Mechanical Engineer -

Engine Brake Design & Development

WANTED: Mechanical Engineer – Engine Brake (Diesel Engine Valvetrain) Design

  • Wrench monkey and math nerd
  • Passion for everything automotive
  • Hands-on mechanical skills
  • Confident with math and applying textbook theory
  • Strong and quick communicator
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions
  • Looking to prove themselves/grow daily
  • If you can sell your level of experience, we’re listening!

We are looking for a new team member for our engine brake team, developing high speed hydraulic valvetrain components to enable turning an engine into a braking device. Current projects span weeper (bleeder) and compression release engine brake technology.
We are a small family-owned design, manufacturing, and marketing company selling directly to aftermarket customers, as well as running development projects with international engine manufacturers. We develop everything from engine brakes (diesel engine valvetrain), camshafts, solenoids, vehicle suspension to electrical controllers and phone apps.

We praise team members who are expert problem solvers, quick to learn, motivated/challenge themselves daily, see potential to get stronger in any project, and willing to get their hands dirty.

We offer a tight-knit work environment with a very flat hierarchy where experience or title aren’t what get you heard. With direct involvement with senior engineers and upper management, those eager to push themselves and willing to learn will grow quickly.

We offer competitive salaries, performance bonuses, overtime pay, generous benefits, tuition assistance, EGBC fees as well as flexible schedules and the ability to work from home.

We are located in Aldergrove, BC, blocks from Highway 1, and offer a mix of on-site and remote work.

Responsibilities of a fitting individual will include:

  • Integration of existing engine brake technology into new engines
  • Support development of new engine brake technology
  • Generation of solid models and drawings sets
  • Verification and validation activities including generation and execution of test plans (Dyno, bench test, field, customer)
  • Keeping a current Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
  • Scheduling and project management

The following will make you stand out from other candidates:

  • Comfortable with and able to use advanced mathematics to solve/simulate engineering problems
  • Comfortable with cam design (velocity, acceleration and jerk calculation)
  • Strong in trigonometry/motion analysis
  • Familiar with thermodynamic calculations, including estimating engine work
  • Familiar with material properties, wear, and contact stress (Hertzian)
  • Able to conduct SolidWorks stress simulations (Von Mises), and Goodman fatigue analysis
  • Familiar with producing and dimensioning drawings (GD&T)
  • Experienced with use of Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis/managing project risks
  • Organized – able to keep track of project deadlines, project statuses, costs, customer specifications, as well as other project documentation


If you believe you can be a strong fit for our team, please respond with a cover letter justifying how you meet our hiring criteria, along with a copy of your resume via email (Word document or a PDF file) to [email protected].

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

- Pacbrake Management