Electronics Engineering Technologist Co-op

Location: Victoria, BC
Position Type: Coop / Full Time
Closing Date: March 20, 2019
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Reliable Controls Corporation is a locally owned and operated company, which specializes in the design and manufacture of Internet-connected, building automation controls. Our innovative products automate building environments, decreasing their impact on our planet. At Reliable Controls we offer a collaborative and engaging environment, where employees are encouraged to learn and grow while contributing positively to the big picture of building a sustainable future together.

We are looking to fill 1 EET Co-op position within our Research and Development department starting May 2019. This role would be best suited for 4th year Computer or Electrical engineering students.

Why you don’t not want to miss this co-op opportunity with us;

! At Reliable you will get to work on real projects and make an impact on the development of our products. You will be considered a part of our team whose opinion matters and input is appreciated.

! Our goal is to make sure you are given plenty of opportunity for learning, growth and development. You will be supported not only by your supervisor and mentor, but also our entire amazing development team. 

! We believe that people are most fulfilled and engaged when they do something, they are passionate about and their work is rewarding and purposeful. Join us for a term (or two) and discover for yourself what a great co-op experience should be like.

Some of the Benefits we Offer to Our Co-ops:

  • Free parking
  • Green Transportation Incentive – bus, bike or walk to work and get extra money for it
  • Social Committee Events – games nights, cabin trips, bowling, camping… so may options!
  • …And most importantly: great people to work with.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design electrical/electronic circuits for HVAC/Lighting controls and sensors
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout.
  • Assemble and aid in the design of production test jigs.
  • Build prototypes by hand SMT and through-hole.
  • Assist with design and implementation of manufacturing jigs.
  • Document installation instructions, test procedures and technical notes.
  • First article inspection and test.
  • Hardware test of new engineering circuits and product, thermal, cycle and endurance testing.
  • Prepare product test apparatus for UL/CE and Safety and Smoke Control and FCC testing.
  • Re-work defective new product.
  • Support Testing department staff.
  • Use most current RCC application software to verify correct operation (e.g. RC-Studio, RC-Toolkit)
  • Act as the backup testing technician and technical support.
  • Discuss returned product’s problems with engineering staff.
  • Service returned product from customer.
  • Chip programming, setup and maintenance.


  • Four years of a degree program that directly relates to Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Bridge students who completed a technologist diploma are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Familiarity with CAD software 
  • Familiarity with documenting instructions, test procedures and technical notes
  • Experience with Electronics Test Equipment, electronics troubleshooting and repair
  • Ability to read schematics
  • Experience with prototype development, soldering and re-work
  • Knowledge of Modbus protocol
  • A positive and result-driven attitude
  • Strong desire to learn our processes and products
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

If you are interested in this co-op opportunity, please submit your application with a cover letter, a resume and a transcript by using "Apply Now" option above. If you are a student with Camosun College, University of Victoria or Vancouver Island University, please apply using their internal posting system. We look forward to receiving your resume!