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Position - J22-10 Materials Handling Designer
Position Type - Full-time, Salary
Availability - Immediate

Job Overview
Westmar Advisors Inc. (Westmar) is looking for a Materials Handling Designer to join our small but growing and talented team that offers substantial growth opportunities and role flexibility. The chosen candidate will have proficient drafting, modelling skills and experience designing bulk materials handling equipment or systems at marine terminals, mines, or other similar facilities. Experience working with conveyors, stacker-reclaimers, shiploaders, rail yards, railcar unloading or loading facilities, and related systems is preferred. Experience in the Pacific Northwest and in working outdoors at operating industrial facilities and/or construction environments is an asset.

Technical Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with senior engineering resources, detailed design and drafting of mechanical and bulk materials handling systems and infrastructure. This could include detailed design of small maintenance upgrades like drive replacements, or high-level conceptual layouts of entire terminals to support planning and feasibility studies.
  • Generate clear, complete, and accurate drawings and drawing packages.
  • Prepare quantity take-offs in support of capital cost estimates.
  • On occasion, assist with mechanical inspections on-site and prepare inspection reports.

Growth Opportunities/Responsibilities

  • Assist with engineering work, engineering calculations, project management, proposal preparation, cost estimates, and scheduling.
  • Provide field services to support projects during construction.


  • A diploma in mechanical engineering technology or similar from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • 5+ years of experience in the design and drafting of mechanical systems and infrastructure, preferably specifically within the bulk materials handling field.
  • Proficiency with ACAD 2D. 3D modelling capability with Solidworks or similar would be an asset.


  • Strong communications skills and ability to understand and incorporate feedback for continuous growth and improvement.
  • Attention to detail and strong understanding of drafting standards.
  • Hands-on experience in the field on heavy industrial sites, familiarity with site safety requirements.
  • Familiarity with newer or emerging technology useful to the design/drafting and engineering industry, such as Lidar point clouds, drone use, etc. would be an asset.

We look forward to hearing from you, send your resume with covering letter to . Please reference job number J22-10 in your covering letter.