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Pleasant Solutions - Product Mechanical Engineer

Feb 19, 2020

Product Mechanical Engineer (Exciting opportunity with a fast growth electronics company)
Closing Date - May 31, 2020


Not your everyday mechanical position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a
career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different.


Positions Available:
Product Mechanical Engineer
Additional positions may be available for specialists. Tell us your strengths and we’ll go from there.
Other Positions: We are also hiring for other positions (embedded product electrical engineer, project manager, and more). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting
them know about this posting.


Position Overview:
Full time and permanent.
Meaningful projects deep in product design and experimentation.
Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).  Approximately 75% internal projects and 25% client projects.
Ability to count on a best-of-the-best electrical development team for all electronic needs, although we welcome you to contribute to the electronics work as your skills allow.
Gain valuable career experience building the newest consumer electronics including portable devices.
Gain experience throughout the product life-cycle and with both small and large projects.
Substantial amount of advanced creative and strategic thinking, especially on internal projects.
Learning from some of the smartest technical peers in the country, on exciting projects that you can really sink your teeth into. Providing second opinions to your peers to confirm their plans.
One of our main upcoming projects will be a project of very high profile in the media.
Does not involve a lot of off-hours requests or travel. Does not involve a lot of time with boring maintenance work without design time. Is not as dependant on the Alberta economy.


Duties include taking conceptual designs from artists and choosing materials, deciding thickness tolerances, AutoCAD designing, testing ruggedness, thinking how to make a design compatible with many devices, sourcing the right make and model of components, making
prototypes (including soldering), dismanteling off the shelf electronics to learn from them.
Projects will vary from things like special cell phone cases, sockets for plug-n-play electronic devices much like thumb drives, to more common industrial projects.
Example project: a smart speaker attachment that needs to cover each microphone of a smart speaker, with support for many smart speaker models, to enable our signal jammer to work (as seen at our paranoid.com website)
Most of the learning is through hands-on trying and doing. Meetings and formal training is minimized.
Environment allows for some privacy at your workstation as well as time to concentrate without distractions when you need it.
We are a highly technical company that will notice and appreciate when engineering is done skillfully and when designs are done properly.


Requirements:
Highly intelligent.
Loves to tinker with things big and small.
Has experience designing the shape of a plastics product or otherwise.
Gets deeply involved with challenges and will persevere at length to achieve victory.
Takes pride in work.
No specific requirements for formal education (you don't strictly need to be called an engineer). We evaluate each applicant based on merit rather than formalities.


Nice To Have:
Pragmatic approach to balancing perfectionism with getting the job done.
Ability to see opportunities for improvement everywhere.
Experience with 3D printing.
Experience with small components like small actuators.
Experience with welding.
About The Work Environment:
Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing
positions).
We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
Free onsite massage therapy.
Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
Fast paced
Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.


About The Company:
Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto/Vancouver, and small satellite
offices across Canada and the USA (including in Calgary, Ottawa, Saskatoon, New York, Denver, Boston, etc) Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
Stable and well diversified.
Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
We do a mix of in-house product development, software development services, electronics manufacturing, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom software for clients who need an internal system or are commercializing an idea. Our in-house
products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
An innovative technology company with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).


Applying:
What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never
disclosed to existing employer).
Apply online today at https://pleasantsolutions.com/careers
Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
Please do not apply via email, apply only by visiting the https://pleasantsolutions.com/careers site.

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