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Lab Mechanical Engineer Co-op

MineSense Technologies

MineSense Technologies

Other Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Be part of something incredible. Metals are necessary for our world, but mining historically faced issues with waste, sustainability, and inefficiencies. MineSense is changing that. Our solutions reduce mining waste and environmental impacts while increasing profits and efficiencies. Backed by the best in venture capital and government funds, and recognized by tech industry and sustainability programs, MineSense is doing what many said could not be done: improving mining for people and planet.
We are looking to add a Lab Mechanical Engineer Co-op to our Data team in Vancouver, BC. Reporting to the Vice President of Geoscience, the student is responsible for independently designing mechanical and electrical devices to improve lab processes, implementing safety controls and documentation, and test in-development technologies with tools including forklift certification. Most importantly, the ideal candidate will be both enthusiastic and ready to get hands-on in a mineral processing environment.
Please note this role is for Students ONLY and the deadline for applying to this position is 24th June 2024. Please share your resume and transcripts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designing mechanical and electrical devices to aid lab processes.
  • Conduct measurements in the lab on run-of-mine materials to support the development of our ShovelSense® and BeltSense® systems, using a range of analytical methods, including XRF, RGB imaging, and Hyperspectral infrared spectroscopy.
  • Select and prepare samples for independent verification by commercial labs.
  • Compile relevant data and pre-process results to a format that can be used for full analysis.
  • In conjunction with colleagues, complete full analysis of test results, assess sensor performances and make recommendations for sensor and processing algorithm design.
  • Applying mechanics of materials knowledge for safe design.
  • Writing safety documentation for new processes and equipment.
  • Driving a forklift to move and pour samples—you will be professionally certified.


  • Geoscience or Engineering student with a passion for hard rock mining.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment where there are often multiple ongoing projects.
  • Focus on health and safety; being able to safely conduct lab tests on run-of-mine material with the appropriate safeguards, semi-independently.
  • Strong independent work ethic.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • 3D CAD (Solidworks) and FDM slicer (3D printing) knowledge.
  • Basic understanding of fabrication processes.
  • Adept at hands-on mechanical design and fabrication, basic mechanical skills.
  • Previous experience working with, and handling of rocks is advantageous.
  • Legally able to work in Canada.
  • Physical fitness to walk, carry and step over objects; lift 30kg.
The salary offered to the successful candidate will be based on their experience, knowledge and skills they bring to MineSense, market data based on their location as well as internal equity. Keeping this mind, the salary offered can be outside of the range posted. We are in growth mode and are looking for talented folks at all levels, so please do not hesitate to apply.
Our total rewards package includes:
· Transit Subsidy (for roles based in Vancouver, BC)
· Hybrid work (for roles that do not require to be onsite)
· Company organized social events and celebrations to connect with your team
Here's what you can expect as a part of the MineSense Team:
When you join MineSense, a trailblazing Canadian mining technology company, you become a part of our purpose to maximize global metals and minimize global impacts. We’re not just a company; we’re a Community of Innovators who forge a path toward a sustainable future. Here’s why we want you to be excited:
· Purpose-Driven: At MineSense, we don’t just clock in—we live our purpose. We’re on a mission to revolutionize the mining industry, and every day, we’re one step closer to a cleaner, greener world.
· Values That Resonate: Our core values—Innovation, Belonging, Resilience, and Adding Value—aren’t just buzzwords. They’re the bedrock of our culture. When you step into our team, you’re not just an employee; you’re a steward of these values.
· Impactful Work: Imagine contributing to a cleaner, more sustainable planet. At MineSense, you’re shaping the future of cleantech and developing cutting edge technology that literally hasn't been developed before. Your work matters, and it echoes beyond our walls.
· People-Centric: We’re not just about profits; we’re about people. Our organization cares deeply about its employees. When you join us, you become part of a community that supports growth, well-being, and success.
Ready to make your mark? Join MineSense and be part of something bigger than yourself.
MineSense is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Should you require accommodation during the recruitment or hiring process, please contact us at for assistance. Information received related to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.
All applications are welcome, even if you don't meet all the requirements, so please do not hesitate to apply.