Mechanical Designer

  • L3Harris
  • Burlington, ON, Canada
  • 04 May, 2021

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities 

Responsible for mechanical design and support of complex optomechanical and electromechanical products from concept through to production using modern CAD and analysis tools.  Generation of drawings and bills of materials for assigned design.  Able complete assignment of moderate scope and complexity, usually minor parts of larger projects.  Uses a variety of standard engineering methods and defined best practices in solving problems and executing tasks.  May assist more senior staff in carrying out technical tasks.  May contribute to definition of departmental best practices of a clearly defined scope.  Duties or tasks are assigned with defined timelines. Technical guidance is available as required. Results are reviewed on a regular basis. May give technical or project related guidance to more junior staff. Occasionally provides guidance to more junior staff on standard methods and procedures. Participate in design reviews as either a presenter or a reviewer. Supporting the verification and validation of new product designs. Keep in synchronization with mechanical industry trends and new technologies that may be relevant to L3 Wescam’s present and future product development. May involve the design of cabling wire harnesses including developing solutions with electrical engineers, physical routing definition, final drawing generation, and then verification of design in production.

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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent 3+ years’ experience in a similar role  You will be eligible to meet the Controlled Goods Program requirements and be able to hold a Canadian Security Clearance.

Preferred Additional Skills

Working knowledge of a 3D CAD system, preferably SolidWorks May require working knowledge of cabling design and layout applications Some experience with analysis and mathematical tools Knowledge of drawing standards and mechanical design standard practice Knowledge of mechanical dynamics and vibration Knowledge of strength of materials and classical analysis methods Knowledge of machining, casting, sheet metal, and composites manufacturing techniques and processes  Knowledge of rapid prototyping techniques and methods Knowledge of Materials Science Strong communication skills and the ability to prepare detailed technical reports and specifications A highly motivated, self-starter Ability to learn and grow within a fast paced environment


A subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies – WESCAM develops the most advanced optical systems for global defense and military sectors, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. From long- range covert surveillance and targeting missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, allow our customers to see first and act first.

Engineered with advanced EO/IR technology and over 40 years of superior gyro-stabilization experience, WESCAM’s MX™-Series has been proven in-theater, and controlled the battle space from every altitude. With thousands of systems fielded worldwide, L3 Harris WESCAM’s systems can be found on over 200 different types of platforms, including fixed-wing, rotary-wing, UAV and aerostat airborne platforms, numerous surface vehicles and marine-based platforms.

L3Harris WESCAM is proud to have been named a 2020 Top Employer in Hamilton-Niagara as well as one of Canada’s best Employers for Recent Graduates. Find out more at:

Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule) Free on-site gym Free wellness programs Subsidized cafeterias Sports and extra-curricular teams and activities Work/Life balance that is supported Real opportunities for growth and development A diverse and inclusive working culture Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to saving people’s lives

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3Harris WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin you career with us just let us know and we will take care of you. 

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary. 



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