Demand for lithium is growing exponentially, fueled by the growing electric vehicle market. Summit Nanotech is an award-winning technology company on the cusp of becoming the global leader in the lithium production space.  Our technology is designed to be efficient, low energy, cost effective, and set the new benchmark for environmental performance. As we transition to a new energy future, the world needs our technology, and we need amazing people to add to our growing, dynamic, and innovative team.


We are looking for a Junior Mechanical Engineer to assist the Research and Development team with the design of a novel lithium extraction process from lab-scale to field deployment and commercialization. The successful candidate must be able to work on complex problems with incomplete information and ambiguous objectives. Experience in manufacturing, machine design, and automation would be considered an asset.

Summit Nanotech takes pride in our inclusive corporate culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation. We value diversity and recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. If you feel passionate about this opportunity and believe that you have the skills to excel in this role, please apply to recruiting@summitnanotech.com using the job title as the subject line. 

Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  But keep checking back as we are growing! 



  • Assist with conception and design of manufacturing processes to support a lithium-extraction pilot plant

  • Prepare process engineering packages, documents, specifications, and drawings, as required

  • Conceptualize manufacturing systems and preparing general arrangement plans

  • Participate in detailed mechanical design of a manufacturing system including mounting equipment, frames, sensors, automation requirements, etc

  • Specifying and procuring equipment

  • Design and build test fixtures, frames, equipment mounts, and prototypes

  • Specify equipment for test apparatuses and pilot plants

  • Review drawings and data from 3rd parties

  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines to complete projects and solve problems

  • Develop process test plans to safely scope, test and evaluate process optimization opportunities and then formalize into routine operations upon successful outcome.

  • Develop maintenance plans and operating procedures

  • Participate in risk analysis and safety review of processes and equipment

  • Review detailed engineering documents and specifications

  • Assemble, operate, and maintain test apparatuses when required

  • Test and commission new manufacturing and testing subsystems

  • Work in the machine shop with tools to fabricate and assemble when needed


  • 2+ years experience in manufacturing or in an industrial sector (oil and gas, mining, chemical processing, manufacturing, etc.)

  • Bachelor of Applied Science/Science/Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.

  • Experience with manufacturing processes will be considered an asset

  • Strong mathematical skills and technical knowledge

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

  • Troubleshooting of mechanical equipment and instrumentation

  • Registered Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

  • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel).

  • Experience with Solidworks, Fusion 360, or other parametric 3D modelling software

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to be flexible and jump in where needed

Interested candidates may apply through recruiting@summitnanotech.com. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  But keep checking back as we are growing!