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Build Your Career - Mechanical Engineering Student - Summer 2021

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Mechanical Engineering Student - Summer 2021 - Construction and Equipment Division

The Construction and Equipment Division, a part of the J.D. Irving, Limited’s group of companies, is a key player in the North American construction industry. Our core businesses are Irving Equipment, Gulf Operators, CFM, Irving Wallboard, and Kent Homes and the group provides heavy equipment and crane services, civil construction, modular home and commercial buildings, and machining, technical services, repair and overhaul to its customers.

We are now accepting applications to our BUILD YOUR CAREER development program. We are hiring students who are looking for challenge, have a passion for learning beyond the classroom, are highly energetic and motivated to BUILD YOUR CAREER.


What You’ll Get:

An opportunity to start BUILDING your career within a dynamic division that will allow you to gain meaningful and business impacting work experience. You will be provided with hands-on projects where you will be able to apply your studies. In addition, you will gain exposure to top leaders within our Division and get exposure to other J.D. Irving, Limited companies to expand your professional NETWORK. Your work term will include a solid combination of practical experience and professional development opportunities that will prepare you to be a future LEADER within our Divisional talent pipeline.

We currently have an engaging opportunity for a MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Training on Lean Six Sigma manufacturing processes
  • Exposure to Project Management tools and processes
  • Estimation of mechanical or fabrication projects
  • Drafting and Design of fabricants using various software
  • Supporting the procurement team in purchasing materials
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Training and utilization of company ERP, dashboards and analytics
  • Spend time in operations on project sites and at various CFM facilities, practicing CFM’s safety culture
  • Exposure to Health and Safety culture (inspections, interventions, etc.)
  • Job shadow opportunities and establishment of mentor relationships

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering university program
  • Interest in developing background in manufacturing, welding or metallurgy would be considered an asset
  • Desire to develop Project management skillset (Six Sigma, Lean, MS Projects, Gantt Charts)
  • Desire to strengthen skills interpreting engineered drawings and shop drawings
  • Ability to multi-task and recognize changing priorities
  • Attention to detail
All of our student roles will require full time enrollment in a related post-secondary program in good academic standing, excellent communication, analytic and organizational skills, and a great attitude with an eagerness to learn. 

If you are a full time student looking to BUILD YOUR CAREER, please apply online!

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


Please apply online. 


We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


To learn more about our products and services, click here.




J.D. Irving, Limited - Construction and Equipment Division is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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