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Job Title:  Engineering Co-op

Requisition ID:  3854

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA, V5J 5M4

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Temporary
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

Alpha Technologies Ltd. is an established leader in the design and manufacture of powering solutions for the Telecom, CATV (Canada), Traffic, Security, Medical, Industrial and Renewable Energy industries. The company offers a broad portfolio of high-quality, feature-rich solutions that can be customized to suit almost any application and environment offering the highest performance and best value in the industry. With a focus on being your power solutions partner, Alpha builds on over 30 years of experience to develop solutions that resolve customer’s unique powering challenges.

As a result of our continuing growth, we require an ENGINEERING Co-op Student to help support the development of test software and custom test equipment. Specific projects include LabVIEW software development and automated test equipment customization.

This is a 4-month co-op placement starting Sept 2021 - Dec 2021. To qualify as a candidate, individuals must be enrolled in the Co-op Program and have yet to graduate from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Test Engineering team to develop automated test equipment.
  • Install and set up test equipment, build cables, harnesses, and fixtures.
  • Test system software debug and improvement.
  • Test results data analysis.
  • Identify and implement opportunities to reduce test time while improving test system performance.
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement & 5S within the organization.



  • 3rd to 4th year Electrical Engineering/Technology Co-op Student. 4 month or 8 month term.
  • Excellent problem solving & communication skills (written & spoken) are a must.
  • Experience with LabVIEW, C software development is required.
  • Experience with test instrument control is required.
  • Experience with analog & digital circuit design is required.
  • Good understanding of communication protocol (CAN, TCP/IP, serial, etc.)
  • Good understanding of system verification & validation.
  • Experience with LEAN manufacturing and 5S is an asset.
  • Ability to work cross functionally as part of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office,CADD).

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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