FALL CO-OP- Training & Development Intern – Protocase

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 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 co-op term.

  Details:

  • 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: $15/hour, 40 hours/week
  • Term: 16 weeks depending on start date

Responsibilities

Protocase Inc. is seeking a motivated business/commerce student in a co-op program (preferably with a Human Resources concentration, but all business students will be considered) for a 16-week co-op work term starting in September. 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. 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 MIS system (Princess), and to learn and train others to operate and understand our wide range of unique mass-custom manufacturing technologies.

Background

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:

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

Reporting to (and under the guidance of) the Training & Development Specialist, the Training & Development student supports training initiatives by training, role-modeling, record-keeping, auditing, providing station-level, process-level and company-level subject technological training, supporting and monitoring station trainers, supporting and monitoring trainees, identifying opportunities for training (remedial and/or incremental), identifying opportunities for procedural revision, and the subsequent training-level specific duties:

 Tasks include:

Providing trainee with tour of facility

    • Fire escapes
    • Muster points
    • Fire extinguishers
    • 1st aid kits
    • Eye wash
    • Safety Data Sheets
  • Facilitating learning of individual technological skills associated with the station (IE BOSS, POD, WPO, etc.)
  • Introducing trainee to station trainer
  • Completing minimum of 1 Trainer and Trainee audit
  • Spending time daily assessing, mentoring and coaching trainee to assess their progress acquiring proficiency using the technology
  • Providing correction, feedback and praise
  • Formally auditing the trainee toward the end of each block to determine if they have actually acquired the skills associated with the station procedures
  • Informing training manager when trainee can be audited to graduate to next level
  • Reviewing Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) with trainee in Princess; delivering remedial training where required
  • Providing remedial training record to T&D Specialist
  • Administering station test to trainee
  • Discussing with training Manager and the station trainer the possibility of sign off
  • Signing off on training record

 

Application Details

Details:

  • 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: $15/hour, 40 hours/week
  • Term: 16 weeks depending on start date

To apply please email Megan Ringer (megan_ringer@cbu.ca) with a cover letter and resume.