Production Project Engineer

About Us

Shearwater Research is a privately held, profitable technology company which is the world leader in the field of technical diving computers and rebreather oxygen controllers. Based in Richmond, British Columbia, we have dealers in over 70 countries, and service centers in Canada, USA, UK, and New Zealand. We take pride in our corporate culture of high energy excellence, with self-managed professionals who thrive in delivering results in a tangible, visible manner. We are a fast growing company with a very bright future.

Production Project Engineer

Production Project Engineer role will be ~50% project based and ~50% “regular” Production Engineering based. Project base will run major changes to production lines to increase efficiency, while implementing semi or fully automated solutions, machine vision systems, automated fixtures and jigs. The second ~50% will be regular Production Engineering duties and responsibilities.

This position reports directly to the Senior Production Engineer.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Implementation of large improvement projects on production lines while using automation and machine vision cameras
  • Presentation of project plan (timeline, cost, risks, etc.) to management team for approval and then overseeing project through completion
  • Research and development of equipment vendors and suppliers
  • Support and back-up of Production Engineers on existing products
    • Time studies, BOMs, ERP system
    • Lay-out optimization, Poka-Yoke (Mistake Proofing) solutions
    • PFMEA, Work instructions, etc.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent
    • Electronics/Electrical Engineer, Controls Engineer, Process Engineer, Continuous Improvement Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer
  • 2-5 years of related experience with setting up and commissioning of various equipment
  • Proficient with PLC’s, HMI’s and Machine Vision Systems
  • Understanding of computer programming, software development, ladder logic and structured text language
  • Expertise in different types of automation and material handling equipment
  • 3D CAD software experience like Solidworks or similar
  • Lean manufacturing mindset
  • Experience in production and manufacturing companies
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Desire to contribute to organization beyond core requirements
  • Effective technical problem solving and project management skills; capable of multi-tasking and moving several different agendas to successful conclusion
  • Top-notch interpersonal and teamwork skills with strong innovative orientation
  • Proven track record of previous projects

Beneficial Experience

  • Scuba diving or interest in company sponsored scuba training


These are some of the benefits Shearwater employees enjoy:


  • Group RSP with company matching contributions 100% up to an annual maximum of $2,500
  • Starting vacation at 2 weeks/year
  • 5 personal days per year over and above your vacation allowance (after 3-month probationary period)
  • Enhanced Health and Dental medical plan $3,500 for married/$1,750 for single (extremely flexible plan, no co-pay or monthly fee)
  • MSP covered 100% for staff and immediate family
  • Diving – open water, dry suit and advanced covered; possibly more as approved by manager
  • Training available to all staff
  • Toastmasters - $500 bonus for completing competent communicator; dues paid for first year while completing
  • Quarterly social events like bowling, attending baseball games, Christmas party, summer BBQ's, etc.
  • Fresh fruit and nut deliveries weekly
  • Flex time
  • First-come, first-served for vacation requests
  • Possible yearly bonuses based on the annual financial performance of the company

Contact and Next Steps

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to

Upcoming Dive Shows

Shearwater Research will be at the following dive shows:

2020 Diving Festival Tokyo

Read More / Feb 1-2

2020 Underwater Intervention

Read More / Feb 4-6 306

2020 Boston Sea Rover

Read More / Mar 7-8

2020 Beneath the Sea

Read More / Mar 27-29 738

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2020 TecFestNZ

Read More / Apr 6-8

2020 Adex Singapore

Read More / Apr 17-19 Booth P10

2020 DRT Shanghai

Read More / Apr 24-26

2020 TEKDiveUSA

Read More / Apr 25-26 41

2020 Scuba Show Long Beach

Read More / May 30-31 720

2020 MIDE

Read More / Jun 12-14 406