Mechanical Design Engineer in Training

Mechanical Design Engineer in Training

Purpose: Develop robust and innovative design solutions for medical devices that set the standard for performance and value in the market-place.

Manage assigned projects, refine existing mechanical designs and create new designs for application to humans and animals for TMI, Northgate Technologies Inc. (Nortech), Monaghan Medical Corporation (MMC), and TML. 



Design, Development and Testing          

  • Meet customer demands and business objectives throughout design process from idea to concept development to production development
  • Support business objectives with technical inputs, e.g. assisting in the development of production cost estimates for developmental projects and determining specifications for off-the-shelf components
  • Ensure products are designed to be safe and efficacious for users, e.g. by doing comprehensive analytical evaluations of complex design solutions, by identifying and resolving design issues and technical risks
  • Develop new products in an expeditious manner and ensuring all parties involved in the core team are aware of the current project status
  • Resolve technical problems related to new and existing products by working with the Tooling Engineering Specialist and collaborating with injection moulding vendors during tool development, build and production
  • Maintain all product development documents in an orderly and systematic filing system by working with Document Control staff

Planning and Administration

  • Ensure integrity of product designs by maintaining organized project design files


  • Adhere to all current relevant policies, procedures and legislation, e.g. QMS internally or engaging a third party

Health and Safety

  • Maintain compliance with relevant health and safety legislation, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.



  • Degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Biomedical Engineering or a related field of study
  • Registered as Engineer in Training with PEO


  • Ability to rigorously analyze complex design solutions, make optimal design decisions, and identify and resolve design risks
  • Ability to produce detailed manual and computer assisted design drawings, and specifications of plastic injection-moulded parts
  • Ability to produce concept renderings of new products and their application
  • Ability to prototype mechanical components, e.g. machining, vacuum forming, casting and painting
  • Experience with ergonomic design
  • Experience with modern design techniques including design for assembly (DFA)
  • Experience with high volume molding processes, tool construction, and material selection

Project Management

  • Experienced in defining and managing product development project activities to meet business objectives


  • Ability to rapidly learn and assimilate new technologies, technical material, and skills for operating new equipment and instrumentation


  • Efficient in preparing high quality technical reports

Processes and Theories

  • Knowledge of design of experiments (DOE)
  • Knowledge of techniques of stress analysis and failure criteria
  • Theoretical understanding of flow-related phenomena of fluids in tubes
  • Intermediate experience in computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Basic knowledge of aerosol delivery


  • Knowledge of plastics including experience in the design of high volume injection molded components and material selection
  • Knowledge of the properties of polymers, plastics and other materials used for external and indwelling medical applications


  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements as they may apply to new product development, e.g. ISO 9001 design controls, FDA GMP and HPB requirements

Specialized Computer Literacy


Type of Software

Brand Name


3D Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD)



Finite Element Analysis (FEA)



Plastic Injection Molding Simulation



Data acquisition




CF Design*



Minitab*, MS Excel*



Work Habits, Communication Skills, and Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to work independently
  • Persuasive and skilled communicator
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving through inventiveness and innovation
  • Enjoy ‘raising the bar’ in design solutions’ ability to meet functional, manufacturing and cost objections
  • Passion for developing design solutions and seeing them through to manufacturing launch


How to Apply

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  • Include a résumé and cover letter which includes the job title
  • Use Microsoft Word .doc or .rtf formats
  • Include the job title and your name in the title of both Word documents
  • Include the job title in the Subject line of your email

Human Resources
Trudell Medical International
London, ON  N5V 5G4



At the applicant's request, TMI will make accommodation to its recruitment process to meet the needs of applicants with disabilities.

Please send your résumé only once per position.

Résumés will be accepted throughout the process, but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

TMI is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in joining our team.