CBU BET CO-OP: R&D Engineering Co-op Position, Protocase


R&D Engineering Co-op Position

Summer 2018

Protocase is seeking a motivated student in an engineering 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 other team members in a dynamic, fast-paced manufacturing 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 it 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:

  • Video production, streaming and visual effects
  • R&D, Engineering & Life Sciences
  • Government
  • Surveillance & Law Enforcement

Job Description

Protocase is seeking a motivated student in an engineering cooperative program to help with the delivery of projects in support of Protocase’s operations. As a member of our R&D team you will be responsible for executing technical tasks that help move project work toward completion.


  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Be willing to locate to Sydney, NS for the duration of the coop term
  • CBU BET student from Electronics & Controls or Petroleum, must be eligible for and enroll in Co-op Work Term Option.
  • Preference given to upper year students.


Job responsibilities (under the guidance of team members):

– Work with team members and stakeholders to identify and deliver projects to support plant operations

– Plan, execute and monitor project scope of work

– Monitor and maintain project schedules

– Identify, monitor and address project risks

– Identify required resources required to execute the project scope

– Communicate project performance to management

Application Details

Position Details:
Wage: $15/hour, 40 hours/week
Term: 16 weeks
Start date: May 7th

Must be enrolled in Co-op Work Term and returning to full-time studies in September.

Apply by April 15th 2018 11:30pm

To Apply, please send resume and cover letter to CBU Student Placement Officer Carly Turnbull by email: carly_turnbull@cbu.ca

The Co-op Option in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology at CBU is only available to Electronics & Controls or Petroleum Degree students.

To learn more about this option in your degree and how to join Co-op, please contact carly_turnbull@cbu.ca