Refrigeration Engineer Co-op – Vancouver, BC/ Edmonton, AB/ Calgary, AB



Refrigeration Engineer Co-op – Vancouver, BC/ Edmonton, AB/ Calgary, AB

As part of an integrated discipline team, this refrigeration engineer will collaborate in the design and safe operation of refrigeration systems for the food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and biotech process sector. Located in Vancouver, BC, Edmonton, AB or Calgary, AB, this individual will report to the Lead Refrigeration Engineer.


  • Collaborate on the design and analysis of refrigeration plants and systems.
  • Perform CAD and drafting of refrigeration systems schematics and layouts in AutoCAD.
  • Conduct safety and code compliance audits.
  • Participate in the development of refrigeration related SOPs, HAZOPS and other safety analysis.
  • Conduct site inspections of refrigeration systems.
  • Write, format and proof-read specifications, proposals, reports, templates and other documents.
  • Organize and maintain project records.
  • Collaborate with internal and external team members.

Key Requirements:

  • 3rd or 4th year student pursuing a Mechanical, Chemical, or Process Engineering degree.
  • A strong interest in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluids an asset.
  • Knowledge of HVAC or refrigeration an asset.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and equipment, with previous manufacturing and process support experience in the food and beverage, biopharmaceutical or medical device industry an asset.
  • Automation systems knowledge an asset.
  • Knowledge in a variety of standard engineering methods and techniques an asset.
  • Familiarity with food safety an asset.
  • Must maintain confidentiality regarding customer and company designs.
  • Must present self in a professional manner and maintain a positive attitude towards others.
  • Must be able to work periodically in both controlled and cold environments.

This is an excellent opportunity for a fulfilling job in a unique and interesting industry. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, Laporte offers a refreshing work environment that promotes teamwork, professionalism, and personal development.