Job Summary

Established in 1997, Tarco is a forward-thinking multidiscipline EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) company specializing in Industrial Automation & Rotating Equipment Controls. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, we have extensive experience providing client focused, cost efficient and technologically advanced control solutions to industries around the world and in our own backyard. Our industry leading turbine and rotating equipment expertise set us apart from the competition and allows us to engineer integrated total control solutions for our clients.

Tarco is currently recruiting for the following position:

Intermediate Mechanical Designer


  • Proficient in generating, reading, and understanding mechanical discipline drawings including P&IDs, piping isometrics, general arrangements, and mechanical system drawings such as
    • Piping Layouts
    • Piping Sections and Details
    • Piping Isometrics
    • Piping system Isometrics
    • Pipe Support design & detailing
    • Mechanical packaging design & detail
    • Enclosure design and details
    • Interdisciplinary review of CEM drawings
    • Review of Vendor Drawings
    • Electrical Drawings, as required
    • Civil Drawings, as required
    • Structural Drawings, as required
  • Leverage experience and knowledge to identify technical issues, risks, and value adding opportunities and appropriately address these through development of engineered solutions and/or revisions to specifications, standards, and operating practice
  • Coordinate directly with engineers to understand project requirements and verify design details
  • Prepare preliminary mechanical design packages for skidded equipment and acoustical enclosures
  • Prepare detailed material take offs and bill of materials for fabrication packages
  • Assist in QA and the checking of work produced by less experienced drafting/design personnel
  • Assist in the development of design and drafting standards and processes
  • Assist in the creation of project plans and provide project estimates and status updates
  • Provide technical consultation and support to senior engineers, project managers, project team and field service team
  • Willing to travel occasionally to job sites


The following is required:

  • 5 to 8 + years’ experience
  • Technical Diploma or University degree in Mechanical or Process Engineering discipline from an accredited institution in Canada.
  • Solid Mechanical drafting knowledge
  • Proficient with AutoCAD
  • Experience with Solidworks considered an asset
  • Good knowledge of relevant codes and standards (e.g. ABSA Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes, API, ASME, AWS, and CSA codes)
  • Experience in the consulting engineering sector
  • Excellent English, both written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess a valid Canadian Driver’s License
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis
  • Ability to travel and work internationally without restrictions

Personal Skills:

  • Strong troubleshooting, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Works independently with minimal supervision
  • Detail Oriented
  • Quick learner; able to adapt to new technologies rapidly
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully both individually and in team environments
  • Highly motivated & ability to conduct themselves in a professional manner
  • Focus on client service

The following would be an asset for the position:

  • Previous experience in the natural gas processing industry within a related technical field.
  • Experience with Gas Turbines, Pumps and Compressors
  • Practical experience participating in or leading HAZOP, Risk Analysis, Incident investigations
  • Technical proposal experience

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@tarco.com. We thank all applicants for their submissions, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or office visits, please.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@tarco.com