Automation Senior Mechanical Designer

by BOS Innovations Inc.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Dorchester, ON
Date Posted: Jun 20, 2022
BOS Innovations Inc.

Job Description


Automation Senior Mechanical Designer



Develop automation processes and create design packages for custom automation systems that are cost effective and produce a quality, functional machine that meets specifications and timeline. Provide a detailed drawing package for manufacturing within the required timeline that is accurate and results in minimal rework.



  • Develop mechanical concepts and create mechanical designs in SolidWorks for automation systems
  • Research and identify mechanical components for projects ensuring they meet application and customer requirements
  • Provide guidance and direction to junior design members
  • Communicate with suppliers to discuss component specifications, pricing, and lead time
  • Interact with Project Management team and customer technical contacts to obtain clarification on customer specifications and to obtain customer information/CAD
  • Present concepts/designs at concept reviews, internal design reviews, and at customer design reviews
  • Create and assemble detailed drawing packages for the build team, with all necessary tolerance/dimensions, bills of materials, and assembly drawings
  • Document information for Customer Manuals: As built Drawing package, BOMs, spare parts lists, maintenance items, and OEM documentation
  • Identify, troubleshoot and develop solutions to mechanical build issues
  • Support the Applications group by developing concepts, calculating cycle time, estimating design labour, and estimating mechanical purchases
  • Develop RFQs for major mechanical system purchases and communicate with the supplier(s) involved
  • Work with manufacturing team to review drawing accuracy and identifying ways to optimize the design
  • Continuous development participation and implementation of BOS Standards for Mechanical Design
  • Weekly meeting with Mechanical Design group to discuss to group initiatives, priorities, workload, address any current issues or inefficiencies within the design group and generate solutions
  • Regular communication with Mechanical Design Group Lead to identify priorities and review status of projects
  • Attend White Board meetings to present status of design and hear status of other disciplines, as well as get updates on urgent issues


This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. BOS welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.




  • Diploma or Degree in Mechanical Design
  • 5-10+ years in the custom automation industry
  • Computer Expertise: SolidWorks, Microsoft Office 365



  • Strong working knowledge of developing concepts and finalizing designs for multiple projects.
  • Thorough understanding of custom automation machine design including collaborative robots, vision systems, laser systems, assembly, welding, etc.
  • Understanding of mechanical purchased components required including how they work, how long they last and specifications to ensure they are sized properly
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems and details

Skills & Abilities

  • Proven Leadership capabilities with a high level of commitment and workflow output.
  • Effective timeline, budget, and project management skills
  • Ability to lead a team and maintain group performance on a regular basis
  • Excellent teamwork and team building skills


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work hours
  • Profit sharing
  • Multiple extended health care plans to choose from
  • Subsidized Lunch Program
  • Training development program
  • Staff appreciation lunches & Socials
  • Bi-annual company events
  • Career planning & goal setting
  • Employee recognition program
  • Performance appraisal program
  • BOS Promotional Clothing
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Supported Volunteer Program

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