R&D Engineer Co-op (May-August 2021)

Etobicoke, ON

R&D Engineer Co-op (May-August 2021)

Hourly Wage:  $23-$25

Mitrex, an Integrated solar and construction solution provider, is looking for an engineering student who can create, improve, and test systems and products that include lasers, optics, fiber optics, and imaging. You must be creative, and have skills in analysis, problem-solving, and new product development. As part of our R&D team, you will be helping to develop new solar products for large installations.

We are Mitrex Inc., a purpose-based developer and manufacturer of Integrated Photovoltaic Systems (such as BIPV) for buildings and large structures (Mitrex.com). As the world's first manufacturer to develop customizable "solar" solutions that are price-competitive with traditional cladding panels, we are on the verge of revolutionizing the industry, while helping to move the world toward clean, sustainable energy production.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a great company culture. The successful candidate will join our team in Etobicoke.


Competencies and Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a degree in mechanical, chemical, environmental, electrical, software, nanotech or any related engineering field, with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled in an engineering program in 2021-2022
  • Must be able to adapt, think quickly, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Completed coursework in solar energy and sustainability is an asset
  • Experience in the solar industry is an asset
  • Experience in data science and python coding is an asset
  • Experience with front end development is an asset (django, flask, node.js, javascript, html, css)



  • Preparation of samples for testing, and data collection for machine learning
  • Testing and preparing photovoltaic samples for electrochemical products
  • Front-end development of web-app user interface for prediction of electrochemical properties
  • Mechanical and electrical design and revisions under the guidance of the R&D Engineering Manager and Team
  • Other duties as required


What we offer:

We offer an hourly rate of $23-$25/hour based on experience.

- Exceptional opportunity for the right person

- Excellent working environment

- Very stable – Our Company is well funded and growing rapidly.

- Hours – 5-day work-week – 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

- Full-time summer position


COVID-19 considerations:

We have implemented extensive measures for Covid-19 workplace safety procedures including physical distancing, masks, increased cleaning/sanitizing frequency, glass partitions between desks, etc.


AODA Considerations:

Mitrex Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada (without employer sponsorship) and can commute to the office every day are welcome to apply.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in our company. However, due to the number of applications we receive, only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls (except for accommodation requests) or unsolicited agency calls, please.


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