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9 months ago
L-3 Canada Operations
Location: Toronto
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Engineers
Opto-Mechanical Engineering @ WESCAM

L3 WESCAM Toronto (Don Mills), ON


We are an exceptional company.

We develop the most advanced optical systems for global defense and military sectors, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. These systems provide stabilized, high-magnification Electro-optic and Infrared (EO/IR) laser, surveillance and targeting systems for airborne, marine and ground based platforms.

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About Joining Our Talent Community

We are constantly looking for phenomenal people to join our team – but we also understand that timing is everything.

You may not be ready to make a move, but you’re open to exploring your options. We’re planning on growing steadily over the next several years – so whether you’re looking now or later – we’ll probably have something interesting for you to consider at some point soon.

Joining our talent community for Opto-Mechanical Engineering means we’ll stay in touch, keep you informed on what we’re doing, what’s happening in our industry, and connect from time to time with some new positions we believe you’ll want to hear about.

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Domain Expertise We Look For

The type of expertise we require can vary depending on the where we are in a business cycle – new product introduction or high customization or sheer volume. These are a few common themes that are consistent amongst our team:

* Structural Analysis (FEA)

* Thermal Analysis (FEA & CFD)

* GD&T

* Fundamental Frequency

* Precision positioning

* Root Cause Analysis and Trending Analysis

* CAD design using preferably SolidWorks

* Rugged optical assemblies

* Electro-mechanical drive design principles

* Virtual prototyping and analysis of complex mechanical designs before they are built and tested

Also, the ability to play a musical instrument is also high on the list – we have 7 in-company bands and we’re always looking for a guitar lead or a drummer.

Education / Academic / Experiential Backgrounds We Look For

Our team’s academic complexion ranges from Bachelor’s of Applied Science to Masters of Mechanical Engineering. We also have Physics and other Engineering disciplines on the team including Materials Science.

The experiences that each member of our team draw from is as unique as our products themselves – we enjoy backgrounds from aerospace/aviation, biomedical engineering, robotics and automation, defense & space, even the entertainment/cinematic world.

If you’d like to consider pursuing a career with L3 WESCAM and work with some of the best in the industry on the most fascinating products – join our Talent Community to start receiving more information, detail and insight into what we do, as well as an incredible job opportunity from time to time.

Opto-Mechanical Engineering @ WESCAM

Our Opto-Mechanical Engineering team is considered by many to be the best in the industry for 2 reasons.

* They develop ruggedized optical assemblies and systems on products that are relied on to protect lives.

* The gyro-stabilized optical systems we develop take a serious beating, and every good opto-mechanical engineer knows that assembly distortion is kind of a big deal relative to the geometrical efficiency of the shape of a beam.

This is the team that determines design considerations and analysis, image motion and orientation, precision positioning, fastening and adjustments. Their focus is either on new commercial electro-mechanical drive systems for the optical assemblies from or working on complex new prototypes.

CodeV and ZEMAX is our go-to optical design software, and our Mechanical CAD software is Solidworks

Precision or Fine Mechanics is an often-used term around WESCAM – our Opto-Mechanical Engineers design, build and validate designs using our own test fixtures, submit to rigorous design reviews, share the technical responsibility of the development process and even as far as the selection and management of engineering tools.

Life at L3 WESCAM

This is the most important part. Many companies say that their work is ‘exciting’ or ‘challenging’, or that they work in a fast-paced environment. Perhaps our definition of those terms is slightly different – because we are one of the only companies in the world that produce what we do, have customers like we do, allow our employees to work on the kinds of things we do, and say with certainty that what we do every single day directly contributes to protecting lives around the world.

What else can you expect as an employee at L3 WESCAM?

* Every other Friday off

* Free on-site gym

* Subsidized gourmet cafeterias

* Free fruit and bagels

* Beach Volleyball courts

* 26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington

* Free wellness programs

* Work/Life balance that is taken seriously

* Real opportunities for growth, development and career progression

* Everyone’s role contributes to protecting people’s lives

By joining our Opto-Mechanical ENGINEERING Talent Community, we’ll keep you up to date on what L3 WESCAM is working on, new developments in business, and more information about the team and what it means to work here.

You’ll also be the first to hear about new positions coming up that we hope you might be interested in.

**As L3-WESCAM is a supplier to several national military and defense agencies, we are bound by the Canadian Controlled Goods Program. Every L3 employee must be CGP-Certified, of which certification requires extensive background screening that L3 Wescam will manage on your behalf.



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