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Student Product Design Engineering (2 Positions) - School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Faculty of Science *Amended Closing Date*

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Date of Posting: 
May 3, 2016
School of Sustainable Design Engineering - Faculty of Science
Student Product Design Engineering (2 Positions)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$11.27 per hour (vacation pay included)

May – August 31, 2016 (term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The School of Sustainable Design Engineering is currently seeking a well-rounded and energetic self-starter for the position of Student Product Design Engineer (SPDE).  They will be working within the Industry Partnership group and under the direction of the Director of Industry Partnerships and Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Staff.


• Work on design and fabrication projects under the guidance of the Centre staff and SSDE Faculty
• Prepare reports, analyses, CAD models and other technical documentation
• Collaborate with other Centre staff to complete projects in an efficient manner that will involve research and planning to effectively use resources of the Centre
• Assist the Centre technical staff in all aspects of operations including reception, technical assistance, project definition, quotation, design services, equipment training and support, equipment maintenance and inventory control
• Other lab duties as assigned


The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications and personal characteristics:
• As a minimum the successful candidate must have completed the first two years of the Sustainable Design Engineering degree or deemed equivalent
• Should have a grade of 75% or greater in ENG 222 or deemed equivalent
• Demonstrated capability in Solidworks and/or Autodesk Inventor and a willingness to learn other CAD/CAM programs
• Ability to manage time effectively to complete tasks to meet external deadlines
• Knowledge of circuits and programming would be considered an asset
• Students hired will be required to successfully complete an on-line WHIMIS course and attend a Site Safety Training session

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date, via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr/).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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