Team Lead, Thermal Mechanical Engineering 

An exciting career awaits at CoolIT Systems

POSITION: Team Lead, Thermal Mechanical Engineering (Passive Cooling Products)

JOB TYPE: Fulltime, Permanent
REPORTS TO: Mechanical Engineering Manager
EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, MS or PhD preferred

Company Overview

CoolIT Systems, headquartered in Calgary, is an industry-leading engineering company that has been dedicated to the invention and design of state-of-the-art liquid cooling technology since 2001. With over 60 patents and 2 million Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC™) units deployed in desktop computers, servers and data centers around the world, our vision is to become the global leader in energy efficient liquid cooling solutions.  We strive to be an employer of choice and as such we believe in rewarding our employees with career and development opportunities that will maintain and strengthen our culture while aligning to our vision and values. We’re a company that is full of vibrant, innovative people who love what we do. 

Vivid Vision

At CoolIT, our Vivid Vision is perhaps the most important document we possess, and we reference it daily. The Vivid Vision brings us together and aligns our efforts, intentions, and definition of success. As we grow, the need to have a unified cause and direction is more vital than ever, and the Vivid Vision is exactly that. This is where we are going and this is how we will know when we get there. Our Vivid Vision is based on three pillars:

  • Dream: An innovation beacon, authority and educator to industry
  • People: Bright passionate team members pursuing dreams, thinking different and finding a better way
  • Culture: Delivering on what we promise, on-time, every time

The Opportunity:

CoolIT Systems, Inc. is looking for a high performing Team Lead, Thermal Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role to join our Calgary team. The primary responsibility of this role is to work with the Engineering and Program management teams to develop and design custom products for our ODM customers using Solidworks, other analysis tools, and Engineering best practices to solve problems along the way. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is passionate about problem solving, takes ownership over their work, is a team player, feels intrigued by the prospect of contributing to the future of scalable computer cooling solutions, and is keen on playing a significant role in product development for next generation data center cooling products. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in product development for next generation data center and desktop cooling products, particularly Passive Coldplate Loops and Manifolds 
  • Act as Mechanical Project Captain for development activities being undertaken by managing the needs of project stakeholders 
  • Mentor other Engineers and EITs on mechanical design principals 
  • Conduct and partake in client/technology partner interactions to determine requirements and present these at project kick-off 
  • Engage in and lead meetings and presentations with stakeholders 
  • Understand and conduct system level design for pumping & cooling systems 
  • Prepare early design concepts and contribute to product architecture including system block diagrams 
  • CAD duties: authoring and reviewing 2D drawings and 3D models, primarily in a supervisory role 
  • Develop and review plans to manufacture, test, and verify the operation of new components, systems, and overall products 
  • Thoroughly document all aspects of the design and testing, including entering design specification data into our Solidworks PDM and Arena PLM databases 
  • Conduct or support CFD, Structural FEA, and thermal models 
  • Conduct and participate in lab testing and verification, sometimes in a supervisory role 
  • Collaborate with the Test Engineering team to ensure that Regulatory and Environmental compliance standards are met 
  • Verify and implement the correct use of design and drafting standards 
  • Support the submission of ECN and ECR documentation 
  • Support yearly budgeting and performance review activities 
  • Perform other duties as necessary to support the team 
  • Follow CoolIT ISO 9001:2015 quality procedures 

Required Skills

  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced technology company focused on increasing speed-to-market & production efficiency and reducing finished product cost 
  • Strong focus on product quality 
  • Deep understanding of the mechanics of water pumps, fans, and various types of heat exchangers 
  • Knowledge of design for manufacturability and assembly (DFM/DFA) concepts 
  • Experience with and understanding of thermal analysis and CFD 
  • Experience with and understanding of structural FEA 
  • Strong understanding of the roles and different aspects of the engineering design and product development process (PDP) 
  • Experience with Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (dFMEA) 
  • Proficient in CAD tools, specifically Solidworks 
  • Knowledge & understanding of material science and structural design 
  • Knowledge of the mechanics of springs, screws, and other retention hardware 
  • Experience with static and dynamic analysis & testing (i.e. shock & vibration, thermal testing, pressure testing) 
  • Understanding in diagnosing and troubleshooting complex mechanical systems 
  • Strong critical thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs 
  • Valid and unrestricted driving license 
  • Valid and unrestricted passport 
  • Understanding of Electronics  
  • Experience and training with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing 
  • Experience using Solidworks PDM 
  • Experience using Arena PLM 
  • High attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact with clients in meetings and respond well to questions 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and utilize planning & time management skills to adhere to strict deadlines 
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude with ability for innovating thinking 
  • Base knowledge of cooling strategies used in the data center industry  
  • Experience working in the data center industry 
  • Experience working with processor heatsinks of different varieties, including Direct Liquid Cooling 

Application Requirements

Interested in this position? We would be pleased to review both your cover letter briefly telling us why you would be a great fit for this position and organization, and your resume detailing your related experience and education.  

We thank every candidate in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

We kindly advise that we will not be recruiting or taking calls/emails from Talent, Recruitment, Staffing, Placement firms. 


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