Senior Mechanical/Vessel Design Engineer

Vitalis Extraction Technology Inc. - Kelowna, BC (7 months ago)

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About Vitalis

Vitalis Extraction Technology Inc. started with the idea that customer service comes first. With that being said, we are looking for someone that wants to join our team because they thrive in a high-paced and innovative space. We have a culture focused on curiosity, professionalism, resourcefulness, and gratitude.

Vitalis engineers, manufactures, and markets supercritical fluid extraction systems used to separate concentrates from organic materials. We are the leaders in our field in a market with tremendous growth.

General Description
Located at the Vitalis’ Manufacturing facility in Kelowna, BC and under the direction of the CTO and Engineering Manager, this role will be a senior project/mechanical design engineer responsible for the development of new products and improving existing products, applications, and internal systems.

Technical scope will encompass all areas of Vitalis’ engineering and design including mechanical, structural, pressure vessel, and process system design.


Execute design projects for prototyping or production.

Ensure drawings, designs, and BOM’s are completed on time and adhere to the established specifications and standards.

Contribute to and assist in the management of production CAD database(s)

Facilitate and execute engineering change orders (ECO)

Maintain engineering master data completeness and accuracy (item data, BOM, routings)

Assist in managing and developing design standards and libraries

Optimize component, product designs for performance, cost, standardization, and manufacturability

Identify opportunities to eliminate expenses that do not add value to the process or product, and within the scope of authority of the position, implement the reduction

Work “hands-on” with manufacturing to resolve any problems encountered in the fabrication and construction of experimental or production machines

Assist other departments in preparation of manuals and sales literature on assigned projects

Correspond with suppliers and customers when required to support supply chain and sales processes

Maintain knowledge of relevant design and construction codes


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or Engineering Technologist Diploma

Five or more years of experience with mechanical systems, machine design, hydraulic systems, or other related fields

Previous working experience with 3D CAD systems, preferably SolidWorks

Working knowledge of MS Office programs

Basic knowledge of domestic and international standards and regulations an asset

Excellent interpersonal skills

Willingness to support and assist in the growth and development of the company and engineering/design department as a lean organization

Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly evolving and growing environment where responsibilities and position scope may change

Effective communication skills, both oral and written

Must have Canadian citizenship or work visa for Canada

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