Junior Product Engineer [12 Month Contract]-CAN-BC-Vancouver - #110964


Date: 1 week ago
City: Vancouver, BC
Contract type: Full time

At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are inventors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers of advanced clean fuel systems and components that can change the way the world moves. Our products and technologies deliver performance, fuel efficiency and environmental benefits to address the challenges of global climate change and urban air quality. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands.

Powerful trends in greenhouse gas ("GHG") emission reduction regulations have created a compelling opportunity for gaseous-fuel product solutions powered by natural gas, propane, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen. With our strategic partners, we are turning our business plan into reality. We share a common objective: to create clean transportation solutions that meet existing and future emissions regulations and targets for GHG reduction.


The Product Engineer drives the engineering development of components and assemblies within the Westport Fuel System. They will use innovative design approaches to develop creative solutions and improve product performance and reliability while working with suppliers to reduce system costs. This will include input to component level requirements, design failure modes and effects analysis, design reviews, and coordination of design activities. The Product Engineer will work closely with other engineers to develop various components and sub-systems from cryogenic (LNG) storage, high and low pressure gas storage / supply systems to on-engine fuel conditioning components including injectors, regulators, and valves.

Position Responsibilities

Work within a cross-functional team to develop innovative components within a broad range of systems from cryogenic (LNG) high and low pressure liquid/gas storage to on-engine fuel systems by driving product development activities such as:

  • Design reviews and continuous improvement activities
  • Justification of design proposals through engineering calculations, analysis, modelling, and creation of supporting engineering documentation
  • Product development planning
  • Component specification creation
  • Engineering Change Requests
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Design Verification Plan (DVP) definition
  • Root cause analysis and problem solving
  • Design optimization (Cost and quality improvements)
  • Integration of Westport components and systems with various OEM vehicles and configurations
  • Promotion of components by ensuring they meet their technical requirements, following the Westport Product Development Process (WPDP)
  • Pre-production and production support

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the creation of high quality production level drawing packages
  • Supporting development of test and assembly fixtures related to a given Westport product

Health & Safety Responsibilities:

  • Promote Westport’s H&S culture following all Environmental, and H&S procedures and understanding your obligations and responsibilities
  • Report unsafe conditions, behaviors and all accidents
  • Co-operate with JHSC (Joint Health & Safety Committee) and Safety representative

Position Requirements:

Key Requirements

  • Mechanical Engineering or similar degree
  • Experience in a Product Development or Design Engineering role
  • Proven mechanical aptitude and understanding of fundamental mechanical engineering concepts
  • Experience conceptualizing and designing complex mechanical systems and assemblies interlinked by mechanical and fluid systems
  • Knowledge of 3D modeling and creation of 2D drawings using an industry recognized CAD software package (experience with PTC Creo is an asset)
  • Knowledge of standard drawing practices including ASME Y14.5M or ISO Standards (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing [GD&T])
  • Knowledge of properties of materials and manufacturing techniques
  • Knowledge of fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Experience with product development processes such as Requirement Documentation, Verification and Validation Plans and Reports, and DFMEA’s
  • Ability to justify design decisions with calculations and written documentation
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Products such as Word and Excel or equivalent software

Key Personal Traits

  • Proven ability to learn quickly and initiative for self-improvement
  • Process oriented
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English and ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively on technical matters with colleagues, customers, and suppliers
  • A high degree of creativity but also the ability to translate concepts into practical products
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently with strong sense of ownership
  • Organized and uses time effectively

Beneficial Experience/Knowledge

  • Knowledge of APQP and PPAP processes
  • Knowledge of Diesel engine basics
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics and mechanical dynamics
  • Knowledge of materials compatible with natural gas (CNG/LNG), Diesel, Hydrogen
  • Knowledge of FEA or fluid dynamic modeling is an asset
  • General understanding of manufacturing processes and relevant design standards including NFPA-52, FMVSS-304, NGV, CSA, ISO, ECE-R110, ASME B&PV Section VIII
  • Experience with cryogenic design (pumping, sealing, vaporizing, and storage)
  • Experience with heavy duty, rail, automotive, or mobile equipment design
  • Experience with fluid or gaseous seals
  • Experience with fuel injection systems
  • Knowledge of statistical methods and data analysis
  • Familiar with PTC Creo Parametric, Windchill, and Integrity
  • Experience with BOM creation and management

Salary Range

This role offers a competitive compensation and benefits program including a salary within our hiring range of $65,000 to $75,000. Range is dependent on numerous factors including job location, skills and experience.

Application Procedure

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