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Hardware Component Engineer Intern/COOP

Toronto, ON
Full Time
3 days ago
Location: Toronto, Canada

Thales people architect solutions that support 85 million mainline and suburban passenger journeys, worldwide, every day. Our Rail Signalling and Communication systems are used on metro lines across major cities, and 72,000 kms of route, 52,000 trains per day in 16 countries are controlled by our Traffic Management Systems. Together We deployed the first-ever nationwide ticketing system which processes over 50 million ticketing transactions in 100 cities daily.

Thales provides world-leading Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) and interlocking for mass rail transit applications globally. The Centre of Competence for Urban Rail Signalling is located right before you at mid-town Toronto. As the largest office in Canada, we house a department for every step of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)! This includes Software, Hardware, Systems Design, Verification & Validation, Operations, etc. The supporting corporate shared services teams in Finance, Human Resources and IT is also located at the office. Our office space was designed to provide a sustainable, healthy workplace that expresses TRSS's brand while increasing collaboration. Features include Greenguard furniture, EnergyStar appliances, low-emitting adhesives, sealants, and sliding glass doors on internal offices provide daylight and views to the outside. Come join the big Transport family, here in Toronto!

Position Summary

To provide support in managing the component database, creation of new part numbers, REACH and RoHS component compliance and part obsolescence along with supporting hardware design in researching, identifying alternate component solutions and as required testing alternate solutions.

In this position you will be able to see the processes utilized when developing products in an engineering environment, which will vastly improve your understanding of key component characteristics and their application in electrical designs. Your technical and database development skills will help us reduce the number of technical issues raised by our contract manufacturers and improve communication flow.

Essential Functions / Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Knowledge of electrical component key characteristics (Transistor, Resistor, Capacitor, Zener Diode, Rectifier Diode, Digital Logic, LED, etc.)
  • Awareness of HSE requirements (eg: RoHS, REACH, Fire/Smoke/Toxicity, shock/vibration, etc)
  • Standardization of components and maintenance of the component database in SAP
  • Prepare complete component specifications for all types of components and families
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Ability to conceptually grasp the "big picture" and apply critical thinking to resolve issues
  • Attention to detail and curiosity to understand the criticality of activities
  • Proficient in Excel

Thales is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. Thales is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the interview process. Applicants selected for an interview who require accommodation are asked to advise accordingly upon the invitation for an interview. We will work with you to meet your needs. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.
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