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Mechanical Designer

Date: Mar 13, 2023

Location: Surrey, BC, CA

Company: Dorman Products

Dayton Parts was acquired by Dorman Products in 2021, and for over a century we’ve supported the commercial vehicle market to boost driver uptime by combining the largest selection of parts with the deepest levels of service, engineering, and innovation.  Today, we're a billion-dollar global brand, with more than 3,000 contributors across multiple countries and continents, and we remain focused on driving new solutions. We rely on everyone who works at our family of companies, regardless of role and experience, to contribute to our success. That means everyone has a unique ability to make an impact on the business and is encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. Just like we provide freedom to fix cars and trucks, we also give you the freedom to pursue new ideas, offer different perspectives, and grow in your career

When it comes to some of the most unique roles we’ve worked on, this one must be Top 5! We’re on the hunt for an individual that has strong manufacturing experience, loves to literally get their hands dirty and oozes troubleshooting!


Basically, we’re looking for a Mechanical Designer, with the desire to take on any challenge that comes their way. Does troubleshooting and technical problem solving come as second nature to you? Do you like taking things apart and putting them back together? Are you ready to jump in and get your hands dirty at the drop of a hat? If so, please read on.


We are a manufacturing company with over 50 years of experience in their niche field, is looking for a Mechanical Designer to join their close-knit and loyal team of 15-20 people. This unique role values skillset over education and provides the opportunity to work closely with the Owner, who is looking to share his many years of experience. You’ll lead and oversee a wide array of responsibilities ranging from relationship building with clients and customers, to new product design, to tooling, to machine design and build, to installing/repairing machinery, to acting as the technical expert…don’t worry about the last part… if you have the DNA noted above, we’re confident you can pick it up. The ideal candidate for this role must be willing to learn and take on every task that comes their way while ensuring clients and employees are happy and well taken care of. This is clearly not a desk job and we’re confident each day won’t be the same!



What the Mechanical Designer – Manufacturing does:


  • Assists in the design and build of machinery from conception to completion
  • Participates in new machinery installation and completes its preliminary start up
  • Ensures customer specifications are understood, designs new product, and makes recommendations as needed
  • Designs, builds, and modifies tooling as required by production
  • Coordinates product issues with costumers, evaluates product failure and leads the root cause analysis
  • Keeps up to date on new automotive products, evaluates the need for new suppliers and suggests the development of new items
  • Implements an open-door policy and checks in regularly with all employees to ensure their personal and business needs are heard
  • Repairs minor electrical or mechanical machine breakdowns
  • Lends support in areas where regular employees are unable to complete tasks and ensures products are delivered to customers in a timely manner


What is expected of you:


  • Previous experience (2+ years) as a Mechanical Designer in the manufacturing space
  • Hands-on with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Again, not a desk job
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as you will be dealing with clients and customers
  • Strong technical skillset and the desire to get your hands dirty
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • MUST be based in BC; no relocation permitted


Only candidates already eligible to work in Canada will be reviewed. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

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