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Grimsby, Ontario

Mechanical Designer

Why VTR?

About This Opportunity

We are hiring a Mechanical Designer to join our growing team in Grimsby, ON!

Successful candidates will demonstrate innovative thinking, a team-oriented attitude, strong attention to detail, and effective organizational skills within a fast-paced environment. Long-term experience and demonstrated knowledge in machine design and industrial automation is also strongly preferred. This is a permanent, full-time opportunity.

Who we are – We are VTR Feeder Solutions; a leader in automated parts-feeding systems and Canada’s largest parts-feeding company. Each piece we create are specifically designed to function individually or within a larger system and is built using the highest quality materials to exceed industry standards. From automotive to medical and pharmaceutical companies, we have helped hundreds of organizations around the world successfully improve their business with our expert insight in the best feeding solutions.

Why join us:

  • Culture of Kindness
  • Team Environment
  • Senior Management Team who Cares
  • Learning and Development
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Safety Shoes, Safety Glasses Allowance, and Custom Hearing Protection
  • Employee Benefits Program including medical and dental coverage
  • Health Spending Account
  • Competitive Wages

Experience & Qualifications

What You Bring

  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a Mechanical Designer
  • Long-term experience and strong knowledge of machine design and Industrial Automation preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Post Secondary education in Mechanical Engineering, Design, and Drafting in CAD systems
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Outlook, Word, & Teams
  • Strong attention to detail, communication, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrates adaptability and the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and proactive/reactive problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to quality and safety

Mechanical Designer

Position Overview

Position Overview:

  • Report to Mechanical Design Lead
  • Generate concept representation, proof of principles, preliminary or final design CAD models
  • Revise and update existing drawings reflecting design changes as needed
  • Design and perform proof of principles
  • Create and generate the manufacturing package and associated BOMs
  • Maintain detailed notes, design calculations, and other documentation (including drawings, bill of materials, list of design parameters and performance guarantees)
  • Effectively communicate, coordinate, and troubleshoot with all necessary departments, including Service, Manufacturing, Assembly, Electrical Controls, Project Management and Sales
  • Provide customer support as needed
  • Review and adapt to information regarding product innovations, competitors, and market conditions
  • Follow design standards and best practices
  • Adhere to Health & Safety guidelines, as well as VTR’s Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Other duties as required

Job Type: Full-time

  • Overtime after 40 hours
  • Minimum 40 hours per week
  • Annual Bonus
  • Vision Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Temperature controlled environment
  • Casual dress
  • Annual PPE Allowance
  • Paid Shutdown between Christmas and New Years
  • Lunchroom with provided food and drinks
  • Biweekly lunches
  • Paid education and training
  • Manufacturing environment; prolonged or frequent standing or sitting at desk/computer
  • Own vehicle or reliable transportation required; not transit accessible
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift – 8:00am start time
  • Monday to Friday
  • In Person

Shift Schedule: Monday to Friday, day shift – 8:00am start time

Wage: $45-$50/hour depending on experience

Ability to commute/relocate:

Grimsby, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will only contact those who best meet our needs and qualifications.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, VTR Feeder Solutions is an equal-opportunity employer who is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Applicants should advise Human Resources if they require any type of accommodation during the recruitment process.

Ready to join the VTR team? Apply today!

Does this position sound like a good fit for you? Apply today! We thank all applicants for their interest, however, we will only contact those that best meet our needs and qualifications.

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