Mechanical Engineering Technologist

AXYS Technologies Inc.

January 26, 2015

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Company Overview: 

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has specialized in advanced marine based technology products and services for 40 years.  We manufacture and service offshore and oceanographic environmental monitoring equipment with a focus on data acquisition and display systems for wind energy assessment, weather and sea state monitoring, water and air quality monitoring and process control.  We serve a global market with international experience in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, New Zealand, Australia and The United States.  Located in beautiful Sidney, British Columbia, AXYS is one of Vancouver Island's most sought after career choices and offers competitive compensation and benefits to its staff.

 The Product Development Team requires a Mechanical Engineering Technologist to assist in the design and development of environmental monitoring systems, both land and marine applications.  This position will involve the design of land based structures and mounting systems, electronics and sensor packaging solutions and the design of marine buoy systems, including hull design, material selection, mooring design, construction processes and fatigue and motion analysis. 

This role requires a person who is mature, well rounded and has the ability to multitask and work in a fast paced, demanding and dynamic environment.  While working alongside a cohesive team, the ideal candidate is able to meet tight deadlines independently with little supervision. Given the nature of our company, preference will be given to applicants with specific oceanographic/marine mechanical experience.

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Specific Requirements:

  • Experience in material properties and selection, and fabrication and manufacturing processes. Marine environment experience is a positive.
  • Experience with formal documentation management, excellent reading and writing skills, and proven task/project management success is required.
  • Create documentation, including modeling, assembly work instructions, and check sheets; the creation of BOMs, and working/fabrication drawings.
  • Excellent communications skills, with strong written and verbal communications.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks; maintain work flow; and meet deadlines and goals.
  • Focus on quality in all areas of work; detail-oriented, as well as good analytical skills are essential
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers.
  • Ability to ask for help, make decisions, and drive issues to resolution.
  • Knowledge or experience with quality assurance (ISO9001) processes


  • Engineering Technologist diploma with applicable experience.
  • Strong working experience and proficient with;
  • CAD (AutoCAD, Solidworks, or similar)
  • Engineering Document Control
  • Microsoft Office.
How To Apply: 

Please submit your resume along with; references, a cover letter outlining your applicable experience, salary expectations, goals, and related experience as they pertain to this position at AXYS Technologies Inc. by emailing your application by February 12, 2015 to:

Samples/Descriptions of previous relevant work and projects may be required prior to candidates being selected for interviews.

We thank all those who apply to AXYS Technologies Inc., but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please, no phone calls.