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Mechanical Engineer

The Orthopaedic Innovation Centre was established in 2010 as a research and contract services bureau, where we offer a unique combination of testing capabilities that support the medical device industry. We have an award-winning multi-disciplinary team of surgeons, clinical researchers, engineers, and technologists, and take pride in offering technical excellence, exceptional service, and professional expertise. Our facilities house a number of state-of-the-art technologies in order to offer services to the highest possible standard.


The Orthopaedic Innovation Centre is seeking a full-time Mechanical Engineer with experience in finite element analysis, computer-aided-design (CAD), and project management. The Mechanical Engineer will report directly to the OIC Director of Operations. The successful candidate will be assisting with the implementation of internal R&D projects, various contract and/or research-related projects under the direct supervision of their manager within time and budget constraints.


  • The ideal candidate will be responsible for:
  • Establishing finite element analysis as an OIC service offering
  • CAD design of medical devices, orthopaedic instruments, testing fixtures
  • Device design and optimization using computer simulation
  • Design, implementation and management of virtual testing and analysis projects, various contract work, and/or research-related projects, from start to finish.
  • Data compilation, data analysis, and scientific report writing.
  • Assist with equipment setup, maintenance, and calibration on an as-needed basis.
  • Contribute to the continual improvement and development of OIC’s quality management system
  • Additional duties as required.


The ideal candidate will have/possess:

  • A Mechanical Engineering degree from an accredited academic institution
  • Strong experience with 3D CAD modelling software
  • Skilled in finite element analysis, computer simulation
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical testing (eg: tension, compression, fatigue testing)
  • Materials science background or experience is considered an asset
  • Project management experience
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Registered with EGM as an EiT or P.Eng
  • A valid Manitoba Driver’s License

Competencies & Attributes

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • A “hands-on” aptitude, which will require working with and troubleshooting certain technologies
  • Extremely detail-oriented, with an appreciation for accuracy and precision
  • Able to quickly learn and acquire new concepts
  • Able to respond positively to high-stress situations and changing environments in a professional manner
  • Very self-motivated, with an ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • An understanding of WHMIS and workplace safety, follow all necessary safety precautions
  • Able to seek out improvements in everyday processes or procedures if necessary, and provide constructive feedback as to how to implement these improvements

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