Design Engineer Trainee

bi pure water (canada) inc Published: March 10, 2020
Surrey, British Columbia
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Salary range
35 - 45,000 per annum
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BI Pure Water designs and builds cutting edge water and wastewater treatment plants for small communities, first nations, industry and mines. Our systems provide potable water and treat domestic waste as well as cleaning up and remediating contaminated water from industrial processes, municipal waste dumps, mining process water and tailings ponds. Our Design Engineer Trainee will work within our engineering group to improve water treatment process designs and project performance.

Duties and responsibilities

Review designs of specific water treatment product categories, work with engineering, manufacturing and sales employees to document characteristics, attributes and options for the products. build specifications for each of the options specified and a bill of materials with costs. investigate and recommend vendors and products to be part of the designs that meet the needs of BIP and our customers. Perform process testing and documentation for proving of new technologies and processes to treat waste water streams.

Knowledge and skills

Chemical and/or Mechanical engineering, industrial chemistry, fluid mechanics, pumps, valves autocad Microsoft - excel / word

Education required

Chemical and/or Mechanical engineering including water treatment process design, use of valves, pumps, filters, PLC control is needed to understand the operation of BIP products and build the specifications we need, practical application of autocad and spreadsheets will allow the student to properly document and communicate the information, understanding of chemistry will assist in understanding and defining water treatment processes

Certification required

Bachelor of engineering or science in mechanical or chemical engineering

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary students and graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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