The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-18502

    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/17/2018 4:33 PM)
    Ship Survivability - Mechanical Engineer
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    Weir Marine Engineering is currently looking for a Mechanical Engineer to work in the Ship Survivability team. This permanent position is based in Montreal (QC) in the borough of LaSalle. 


    Since 1953, Weir has operated and managed the Naval Engineering Test Establishment (NETE), a Department of National Defence (DND) facility located in Montreal with operations also in Ottawa/Gatineau, Halifax and Victoria.  Over 300 personnel are currently employed by Weir at NETE, supporting the Royal Canadian Navy and DND with test and evaluation services in a wide variety of technical areas.


    The Ship Survivability team is part of the Combat and Control Systems section. It is responsible for the evaluation and validation of shipboard equipment & systems performance and compliance to military requirements.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Plan and coordinate mechanical tests such as Shock, Vibration & Sound using specialized test machines and equipment in compliance with military standards;
    • Plan and coordinate engineering surveys and investigation on-board naval ships;
    • Review and validate mechanical designs of machines, systems and structures;
    • Design and simulate mechanical structures using CAD & FEA tools;
    • Analyze test results and provide expert advices to colleagues and client;
    • Develop new test methods or machines;
    • Manage and coordinate small to medium size technical projects;
    • Draft test plans, drawings & technical reports.


    Required Competencies:

    • Knowledge in Shock, Vibration, Sound and Frequency analysis;
    • Excellent organizational skills with attention to details and quality;
    • Ability to work as a member of a team, and to lead other team mates;
    • Familiar with testing environment including use of test procedures and equipment;
    • Strong technical and analytical skills, including interests for physics;
    • Good Communication and Technical writing skills;
    • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.



    • Assessment based on timely and competent completion of assigned work, and on level of performance against core competencies;
    • Regular and prompt work attendance; and
    • Compliance with Company Core Values.

    Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

    • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others
    • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations
    • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified
    • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe
    • Engage and promote a zero harm culture
    • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


    • Successful completion of a Diploma/Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering 
    • (or equivalent);
    • Five (5) years min. related experience, preferably in a R&D and/or Testing environment including exposure to instrumentation and data analysis;
    • One (1) year min. in simple project management, ideally with ISO framework.



    • Bilingual (English/French) with proficient in technical writing in English and ability to communicate effectively at all levels with peers, supervisors and clients.


    Computer Skills:

    • General office skills (Windows, Excel, Word, Visio);
    • Drawing and simulation Tools such as SolidWorks;
    • Signal processing tools such as MATLAB or LabVIEW (preferable but not essential).


    Certifications, Licenses, Registrations, Special Skills:

    • Eligible to obtain a Government of Canada security clearance, which requires Canadian citizenship and 10 years of residence in Canada (MANDATORY);
    • Eligible for registration to practice engineering in Canada from any of the provincial professional engineering association/ordre.


    Work Environment:

    • A combination of office (mostly) and shop (sometimes) environments;
    • Occasionally required to perform work outside or onboard ships;
    • Occasional short duration travel to other test locations in Canada.  

    Core Competencies

    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following core competencies:


    • Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; and uses intuition and experience to complement data.
    • Design: Translates concepts and information into drawings; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; and demonstrates attention to detail.
    • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; and uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
    • Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; and supports everyone's efforts to
    • Organizational Skills: Excels at time management and multitasking; and makes use of available tools to manage tasks.
    • Customer Service: Responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; and meets
    • Ethics: Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; and upholds organizational values.


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