Mechanical Engineer, Ramp-up

Mechanical Engineer, Ramp-up

Published on: Jul 21, 2022, Updated on: Jul 25, 2022

Your Responsibilities

Reporting to Lead, Engineering and Design, the  Mechanical Engineer is responsible for general mechanical engineering for the Bethune Ramp Up Project. 
The position supports the Maintenance Engineering and Capital Projects Team to align on design basis, specifications, design criteria etc for all ramp up projects.  The Ramp Up team is looking for multiple positions for this role of varying experience.  Leadership of mechanical discipline will be required for more experienced applicants .

The Ramp Up program will be a long term strategic suite of feasibility level engineering projects to suit the overall ramp up of the Bethune mine including logistics and port facility modifications.  The Mechanical Engineer will create designs for early stages of project development and be technical oversight for all external 3rd party engineering as projects progress and develop through the KSPC stage gate process.

This position will support technical engineering team from the Projects and Technology department as workloads requires, this will provide experience and exposure to detailed engineering and construction projects both at Bethune and Port Moody facilities.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Technical oversight of all mechanical, piping and HVAC conceptual designs for Ramp Up Feasibility projects

  • Creation and review of Material Take Offs, Capital Cost Estimates, Constructability Plans, etc

  • Review and/or develop engineering, drawings and documents in terms of feasibility, standards, codes, and K+S quality specifications

  • Maintain, update, and define K+S Bethune site design specifications and core documents for mechanical engineering scope within the Ramp Up project needs in coordination with Maintenance and Project Engineering departments

  • Evaluate new and existing technologies for their applicability to K+S Bethune’s mechanical infrastructure

  • Coordinate with maintenance engineering lifecycle planning efforts for consideration on future designs

  • Drive forward innovative and proven technologies for materials of construction and construction methodology including modularization


We enrich your life

By living our common K+S values across all our locations in the world: We are optimistic about our future, we are collaborative in building it and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations. You can look forward to:
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, Employee and Family Assistance Program 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.

Your Profile

  • Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work expereince. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Mechanical Engineer (B.Sc , with ability to register as EIT or P.Eng with APEGS) with 2-10 years of experience

  • Experience in heavy industrial process setting is preferred

  • Ensures effective relationship building and communication skills within the department.

  • Displays a reasoned perspective and brings resolution to issues while considering all areas of impact.

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude with the ability to proactively resolve issues that arise.

  • Able to work well in a team environment and as an individual.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations.

  • Experience with machine design and process equipment workings

  • Self motivated with proven leadership, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong written and verbal skills in English

  • Strong meeting facilitation skills

  • Potash experience is preferred

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This is Us

We enrich life through the sustainable extraction and refinement of minerals to indispensable products and through our working environment, which is unique. Because it stands for everything that really matters in life: Trust, team spirit and meaningfulness for 11,000 employees at 50 locations on five continents. Welcome to K + S.
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