As a Mechatronics Engineer, you will be the lead for Sustaining Engineering and will provide technical engineering support to your team. The emphasis will be placed on providing engineering support to critical production equipment, while achieving maximum reliability and minimum downtime. You will design and build any new critical production equipment as needed. There will be a variety of engineering change tasks and assignments to your role, related to Sustaining Engineering.


Responsibilities: Key Result Areas (KRA’s)


1) Zero downtime on critical production equipment (weight 40%)

· Ensure uninterrupted operation of critical production equipment, including PCA programming stations, dive stations, post-dive testers, and OEM board programmers.

· Investigate and resolve issues, lead non-conformance investigations, and implement corrective and preventative actions (CAPA).

· Improve manufacturing processes and analyze operational efficiency and downtime trends.

· Document manuals, drawings, schematics, and software/firmware details.

· Transfer equipment ownership from R&D to ME and assist with new software/firmware implementations.


2) Sustaining (primarily) electrical, ECs, test plans and assignments (weight 30%)

· Handle Engineering Change (EC) tasks and sustaining engineering assignments.

· Develop and execute test plans and regulatory tests for finished goods and components, analyzing and documenting results.

· Lead non-conformance investigations on finished goods and components, implementing CAPA.

· Maintain and regularly update DFMEA

· Support Service Centers with in-depth field return analysis


3) Technical leadership (weight 20%)

· Provide technical leadership for the Sustaining Engineering team, fostering knowledge sharing and growth.

· Establish and maintain Sustaining Engineering KPIs, acting as a liaison between Sustaining Engineering and other departments.

· Support New Product Introduction projects.


4) Development of new critical production equipment (weight 10%)

· Develop innovative solutions to enhance production lines, incorporating electrical and mechanical engineering.

· Design, build, and validate new custom-made production equipment, leading projects with internal and external stakeholders.

· Design and prototype custom-made PCAs.



· Degree in Mechatronics, Electrical, or Hardware Engineering or equivalent.

· 5+ years’ experience in engineering.

· 2+ years’ experience in leadership role.

· Strong project management skills.

· Proven experience in troubleshooting, designing, and building test equipment.

· Proficiency with SolidWorks and Altium.

· Experienced with engineering documentation standards.

· Nice to, but not required: Familiar with SW and FW languages, e.g. C#, Python, Java, Objective C, Swift, C or similar.


You'll be a great addition to our team if you are:

· An experienced diver!

· Desire to learn and become experienced with SW and FW.

· Contribute to organization beyond core requirements.

· Effective technical problem solving and project management skills.

· Capable of multi-tasking and moving several different agendas to successful conclusion.

· Top-notch interpersonal and teamwork skills with strong customer service orientation.

· Proven track record of troubleshooting and developing new equipment.

· Demonstrates a growth mindset, staying curious, continuously learning, and embracing challenges.

· Proficient in software tools including MS Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint.


Career Band 2: $65,000-$100,000



These are some of the benefits Shearwater employees enjoy:

· Flex time and Hybrid work site arrangements for most professional staff

· Company paid Life, AD&D, Dental, Extended Health, EAP Plan + Health Spending Account

· Competitive vacation allowance

· Group RSP with company matching contributions

· 5 personal days per calendar year (paid out if not used)

· Diving – open water ticket, dry suit and advanced training company paid

· Bonuses based on successful annual financial performance of the company


To apply, click the Apply Now button on our indeed job posting here.

Shearwater Research, is a privately held technology ISO9001:2015 certified world leader in the field of dive computers for serious divers. Based in Richmond, British Columbia, we have dealers in over 70 countries, and service centres in Canada, USA, UK, France, New Zealand, and Thailand.


Shearwater Research is an equal opportunity employer. If you are contacted regarding the position, please advise the member of our recruiting team of any accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.