Production Engineering Co-op

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has specialized in advanced marine based technology products and services for over 50 years. AXYS manufactures and services offshore and oceanographic environmental monitoring equipment with a focus on data acquisition and display systems for routine weather and sea state monitoring, water and air quality monitoring, process control and Renewable offshore energy assessment. We serve a global market with clients in over 50 countries worldwide. Located in beautiful Sidney, British Columbia, AXYS is a Gold Level Green Business certified company, and one of Vancouver Island’s most sought after career choices, offering competitive compensation and benefits to its staff. offering competitive compensation and benefits to its staff.

The Production Engineering Co-op role is an exciting opportunity to obtain valuable experience in a fast growing, international clean-tech product manufacturing and service company. The right candidate will join the Manufacturing team in Sidney, BC.  The role is hands-on and is a great opportunity to gain experience on all areas of a production environment. You will work and learn from highly talented and motivated team building environmental monitoring systems for projects world-wide.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with assembling, testing, and troubleshooting components, electro-mechanical assemblies and systems at all stages of manufacturing
  • Assists with integrating subcomponents into final products, verifying and documenting the performance of the system.
  • Assists the supply chain team with preparing and kitting work orders and with dismantling and packing systems
  • Assists with drilling, cutting and other light mechanical hands-on duties to meet production demand
  • Liaises with Product Development to transfer new technologies to the Production department
  • Recommends manufacturing processes and product improvements


General Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a Co-op program or equivalent with at least one term of applicable work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English).
  • Willingness to take responsibility and driven to meet deadlines.
  • Great work ethic and the ability to work closely with a team or independently.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of performance, quality and attention to detail in a dynamic environment
  • Thrives in a demanding role and multi-tasking environment, where priorities change continually, and deadlines are critical
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Commitment to continuous learning and application of new knowledge and skills


Technical Requirements:

  • Hands-on experience using templates, jigs, fixed and hand shop tools to align, fit, and install electrical and electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies
  • Skilled with mechanical assemblies in verifying dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills, applies engineering process when diagnosing and troubleshooting complex systems, and apply best practice testing procedures
  • Clear understanding of mechanical/electronic principles.
  • Must have the ability to interpret engineering and technical drawings.
  • Experience with SolidWorks CAD software; part, assemblies and file management.
  • Competent with Microsoft office programs.
  • Knowledge of computers, peripheral equipment, and related devices
  • Ability to work with engineers to develop and document set up and test procedures.
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings, BOMs and technical work instructions

Other Desirable Skills:

  • Experience working in a machine shop and an understanding of manufacturing processes 
  • Experience with troubleshooting electronic assemblies using electronic test equipment: oscilloscopes, function generators, spectrum analyzers, etc.
  • Experience Soldering PCB including Through Hole, TH, BGA and SMT packages at IPC-610 standards
  • Familiar with file management systems and documentation control. 
Apply for an Open Position:

Please indicate your interest in employment here by completing this brief form and uploading your resume, etc. for review. We thank all those who apply to AXYS, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

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