Operations Lead, Electromechanical Handling Tooling Design

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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.


Operations Lead, Electromechanical Handling Tooling Design – Burlington, Ontario, Canada (Hybrid work arrangement)

No relocation assistance available for this position.


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.


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting leadership opportunity within our Electromechanical Handling Tool Design team.This highly capable engineering design group focuses on the design of specialized machines used for the physical handling (manipulating/gross positioning, storing, protecting) of materials/components, often to mechanize otherwise manual methods. These products consist of mostly mechanical mechanisms, integrating the use of custom parts (e.g., weldments, machined parts) and off-the-shelf parts (e.g., gearboxes, linear rails, conveyors, hydraulics/pneumatics) with some basic integration of industrial electrical equipment (e.g., machine safe-guarding, gross motion control).


Please note, this hybrid working team is predominantly located in Peterborough, Ontario and therefore this position will likely be based in Canada. Travel to this office 3+ days/week is likely required. Periodic travel to other Canada, US and Spain offices will be required and therefore it is a bona fide requirement to be able to travel to these nuclear regulated sites in these countries.


It is a bona fide job requirement to be eligible and authorized to travel to the U.S. on Westinghouse business, and such travel is subject to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as compliance with all applicable U.S. export laws and regulations.


What will you do?

The Operations Lead for this groupis responsible for leading the design and engineering operations of the group.

Your day to day:

  • Key interface between business units, other engineering managers and the respective handling tooling team to address first level resource escalation concerns with PMs (i.e., day to day operations/resource planning).
  • Product line offer input lead and/or technical input lead for new opportunities, therefore this person would have extensive engineering knowledge and is recognized as a near ‘subject matter expert’ in one or more engineering and/or manufacturing specialties, and is capable to lead engineering efforts.
  • Mentors and leads teams of engineers and designers in the execution of complex project or process development tasks.
  • Proactively drives Continuous improvement and recommends and/or leads alterations to improve quality of products, QA processes/procedures, as well as their introduction to change management.
  • Setting day-to-day operational objectives for individuals or teams, ensuring that policies, practices and procedures are understood and followed.
  • Customer facing, supporting opportunities review and backlog design reviews
  • Supports the department supervisor/manager with the overall growth (hiring) strategy of the team and maintaining critical skills, core competencies within the group.
    • NOTE: this role has no direct reports and resource management of a team will remain with the engineering supervisor/manage

What will you bring?

Who you are:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 8 years of relevant design engineering experience
  • Despite being operations focused, this remains a technical engineering role and will involve aspects of project engineering oversight and therefore a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario is required
  • Experience working to nuclear QA program design processes (other specialized QAP with design process governance may also be acceptable)
  • Familiarity with modeling and simulation tools (ANSYS, Inventor, SolidWorks, etc.)
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong teamwork and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects and perform tasks under pressure
  • Ability to Influence others outside of own job area regarding policies, practices and procedures
  • Demonstrates sound contract knowledge, uses approved commercial processes, manages work to terms, scope; tracks progress and models a questioning attitude
  • Requires strong communication with leadership and general understanding of financial models.

This is a challenging position that will require a solid technical background, both from an analytical and practical perspective. Strong interpersonal and communication abilities are essential to be successful in our team-based environment. You must possess strong problem solving skills and apply 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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