Mechanical Engineer, Intermediate

Whitewaterwest (Richmond BC, Canada) 25 days ago

Our people are at the heart of WhiteWater’s success and achievements. Why? Because of the way each of us views the world, our mindset, directly impacts every interaction and experience we have, each relationship we build, and the goals and outcomes we achieve.

Just as we as individuals are shaped by our mindset, so too is our organizational culture – the collective mindset of the company. At WhiteWater, we: Trust, Co-create, Respect, Collaborate, and Engage. When we cultivate a forward-moving, highly collaborative and fully accountable and committed company mindset, we are: High achieving; results-driven and knowledgeable; Enthusiastic, innovative problem solvers; Collaborative, supportive and inclusive; and United, trustworthy and trusted.

Whitewater’s Water Slide Engineering department is looking for a Mechanical Engineer, Intermediate to join their team! The Mechanical Engineer’s role is to support our Development Engineering group in the: design, build, and test of new water-based amusement rides and devices, ensuring safety and reliability, with a strong focus on quality, cost, and delivery objectives. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, Water Slide Engineering, the successful candidate will be an integral part of a cross-functional Development Core Team and will provide direct support to the respective Development Lead. By performing duties relating to design, documentation, prototyping, validation, and project management, the candidate will be a key contributor to the deployment of leading-edge new products. 


  • Support the Development Lead throughout the Product Development Stage-Gate Process by performing activities related to design, documentation, prototyping, validation, and project management.
  • Design new parts and assemblies for various water-based product lines.
  • Design, build and evaluate prototypes and test models, including preparation of test plans and test reports.
  • Acquire and post-process test data in accordance with best practices.
  • Ensure engineering documentation is complete, including drawings, BOM’s, reports, and manuals.
  • Review and approve engineering deliverables for new products, following engineering and design best practices.
  • Lead and/or participate in design reviews, Design Risk Assessments (DRA), and Failure Mode Effects and Analyses (FMEA).
  • Support the Development Lead with project management activities, including budgeting, resourcing, and schedule management.
  • Contribute to the creation of product requirements and ensure new designs meet safety, economic, ergonomic, and aesthetic requirements.
  • Perform troubleshooting and root cause analysis on design and prototype activities, as well as provide remote support to field staff to resolve issues with new products.
  • Periodically travel to site to perform reviews, testing, or commissioning of new products.
  • Follow the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process.
  • Use of Non-Compliance Reporting (NCR) / Opportunity for Improvement (OFI) procedures.


  • 3-5 years of mechanical design experience, preferably within a product development environment. Experience within the amusement industry considered an asset.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferred (Mechanical, Mechatronics, or Engineering Physics), or a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology or relevant technical degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with EGBC preferred.
  • Experience or familiarity with:
    • Analytical and numerical analysis including Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
    • Design for manufacture and assembly.
    • Conducting FMEA’s or Risk Assessments.
    • Creating Engineering drawings including GD&T in accordance with established standards and best practices.
    • Product Data Management (PDM) or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems.
  • Proficient with 3D modeling software and Microsoft Office.
  • Familiar with materials for corrosive environments.
  • Familiar with manufacturing processes for metals, including welding and machining.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes relating to plastics and/or composites would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping techniques would be considered an asset.
  • Project management experience would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with programming languages would be considered an asset (C#, Python, VBA).
  • Hands-on experience building and testing equipment would be considered an asset.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • Must be able to travel worldwide without restrictions.


  • Ability to work in a team or matrix environment and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective internal and external working relationships with all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to encourage and ensure the adequate performance of external service providers.
  • Able to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced, fun, and professional environment.
  • Advanced reasoning and decision-making abilities.
  • Creative, innovative, and open to new concepts.
  • Curious with the desire to understand.
  • Excellent time management, organization and priority defining skills.
  • Exceptional ability to listen, communicate (written and oral) and collaborate.
  • Organized and proactive with administrative tasks.
  • Hands-on, roll up your sleeves, do whatever it takes to get the job done attitude.


  • Accountability – We do what we say
  • Collaboration – We work well together
  • Customer Focus – We know and respond to our customers
  • Communication – We listen to and understand each other
  • Authenticity – We are honest and trust each other
  • Resilience – We deal effectively with pressure, are persistent and optimistic
  • Flexibility & Adaptability – We are willing and able to respond to changing circumstances.

Mechanical Engineer, Intermediate

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