Engineering Technician Intern

Compass Minerals - Wynyard, SK (30+ days ago)

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Engineering Technician Intern - (2000004N)

We invite you to Explore the Potential of being part of something Clearly Essential!

At Compass Minerals, we harvest, mine and produce essential minerals that deal with nature’s challenges, including – but not limited to – highway deicing salt for the winter months, water softening salt and plant nutrition that improves the quality and yield of crops. We transform Earth’s resources that ultimately help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives, every day.

With our company headquarters in Overland Park, KS, Compass Minerals operates in 27 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil & the United Kingdom. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone’s voice matters. We believe in work that creates value for all stakeholders, encourages collaboration at all levels and focuses on a high-performance environment where employees are challenged to be their best.

This full-time temporary position functions within a team of other professionals and will work closely with Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations Departments to support capital projects, maintenance, operations, and regulatory initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. (Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

Catalog structural elements and prepare inspection/reporting templates (for upcoming MOL-Mines Branch mandatory structural and asset integrity annual reporting).

Assist with site instrumentation needs for new projects and perform diagnostics, repair, and calibration of existing units.

Improve measurement, accuracy, repeatability, and reporting capabilities of potassium sulfate production and feedstock consumption.

Filing and maintenance of engineering drawings and documents.

Assist engineering department personnel as required.


Education and Experience:
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology or Instrumentation Engineering Technology.

Experience or familiarity with common instrumentation in an industrial plant setting (magnetic flow meters; DP Cells; pressure transmitters; temperature transmitters; level transmitters – radar, ultrasonic, bubble tube; load cells and scales; pH measurement; control valves; VFDs; etc.).
Familiarity with Schneider Electric automation products (PLCs and SCADA) would be an asset.

Computer / Technical Skills:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
AutoCAD and SolidWorks.

Other Skills and Abilities:
Self-starter and ability to work with minimal supervision.

Valid Class 5 driver’s license.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Oral Communication - Developing sound written, oral & listening skills; providing accurate information on a timely basis.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively. Varies writing style to meet business needs. Able to read and interpret written information. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
Planning/Organizing - Organizes schedules and completes basic tasks and assignments in a timely manner with direction and review from peers, mentors and management.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction, 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. This position requires a self-motivated individual to install, maintain and monitor instrumentation. Data collected will be logged and the successful individual will assist with analysis of the data.
Problem-solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; works well in group problem-solving situations.
Mechanical skills - Should have mechanical aptitude to understand interaction of equipment and the maintenance thereof.
Mathematical Skills - Ability to work with mathematical functions related to engineering discipline and concepts.
Reasoning Ability - Demonstrates an academic understanding of basic technical principles, theories and concepts within the discipline. Developing a sound working knowledge of the discipline and process through extensive training, mentoring and exposure
Language Skills - Fluency in English is required.

Compass Minerals strictly prohibits discrimination against employees, contractors or others that conduct business with the Company on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and pregnancy), age, military status, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If interested and qualified, please apply online at

Primary Location: CA-CA-Wynyard
Work Locations: Wynyard, SK CAN 2 Big Quill Road Off Hwy 16 Wynyard S0A 4T0
Job: Engineering
Organization: Operations
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time
Day Job
Job Posting: May 26, 2020, 9:07:31 AM