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Mechanical Engineering Technologist

e-Zinc

e-Zinc

Other Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2023

About e-Zinc

e-Zinc is an energy storage venture based in Toronto with a breakthrough technology poised to disrupt the market. As the global energy grid moves to higher levels of penetration of renewable energy, there will be an exponential increase in demand for low-cost, flexible, long-duration energy storage. This is the market targeted by e-Zinc, the first in the world to “metalize” electricity.

e-Zinc is on an incredible trajectory, which is illustrated by many significant funding and award milestones that recognize its unique technology and strong business plan, including:

Now that the company is well-capitalized, e-Zinc is now looking to expand its talented team to bring its technology to market to support the renewable energy transformation.

Opportunity

At e-Zinc, we are committed to driving the transition to a sustainable energy future and are seeking a Mechanical Engineering Technologist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on Mechanical Technologist with experience in designing, machining and assembling acrylic and ABS components, and soldering metal components. This position will report directly to the VP, Research & Development and work closely with e-Zinc’s Technology team.

Position Scope and responsibilities

  • Build initial CAD models for test fixtures, based on R&D requirements
  • Program small CNC routers to machine prototype components
  • Perform first prototype builds of test fixtures and components
  • Perform mechanical testing of new test fixtures
  • Work with the R&D team to incorporate feedback into test fixture and component design
  • Help development teams modify test fixtures using welding, milling, and other machining techniques
  • Work with the Procurement team to source components for initial builds of test fixtures
  • Create work instructions that can be used for the manufacturing team when test fixtures are scaled up
  • Maintain an inventory of components for the test fixtures
  • Help with test fixture assembly when required
  • Work with project and program teams to prioritize and complete work orders on schedule

Qualifications

Required:

  • College diploma or university degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with Solidworks (preferred) or similar design software
  • Demonstrated experience building prototypes both independently and with a team
  • Demonstrated experience with programming and operating small CNC mills
  • Experience with hands-on manufacturing techniques such as epoxy casting, tapping, and sanding
  • Familiar with the use of hand power tools as well as shop scale machinery including drill press, mill, and table saws
  • A good attitude and willingness to perform routine assembly work from time to time
  • Ability to plan projects and manage time independently

Assets:

  • Familiarity working with acrylic
  • Experience with resistance welders
  • WHMIS certification
  • Experience with soldering and brazing

Other Skills

  • Highly creative technical problem solver
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-driven, reliable, results oriented, and a highly energetic person
  • Excellent ability to inspire team members and achieve highest quality results from team members and other stakeholders
  • Motivated to strive and succeed in a start-up environment

Studies show that individuals in underrepresented groups tend to not apply for roles if they feel they do not meet all the listed criteria. If you find you are passionate about a role and meet a good portion of the items listed, we encourage you to apply!


At e-Zinc we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer where we consider, celebrate, and embrace diversity. We thrive in an environment of mutual respect and welcome all applicants.