FALL 2022 CO-OP: Electrical Engineering Co-op Student – Cavendish Farms – New Annan, PEI


Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world. We have state-of-the-art potato processing plants in Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario. Our Head office is in Dieppe, New Brunswick and has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston.

The Opportunity:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for Electrical Engineering Co-op Students interested in gaining on the job experience and training at one of our New Annan locations.

As a valued member of the team, you will get the opportunity to work actively, gaining experience and training firsthand.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with contractors and mill personnel to determine scope, planning and execution of work packages for mill operations.
  • Design motor control circuits
  • Trend predictive maintenance records on a high voltage transformer
  • Work with E&I troubleshooting issues with a density meter.
  • Use of PLC and other automation.
  • Assist Systems Engineers on maintenance, programming, and configuration of Mill Control Systems
  • Use of DCS systems such as Honeywell Experion and Emerson Delta V when assisting Systems Engineers.

You Have:

  • Education Required: Electrical Engineering Students available for co-op work term and in good academic standing.
  • Ability to work in a team environment involving engineering consultants, equipment suppliers, unionized contractors, and mill personnel to ensure projects are completed in a cost effective, timely, safe, and quality manner.
  • Ability to work safely both in the office and on mill construction sites.
  • Very good communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple assignments and shifting priorities.
  • High energy level with thorough attention to details
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Physically capable of climbing ladders and staging

We Offer:

  • Opportunities for various co-op and internship lengths (4 mos, 8 mos, 12 mos)
  • Training and development opportunities to support your professional growth
  • Networking, Senior Leadership roundtables, and Mentorship
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Housing for relocating students (fully-furnished units)

We Have: 

  • More than $400 million recently invested into improving and growing the Pulp & Paper Division, with significant future capital investment planned at all four of our Pulp and Paper Mills
  • Career growth opportunities in Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Leadership, and many other disciplines
  • Significant investment in training including partnerships with some of the best Educational Institutions in the country

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please apply online by August 25th, 2022 via https://careers.jdirving.com/jobs/electrical-engineering-co-op-student-28538

To learn more about our products and services, click here.

We appreciate your interest in our company however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE: The recruiter is reviewing and interviewing applicants for this position as they are received. If you are interested in this posting, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Cavendish Farms Corporation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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