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Mechanical Checker

Overview of the position:

The Mechanical Checker is responsible for conceptual and detailed mechanical designing, modeling, and checking of mechanical systems and components, including but not limited to electro-mechanical, hydraulics and pneumatics using Inventor and AutoCAD.  The designs are to meet safety, functionality & manufacturability requirements.  


  • Using Autodesk Inventor, model and produce fabrication drawings
  • Ensure fabrication drawings contain accurate bills of materials, material specifications, technical data,  illustrations and presentations to enable the correct manufacture, assembly, installation, and testing of equipment
  • Coordinate with our Engineers to implement Engineering design concept through the preparation and production of 3D models, drawings and schematics of mechanical systems for amusement park rides;
  • Act as a designate for the D.O. Project Technical Lead.  This includes not only design and checking but also producing and approving the following:
    • Drawings, BOMs, and process specifications
    • Internal Change Notices (ICNs)
    • Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) requiring technical input
  • Maintain complete and accurate project records, including design calculations, design reviews, computer files, drawing files, correspondence, NCRs/ICNs, etc.
  • Provide time estimates for scheduling and bidding purposes
  • Coordinate with other internal teams (Quality, Production, etc.) to ensure drawing integrity and completeness;
  • Work with Drawing Office Squad Leader to ensure on-time and on-budget project completion;
  • Apply QA requirements and process specifications as required;
  • Meet project requirements and budget through use of ISO 9001 registered Design Control process;
  • Assist in other related tasks and projects as assigned

Skills & Requirements:

  • Technical diploma or higher
  • 15+ years of current experience in design of structural and/or mechanical projects.
  • Familiarity with machining tolerances and fit up for mechanical components is an asset.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Autodesk Inventor to both model and produce shop drawings.
    • Individuals with Solidworks or Pro-E experience instead of Autodesk Inventor may be considered
  • Strong geometry and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with AWS D1.1 is an asset.
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical steel drawings and construction concepts and the ability to read and apply pertinent codes and standards
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Working knowledge of Vault database is an asset.
  • Knowledge of configuration baselines, QA requirements and process specifications
  • Ability to work independently, within a team and/or lead a team of designers
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in mechanical drafting standards (e.g., ASME Y14.5M-1994) and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Ability to multi-task on several concurrent projects
  • Knowledge of office software tools (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written
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