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Material Handling Designer, Junior/Intermediate

Material Handling Designer, Junior/Intermediate

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Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Mechanical
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Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood’s Mining & Minerals business performs consulting and EPCM services for many of the world’s leading mining companies and is executing world-class projects on five continents.


Terra Nova Technologies (TNT), a subsidiary of Wood, based near San Diego, designs, supplies, delivers and installs material handling systems for mining and mineral processing, coal, aggregate and cement clients throughout the world. Our experience includes delivery of mobile stacking system, crushing plant, and conveyor (stockpile, overland, in-pit, and in-plant) projects in 15 countries on 6 continents. We currently hold about 80% of the world market in the manufacture and installation of multiple-lift heap leach stacking systems.


TNT currently has an exciting opportunity for a Junior/Intermediate Material Handling Designer. Reporting to the Manager, Production Designer, this position can be located in our Santee, CA or Boise, ID offices. This role has overall responsibility for providing Material Handling Design Services on a variety of projects. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.


Key Responsibilities

  • Designing bulk materials handling systems for industrial applications, such as mines, port facilities, and process plants
  • Performing calculations and preparing specifications for the design and procurement of conveyors, conveyor components, stacking and reclaiming equipment, crushers, feeders, chutes, bins and hoppers
  • Working in a team environment on large multi-discipline projects
  • Interacting closely with other disciplines to co-ordinate overall project work
  • Reviewing project documents prior to issue for scope and presentation, including verifying technical accuracy

Skills / Qualifications

  • Diploma in Mechanical Design Technology or similar
  • Between 2-8 years experience in the design of materials handling projects in the mining industry with an emphasis on conveyors, crushers and feeders
  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or 3D design/drafting software, such as Solidworks, is considered an asset
  • Willingness to travel to both domestically and internationally, for varying durations and at times to remote locations

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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