Mechanical Designer

Mechanical Designer

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In support to a manufacturing engineering team focused on a profitable, efficient and lean production methods (Lean Manufacturing), and reporting to the Head of Maintenance, the Technical Coordinator of the Machining Shop is responsible for valuing and coaching technical skills in addition to designing and drawing dies for the manufacture of sheet metal products.

• Lead project execution at the workshop;
• Maintain the die base by setting the criticality of each;
• Demonstrate a vision of plant improvement opportunities;
• Support the engineering group as part of project developments:
- Brainstorming
- Design
- Post-mortem analysis
• Participate in the implementation of machinery, conveyors, reconfigurations;
• Implement SMED principles to optimize production time in different departments;
• Participate in the upgrade of the press installed base;
• Conduct research and development of new processes:
- Tapping of dies
- Modification of material
- Application of coatings
• Maintain relationships of trust with external machine suppliers;
• Lead the production of new products:
- Ensure availability of spare components
- Coordinate initial productions
• Provide technical support to other ABB plants:
- Iberville
- Saudi Arabia (travel to China)
• Establish and maintains die specifications;
• Participate in feasibility studies using an existing design, sketch, specifications or part;
• Support the Purchasing Department for the acquisition of die components:
- Act as the contact person to the suppliers
- Ensure follow-up of revisions
- Provide the necessary drawings and modifications
• Collect the required design data;
• Make preliminary layout drawings, model cutting patterns and tool detail drawings;
• Liaison with machining shop technicians to agree on Digital Control Manufacturing (DCM) methods;
• Design, calculate and draw dies and components using Pro-E software;
• Ensure budgets and deadlines are met;
• Provide technical support to technicians in the problem-solving process related to tooling, various alloys and manufacturing processes;
• Provide technical support to the production team to correct out-of-control situations in relation to dies.


• Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Aided Tool Design or other related training related to the desired profile
• 10 years of experience in the design of progressive dies used to manufacture sheet metal products
• Knowledge of conventional and digitally-controlled machining processes
• Experience in 3D design with CREO
• Rigor and attention to detail
• Interpersonal abilities, teamwork spirit and communication skills

Additional information

ABB is an Employment Equity Employer and values a diverse workforce. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. In support of our Employment Equity Program, women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify in the application process. We also offer a stimulating work environment, competitive salaries and a complete benefits package.

ABB is prepared to act on requests for disability accommodations that might be required to allow any disabled person to access our facility. Please advise us if any attending person requires/requests some specific form of disability accommodation.

The masculine form is used as neutral gender and includes men and women.

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, Quebec, Canada
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Business Unit Installation Products
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

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