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Current Opportunities

Send resumes by email to careers@noram-eng.com

NORAM—a chemical technology company located in Vancouver—is seeking a mechanical engineer. Initial assignment will be to NORAM’s Nitration business area. NORAM is the world’s leading supplier of technology for the production of mononitrobenzene (MNB), a chemical pre-cursor to isocyanates and polyurethane plastics.

The selected candidate(s) will work in a fast-paced, project team environment focused on the design and supply of new chemical plants, de-bottlenecking of existing plants, and a variety of research and development projects. A background in piping design will be considered a strong asset.

Tasks for the candidate will include the following:

  • Piping design calculations including pipe stressing calculations
  • Working closely with skilled designers (drafters) to route piping, define support locations and types, and specify expansion joints
  • Evaluation of piping systems for conformance to piping specifications, and development and maintenance of piping specifications
  • Heat exchanger design calculations, both thermal and mechanical
  • Use of North American and European design codes
  • Specification of rotating equipment
  • Development of equipment criteria drawings for pressure vessels and heat exchangers
  • Review of vendor drawings and calculations for pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and rotating equipment
  • Inspections of custom-fabricated equipment and rotating equipment

NORAM seeks mindful, critical thinking candidates with a demonstrated ability to work effectively in both team and individual environments. Strong written communication and time management skills are a must. The candidate should be amenable to periodic international travel and overseas assignments. As a chemical technology provider in a competitive and dynamic marketplace, NORAM seeks engineers who can produce high quality work and who can help provide creative solutions to the unique challenges facing our customers.

Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume and transcript to careers@noram-eng.com.

NORAM is seeking experienced mechanical engineers with 3+ years experience, a P. Eng. Designation, or at a minimum eligibility to apply for P. Eng. in the near term.

NORAM Engineering and Constructors operates an Electrochemical Demonstration Plant out of it’s BC Research Inc. Facility (BCRI) on Mitchell Island (Richmond, BC). The Electrochemical Demonstration plant enables NORAM’s Electrochemical Technology Area to perform electrolysis testing for clients, operate and develop its’ own electrolyzer technologies, and prototype new cell configuration or designs. In order to support this ongoing development work and operation of the demonstration plant NORAM is looking to add an experienced mechanical fabrication / assembler to the Electrochemical Technology Area. This role will be to lead all required mechanical maintenance and modification work on the demonstration plant equipment and piping, to fabricate and assemble electrochemical cells / prototype cell components, and to assemble small lab / pilot plant systems for NORAM’s partners and clients. This role will work closely with NORAM’s Engineers, Designers, and Instrumentation Technicians to successfully fabricate, assemble, and operate Electrochemical Cells and Pilot Plants to support NORAM’s growing Electrochemical Technology Area. It will be a dynamic role with the opportunity to be involved in the development of new electrochemical technologies that are being implemented for projects worldwide.

Duties will include:

  • Overall maintenance tasks to maintain operations of the electrochemical demonstration plant at BCRI
  • Assisting with assembly of electrochemical cells used for operation of the electrochemical pilot plant
  • Fabrication and machining of prototype cell components using the machinery available at BC Research
  • Use standard machining equipment such as CNC router, Lathe, Bandsaw, as needed to fabricate cell components
  • Utilize hand held tools and custom assembly fixtures/jigs
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Regularly lift 30-50 pounds
  • Work cooperatively with team
  • Some travel may be required.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • 5 years’ experience working as an assembly technician or machinery operator
  • Experience working with full range of hand-held and power tools
  • Experience with operating / programing CNC routers
  • Experience with machining, gluing, and welding plastic materials
  • Self-motivated and independent, able to complete tasks without direct supervision
  • Previous experience working with electrolyzers or fuel cells would be considered an asset
  • Previous experience working on fabrication of product prototypes would be considered an asset

Qualified candidates should send their resume to careers@noram-eng.com

NORAM Engineering has an opening for a Chemical Process Engineer to work in the Vancouver office or remotely in Prince George. The preferred candidate should be experienced in a kraft pulp mill environment and familiar with aspects of the chemical recovery cycle including evaporators, recovery boilers, recausticizing, and non condensable gas handling.

The candidate will be comfortable in an engineering project team environment including various engineering disciplines and will be familiar with performing heat and mass balance calculations, generating complex P&ID’s, using process simulation software and creating specifications for a wide range of chemical process equipment. The ability to work independently and provide creative solutions to new process designs would be definite assets. The candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be comfortable with direct client interaction and be registered or able to apply for registration with EGBC.

If you have 3+ years relevant experience and feel that you are capable of augmenting NORAM’s engineering capabilities, please forward your resume.

NORAM Engineering has an opening for a Chemical Process Engineer to work in the Vancouver office. The preferred candidate should be experienced in a project environment through all project phases from concept designs, feasibility studies to project implementation and execution in the chemical industry.

The candidate will be comfortable in an engineering project team environment including various engineering disciplines and will be familiar with performing heat and mass balance calculations, generating complex P&ID’s, using process simulation software and creating specifications for a wide range of chemical process equipment. The ability to work independently and provide creative solutions to new process designs would be definite assets. The candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be comfortable with direct client interaction and be registered or able to apply for registration with EGBC.

If you have 3+ years relevant experience and feel that you are capable of augmenting NORAM’s engineering capabilities, please forward your resume.

Experience with either sulphuric acid or pulp and paper would be considered an asset.

Reporting to: Electrochemical Operations Manager

The Electrochemical Group at NORAM designs, builds and demonstrates pilot plants using NORAM’s electrochemical cell platforms. NORAM is currently expanding the pilot plant facilities and requires an experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic mechanical engineer to participate in the design and to manage project technical progress.  Portions of the work would be performed at NORAM’s subsidiary, BC Research, located on Mitchell Island.

This role will be a dynamic role that involves engineering, management and supervision of pilot plant projects.  We encourage anyone with relevant skills in mechanical engineering to apply.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work directly with the Electrochemical Group leadership to help progress individual electrochemical pilot plant projects
    • Develop detailed engineering designs for pilot plant expansions and modifications. This will include equipment specification and design, plant design and layout and working with instrumentation technicians to select instrumentation.
    • Manage equipment / materials procurement working with purchasing department
    • Manage assembly technicians and external contractors

Qualifications and Skills

A successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • A mechanical engineering degree
  • 3+years engineering work experience in a project engineering environment
  • Industrial process or manufacturing experience (preferred)
    • Process or equipment design
    • Commissioning / plant operations
    • Pilot plant engineering / design
  • Focus on safety
  • Independent self-starter with an ability to work cooperatively in a fast paced and dynamic environment and complete tasks with minimal supervision

NORAM is seeking a mechanical design/drafting technologist to join our project teams. The position will be responsible for design/drafting support across all of our business areas.  The selected candidate(s) will work in a fast-paced, project team environment focused on the design and supply of new chemical plants, de-bottlenecking of existing plants, and a variety of research and development projects. Mentorship and supervision will be provided by experienced engineers and technologists.

Qualifications include the following:

  • Competency with both SolidWorks and AutoCAD
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Previous experience with industrial plant layouts, equipment and piping would be an asset

NORAM seeks hard-working dedicated candidates with a demonstrated ability to work effectively in both team and individual environments. Strong written communication and time management skills are a must..

Qualified candidates should send their resume to careers@noram-eng.com

Location

NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd

Process Innovation and Scale-up Specialists in Vancouver, BC

Suite 1800 – 200 Granville Street

Vancouver, B.C.,  V6C 1S4 Canada

Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: +1 (604) 681-2030