Shelly Norton

Senior Mechanical Design Specialist

Discussion created by Shelly Norton on Jun 19, 2012

Senior Mechanical Design Specialist


Overview Context


JMP Engineering Inc.  Automation team is growing from a small team to a world-class provider of automation solutions across North America.  We are looking for enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, innovative engineering talent that is excited about building a team and building a company.


As a senior mechanical design specialist, you will work with the Automation team in London, ON to design and deliver world-class automation solutions for the food and beverage, oil and gas, and consumer products industries.


Role Mission/Purpose


  • Set mechanical design standards and share knowledge across JMP
  • To concept, design and successfully deploy world-class automation systems by ensuring world-class mechanical design




Mechanical Design

  • Collaborate with clients to concept creative, practical solutions to automation challenges
  • Work with a team to develop and refine mechanical design process, standards and strategies:
    • Ensure the highest-quality automation equipment functionality and performance
    • Ensure the simplest, most practical manufacturability
    • Ensure the most efficient engineering process through continual input and feedback into design process for optimization
  • Leading mechanical teams:
    • Mentoring junior employees
    • Manage all aspects of design, manufacturing and build


Competencies:  Skills, Knowledge, and Experiences


  • Minimum 5 years of experience using mechanical design best practices
  • Produce working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product, using AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Experience analyzing designs and systems for compliance to applicable standards (i.e. OSHA, CE or customer specific)
  • Leadership capabilities within internal teams and customer based teams
  • Capable of explaining detailed engineering concepts and ideas in laymen’s terms to operational management within customers
    • Capability of designing based on sketches and verbal concepts
    • Ability to evaluate manufacturing processes and select the best technologies for improvements
    • Vendor and sub-contractor management skills
    • Driven to take on new initiatives, roles and responsibilities in a growing team
    • Determine tools, fixtures and equipment to be used in fabrication and assembly or mechanical components and complete assemblies
    • Extensive knowledge of common fabrication and manufacturing techniques (i.e. machining, laser cutting, welding, etc.)
    • Review drawings for accuracy, material selection, proper machining techniques, finishes, and  hardness
    • Liaise with customers and in-house technical and engineering staff
    • Liaise with vendors for technical information and specifications

If you would be interested in discussing this with me or to simply find out more about JMP Engineering, please contact me directly.

Shelly Norton, Talent Advisor -