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Product and Patent Engineer

We’re passionate about our technology and we’re gathering momentum…

MineSense Technologies Ltd is revolutionizing the Mining industry.  We have developed pioneering sensing technology with data analytics that provides mines with ability to optimize the separation of waste from ore at the mine extraction face.  Our differentiated solution significantly boosts mine profitability while empowering mine operators to achieve sustainability metrics through informed mine-to-mill decisions that directly reduce environmental impact.  

We are looking to add an experienced Product and Patent Engineer to our Engineering and Product Development team.  You will lead the product engineering and control activities needed to drive our systems from development to successful field operation.  You will have experience in all phases mechatronic products/systems and be able to apply the product/system engineering discipline to each phase of the product life cycle. In addition, you must have experience performing product engineering activities on complex electronic systems designs for operation in harsh impact and weather environments.

In this role, development of new patents is also critical. You will also oversee the life cycle development of our patents, including motivating and seeking out new inventions that are patentable within our team and company. You will perform initial interviews with the inventor(s), interpret and document the scope of new inventions. You will check that there are no issues with regard to copyright or existing patent infringement. You will coordinate and/or lead with the inventors, creation of all relevant materials for a patent application, including writing and design drawings. You will work with the VP Engineering to submit these patent applications to our patent lawyers and respond to review questions.

We are a fast-moving agile team that makes product improvements frequently to deliver on our commitments to our customers, as well as deliver research-concept to new products at an acerated pace.

THE ROLE will include (but not limited) to the following:

  • Own the system architecture through all phases of the product development cycle.
  • Conduct working meetings with internal stakeholders and customers to complete the full definition of the system.  This includes the creation of for concept through prototype and commercial product launch:
    • System expectations and requirements
    • Analysis and documentation of use cases and user stories
    • System architecture with full definition of system interfaces and relevant subsystems within the Product Development, Data, Field Services and Operations Team
  • Develop product engineering management plan including interactions with customers.
  • Identify product engineering tools.
  • Create and maintain issues and risk logs for the product.
  • Support the system as it progresses through development, verification, and validation while ensuring design integrity and adherence with requirements.
  • Work with the engineering teams to resolve issues and remove roadblocks.
  • Develop patent applications with inventors within the Engineering and Product Development and broader MineSense Team
  • Work with customers to gain acceptance of our products and to capture changes in requirements. This communication may lead to patentable inventions concepts as well.

Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical, or mechatronic engineering with emphasis on systems engineering.
  • At least 3 years of experience working as a Product/Systems Engineer on a complex system with previous engineering experience working in a product development environment.
  • Experience in project management and controls an asset including with software like Primavera, MS Project, and/or MS Dynamics.
  • Previous experience working in a scale-up organization setting up systems and processes would be beneficial.
  • Previous experience developing patents would be beneficial.
  • Ability to make timely technical decisions after consultation with stakeholders (including customers)
  •  Strong relationship builder with excellent communication skills (written and oral). 

Why is this a good Opportunity for You?

MineSense uses the latest software, hardware, industrial / control, and communication technologies in each of our sensor-rich products, so you are guaranteed to work with new technologies to expand your technical knowledge and expertise.

Why is this a Good Opportunity for You?

MineSense uses the latest software, hardware, industrial / control, and communication technologies in each of our sensor-rich products, so you are guaranteed to work with new technologies to expand your technical knowledge and expertise. 


For more information on our company, please visit our website at

Please forward a copy of your resume and a cover letter to our Human Resources Department at with the subject title of the position you are applying for.

NOTE:  We would like to thank all candidates who apply, however, only those are eligible to accept employment in Canada WITHOUT sponsorship will be considered.