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2023 Spring/Summer Co-Op - Environmental Engineering, CAMI Assembly Plant

  • Location
    • Ingersoll, Ontario
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


General Motors of Canada Company - CAMI Assembly Plant is inviting applications from Engineering Students for 1 Environmental Engineering Co-Op/Internship position . The intern will be assigned to the above noted facility for the entire duration 16 months .

Get the jump-start you need to get your career moving by gaining valuable professional experience within an automotive manufacturing environment. General Motors Canada - CAMI Assembly Plant received a C$1 Billion investment to convert CAMI Assembly home of Equinox vehicle into Canada’s first large-scale electric commercial vehicles manufacturing plant! The plant has been transformed into General Motors new business - BrightDrop with the EV600 and EV410 models being built at GM CAMI Assembly Plant:

This is an opportunity for you to join a team that builds quality, and cost competitive vehicles for our worldwide customers within a safe work environment. The GM CAMI Assembly Plant is a benchmark facility which include as a three-time winner of the ENERGY STAR certification, receiving its first certification in November 2018!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the plant’s newly installed tooling and capital equipment to support the new BrightDrop EV electric vehicles

  • Coordinate industrial process wastewater and stormwater program in compliance with local by-laws, and Ontario Ministry of the Environment Environmental Compliance Approvals permit (ECA)

  • Supervise industrial wastewater and stormwater management system (bioswales, detention ponds) sampling and 3rd party analytical program

  • Support the development of action plans for treatment of non-compliant industrial wastewater conditions

  • Project Manager for various environmental engineering and facility projects as assigned

  • Develop and coordinate plant sustainability community outreach activities and environmental awareness programs (ex. GM CAMI ecoSTEM, Wildlife Habitat Certification WHC program)

  • Pursue new opportunities to increase environmental profile in the community and within General Motors network

  • Support the implementation of plant sustainability initiatives to meet GM Sustainability Goals reported through the annual GM Sustainability Report:

  • Coordinate and support Zero Waste and Landfill Free plant waste management program initiatives and in compliance with applicable waste legislation

  • Develop and analyze monthly environmental performance metrics (Plan Do Check Act PDCA continuous improvement process), and support corrective actions to ensure compliance to target objectives

  • Support waste management contractor in resolving waste collection issues, and conducting regular plant waste audits and reviews

  • Be responsible for ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Internal Audit Program as per the International Organization for Standardization ISO 14001:2015 standard at CAMI Assembly and other GM facilities

  • Conduct plant environmental inspections, coordinate follow-up activities, and optimally maintain the GM CAMI Problem Solving Reporting database


  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's (3rd or 4th year) degree with Co-Op in one of the following areas: Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering

  • Enrolled in a qualifying Ontario co‑operative education, or internship program

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week in Canada and 16-month term (4 consecutive semesters) starting May 2023

  • Willing to work in a plant environment

  • Have a valid Full Class G Ontario Driver’s Licence, or equivalent Canadian out-of-province licence

  • The successful candidate will be required to attest to, and be prepared to provide proof of, their vaccination status and that any job offer will be conditional on the candidate being fully vaccinated

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past experience in an industrial and/or manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 14001 standard and environmental legislation

Desired Skills:

  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust

  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric
    Excellent project management skills and the proven ability to manage numerous projects at any given

  • Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Fundamental digital literacy including understanding of MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

  • Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.


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