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Industrial Engineer Student co-op JDI IT - Winter 2020

Information Technology
IT Division
19004541 Requisition #


Industrial Engineer Student Job- Winter 2020 Co-op- JDI IT


J.D. Irving, Limited, Information Technology Division is the destination of choice for naturally curious, energetic & collaborative students excited about the internet of things, data, mobility & innovative solutions while always focused on the delivery of the customer experienceDoes this sound like you?
With over 300 employees centralized in Saint John, Dieppe and Halifax, we offer our people the opportunity to engage in project deliveries that add business value to our organization while enjoying the friendly and beautiful communities of the Maritimes.
We are currently seeking an Industrial Engineer Co-op Student to join the Information Technology Division of J.D. Irving, Limited in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The opportunity is focused on providing a well-rounded experience, that will expose the successful candidate to technical and business processes across various functional groups throughout the shipyard.
In recent years the IT Division has worked hand-in-hand with Irving Shipbuilding to implement IT solutions and processes from procurement applications to automated shop floor manufacturing that has helped in making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern shipyards in the world.
The target focus areas for the position are as follows:
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to analyze problems/opportunities for efficiencies and make recommendations for improvements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with various levels of staff
  • Level of independence and self-motivation to drive projects to completion
  • Strong technical writing and documentation experience to effectively produce documents such as; Business Requirements Documents, Functional Requirements Documents, etc.
Planned outcomes of the position:
  • Exposure to various business areas and their respective processes
  • Job shadowing opportunities and establishment of mentor relationships
  • On the job experience in an advanced manufacturing environment, such as the shipbuilding industry
  • Currently enrolled in the Dalhousie Co-op Program
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.)
  • Desire to problem solve and work with others to map out processes to pinpoint potential improvements
  • Must be proficient in written and verbal English communication
  • Knowledge of Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing methodologies

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please Apply online by: November 7, 2019

NOTE: The recruiter is reviewing and interviewing eligible applicants for this position as hey are received. If you are interested in this posting, you are encourage to apply as soon as possible.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and transcript with your application.


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

**All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)**


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Please be advised that some positions have been designated as ‘Safety Sensitive’ where the employee holding the position has a heightened responsibility for his/her own safety or the safety of others due to the nature of the job. If this is the case, you will be informed in the interview process



J.D. Irving, Limited 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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