Mechanical Engineering Co-op


  • Assist with design and assembly of platforms for underwater instruments such as cameras, sonars, and current meters.
  • Help prepare for Installation cruises.
  • Source materials/parts and obtain multiple quotes for each.
  • Assist in consolidation of inventory.
  • Provide incoming inspection of materials against the ONC quality requirements.
  • Document engineering specifications of instruments.
  • Create mechanical parts using hand tools and manual machine tools.
  • Service and maintain mechanical machines including underwater instrumentation.
  • Prepare special report on one aspect of their work term.
  • Assist the operations support team with shipping/receiving duties.
  • Other tasks as required.

Job knowledge requirements:

  • Ability to use 3D CAD software.
  • Experience with Solid Works an asset.
  • Able to create mechanical parts using hand tools and manual machine tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and computational communication skills.
  • Documentation skills/experience an asset.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Forklift certification an asset.
  • Previous maritime experience an asset.
  • Must be self motivate.

Educational Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a junior undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering Technology or have the equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is a 4 month term position located at ONC's Marine Technology Centre in Sidney, BC.

Opening Date: 

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 08:00

Closing Date: 

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 16:00

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