Designer - Structural/Mechanical

March 15 2022
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence , Tourism, Passengers transportation
Categories Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Architecture, Design, CAD/DAO, Design, Drafting, Engineering, Mechanic, Mechanical, Trades, Technicians, Construction
St John's, NL

Inspired by Challenge. Opportunity with Reward. Committed to Community.

These are the pillars on which PAL Aerospace is built. We operate on a foundation of innovation – it’s at the core of our business, in everything we do. We’ve spent forty years building a strong reputation centered around our ‘can-do’ attitude, creating customized, cutting-edge solutions for our clients at home and abroad.

When you think of a Canada-born aviation success story, PAL Aerospace Engineering ranks high on the list. Headquartered in Vaughan, ON, PAL Aerospace Engineering (formerly DECA Aviation) works with internal and external clients to create readymade solutions and turnkey engineering and design that push the boundary of innovation. We’re a proud company of the Exchange Income Corporation (TSX:EIF) giving us the opportunity to work with internal clients across Canada, while maintaining a growing portfolio across the globe. PAL is currently seeking qualified applications for Designer – Structural/Mechanical at our Vaughan, ON and St. John’s, NL offices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design various structural, mechanical, and interior modifications, installation and/or repairs for various aircraft types, using 2D or 3D software as required.
  • Prepare production drawings including fabrication drawings, installation and assembly drawings, mission equipment installations and interface, and detail drawings, ensuring drawings meet current company standards.
  • Carry out 3D modeling of designs to validate form, fit & function.
  • Consult with engineering and management as required to ensure designs satisfies all requirements, including customer, certification, engineering and mission requirements.
  • Follow build progression and liaise with production personnel, to identify and document required design changes. Communicate issues with engineering and management for discussion of potential solutions.
  • Ensure production drawings are kept current, following any current drawing change procedures.
  • Assist in project activities to ensure the timely execution of project objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned consistent with the role of Designer – Structural/Mechanical.

Qualifications/skills required:

  • Post-Secondary Aviation/Aerospace/Mechanical Technical Education or Degree and/or equivalent work experience
  • Engineering degree/diploma preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years design experience, preferably in the aerospace industry.
  • Experience with engineering change management
  • Proficient in Autocad and Solidworks or Inventor is required.
  • Knowledge of/experience in standard aircraft structure, materials, properties, fasteners, and manufacturing processes, and operational/maintenance procedures.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Good organizational skills to manage working on multiple projects simultaneously.


PAL Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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