Jr. Designer

FBT Inc. Published: May 1, 2020
St. Catharines, Ontario
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FBT Inc. (FBT) is a leading manufacturer of precision stamping dies for the nuclear and clean energy, automotive, and packaging sectors. Our focus is on high-precision engineering: our engineering team works to develop solutions that optimize design-for-manufacture for improved quality and best use of materials for reduced scrap, waste, and minimal environmental impact.


The Jr. Designer will work on new electric vehicle dies for our leading automotive manufacturing customer Dana, supporting the manufacturing of advanced eco-friendly EVs. The candidate will also support engineering within our power generation department, where we design and manufacture components for turbines and the nuclear industry. The candidate will also support work for the packaging industry.

Duties and responsibilities

The Jr. Designer’s primary duties and responsibilities will include the following engineering tasks:

  • Utilizing SolidWorks and Draftsight engineering software to concept and design work holding tools for matching and inspection
  • Create efficient multiple part layouts for water jet and EDM wire cutting for EV and energy generation projects
  • Create and verify solid models from EV and energy generation customer product prints
  • Create or modify process prints
  • Convert file formats
  • Complete 3D printing projects
  • Create Mylar charts for optical comparator inspection

Knowledge and skills

  • Mechanical engineering skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and able to multitask
  • Results driven with a sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication skills

Education required

Degree or diploma in mechanical engineering, engineering technology, or related discipline.

Certification required

No specific certifications are required for this role.

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary students and graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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