Mechanical Engineer

Published on: Jun 28, 2021, Updated on: Jul 6, 2021

Your Responsibilities

As the Mechanical Engineer for the KSPC team, you will be responsible for mechanical design and analysis for the Bethune site. The position supports the maintenance, production and wellfield departments to resolve technical issues, completes design for maintenance and minor capital projects, coordinates interfaces between internal resources and external technical bodies, and analyzes proposed changes according to a management of change process.

The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for driving sound and standardized design, construction and maintenance practices for mechanical assets . You will also perform the following tasks:

  • Support technical issues relating to mechanical maintenance and troubleshooting technically complex issues

  • Support maintenance and reliability department in the development of maintenance procedures and plans, and any associated troubleshooting or root cause analysis of failures.  Particular areas of practice include, but are not limited to, mechanical and process equipment, rotating equipment and piping

  • Conduct mechanical design and analysis for small installations and mechanical modifications

  • Coordinate and/or review design for more extensive or complex designs

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

  • Work within the Management of Change process

  • 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

  • Maintain, update, and define K+S Bethune site design specifications and core documents for mechanical scope

  • Support, maintain, and coordinate the integrity monitoring program

  • Guide lifecycle planning efforts

Your Profile

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

  • Mechanical Engineer (B.Sc or M.Sc, with ability to register as EIT or P.Eng with APEGS) with 10 – 15 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 piping system design / inspection and development of a Risk Based Inspection Program.

  • Experience with machine design and process equipment workings.

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 July 16, 2021.

We are committed to building an inclusive and representative workforce, including Indigenous people, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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.

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.

Be part of our team