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Mechanical Design Engineer

Reporting to the VP, Product Development, the Mechanical Design Engineer will work within a multidisciplinary team to ensure the smooth transition of new products through all development stages from concept to manufacturing hand-off.



  • Liaise with third party vendors of design services, component parts and materials to support the industrial and mechanical design process.
  • Research solutions to design problems, material specifications and manufacturing processes.
  • Create sketches and drawings that communicate design intent.
  • Calculate factors like tolerance, dimensions, and structural analysis to support design efforts.
  • Evaluate mechanical design risks in development projects and aid in coordinating activities to mitigate.
  • Identify, read and understand published standards and ensure they are applied appropriately throughout the design process.
  • Design jigs and fixtures to support manufacturing team

Testing & Validation

  • Inspect and validate mechanical prototype parts during development projects
  • Engage stakeholders within the company for feedback on prototypes
  • Design and perform testing on first article parts including IP, temperature, drop, aging, etc.
  • Liaise with external test labs for testing outside of our capabilities
  • Analyze test results and communicate results through reports and presentations with stakeholders within the company

Quality & Sustaining

  • Assess mechanical design failures to find root cause and provide solutions to eliminate failures.
  • Communicate drawing changes for existing products and parts to third-party providers of design services.
  • Manage production drawings of manufactured parts for completeness and accuracy.
  • Support the engineering change process with mechanical design expertise and documentation support.
  • Support quality team to inspect and verify production parts for use in manufacturing.
  • Maintain reference library of golden part samples.
  • Identify and validate parts from alternate suppliers for fit, form, function to mitigate supply shortages


  • Broad general knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes with a particular emphasis on Injection molding and the design and manufacture of electronic products.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to show initiative and seize opportunity.
  • Capable of working independently and in team environments.
  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience in a design and manufacturing setting.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • SolidWorks CAD experience.
  • Strong computer skills.

About Blackline Safety

Blackline Safety is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of wirelessly connected safety products. We offer the broadest and most complete portfolio available in the industry. Our products are designed to save lives and we monitor personnel working alone in populated areas, complex indoor facilities, and the remote reaches of our planet. Blackline’s products are used to keep people safe in the event of falls, missed check-ins, man-downs and exposure to explosive or toxic gas. Our design, development, sales, marketing, support, and production are all performed in-house at our headquarters in Calgary, AB. Blackline Safety is a publicly traded company (TSX: BLN). To learn more about our company visit www.blacklinesafety.com

Blackline Safety is powered by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants, regardless of age, religion, race, color, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, race, sexual orientation. We enthusiastically encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions. Come join our inclusive team and start collaborating with us on exciting projects!

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