Product Development Engineer
MIL-SIM-FX International Inc. - Tillsonburg, ON

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The Product Development Engineer is responsible for leading product development from concept through to manufacture, with emphasis on applying the company’s current technology. This incumbent will have manufacturing/ mechanical engineering expertise with a focus on pneumatics.This position will serve two functions: translating customer requirements into working design specifications and working on large contracts in modifying existing products/technology in response to contract related requirements. In addition to design, this position will also lead the manufacturing team to ensure the producability of new products.
Primary Responsibilities

Product Development

  • Works on integrated product teams (IPTs) for various projects, advises and provides technical direction on assigned project(s) to other staff within company
  • Independently designs and modifies existing products/technology in response to contract related requirements per company standards and customer specifications.
  • Provides and develops accurate material lists for both internal and external requirements on projects
  • Responsible for all aspects of sourcing materials (change management, obsolescence issues, etc.)
  • Conducts final inspection and recommend acceptance or rejection of completed designs.
  • Develops project related requirements for products from customer specifications for new or modified designs.
  • Produce, or assist in the production, of detailed engineering and assembly drawings
  • Conduct the field testing of new products in accordance with STANAG/MIL-STD 810F standards
  • Typical activities include:

o Leading or participates in technical discussions directly with customer to represent/protects the company interests.
o Interfacing with internal/external contacts to include vendors, subcontractors and prime contractors on technical matters.
o Investigates, troubleshoots, and provides recommendations in resolving complex, unique or major problems. Provides technical leadership to individuals or teams in resolving problems
o Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.


  • Ensure that designs are safe, efficient, effective, and able to be manufactured.
  • Ensures producability and manufacturing feasibility of product during design stage
  • Transitions completed product design into deliverable (oversees manufacturing processes, in specific moulding and machining)
  • Develops component breakdown for completed designs
  • Develops assembly processes for completed designs

Project Management

  • Maintains project related files, documents and revision control of documents under their direct control
  • Generates schedule, budget and product/system specifications as required.
  • Typical activities include:

o Reviewing specification documents and assisting in generating technical proposals and cost estimates as requested.
o Defining specifications for new or modified products and seeking out areas of specialization to meet project needs


  • Professional Engineering licenses highly desirable.
  • Read, interpret and produce engineering drawings (AutoCAD or Solid Works ) in accordance with industry standards.
  • Read, interpret and produce pneumatic schematics in accordance with industry standards
  • Familiar with conventional machining processes and tools, in specific multi-axis CNC milling machines.
  • Familiar with conventional and advanced moulding processes for plastics
  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of direct work experience relating to: product (prototype) development, production systems, regulations, guidelines, associated standards and manufacturing experience.
  • Good knowledge of metals, alloys and plastics, including their properties.
  • Ability to identify key financial performance indicators and their relationship with project indicators.
  • Excellent grasp of diverse, fundamental mechanical engineering concepts and relationships.
  • Practical experience with risk management, product testing, capability studies, and control plans.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed capable of multi-tasking, and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude..
  • Quality Control background including problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • High level of personal integrity.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Confident, consistent decisive personality.
  • Ability to integrate new technologies into machines to insure that the organization is meeting its high quality goals and objectives.

If you are a detailed, dependable team player that thrives on achieving goals and solving problems, then please submit your resume and cover letter no later than Tuesday November 13, 2012.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

Why Join MIL-SIM-FX:

  • Organization committed to your success
  • Competitive salary with great benefits
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Challenging work
  • Unique, dynamic, and fun work culture

MIL-SIM-FX International Inc. is a privately owned small business in Tillsonburg, Ontario. We are an important supplier of non-pyrotechnic training simulators to the Canadian Department of National Defense and to US and Foreign Armed Forces.

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