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Anzu Partners

Mechanical Design Engineer (Contract, 3-6 months)



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About e-Zinc

e-Zinc is a leading energy storage venture based in Toronto with a breakthrough technology poised to disrupt the market. As the global energy grid moves to higher levels of penetration of renewable energy, there will be an exponential increase in demand for low-cost, flexible, long-duration energy storage. This is the market targeted by e-Zinc, the first in the world to “metalize” electricity.

e-Zinc is on an incredible trajectory, which is illustrated by many significant funding and award milestones that recognize its unique technology and strong business plan, including:

e-Zinc is now looking to expand its talented team to bring its technology to market to support the renewable energy transformation.


Reporting to the Engineering Director for Cell Design, the Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for completing production intent design for e-Zinc’s energy storage technology and the various parts and components of the cell. The person is also responsible for developing practical solutions to mechanical and engineering problems that may arise during technology and product development in a timely manner. In addition, the Mechanical Design Engineer is expected to play dynamic roles in participating or leading specific projects as well as providing technical liaison support to procurement to source parts or qualify new suppliers. e-Zinc is experiencing high growth and for those who stand out there is opportunity to take on more responsibilities as the business grows. The position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 3-6 months contract.

Position scope and responsibilities

Design and Analysis

  • Design and develop mechanical components and systems to achieve functional requirements, high volume manufacturing readiness, cost targets, and regulatory requirements
  • Develop mechanical functional requirements for components in collaboration with SMEs across materials, testing, chemistry, systems, technology development, application, and electrical domains.
  • SolidWorks 3D CAD Design and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of component parts for mass production
  • Conduct Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and tolerance analysis
  • Specifying pumps, fans, and DC electric motors
  • Maintain SolidWorks PDM part files in accordance with part numbering and configuration schemes.
  • Author and maintain engineering documents in accordance with e-Zinc Document Control Standards (including design and analysis reports, 3D CAD files, Bill of Materials (BOM),
  • Engineering drawing release, revision changes, and receiving inspection approvals ECR’s/ECN’s)
  • Oversee prototype fabrication, try-out parts, and subsystem builds for validation testing and accelerated life testing and certification testing.



  • Minimum undergraduate degree in mechanical or mechatronics engineering with 2-4 years of work experience in product development, design engineering and mass manufacturing.
  • Registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
  • A high degree of proficiency in SolidWorks modeling, freehand sketching, tolerance analysis and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and in detailing engineering drawings. A portfolio demonstrating capabilities is useful.
  • Proficient in geometric tolerancing and dimensioning (GD&T) to a standard e.g. ASME Y14.5
  • Experience in design & release of engineering documentation for production by a contract manufacturer.
  • Knowledge of mass production methods including sheet metal, injection molding, compression molding, machining, plating, and coatings.
  • Strong working knowledge of fluid mechanics and design of fluid delivery systems
  • Solid understanding and experience in all associated aspects of product development including product specifications, design, prototyping, tooling, manufacturing, budgeting, etc.
  • Wide range of interest and knowledge base in multiple engineering disciplines; ability to quickly grasp and develop a working knowledge of the subject matter from chemical, electrical, electronics and firmware/software disciplines to develop engineering solutions at a systems level.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills.
  • Fabrication experience is desirable e.g. welding, assembly, metal forming, machining, composites.
  • A self-starter and adaptive learner that is disciplined and hard working.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

An Asset:

  • Passionate about bringing new cleantech energy innovation to market.
  • Experience in the battery, energy storage or the renewable power industry is considered an asset.
  • Motivated to strive and succeed in a start-up environment.
  • Exceptional communications skills – oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • High level of maturity, integrity and personal effectiveness.
  • Personal accountability and commitment to achieving and exceeding goals and objectives.
  • Hands-on experience with shop equipment, CNC machines, and CMM/FaroArm measurement is considered an asset.

Studies show that individuals in underrepresented groups tend to not apply for roles if they feel they do not meet all the listed criteria. If you find you are passionate about a role and meet a good portion of the items listed, we encourage you to apply!

At e-Zinc we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer where we consider, celebrate, and embrace diversity. We thrive in an environment of mutual respect and welcome all applicants.

Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates at any stage of the hiring process. If you require accommodations, please email careers@e-zinc.ca.