The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-19573

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/1/2018 6:38 PM)
    Engineering Co-op
    Shift Schedule
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    This position is for a co-op or internship engineering student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in mechanical engineering.


    The Engineering Co-op will be supporting the Weir Minerals Canada Hose and Pipe Engineering group with technical documentation, basic engineering design, calculations and project tasks, mainly related to custom engineered high pressure hoses and rubber lined pipe (up to 48” ID and 750 psi).


    The Weir Hose and Pipe group is a recognized industry leader in engineering for slurry pipelines and works on a variety of challenging, high value engineering projects.  This position requires an ambitious, adaptable, self-motivated student, who is interested in challenging, high value work in a fast passed industry. 


    The candidate will have the opportunity to learn “hands on” engineering from key engineering staff at Weir.  Previous co-op students have been given tasks of increasing levels of difficulty, up to complex solid modelling and detailed FEA analysis of large complex weldments.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Use Siemen’s NX to create solid models and drawings for spools, hoses and detailed retrofit assembly drawings. This would include updating of existing models and drawings.
    • Assist the engineering group with data management using Excel and Siemen’s Teamcenter (Weir’s engineering data management software).
    • Interpreting/reviewing customer piping Isometrics, spool drawings, and customer specifications to develop a detailed scope of work for the new engineering jobs.
    • Assist with lab testing and component sourcing.
    • Writing engineering reports.
    • Depending on the candidate’s ability and customer needs, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using ANSYS for large weldments.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

    • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others
    • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations
    • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified
    • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe
    • Engage and promote a zero harm culture
    • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education/Experience: The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution, pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science or Engineering, ideally in their third or fourth year of mechanical, structural, or related specialization. Chemical, Process or Aerospace Engineering students may be considered, with relevant interest or experience.


    Prior exposure to 3D and 2D CAD packages (Siemens NX, Solid Works, AutoCAD) and basic knowledge of mechanical and structural design, piping, materials, welding, casting, machining and assembly would be considered an asset.


    The candidate should have a demonstrated interest in engineering design and analysis and a passion for engineering.


    Language: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, professional documents, business communications, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of colleagues, clients, customers, and suppliers.


    Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


    Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


    Computer Skills: Proficient user of Microsoft Office, including Excel or Spreadsheet knowledge. Auto CAD or other 3D modeling software would be an asset.


    Certifications, Licenses, Registrations, Special Skills: None required.  Desire to pursue P Eng.


    Physical Requirements: The employee must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.


    Work Environment: Primarily office environment. The student will be required to work on the shop floor to complete assigned R&D projects/tasks, and to gain exposure to the type of work being completed in our facility.

    Core Competencies

    Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization’s goals and values.


    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


    Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions, keeps commitments, commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals, completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


    Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes, coordinates and plans work activities to ensure deadlines are met; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources when required; sets goals and objectives; organizes or coordinates tasks; develops realistic action plans.


    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


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