Director of Engineering

Direct Hire
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID:
Jeannette McClenny

Director of Engineering

You will be at the forefront of an emerging organization. Our client is expanding quickly and has become a leader in manufacturing and distribution in Canada. Here you will develop, design, and grow a product/team to tackle the market and beat out the competition. This opportunity offers a healthy compensation package as well as stock options.

The ideal person is collaborative, enjoys challenges, strives for continuous improvement and solving problems. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct studies on the properties of materials (hardware & chemical) and characteristics of materials; Identify and communicate technical problems, processes and solutions
  • Understand products, formulations & recipes, evaluate characteristics of multiple products and their interaction with proprietary hardware
  • Act as external technical consultant in mechanical and material expertise
  • Develop strong, collaborative relationships with partners and clients and foster an environment of knowledge sharing
  • Partner externally and leverage client expertise
  • Design and execute experiments (lab tests), and analyze and interpret material data to make sound technical recommendations on hardware and oils
  • Coordinate the procurement of new products from partners and follow internal procedures for inventory controls.
  • Be present at product trials to provide material and mechanical expertise, record data and collect samples
  • Keep up to date with the latest scientific and technological advances in the field.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Minimum BA/BSc related field, Master’s degree is an asset.
  • Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering
  • 10+ years of engineering experience
  • 5+ building and developing Engineering R&D teams

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated experience as a engineer, working with small devices (ie. medical devices)
  • Demonstrated experience testing components
  • Demonstrated ability to identify issues, generate solutions and propose solutions using root cause analysis
  • Having worked with or is familiar with Patents
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles of materials science, especially phenomena that determine material structure, property and performance relationships
  • Experience in working in a Good Manufacturing Process (GMP), Good Documentation Practice (GDP)