Product Development Mechanical Engineer

Use your superior analytical and creative skills to contribute to the development of award winning products.

Do you want to join a winning team and work in one of the coolest industries – water ride design and manufacturing, but don’t think you have the right experience? You may already have what it takes!

Our rides power the best, most successful and most recognized parks in the world including Disney, Universal, Six Flags, OCT, Atlantis and many others. We’re the fastest growing water ride company in China and have made strong inroads in the rest of Asia Pacific, Europe the Middle East and more. We’ve won more awards than all other water ride manufacturers combined, 60 in 20+ years.

We are looking for a Product Development Mechanical Engineer to join our Product Engineering team. The Product Development Engineer plays a critical role in the ongoing development, sale and installation of new product offerings through the use of mechanical engineering principles, finite element analysis and project tracking

YOUR CHALLENGE:

Delivery

  • Develop new products following ProSlide’s Product Development Process. The process includes developing project budgets, schedules, design specifications, developing and completing test plans of new parts or products, and completing the technical data package (drawings and documentation).
  • Perform market and intellectual property research used to evaluate potential new products prior to entering the development cycle.
  • Develop and establish Risk Assessments and Hazard Analyses for all new products and ride types.
  • Develop finite element models for the design of FRP composite elements, steel structural elements and other metals.
  • Use computation fluid dynamics tools to develop finite element models of water slides to evaluate the flow path and the velocity of water to validate and determine the ride performance.
  • Develop new ride vehicles and update the technical data package of existing ride vehicles.
  • Track projects to ensure that projects remain on schedule and are fully documented.
  • Evaluate new configurations to optimize design effectiveness and manufacturability.
  • Prepare technical specifications for supporting structures.
  • Perform on-site ride verification of new and existing products. This includes site acceptance testing, ride testing, water flow and water depth evaluation, accelerometer testing and evaluation of the accelerometer data.

Quality

  • Ensure adherence to governing design codes and standards.
  • Evaluate new and existing products including ride features and ride vehicles from a human factors and ergonomics perspective.
  • Perform real-time evaluation of rider/ride vehicle position throughout new ride designs and ride features.
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering to ensure new products are optimally designed for manufacturing.
  • Ensure new product verification and validation requirements are complete and documented.
  • Onsite product and ride verification for validation of designed products. International travel is required.
  • Check design documents and working drawings.
  • Adhere to ProSlide’s quality processes including change notices and temporary deviations.

Communication

  • Assist with communication with customers or vendors via site visits, conference calls, and other means of communication such as Statements of Work.
  • Interact with the technical team to ensure that various product development projects achieve milestones and deadlines.
  • Provide interdepartmental training sessions and presentations regarding new products.
  • Support Customer Service team with remote and in-field troubleshooting.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, with 5+years of relevant work experience.
  • P. Eng licence holder or on track to obtain P. Eng
  • Experience with SolidWorks, AutoCAD.
  • Experience with finite element software (ANSYS, ABAQUS, Nastran). Knowledge of computational fluid dynamics, explicit dynamics and composite modelling is an asset.
  • Strong analytical and communications skills both verbal and written needed to interface with internal technical teams and internal customers.
  • Ability to remain current with industry trends and changes.
  • Ability to design tooling for new products and product modifications.
  • Ability to plan and execute team projects in a very fast paced environment.

If you are interested in being considered for this career opportunity, please slide your resume over to us at careers@proslide.com