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Co-op, Research & Development, Hardware

Mississauga, Canada


Job Description

Eaton’s Lighting Solutions business located in Mississauga, Ontario is seeking a Research and Development Hardware, Co-op to join the hardware engineering department. This will be a 15 month co-op.


This is a hands-on development role that will directly contribute to the development of lighting control hardware products and the associated equipment to stress test prototype units. Typically, the hardware and software design of the end of line production test systems is a significant portion of the co-op’s work experience. Automated test software is typically developed using Labview and Teststand.

We are looking for a talented and creative person with very good problem-solving skills. There is a major hands-on aspect to the co-op position where previous electrical and mechanical design and building skills are very valuable. This position utilizes a wide range of skills such as programming, electrical circuit design, soldering, using hand tools and power tools, 2d CAD drawings, 3d modeling, general wiring etc.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the R&D team to work through the product development process of various lighting related products such as LED drivers, motion sensors, light sensors and other types of lighting control devices.

  • Develop software to create automated test systems to test product hardware and firmware functionality across a wide range of operating conditions.

  • Select and source the appropriate data acquisition equipment to carry out the needs of the automated systems.

  • Design and construct test jigs for in lab automated tests and end of line production test systems.

  • Assist in testing and troubleshooting of beta products at customer installation sites.

  • Collaborate with R&D team to expose and solve firmware and hardware bugs.

  • Co-ordinate with outside suppliers to construct components of test systems that exceed the capabilities we have in house.

  • Participate in the ongoing safety upgrades of the electronics lab through new operating procedures and implementation of additional sensors and control systems.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Actively enrolled full-time pursuing a University Degree in Engineering.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 80 kilometers of Mississauga, ON, Canada facility will be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous hands-on experience with mechanical and/or electrical projects.


Position Criteria:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Well-organized and positive approach and commitment to company standards, performance and policies.

  • Hands-on approach to problem-solving and technical competence to understand and analyze issues that are encountered.


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Job: Engineering

Region: North America – Canada
Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 066133