MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ASSISTANT CO-OP

Location: Kitchener

Practice: Mechanical Engineering

Posted: 06-29-2022

Expires: 08-28-2022

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Role At a Glance

The Mechanical Engineering Assistant will work under the supervision of the Intermediate and Senior Engineers within the mechanical practice. Typical mechanical department projects range from the complete mechanical design of an office building to a renovation of a school heating plant, or the preparation of a report including recommendations regarding a specialized mechanical system at a hospital. This position will be focused on industrial and pharmaceutical projects. The position offers opportunities to involve the engineering assistant in all aspects of a project.

 

You’ll Love This Role If

  • You take a logical and structured approach to solving problems.
  • You take pride in maintaining momentum and direction in your projects and endeavours.
  • You are comfortable developing your skills and knowledge through interaction with peers.
  • You enjoy working on fast-paced projects.
  • You are an effective communicator with an attention to detail.

 

What You Will Do

  • Heating and cooling load calculations
  • Piping and ductwork calculations and layouts
  • Selection of air handling units, pumps, boilers, and refrigeration equipment
  • Drafting of mechanical systems using AutoCAD and Revit
  • Drawings, specification documents, and reports
  • Perform site visits to survey existing conditions and review new installations

 

What You Bring to the Table

  • Familiarity with building codes and the construction industry
  • Knowledge and experience with Autodesk Revit would be an asset
  • Familiarity with standard office computer software packages and AutoCAD is essential
  • Knowledge in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics would ease the learning process
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

 

Life at WalterFedy

As one of Southwestern Ontario’s leading integrated architecture, engineering, and construction firms, WalterFedy and our sister company, AEC, both play a key role in shaping the way our communities feel and function – it’s an amazing responsibility. 
 

Our ambition goes beyond great design – we’re here to enhance the world around us. To make it happen, we need a team of agile, ambitious, and big-picture thinkers who share our drive to harness our collective talents to do something bigger.  Our team is made up of some of the industry's best. We share a common commitment to questioning the ordinary, infusing everything we do with creativity and challenging our industry to redefine what’s possible.
 

Join us as we move past working for a living, and toward building better communities with smart, influential design.

 

How to Apply

Please apply with your resume and cover letter using the link on this page. You will be redirected to our internal application platform.
 

WalterFedy strives to create a culture of inclusivity and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity hiring practice and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, creed, national origin, citizenship, status, age, sex, gender identity/expression, marital or domestic partnership status, or disability.
 

Should you require accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact hr@walterfedy.com or call 519-576-2150.
 

Thank you for your interest in WalterFedy!