Senior Mechanical Engineer

Your Responsibilities

Reporting the to the Plant Engineering Superintendent within the Maintenance & Reliability department, the Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for general mechanical and piping design and analysis for the operation as well as leadership of the mechanical engineering discipline within the Plant Engineering group. The position supports maintenance, production and wellfield departments to resolve mechanical and piping technical issues, complete mechanical and piping design for maintenance and capital projects, coordinate interfaces between internal technical interfaces and external technical bodies (e.g. TSASK, etc.), and analyze proposed mechanical and piping changes according to a management of change process. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for driving forward sound and standardized design, construction, and maintenance practices of mechanical and piping assets.

The successful candidate will:
•Review and/or develop mechanical/piping engineering, drawings and documents in line with requirements relating to feasibility, standards, codes, and K+S quality specifications.
•Coordinate with the drafting supervision and technical engineers to maintain and modify installations in conjunction with KSPC’s management of change procedures.
•Conduct mechanical and piping design and analysis for installations including but not limited to process or utility piping, rotating equipment, conveyance equipment, HVAC equipment, vessels and tanks, valving, etc.
•Manage CAPEX and OPEX projects of a scope in line with this position’s area of technical expertise and/or projects of a defined level of complexity or scope.
•Lead the mechanical engineering discipline within the Plant Engineering team ensuring suitable technical support is provided to stakeholders.
•Provide mentoring and guidance for direct reports to ensure technical solutions and approaches are practical, timely, and economical.
•Provide overall mechanical engineering discipline leadership with respect to specification development, plant standardization, correction of systemic technical issues, and key decision making.


K+S Potash Canada recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Qualifying requirements for this role:
•BSc or MSc in Mechanical Engineering and P.Eng. Status with APEGS
•5+ years’ experience leading professional engineers in a plant environment
•Demonstrated mentoring and personnel development skills
•Strong meeting facilitation skills
•10+ years of extensive plant experience with mechanical and piping systems in heavy industry
•Potash experience is strongly preferred
•Design experience in piping, welding, material selection, mechanical design
•Knowledge and ability to perform design work using pipe stress analysis and FEA tools
•Strong and fluent written and verbal skills in English
•Intermediate project management skills
•Ability to read and comprehend technical instructions and documents as well as ability to write technical reports and procedures
•Build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
•Develop and continually refines best-practice programs and policies related to subject matter
•Have a strong understanding of the regulatory environment as applicable to subject matter
•Demonstrate working knowledge of Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations, especially with regards to area of practice.
•Must be authorized to legally work in Canada.
•Successful candidates must be eligible to travel outside of Canada as travel may be required

Successful candidates may be entitled to relocation assistance.

Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by March 4, 2018.


Amazing Opportunities at K+S Potash Canada while building your career.

Good People and Great Culture
•Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth
•We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.

Valuable Compensation
•Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

Supporting Benefits
•A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits PLUS great extras such as:
•Paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity!
•A Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help pay for your gym membership.
•Employee and Family Assistance Program: supporting health at work, home and in life through counselling and various online services.

Work-Life Balance
•We have a competitive time off program including:
•PLUS days – up to (40 hours) to use as needed (take care of the unexpected, enjoy a long weekend or have a “me” day.)
•16 additional hours at two years of service and an additional 24 hours at five years of service with our competitive vacation policy.

Ground-Breaking New Site
•Opportunity to work in a new facility with optimal use of technology

See yourself here, join the team!