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Mechanical Designer (Rolling stock)

Country:  CA
Field:  Engineering

Montréal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm whose primary focus is to offer transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods: feasibility studies of building a new railway line, increasing the capacity of the existing infrastructure, privatization of a railway.

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Overall Responsibilities:

The Mechanical Designer will participate in the design of structures and various mechanical systems and components for railway vehicles such as locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars and maintenance equipment. The Mechanical Designer will use SolidWorks or similar software to develop conceptual designs and produce manufacturing drawings.


Specific Responsibilities/Tasks:

Under the supervision of the Mechanical Design Team Leader and as part of the design team, the Mechanical Designer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Design modifications to the structure, mechanical equipment or interior finishing of rail vehicles.
  • Perform layout studies and design support structures and brackets according to the applicable standards and design requirements.
  • Design bolted assemblies, weldments and sheet metal components in mild steel, high-strength-low-alloy, stainless steel and aluminum
  • Develop flat pattern of sheet metal component.
  • Design plastic or composite components.
  • Select hardware and other components as per the Engineer’s instructions.
  • Create bill of material for the manufacturing of components, assemblies and for their installation.
  • Produce drawings for modification, manufacturing, assembly and installation for railway vehicle components.
  • Develop shop and installation instructions.
  • Occasionally, take on-site measurements and provide shop technical support for the manufacturing and installation of mechanical components or systems.



Education and experience:

  • DEC or Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Design.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in mechanical design, including three years with SolidWorks 3D modeling software (experience with CATIA or Inventor is an asset).
  • Experience in metal working shop or good knowledge of manufacturing techniques.
  • Experience in the railway or transportation industry is an asset.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Knowledge of FRA, APTA, AAR, SAE, ASME, CSA or Transport Canada standards pertinent to rail vehicles is an asset.


Other Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following traits:

  • Effective communicator.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Attention to details.


Language Requirements:

Bilingual English and French.

Note : Dans cette description, l'utilisation du masculin est choisie pour des fins de lisibilité et inclut le féminin.

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