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Mechanical Designer/Drafter

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Peterborough, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. we are committed to excellence in every business initiative. BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada (BWXT NEC) has achieved an enviable international reputation for excellence in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel handling systems and service for CANDU reactors in both domestic and international markets. Our success is the result of our commitment to our employees, customers, quality & EHS initiatives.


Mechanical Designer/Drafter


We are looking for a Mechanical Designer/Drafter for our Peterborough, Ontario site.  BWXT NEC's Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions group is involved in the design, manufacture, development, testing, parts supply, and service of on-power refueling, reactor maintenance, and nuclear medicine delivery tooling sold around the world. We are the original designer of the automated systems that allow 24/7 on power refueling of CANDU reactors and aim to solve some of the Nuclear Industry’s most challenging problems. Today, BWXT’s equipment is being used in most of the nuclear power plants in Canada and is critical to delivering carbon free energy production and lifesaving medical isotopes.


Check out the YouTube video of an innovative product we recently designed and manufactured in partnership with Bruce Power, called the Bruce Reactor Inspection and Maintenance System Channel Access Device. Go to YouTube and search for video: “Bruce Unveils new BRIMS Tool”. There are exceptional opportunities to learn and grow with a career in the nuclear industry in Ontario.


The Peterborough community invites you to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy life. We have an abundance of recreational opportunities, festivals, and entertainment that is fueled by culture, nature and homegrown culinary experiences. Friendly people, inspiring landscapes and incredible lakes are waiting for you in the heart of cottage country. The region is home to 140,000 people (approx. 83,000 in the City of Peterborough) in addition to the charming towns, townships and villages that make up the County. We offer the best of all worlds here and we’d like you to get to know us a bit better.



Role Summary/Purpose:


Participate in the development and drafting of designs for automated and semi-automated equipment.



  • Participate in the development and drafting of designs for automated and semi-automated equipment (i.e. piping, machined parts, welded fabrications) using various 2D and 3D CAD software packages (i.e. AutoCAD, Inventor).
  • Work in an Engineering environment with other design personnel and in collaboration with teams of Professional Engineers and Technologists.
  • Produce and update detail part drawings, assembly drawings, layouts, and bills of material.
  • Selection of mechanical components.
  • Assist others on specific projects.
  • Participate in design reviews and occasional customer review meetings, providing resource information and design input.
  • Occasional travel to customer site locations within Ontario.
  • Accountable for cost and schedule on assigned projects.



  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist (CET) or equivalent with related mechanical design experience.
  • Experience with 3D parametric CAD software, preferably with Autodesk Inventor.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and independent decision-making ability.
  • Possess working knowledge of fundamental drafting technique and practice including GD&T.
  • Must communicate and work effectively with others.
  • Knowledge of machining practices and manufacturability constraints.
  • Must be able to multitask and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to independently create drawings using various software packages.



  • Minimum of 5 years related experience in design of mechanical systems.
  • Membership in OACETT or other certifying organization.
  • Experience in the nuclear industry.
  • Experience in PDM (product data management) i.e. Vault & Teamwork.
  • Knowledgeable with nuclear EC processes.


We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation during the recruitment process.


BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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