Mechanical Engineer

IGNIS was spun out of the University of Waterloo in 2000 and has become a globally recognized technology provider for the Organic LED (OLED) display industry. Our commitment to research and development has pioneered the way to solving ongoing fundamental problems plaguing the industry, such as image burn-in and lifetime.

Our patented technology solutions address these problems enabling a wide range of applications such as high dynamic range (HDR) smartphones, IT displays (laptop, tablet), TV, Virtual Reality (VR), Augment Reality (AR), automotive, medical, and more. IGNIS has licensed some of the largest OLED display manufacturers, including LG Display. As we continue to evolve in a rapidly changing industry, IGNIS is committed to holding its position at the forefront of technology development.

To learn more about our technology, please check out our latest YouTube demo.


At IGNIS, you will be working with a small, informal, and tightly integrated team where collaboration, free-thinking, and teamwork are the key to our success. The ideal candidate is hands-on and thrives in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment where you will leverage your mechanical design knowledge to create, design and develop various new projects.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or the equivalent College Degree/Diploma.
  • 4+ years of mechanical design experience.


  • Conceptualize and design; products, enclosures, fixtures, jigs and gantries using EDA/CAD tools.
  • Conduct design reviews.
  • Light fabrication and assembly.
  • Produce design files and documentation for fabricators.
  • Request, manage and procure inventory and materials as needed.
  • Keep your eye out for opportunities to improve our products.
  • Other duties and responsibilities commensurate with skills and experience.

Skills to succeed:

  • Experience in SOLIDWORKS and AutoCAD.
  • Experience with fabrication and assembly.
  • IT knowledge (PC assembly, bring up and troubleshooting).
  • Project management experience including budgeting, managing timelines, and experience coordinating with vendors and fabricators.
  • Robust knowledge of mechanical design and development.
  • Excellent research and investigative skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.

Bonus Points for a basic understanding of:

  • Optics and camera systems.
  • Robotics (motion, stepper/servo and amplifiers).
  • Automation (PLC’s, instrumentation, sensors and actuators).

Perks and Benefits:

  • Industry-leading technology.
  • Working in an informal, friendly, and multicultural work environment.
  • Industry competitive wages.
  • Work-life balance: flexible hours, three weeks paid vacation/year.
  • Employer-paid benefits: health, dental, and a health care spending account.
  • Stock options.
  • Casual dress code.
  • Company-provided snacks and drinks.

When physical distancing allows:

  • On-site games and activities.
  • Company team-building events.
  • Patio BBQs.
  • Social events that are just for fun.


We are looking for innovative thinkers who love to find creative solutions to problems. If this sounds like you, please complete our job posting form including attaching a cover letter and a resume.

*IGNIS is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration to become part of our diverse team. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Only those applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.