Lead Engineer

  • Full-Time
  • Anywhere

Website NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Job description:

Lead Engineer

Role Summary:

The Lead Design Engineer plays a critical role in
conceptualizing, designing, and developing finished goods that not only
serve their functional purpose but are also aesthetically pleasing. This
role requires a deep understanding of mechanical and structural
engineering in various materials, combined with expertise in electrical
components and electronics packaging.

The ideal candidate is a self-directed, high-energy individual that can
work to a set schedule and budget with direction from, and accountable
to the Project Manager. They will also have a proven track record of
leading teams and projects.

The Lead Engineer will be an above average communicator and listener, a
relationship-builder that can take and provide feedback effectively,
consider all inputs and maximize collaboration.

Key Responsibilities:

– Apply foundational knowledge in mechanical and structural
engineering to design hardware components and systems. Apply
detailed calculations and use simulation software.

– Provide leadership to the Engineering Team. Work with the Project
Manager to build project schedules and requirements documents.

– Lead Sustaining Engineering activities, develop verification
strategies and conduct effective design reviews.

– Become the subject matter expert and the authority in design
robustness and applications, as well as providing technical support
to Sales and Customer Service.

– Standardize and continuously improve documentation and change
management processes.


– Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering,
or a related field. P.Eng and/or Master’s degree preferred.

– Minimum of 5 years of experience managing and mentoring engineering

– Demonstrated expertise in designing finished goods with a focus on

– A unique blend of logical reasoning and creative intuition, with the
ideal candidate being around 75% engineer and 25% artist.

– Knowledgeable in materials, finishings, metal treatments, finite
element analysis, HALT/HASS testing, CSA/UL certification.

– Familiar with hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

– Appraised on best-in-class documentation practices.

– Exceptional attention to detail.



  • Lead design engineer, 75% Engineering 25% Artist! Concept to finished product
  • Deep understanding of mechanical & structural engineering to design, using various materials (sheet metal, plastics), including design of packaging for electrical/electronic components.
  • Must have experience with hydraulics & pneumatic systems.
  • Leadership Potential: Previous experience mentoring or leading a team and/or projects. Management or direct reports to come.
  • Knowledge in materials, finishings, metal treatments, FEA
  • Has experience developing products that require CSA and UL certification (highly desired)
  • HALT/HASS Testing (ASSET)
  • Looking for those with high energy, love to learn and work on different product lines and collaborate with others.
  • MUST HAVE strong communication skills and Strong Attention to detail

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Why is This a Great Opportunity

  • Stable secure company that has been around for over 90 years.
  • If you like to design products and see them sold across North America
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of products, many incorporating electronic components (innovation)
  • Collaborative Team
  • Advancement Opportunity (Growth potential, Lead Engineer/Manager within next 3-5 years)

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 90

Salary Max : 120

Currency Type : Canadian Dollars