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Oneka Technologies

Desalination engineer

27 Parker St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4T5, Dartmouth,NS
  • 85000.00 $ per year
  • 40.00 h - Full time

  • Permanent job

  • Day

  • 1 position to fill as soon as possible


Want to change the world in your own way? Would you like to join an ambitious team with the same goal: to make the oceans a sustainable source of fresh water for people all over the world? This job opportunity is for you : Oneka’s looking for an experienced Desalination Engineer to contribute to achieve our biggest ambitions ! Join the adventure !

Who we are

Oneka Technologies is a growing Sherbrooke-based company, with operations in Nova Scotia, Florida and Chile, dedicated to making the oceans a sustainable and affordable source of freshwater.

On a day-to-day basis, Oneka is a team of some sixty enthusiasts, working in fields as varied as mechanical engineering, electronics, marketing, operations management and water desalination. With us, daily life is varied and exciting, and challenges come in droves! Looking for a stimulating challenge, in a team with plenty of it? This is the place for you!

Your role, as our Desalination Engineer

As an innovative thinker and true desalination specialist, our Desalination Engineer willl use his expertise in desalination to ensure our products meet the highest standards and bring innovative approaches to our methods within our dynamic innovation team

Your key duties and responsibilities as our Desalination Engineer :

  • Support the design, engineering and analysis of pretreatment and reverse osmosis (RO) systems;
  • Analyze system requirements to determine the optimal membrane for our reverse osmosis (RO) and pretreatment systems;
  • Develop and review process and instrument diagrams (P&IDs) and process flow diagrams (PFDs);
  • Develop and review control narratives and philosophies in coordination with Instruments & Controls (I&C) Engineer;
  • Technical writing of system documentation such as specifications and operations and maintenance (O&M) manuals;
  • Lead and participate in hazard and operability studies (HAZOPs);
  • Develop factory acceptance test (FAT) plans;
  • Support Engineering during detailed design/engineering, specification, procurement and construction of systems;
  • Assist Field Engineering group and Instruments & Controls (I&C) Engineer in conducting vendor FAT’s;
  • Assist Field Engineering group and I&C Engineer in system commissioning;
  • Evaluate performance data during piloting, commissioning and operation/maintenance phases of Projects and assist with troubleshooting in collaboration with Gradient Operations;
  • Stay abreast of best practices and industry trends;
  • Monitor compliance with contractual and regulatory requirements;
  • Carry out other duties as may be assigned according to the company needs.

Our working environment and your future conditions of employment :

  • Dedicated, hard-working and dynamic team - located in Sherbrooke, QC, or Dartmouth, NS;
  • Stimulating and positive environment, where every day is different, and where responsibilities are many and varied;
  • Group insurance paid 100% by Oneka, including medical, dental, vision and telemedicine.
  • Four weeks’ vacation per year, so you can enjoy the things you love outside work;
  • Our language requirement is to speak fluently in either French or English,
  • Eligibility for the team member stock option program.

Up for the challenge ? We can’t wait to meet you and tell you all about our project and our ambitions!

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Requested skills

You are a fit with our team if you have :

  • The desire to have a lasting impact on the future of our planet;
  • A proven track record in designing and deploying water treatment and/or desalination systems; or in other connex fields (Pharma, Food, Oil & Gas, Specialty chemicals, etc.);
  • A bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering;
  • At least five years of experience in Process Engineering in the water industry;
  • Previous experiences in areas such as designing and implementing physicochemical separations processes, including precipitation reactors, clarifiers, filter presses, ion exchange and filtration;
  • Previous experiences with membrane filtration and reverse osmosis systems;
  • An excellent analytical thinking, interpersonal/communication skills, writing and problem-solving capacities;
  • Reliable, well-organized and detail oriented as personal qualities.


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Work experience (years)

6-9 years

Written languages

En : Advanced

Spoken languages

En : Advanced