Mechanical Design Engineer – Power Transformers

Northern Transformer

Northern Transformer Corporation, Vaughan, CA

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Northern Transformer is a Canadian-owned, fast growing manufacturer of power transformers. Our team delivers transformers of the highest quality through superior design, quality workmanship and attention to our clients’ individual needs.

Due to the growth of our business, we have an opening for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years of experience in the design of liquid filled power transformers from 5 to 200MVA, up to 230 kV.


Duties and responsibilities of the Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Responsible for mechanical design of power transformers from 1 to 200MVA and up to 230kV
  • Review and analysis of client specifications
  • Detailed understanding of power transformer mechanical design (external and internal including electrical clearances), features, shipping and field considerations
  • Understanding of CSA, IEEE and ANSI standards with respect to power transformers
  • Creation of drawings, bills of material, work instructions and uploading ERP
  • Perform engineering analysis of forces, stress and strain, electrical clearances, centre of gravity, seismic, vacuum
  • Anticipate and assist with production processes and procedures to ensure high quality and smooth production
  • Technical leadership for the business
  • Coach, train, motivate and provide leadership to junior mechanical designers, production staff and other company team members
  • Engage directly with suppliers to understand capabilities, resolve quality issues and identify new technologies
  • Assist with the generation of new design rules, practices and procedures
  • Increase use of software tools to improve productivity and reduce errors (design calculations, sharing of technical information, ERP uploading, preparation of requisitions, etc.)
  • Ensure all work is performed in accordance with the company’s values of Quality, Safety and Service and company
  • Environment, Health & Safety procedures and ISO9001 management system
  • Be flexible and take initiative on engineering and management tasks as required by a fast growing, mid-sized company



Engineering degree, professional licensure in Canada, US or Mexico
5+ years of engineering design work experience in a power transformer design & manufacturing environment
Trained in welding process and quality assessment
Excellent computer skills: specifically, 3D CAD, numerical analysis, related workflow programming
Excellent organization, high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Strong people skills – mentoring, team building, motivating, change agent
Strong client skills – empathy, trust building, fact based
Language: willing to continuously improve English skills
Willing to relocate to Toronto, Ontario


Competitive salary and benefits package
Clean, modern and friendly working environment

We foster an open environment, believing in the circle of success. We take care of our employees, our employee’s take care of our clients, and our clients take care of us