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Position: Summer Student - Engineering Student II - Union 40 hours

Competition Number: 2017-EX-EN-51996624-01
Competition posting date: 2018-02-01
Competition closing date: 2018-02-28

Multiple Positions
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary: $16.049 per hour (2018 rates of pay)

Category: Summer Opportunities
Employment Group: Summer Student

Job Summary

Assists the supervisor or designate in performing the following intermediate level engineering functions as required including:

Education & Experience

Post Secondary Student (completion of second year College or university): mechanical, chemical, environmental or electrical engineering, architectural or civil/structural engineering program with a strong computer applications background.

Minimum of one (1) year but less than two (2) years of related experience is required.

Relevant work experience required.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.

Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.

Students must supply own CSA-approved, green patch safety work boots.

A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated and have own transportation.


Knowledge of project management principles and phases/life cycles of projects, related systems applications and data management tools

Knowledge of aspects of the construction project management and administration process

Intermediate level of knowledge of engineering theories, techniques, and procedures or higher mathematics

Intermediate level competency in writing and testing computer programs

Intermediate level working knowledge of a variety of computer software which may include Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Foxpro, MapInfo, ITX, Oracle, ArcView, AutoCAD, Microstation 95, data communication protocols, graphics programs, statistical analysis programs, Aperture, SPAN, and IMA7, etc.

Competencies & Skills

Ability to conduct engineering fieldwork and drafting.

Ability to read engineering plans and specifications, and reports

Ability to read or prepare designs and/or technical drawings

Ability to perform complex calculations including quantity calculations

Ability to work with sensitive process and analytical instruments

Ability to work in an office setting within a technical work environment

Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, including participating in meetings, presentations, and interacting with the public

Ability to operate a plotter, engineering copier, etc.

Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision

Ability to recognize process problems to prevent the need for costly repairs

Ability and willingness to work on construction sites

Ability to operate cars and small trucks

Ability to operate power hand tools.


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