SUMMER 2024 CO-OP: IT Co-op Position – Protocase

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: April 1, 2024

IT Co-op Position 

Protocase is seeking a motivated student in a computer science or IT cooperative program for a four-month co-op term. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious student to gain valuable experience working with our team of engineers, software developers, and innovators in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. 


Protocase manufactures custom electronic enclosures and sheet metal components for scientists, engineers and innovators all over the world. To meet the needs of this group, Protocase created an ‘ultra-lean’ manufacturing management system that allows us to build custom sheet metal jobs in 2-3 days, with no minimum orders. Our customers now total more than 10,000 worldwide, and include Boeing, NASA, IBM, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceX, among others. 

45 Drives makes Storinators, ultra-large servers that can store massive amounts of data, with read/write speeds in excess of 3GB/s. Customers around the world use Storinators for a variety of applications, including video production, streaming and visual effects, R&D, Engineering & Life Sciences, Government, and Surveillance & Law Enforcement. 

Job Description: 

The student will work with our IT team to maintain our extensive network of assets, perform upgrades, and support other Protocase and 45 Drives staff. Tasks include: 

  • Setting up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices (printers, switches)
  • Checking computer hardware for functionality
  • Installing and configuring software
  • Maintaining  our network infrastructure
  • Provide assistance to employees when problems arise


  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Occasionally available to work outside normal working hours (evenings, weekends)
  • Offer suggestions for possible upgrades, changes and assist with procedures within the IT department
  • Daily operations of the IT department (software installation, computer maintenance, employee assistance)
  • Be willing to locate to Sydney, NS for the duration of the coop term


  • Wage: $18/hour, 40 hours/week
  • Term: 16 weeks

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