Manufacturing Engineer
The Fifth Option Consulting inc. - Vancouver, BC

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Our client is an established manufacturing company undergoing steady growth. They require a Manufacturing Engineer who will be the focal point for shop support and cross-mentoring the Mechanical Technologists. Also responsible for technical problem solving, using expertise to determine machined allowances and will lead special projects as necessary


  • Review project instructions and specifications to identify, modify and plan requirements for fabrication, machining and assembly.
  • Determine machining allowances.
  • Mark-up detail drawings or sketches to aid in parts fabrication by welding, machining and assembly shops.
  • Discuss changes in design, method of manufacture and assembly. Review drafting techniques and procedures with Project Managers and Production Support Supervisor and coordinate corrections.
  • Inspect lines and figures for clarity and produce DCN’s to forward to the designer for correction when necessary.
  • Determine the derivative data requirements (DXF, STP, Drawings etc) to produce the part.
  • Determine the processes to produce a part.
  • Create travelers for all manufactured and assembled product.
  • Participate in make/buy reviews.
  • Leads special projects as required.
  • Cross-mentors Mechanical Technologists.
  • Performs other duties, consistent with the position, as required or assigned


  • Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Interacting With Computers -- Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Specifying Technical Requirements -- Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, machined, assembled, or modified.
  • Documenting/Recording Information -- Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information -- Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge -- Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to the job.


  • The ideal candidate should be creative, inquisitive, analytical, and detail oriented. With the ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly and effectively.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Uses mathematics to solve problems. Identifies complex problems and reviews related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Service Orientation -- Actively looking for ways to help people and the process.
  • Communication: --
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions as appropriate.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing and on drawings.


  • Engineering and Technology -- Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Design -- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Production and Processing -- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Computer Software --
  • 3D CAD - Proficient in Catia, SolidWorks or Autodesk Inventor.
  • 2D CAD - Proficient in AutoCAD or equivalent.
  • MS Office - Proficient in MS Excel.


  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years of technical experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong organization skills with ability to manage competing priorities
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles
  • Strong database knowledge desirable
  • English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Company offers Negotiable Salary + Comprehensive Benefits + RRSP