Mechanical Design Engineer

Are you looking for a chance to join a booming company that still has a small-business feel? Cask Global Canning Solutions is a successful and growing company, and thanks to our ongoing success we’re expanding our Engineering Team.

Cask sends our canning equipment and people all over the world; we love enabling success for our craft beverage customers from very diverse backgrounds. The industries we operate in are modern, entrepreneurial, changing the way the world consumes beverages.

Cask and our canning line products are changing the way that craft beverages are delivered to consumers all around the world and in doing so we are helping to save the world’s resources, making the future more sustainable. Cans are infinitely recyclable. No other drinks packaging can make that statement – we’re proud to say, we’re making a difference. We have grown from less than a dozen staff five years ago to more than 65 today and we've installed more than 1,250 canning systems in over 60 different countries across the world, and now we are looking to recruit a Mechanical Design Engineer to help us develop new and innovative products.

About the Mechanical Design Engineer Role

At Cask, we manufacture world class automated canning systems particularly well-tailored to craft beverage producers. Most importantly you are a dynamic problem solver who loves to “figure it out”.

Did you ever build your own grappling hook to help you climb trees? Did you ever try to build a sail for your bicycle? We're looking for people who are curious and energized by being creative.

At Cask our engineers are not office dwellers. You are just comfortable with a wrench or multi-meter in your hand on the shop floor as you are evaluating the tolerances on your SolidWorks model.

Your goal is simply to help us solve problems and build cool stuff.


60% - Experimentation and Design

  • Test new ideas and concepts related to the operation of our products by building models or test apparatus.
  • Develop product specifications, scopes of design and functional requirements
  • Manage multiple project timelines, budgets and objectives to deliver innovation rapidly and cost effectively.
  • Apply engineering knowledge to the design and specification of new products.
  • Create SolidWorks models and drawings to facilitate the design and manufacture of products
  • Collaborate with manufacturing personnel to design/modify equipment for ease and speed of manufacture
  • Develop sequence of operations/control strategies to automate the equipment
  • Write and maintain technical documents, such as user manuals, equipment specifications, etc.

20% - Prototyping and Testing

  • Assemble and test new products to validate design before full scale manufacturing
  • Operate and optimize equipment to meet product specifications / project objectives

10% - Field Testing/Service

  • Travel to site for Beta testing of new products in Craft Breweries in and around Calgary and around the globe.
  • Occasional travel to a customer site may be required to resolve difficult technical issues.

10% - Provide Technical Support

  • Assist Customer Support team with challenging technical support cases
  • Provide technical guidance to manufacturing team
  • Provide technical advice to the sales team in evaluating customer inquiries

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for This Role

  • Compliance to Project Schedule
  • Delivering Products that meet technical specifications


Our ideal candidate is a Mechanical Engineer with a broad-based understanding of kinematics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science and machine design. You can draw upon your understanding of basic principles of physics to solve design problems. Ideally you will have significant experience with automation/mechatronics as well.

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering with 7-10 years of design experience
  • Machine design experience using SolidWorks
  • Experience working within a craft-beverage environment and/or with packaging equipment is considered a strong asset
  • Experience programming PLCs/HMIs would be highly beneficial.
  • Great problem-solving skills, an ability to multi-task, prioritize, and control time effectively
  • Can manage projects independently without significant technical oversight.
  • We rely on technology a lot so you must be proficient with standard productivity and collaboration software, including Microsoft Office 365
  • Expert level experience with SolidWorks is a must.
  • Infrequent international travel may be required from time to time up to 10%. A valid passport and the ability to travel to the United States is required.

Working at Cask

This role will be located at our manufacturing facility in SE Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

You’ll receive a base compensation, generous benefits including a health plan, defined contribution pension plan and an eligibility to participate in our annual bonus program. There is real growth potential and advancement opportunities in an exciting and rapidly expanding company.

Mechanical Design Engineer has maximum compensation of approximately $98,400 which is comprised of:

  • $70,000-$80,000 annual salary, based on experience
  • 3% pension matching
  • Potential for up to a 20% annual bonus for outstanding performance.

Want to join the Cask family? We can't wait to meet you!