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Mechanical Engineering Co-op

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The Mechanical Engineering department is where everything comes together. We conceptualize, research, design, procure, and test mechanisms, structural parts, packages, and assemblies for a variety of medical devices by choosing the right geometry, material, finish and process. We also offer opportunities to engineer thermodynamic, fluidic, optical, and ultrasonic solutions and high precision parts.

Every semester we hire two students in our 20-person Mechanical Engineering department for what are typically, but not always, a 4-month term (1 – Victoria, BC 1 – Toronto, ON). The positions are open for any students in a relevant undergraduate degree – preferably Mechanical Engineering or Biomechanical Engineering – who have an inquisitive nature and want to focus on product design. The ideal students are able to juggle three or more projects, skilled in documentation, capable with SolidWorks, can prioritize their time independently, and will work from team and client inputs all while keeping the end goal in mind. Do you love to build things? Are you the kind of person who needs to know how stuff works? Do you look for better ways to improve patient outcomes? If so, apply with us – we’d love to have you.

Position Profile:

Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Team Lead, the Mechanical Engineer Co-op role requires good knowledge of mechanics, vibrations, thermodynamics, materials, and machine elements, along with a good understanding of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly.


Support project teams by means of mechanical design, research, prototyping, and testing.

  • Create solid models, assemblies and detailed component drawings using SolidWorks, assist in preparing and reviewing drawings.
  • Material research; familiar with a variety of materials including plastics, rubbers, metals, and their manufacturing and finishing techniques and limitations.
  • Determine the most appropriate manufacturing method for assembly components, considering tolerances, cost, quantities and lead times
  • Understanding of rapid prototyping methods and materials.
  • Identify capable suppliers and vendors to purchase and expedite the delivery of key mechanical components
  • Work with manufacturing personnel to develop assembly procedures for mechanical/electrical assemblies
  • Assemble and test prototypes
  • Practice clear documentation techniques

Any other related duties, as required


  • Ability to work within a team or as an individual with minimal supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic to intermediate MS Office Skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • 3rd or 4th year engineering student.
  • Experience working in a high tech environment, preferred.


If you feel that you would be right for this position, please apply through the StarFish Medical Portal. We look forward to meeting you! Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm PST on Monday, May 23,  2022.

About StarFish Medical:

StarFish Medical, Canada’s premier medical device development group, is an integrated team of 100+ technical product development professionals who work on device design projects for North American and international customers.

You will work with some of the best design strategists, designers and engineers in North America to help direct, create and deliver cutting edge products for international medical device markets. Our project areas range from tactical EMS products, surgical tools and consumer diagnostic devices through to high volume disposables, complex IVD systems, imaging technologies and lab equipment.

In our surveys, our employees rated: peers and culture, interesting and meaningful work, and working conditions (flexibility, environment) as the top reasons they most enjoyed working at StarFish. If you want to be a part of the innovation and excitement of StarFish Medical, we encourage you to apply!

How To Apply:

Qualified Mechanical Engineering Co-op applicants are encouraged to apply through the brand new StarFish Medical Job Portal with a resume and cover letter that clearly indicates how your education and experience meet the requirements of this position.

If you experience any difficulties with the StarFish Medical Job Portal, please reach out to with a subject line of “Mechanical Engineering Co-op Job Portal Issue”.


We also seek innovative and dedicated professionals from a wide range of backgrounds to complement our fulltime team on a contracting basis. To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your interest, availability and rate to the email address listed above.

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