Mechanical Engineer

Employment type: Full-time
City: Montréal
Last visit: 2014-10-27
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-27


Mechanical Engineer

Montréal, QC


There’s a lot going on at Canada Post and, if you haven’t thought of us before as a springboard for your mechanical engineering career, think again. It’s more than just the modernization of our postal systems, it’s a whole new way of looking at how we can be more competitive and play a larger role in the lives of Canadians. Our state-of-the-art systems are crucial to the success of our operations, as are our Engineers. Come and be a part of the action!

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineering Officer with excellent communication skills and the ability to execute and make key decisions in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. If this describes you, why not take the opportunity to work for a world leader in the postal industry? You’ll be joining a profit-oriented organization focused on service, growth, and innovation, and enjoy a comprehensive total compensation package, including training and the chance to grow with us and explore your career potential.

As a skilled Mechanical Engineer, you will take a lead role in key modifications of existing mail and sortation systems and the development, modelling, simulation, optimization, design and installation of new mechanical systems used in Canada Post plants.

YOUR DUTIES as a Mechanical Engineering Officer will vary, but primarily you will:

Perform Engineering project management and oversee acquisition projects, involving performing assessments such as cost/benefit analyses and tender evaluations;

Write detailed technical requirements and specifications for equipment assessments, safety upgrades, design and installation of equipment modifications;

Evaluate engineering information submitted by consultants, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, and assist Procurement with issuing contracts;

Provide engineering support for all plant mechanical systems and equipment, including developing programs, drawings and layouts as well as writing detailed technical requirements for the construction, installation, maintenance, repair, modification, relocation and improvement of complex mechanical equipment; 

Perform detailed design and prepare technical reports for mail equipment optimization, including CADD drawings, layouts, design calculations, budget pricing, and specifications for equipment tenders and technical evaluations;

Assist in developing maintenance training courses for mail processing equipment systems; 

Keep up-to-date on work-related methods, technologies and advances in the field of engineering;

Determine causes of failures and recommend design improvements. 


You bring to the position of Mechanical Engineering Officer, a HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS that includes the following qualities. 

A university degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Professional Engineer member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.

4 to 7 years’ mechanical engineering experience, including analyzing technical problems, developing solutions, implementing technology and preparing specifications in an industrial setting.

Hands-on experience designing, developing and deploying material handling or automation technology.

Knowledge of Canadian Safety Code related to material handling and shipping systems.

Knowledge of the following fields: project engineering, material handling and sortation equipment design and enhancement, new equipment/technology evaluation, system performance, reliability analysis, RFPs, tender evaluation and scoring, supplier selection and contractor/job management, and the development, design and deployment of material handling systems for packaged goods, warehousing, transportation or the 3PL industry.

Knowledge in the areas of machinery and specialized equipment design, documentation and testing, automation and robotics, hydraulic and pneumatic controls and systems, machinery noise abatement and safeguarding.

Knowledge of the codes, rules and regulations in the design of machinery and material handling equipment, and technical project management. 

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of AutoCAD.

Results oriented and demonstrate initiative, autonomy and leadership.

Bilingualism (French and English

Note: As part of the selection process selected candidates will be required to complete a security screening process.


If you're ready to make a difference and discover your full potential, Canada Post delivers a variety of exciting and challenging career opportunities across the country. As one of Canada’s top employers and best corporate citizens, we’re committed to attracting, retaining and developing a winning team to meet the evolving needs of Canadians and secure our future. 

Canada Post offers

A total compensation package 

• Competitive salary 

• Annual incentive program 

• Comprehensive individual and family benefits coverage 

• Vacation and leave options 

• Canada Post Registered Pension Plan

A strong community of employees

• Our employees drive innovation and ensure that our business continues to evolve to meet our customers’ changing needs

The satisfaction of a job well done

• You’ll be part of a winning team that touches the lives of millions


To apply for this position on Canada Post’s careers website, please click hereor on the URL provided. 

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  

Canada Post is committed to having a diverse staff that reflects the active Canadian population, and therefore encourages applicants who belong to the four groups designated by the Employment Equity Act (women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities) to self-identify. 


If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Information regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be kept confidential.

Career Level: Experienced

Years of Relevant Experience: Any

Industry: Government and Public Sector

Job Function: Engineering