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