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Jr. Mechanical System Designer

Location: Montreal, QC
Aversan Inc. is a multi-service engineering firm specializing in design, build, testing, certification, and support services for embedded flight and rail systems & software, health technology, and advanced IT.


  • Responsible for the detailed design, development and sustainment of the mechanical, fluid and pneumatic systems used in our family of human patient, ultrasound and surgical simulators;
  • Design and develop mechanical subsystems for Medical Simulator family of products;
  • Develop new products and sustain existing products through design improvements and defect correction;
  • Conduct core Research and Development;
  • Project management; Control cost and schedule in all development projects;
  • Execute complex designs while leading a small project team;
  • Communicate status of all responsible projects both in writing and verbally;
  • Complies with & enforces all applicable safety rules, regulations, & procedures;
  • Work in a team environment to design mechanical elements for simulators including the haptics support, surgical cart development (metal and plastic) as well as simulator development.
  • Conceptual and detail modeling as well as the creation of fabrication, assembly and installation drawings for new products and updates.
  • Present conceptual and detail designs at project milestone design reviews.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing and troubleshooting of prototypes.
  • Integration and installation support.
  • Suggest and implement product improvement ideas.
  • Be part of a team responsible for mechanical design;
  • Participate in the analysis of drawings, specifications and requirements for both internal and external customers;
  • Participate in design activities between different engineering groups and manufacturing;
  • Responsible for designing manufacturing, assembly and installation drawings;
  • Find technical solutions to meet the requirements of the projects;
  • Support the manufacturing team;
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities.

Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent;
  • Minimum 1 years’ of experience with mechanical engineering ideally within a biomedical, aerospace or automotive industry;
  • Minimum 2 years' of experience with SolidWorks or other 3D CAD Sofware, in a PDM or PLM environment;
  • Complete understanding of Quality principles (ISO-9000 or equivalent standards);
  • Proficiency with large assembly management, sheetmetal, and surface design techniques is an asset.
  • Knowledge of mechanisms design;
  • Knowledge of composite materials and plastics;
  • Knowledge of shop practices including welding, riveting, machining, molding and bonding;
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical design best practices;
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical sensors and actuators;
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems analysis including component and assembly statics and thermals;
  • Knowledge of pneumatic and fluid systems;
  • Knowledge of thermal management and heat rejection;
  • Knowledge of robotics or animatronics;
  • Experience with all aspects of Configuration Management including the engineering change process, change control board, drawing formatting/release, part number creation, part revision sequence and bills of material;
  • Proficient with MS Office 2007 or newer (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project);
  • Bilingualism (French and English) is required;
  • Good teamwork and possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
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