Hardware Programmer Intern

CanDry Technologies Published: September 11, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Are you a n intern looking to be part of an innovative and entrepreneurial team?

This is not your ordinary research job. You will bridge the gap between academia, industry partners and organizations! By working closely with members of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and CanDry Technologies Inc., you will deliver high‐quality research in an extraordinary field.

About CanDry:

CanDry is an early stage start-up company, which is designing high quality and efficient organic and in-organic drying machines. The existing and conventional dehydrators use a large amount of energy and their drying cycle is usually long. Also, due to the fact that the conventional methods use high temperatures to dry products, usually, food and pharmaceutical manufacturers complain about the damage to the good quality components of their product due to the high temperature. CanDry has a novel technique to gain higher food quality while using a lower amount of energy, and time comparing to the existing food drying machines.

Currently, we are in the R&D stage. An industrial-scale prototype is designed and built which will be used for simulation, testing and modification purposes. The prototype has all the features of a large-scale dehydrator. After fully testing and modifying the prototype, we will design our final product which is 3-5 times bigger than the prototype.

Duties and responsibilities

For this job posting, we are seeking for an intern with interests in the following R&D tasks:

  • Research and learn about the technology and tasks
  • Develop a reliable moisture monitoring system
  • Develop a reliable temperature monitoring system
  • Test the temperature and moisture monitoring systems on the prototype
  • Operate an off-the-shelf power supply by sending controlling signals from a PLC

Knowledge and skills


  • Experience with electronics circuit board design.
  • Experience with operating power supplies.
  • Experience with automation and PLC programing.

Skills required:

  • Team player who enjoys working with different disciplines.
  • High level of independence on the job Effective oral and written communications skills, self-motivated
  • Ownership and accountability
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Maintain the highest degree of honesty and integrity at all times.

Education required

  • Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or relevant Applied Sciences

Eligibility criteria

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


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary graduates – this is not a requirement for residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut applying for internships in those territories
  • Underemployed (employed below their level of education or work part-time)
  • Between 15 and 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
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • 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 and Skills Strategy initiative.

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