Kal Tire is Canada's largest independent tire dealer and North America's largest commercial tire dealer with more than 200 store locations across the country.
Kal Tire's Mining Tire Group is a global leader in mining tire service and supply, operating on more than 100 mines sites in 18 countries across five continents.
Founded in 1953 and based in Vernon, BC, Kal Tire has expanded steadily and now employs more than 6,500 team members internationally
We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer Co-op Student - Fall 2020 who will work closely with our team to assist in designing mechanical and electromechanical products and systems.
Developing and testing specifications and methods is another major part of this great opportunity. This opportunity provides Mechanical Engineering students with the chance to gain valuable learning while working on some of Kal Tire's most innovative and dynamic practices.
Evaluates mechanical and electromechanical systems and products by designing and conducting research programs; applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics and materials;
Design and implement cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety and reliability;
Develop, test and evaluate theoretical designs;
Ensure a product can be made reliably and will perform consistently in mining operating environments;
Manage projects using engineering principles and techniques;
Produce details of specifications and outline designs;
Recommend modifications following prototype test results;
Use research, analytical, conceptual and planning skills, particularly mathematical modelling and computer-aided design;
Develop mechanical and electromechanical products by researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials;
soliciting observations from field operators;
Prepare product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends;
Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures;
requesting special services;
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks;
participating in professional societies.
Working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at an accredited university / college or equivalent
Demonstrated application of engineering principles with building tooling for equipment
Strong fundamental knowledge of mechanical design and its application
Critical thinking with exceptional problem-solving skills, able to work independently or in a team environment
Efficiently organize and plan work tasks to meet company goals
Proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in high output environment
Strong knowledge and experience in Solidworks and Microsoft Office
Advance use of Excel and databases (Access).
Kal Tire welcomes your interest in the Engineering Co-op opportunity.