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Design Technologist II or Design Engineer II (Sustaining)

We are currently recruiting for a permanent full-time Design Technologist II or Design Engineer II focused on Sustaining in our Rapid Tool Development Centre. 

The successful candidate will have experience in design, but will also have a passion for sustaining existing product lines.  This role will support the product development groups and will have the opportunity to work on everything in all product lines.  You can be part of the entire process from concept to practical application.  Packers Plus achieves this with our in-house machining and testing departments as well as a world class Materials Characterization Lab all under one roof. Our engineers & technologists can literally walk to the back shop and see their designs take shape.  If you are motivated by working alongside people who challenge and support one another on the road to success, then Packers Plus is the place for you.  

While supporting our values of Operational Excellence, Innovation, and Customer Intimacy, your primary focus will be to conceptualize, design, analyze, verify, validate (test) and accurately document the development of completion tools that provide solutions to complex down-hole applications. This role also provides support in the Engineering related maintenance of Packers Plus’ products, and reports to the Sustaining Engineering Manager.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Complete medium design projects with a minimal support and supervision
  • Complete all tasks (models, drawings, calculations, testing, technical documentation) required to drive projects from concept to production
  • Provide recommendations on design and processes, based on sound engineering principles, to continually improve efficiencies in new product design
  • Research industry advances in technology, materials, and standards to ensure innovation in new product design
  • Provide engineering guidance and recommendations to various departments
  • Revise and maintain drawings and models as necessary
  • Review technical documents for accuracy and completeness


Experience and Skills

  • Experience with down-hole completions tools
  • Knowledgeable in completions and liner operations
  • 4-8 years of experience in a similar role
  • High mechanical and mathematical aptitude
  • Technical communication and knowledge of drafting standards
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, concepts, standards, and industry practices
  • Knowledge of various manufacturing processes
  • Solid working knowledge of 3D CAD (SolidWorks) software

Education and Training

  • Degree or Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Petroleum or other related field) or equivalent experience
  • Local Professional membership (e.g. APEGA/ASET in Alberta) is an asset

Physical and Safety Requirements

  • Position is Safety Sensitive and subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol testing
  • Subject to post-incident and reasonable-cause drug & alcohol testing
  • Extended periods of sitting at a desk with use of computer, mouse, & keyboard
  • Some time required in a shop setting

Role Competencies

  1. Teamwork
  2. Project Management
  3. Action Oriented
  4. Creativity
  5. Communication
  6. Flexibility/Adaptability

Additional Information:

Packers Plus is a great place to work!  You’ll find a relaxed, family atmosphere, with terrific people who work hard and play hard in a stimulating workplace environment.  We offer a terrific Total Rewards compensation package that includes competitive wages,  excellent health & dental benefits, annual bonus programs, RRSP matching, and an onsite state-of-the art gym, including instructor-led classes.

Build your future with Packers Plus … driving cutting edge technology and industry-leading innovation in a relaxed, family-friendly work atmosphere.

Deadline for Applications is: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 5 pm.



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