SUMMER 2024 CO-OP: Training & Development Co-op Position – Protocase

  • Location: Sydney
  • Deadline: April 1, 2024

Training & Development Co-op Position 

Protocase Inc. is seeking a motivated business/STEM post-secondary student for a 16-week work term starting in September (we are flexible on the length of the term). This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious student to gain valuable experience working with our team of engineers, software developers, and other team members in a dynamic, fast-paced manufacturing technology environment. 

An internship as a Training and Development Specialist at Protocase would provide interns with extensive managerial experience, an opportunity to develop their business technology skills, and unique opportunities to build their network and career connections in the tech industry. Protocase is one of only a few examples of a mass-customization firm in Canada. Working with us would provide you with unique exposure to this type of manufacturing environment, and the Training and Development team is a very important part of making that system run. The successful applicant would also have the opportunity to work with our in-house custom Management Information System (Princess), and to learn and train others to operate and understand our wide range of unique mass-custom manufacturing technologies. 


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 (a division of Protocase) 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: 

  • Video Production, Streaming and Visual Effects
  • R&D, Engineering & Life Sciences
  • Government
  • Surveillance & Law Enforcement

Tasks include: 

  • Training and onboarding new employees
  • Providing ongoing training to existing employees
  • Facilitating learning of individual technological skills associated with the station (IE BOSS, POD, WPO, etc.)
  • Auditing skills and progress of trainees
  • Providing correction, feedback and praise
  • Reviewing Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) with trainee, delivering remedial training where required


  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to grasp new proprietary technologies quickly
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Strong communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong desire to gain facilitation skills, impart information, and work with our team to help us learn and grow as quickly as our company is growing
  • Must be willing to locate to Sydney, NS for the duration of the internship
  • Full-time, permanent employment may be possible following completion of the student’s diploma/degree, or following completion of their internship


  • A full training module will be provided to the successful applicant in their first week, so no Training & Development experience will be required, only a willingness to learn!
  • The successful applicant will be mentored throughout the course of the work term
  • Wage: $18/hour, 40 hours/week
  • Term: up to 20 weeks depending on start date

You will also enjoy the following benefits: 

  • A flexible, exciting, and positive work environment
  • Regular social events, including team lunch & learns and staff parties
  • Discounted tickets for Highland Arts Theatre productions
  • Access to Protocase Skybox Suite for Screaming Eagles hockey games, as well as tickets for Highlanders Basketball, Boardmore Theatre and Celtic Colours International Festival

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