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Job Title:  Officer, Regional Mechanical Engineering


Richmond, BC, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  15224
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 15224  
Business Function: Engineering  
Primary City: Richmond 
Other Location(s): 
Province: British Columbia (CA-BC) 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: UPCET02 
Number of Vacancies: 1  
Job Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 22/01/2019

Job Description

The Regional Mechanical Engineering Officer plans, organizes, coordinates and leads the work of a multidisciplinary design team during the detail design phase of postal plant design projects or enhancements. 


Prepares project timelines, budgets and identifies staffing requirements to meet goals.  Involved in all aspects of project management, leading, financial, scheduling, design, risk assessment, implementation, overseeing 3rd party work or deliverables and review. Provides mechanical engineering skills and expertise to develop, model, simulate, optimize, design, install and maintain the Corporation’s mechanical systems and processes. 


The incumbent develops plans and procedures to modify both existing and new systems and equipment; carries out field and factory inspections and tests and recommends acceptance or rejection.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Regional Mechanical Engineering Officer.


  • Provides engineering support on all aspects of mechanical systems and equipment installed in Regional plants. Assists in the development of plans, policies and procedures to modify existing systems and equipment.


  • Develop and use up to date design criteria and engineering principles in the modification and redesigning of mechanical equipment.


  • Develops programs, drawings, layouts, and writes detail specifications and technical requirements for the construction, installation, maintenance, repair, modification, relocation and improvement of complex mechanical equipment and its components required to undertake specific mail processing operations.


  • Determines causes of any failures and recommends design improvements that will facilitate effective performance and eliminate future failures.


  • Evaluates engineering information submitted for approval by consultants, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers. Performs technical evaluations of various proposals.


  • Undertakes field or factory inspections, tests and trials of mechanical equipment being installed, assembled, manufactures and/or tested against specifications and drawings and makes recommendations on acceptance or rejection. This is done to ensure compliance with federal and provincial legislation in effect. (Canada Labour Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Canada Post Corporation Safety Standards etc)


  • Manages and leads systems design, development and implementations of systems in order to meet business requirements.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Manages and leads systems design, development and implementations of systems in order to meet business requirements.


  • Ensure team cohesion, leading the project team in the analysis of specifications from users or their representatives.
  •  Reviews proposals provided by the project team, subject matter experts, analysts, technologist and implements the optimal solution, reviews and adjusts projects/enhancements priorities in accordance with user requirements.
  •  Reports projects/enhancement issues to management on timely basis.
  • Develops project plans, provides cost estimates, prepares business cases, resource estimates and planned life cycle time frames; report also on related costs, contracts and investments issues.
  • System development, testing and integration with other sub-system and/or interfaces, design and review the proposed system/equipment solution at all (required/applicable) levels.


  • Develop relevant training material for applicable use and integration throughout the operational community (notably mail ops and plant maintenance).


  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of current methods, technologies and development advances in the field of engineering in order to ensure keeping abreast of innovative technologies used to move the mail efficiently and effectively.



  • A University degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) is an asset; enrollment for a professional engineering designation may also be considered (EIT)



  • 4-6 years of related work experience is required.

Other Information

  • Familiarity with codes and standards: CSA Z432, CSA Z434 is required
  • Business Travel will be required up to 30% of the time


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.


Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.

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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Leadership Behaviours
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner, that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.

Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.

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