Junior Designer

Requisition Number:  8893
Company:  W Electric Canada Inc

Peterborough, ON, CA, K9J 6X7

At Westinghouse, innovation is in our DNA.  We are creative. We think differently. We reimagine the possible across the nuclear industry every day. We continuously work towards providing cutting-edge products and services that are not only needed for today, but for our tomorrow.


Yet, thinking differently must go beyond our technical applications and products. We must incorporate innovation into all aspects of our business. In doing so, we can drive greater efficiency, create greater growth and strengthen our culture.


One area where innovative thinking can be impactful is sustainability. Protecting our planet and restoring our earth are not abstract concepts because of the carbon-free technology our teams create and deploy.  From the efficient and economical AP1000 nuclear plant to the new eVinci micro-reactor for remote energy applications, we are leading the way with the development of new nuclear technologies that will enable us to share the benefits of this reliable, clean, safe and economical source of energy for generations to come.


Focused on our customers’ success, Westinghouse is committed to delivering innovative nuclear energy solutions by leveraging our global insights, CANDU expertise, collaborative mindset, and best-in-class technology. We are proud to play a key role in accelerating Canada’s energy sustainability and achieving its net-zero goals.


Fueled by a team of more than 200 experts in 6 offices across Canada, we have been advancing the art and science of nuclear power plant design and operations for more than 60 years.  When it comes to operating nuclear power plants, utilities need a partner that understands what it takes to maximize safety, performance, and longevity. Westinghouse is the proven choice for end-to-end services and technologies from fuel manufacturing through to decommissioning and waste management.


Junior Mechanical Designer – Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (Hybrid)


About the Opportunity


Westinghouse Electric Canada is a leading supplier of custom equipment, process systems and engineering consultant services for the Nuclear industry in Canada.  The successful candidate will join an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions.


What will you do?

Your day to day: 

  • Produce and review mechanical detail drawings and bills of materials
  • Completion of design tasks under the guidance of senior team members
  • Support development of design concepts
  • Work with peers to specify/evaluate appropriate purchased components
  • Review of designs and drawings for accuracy, material selection and manufacturability


What will you bring?

Who you are: 

  • Post-secondary education Diploma or Degree from a recognized Mechanical Engineering Technical Program in good academic standing, or have equivalent knowledge and experience
  • As a minimum you will be a Design Technologist with at least 2 to 5 years practical experience in the field of mechanical design


Experience in the following areas is expected:

  • Proficient in the use of 3D solid modeling and 2D drafting (preferably SolidWorks)
  • Proficient in understanding technical documents and specifications
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods and their representation on drawings and in design documents including welding symbols and notations
  • Thorough knowledge of drafting principles and standards to support checking of drawings for compliance to applicable specifications


Experience in the following would be advantageous:

  • Preparation of detail drawings for special purpose equipment for nuclear applications under CSA N299.1
  • Ability to interpret and apply GD&T
  • Creation of detail drawings/schematics for electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems


This is a challenging position that will require a solid technical background and as you will be working as part of a team, strong interpersonal and communication abilities including literacy skills are essential. You will possess problem solving skills plus a creative yet methodical approach.


What will you get?


Westinghouse is a firm believer in fostering a workplace that is powered by inclusive leaders, teams and culture.  This commitment separates us as a leader in our industry and differentiates from our competition. You will be working closely with global leaders who will support your development through coaching and managing opportunities. Together, and using the talents of our employees, we will advance technology and services to power a clean, carbon-free future.


Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In Canada the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations, Flextime, Sick/Personal and Holidays
  • We encourage healthy work-life balance and offer flexible schedules and with the potential to work from anywhere in Canada
  • We pay 100% of the medical/dental/vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Incredible opportunity for growth in an innovation driven, global company
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral and Recognition Program


While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting http://www.westinghousenuclear.com.

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