Chief Mechanical Engineer

Direct Hire
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID:
Jennifer Mielke


We have an exciting opportunity for a mechanical engineer to lead in the creation of a research, design and testing processes. Our client provides innovative and premium vaporizer hardware for the cannabis industries and require a chief engineer. The ideal person is collaborative, enjoys challenges, strives fors 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 cannabis 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.
  • 5+ years of Mechanical engineering (or equivalent) experience
  • Mandarin language communications skills

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated experience as a mechanical engineer, working with small devices
  • Experience with Tooling
  • 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 experience
  • Previous experience working with cannabis or tobacco infused products is an asset
  • 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) environment (ideally in cosmetics or OTC/pharma companies)