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Plasco Conversion Technologies Inc.

Senior Mechanical Designer



Job Description


Senior Mechanical Designer

Ready to make a real difference?  As world population increases and developing economies grow, solid waste is becoming an ever more urgent problem.  Legacy energy-from-waste solutions are not environmentally pristine, cost a great deal, and aren’t liked by the public.  Many newer technologies have not offered a solution that is clean, reliable, and attractive to investors.


To fill this gap, Plasco spent more than a decade, over $400M USD and more than 1.2 million man-hours in development and demonstration of its patented Gasification and Plasma Refining System (GPRS).  Under new management, the company has refined its business model and relationships over the past two years. It is now delivering GPRS plants worldwide.


Plasco sells the GPRS equipment and its expertise to end users through global EPC firms, who are responsible for integrating that equipment in turnkey projects.  Plasco has allied with Linamar Corporation, one of Canada’s largest manufacturing firms, to supply the GPRS equipment.  After months of due diligence, one of the world’s largest EPCs has joined Plasco in project delivery, and a major underwriter has agreed to provide technology insurance.


Plasco’s GPRS converts solid waste into a synthetic fuel gas suitable for powering IC engines and co-fueling gas turbines. Diversion from landfill is over 96 vol.%, with no fly ash.  Co-products are a nonleachable slag and clean water.  Efficiency is high. Emissions are the lowest of all thermal processes.  The GPRS can process unsorted mixed wastes, refuse derived fuels, and many types of hazardous waste.


Plasco’s product and project engineering is done by its internal core group, supported by our external partners.  Due to the strong international market response, Plasco is seeking to augment its internal engineering group.  We are looking for people who have integrity, purpose, talent, and who are willing to work collaboratively to get things done.  We foster the development of top talent in a dynamic work environment while empowering employees to make a significant contribution to our communities.


We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Designer to join our team in Ottawa. Reporting to our EVP of Engineering and Operations, the ideal candidate has six or more years of experience in design of machinery and/or fabricated metal products using AutoCAD and SolidWorks.  He or she is a team player with strong communication skills and an engineering technology degree.


The Challenge


  • Perform mechanical design with guidance from mechanical engineers within multi-disciplinary project teams that are building Plasco GPRS-based plants.  This includes design of hot and refractory lined process vessels, piping design, plant general arrangements and machine design.
  • Support the writing of technical reports, maintenance and operating procedures
  • Participate in the start-up, testing, and commissioning of Plasco GPRS-based plants
  • Support clients and subcontractors with technical expertise.
  • Mentor more junior designers



Your Expertise


  • Engineering Technology degree +6years of progressively more responsible roles in machine design and design of fabricated metal products, preferably in equipment used in chemical, oil & gas or power generation industries.
  • Competent user of AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Demonstrated success working in multi-disciplinary technical teams on cutting-edge technology. 
  • Able to work with minimal supervision to produce quality work while managing the on-time completion of all deliverables
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; proficiency in French, Spanish, or Mandarin is an asset.
  • Member of PEO or eligible to become member
  • Competent user of AutoCAD, SolidWorks.
  • Experience in plant operations and/or equipment manufacturing is an asset.


To Apply


To apply for this position, please forward a copy of your resume in MS Word or PDF format to

We thank all applicants in advance.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Contact Information

Plasco Conversion Technologies Inc.
Posting Date: 18-Sep-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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