Mechanical Engineering Intern

  • Internship
  • Montreal


Company Description

Vention helps some of the most innovative manufacturing companies automate their production floor in just a few days. Vention’s online-first manufacturing automation platform (MAP) enables its clients to design, automate, order, and deploy manufacturing equipment directly from their web browser.

Vention is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Berlin and Boston, and is used in over 3,000 factories on 5 continents. As one of Canada’s Most Admired Cultures and Great Place to Work, we are a performance driven culture that cares deeply about happiness. We like ambitious goals, facts & data, and constructive debates. But at the same time, we know that we can’t repeatedly push ourselves if we are not surrounded by an uplifting and caring work environment. Those two sides of our culture, feed each other and are safeguarded with the same level of attention. Our values & principles include:

  • We make our clients successful – we do what’s right for our customers, even when it makes our roles more challenging.
  • We execute and deliver – we set ambitious goals for ourselves and are energized about meeting them.
  • We debate, then commit – we challenge our own perspectives and ideas in pursuit of the best solutions.
  • We innovate to inspire – we value innovation in products, user experiences, and business practices.
  • We collaborate to achieve more – we work as one team to achieve more than we would on our own.
  • We empower our people to reach their full potential – we hold ourselves to high standards but know when to celebrate progress & achievements

Job Description

As part of the mechanical hardware team, your role will be to complete engineering assignments of moderately broad scope in support of the design and development of Vention’s new component. Your responsibilities will cover early conceptual design and prototyping up to fully functional and tested products deployed in the field. Also, our team is participating in the development of Vention’s 3D Machine Builder and e-Commerce platform.

What you will be doing:

Reporting to the Team Lead of Hardware Engineering, you will:

  • Actively contribute to the product roadmap and participate in all product development phases, such as: scoping, design, validation, product integration, and product launch.
  • Work with different multidisciplinary teams to develop mechanical, and electro-mechanical products.
  • Collaborate with a program manager to gather product requirements and summarize it in scoping documents.
  • Design mechanical systems, mechanisms and select mechanical components such as structural elements, linear and rotary actuators, pneumatic components, etc.
  • Design electronics enclosures in collaboration with the Automation department.
  • Participate in the development of different applications in collaboration with the Application R&D group.
  • Lead and participate in design reviews and brainstorming.
  • Work with purchasing, quality, and production departments to ensure a successful launch of new products as well as support of products already in production.
  • Validate, integrate, and configure parts from selected manufacturers, ensuring compatibility with the rest of the platform and compliance with Vention standards.
  • Perform validation testing of the products.
  • Contribute to the progress of the Machine Builder online 3D platform by adding content, suggesting new features, and reporting any errors.
  • Create technical documentation related to new products added to the Vention library.


  • On going study in Mechanical or Electromechanical engineering (University or College level).
  • Work experience in multidisciplinary design projects.
  • Experienced user of Solidworks, CAD and FEA
  • Experience using PLM/PDM software for check in/check out process and revision management.
  • Good knowledge of mechanical design standards and tolerancing, while communicating them effectively on technical drawings.
  • Knowledge in electromechanical and pneumatic equipment (sensors, motors, cylinders, etc.) an asset.
  • Experienced in manufacturing process and DFx (machining, molding, casting, forging) for metals and plastic components an asset.
  • Familiarity with programming language such Python and LabView an asset.
  • Recognized for their leadership and capacity to execute, work in team with strong analysis skill and rigor.
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing with ease in French and English.

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