  • Provide detailed design, experiments and research in the following areas: mechanical design of complex rugged computers and chassis systems, PWB design details and microstructure, adhesives and thermal interface materials, thermal and structural design considerations, and mechanical assembly drawings.
  • Design and conduct experiments, collect data and interpret results, conduct analysis and write analysis and test reports. Capability to draw conclusions and reconcile differences between predicted and actual results.
  • Support design and analysis for high reliability rugged environments, including severe shock, vibration, and temperature extremes.
  • Provide technical support to failure investigations. May lead failure investigation teams. Interpret results and draw appropriate conclusions, documenting and presenting findings to other staff
  • Provide technical support for bid responses.
  • Support R&D Engineering teams in regular design reviews.
  • Stay current with new trends in materials used for rugged electronics environments.

Your Expertise:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 2-5+ years experience, preferably in a rugged electronics design and manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with heat transfer problem solving (conduction and convection), vibration dynamics, fluid dynamics and materials science.
  • Experience with MIL-STD's and other Aerospace specifications is an asset.
  • Experience with electronics manufacturing processes is an asset.
  • Experience with one or more of the following tools is an asset: PTC Creo CAD, Abaqus FEA, Flotherm CFD
  • A working knowledge of FEA techniques is essential.
  • Skills in analyzing data, leading small teams, multitasking, judgment and decision-making.

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD).

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.