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Engineering Co-Op

Nelson, BC, Canada

Job Type

Full Time

We are looking for an Engineering Co-Op to join our dynamic team!

DROP Group provides support and resources to our design and manufacturing companies within the industrial manufacturing and marine fields. We primarily create made-to-order sprockets and marine components with industry leading turnaround times and quality.

Are you ready for a challenge? Drop’s working environment is fast, dynamic and a great balance between rewarding and demanding. We don’t just need your skills; we need your effort and dedication.

DROP Culture

We invest in our people. That means hiring from within whenever possible and developing latent talents within our team. Any time you learn a new skill, the whole company benefits, so we’re here to help you reach your goals by providing regular opportunities for growth and recognition.

We’ve worked hard to make DROP a place we love to be at. You can learn all about our corporate culture on our website.

The Perks

  • Competitive wage, bonus structure, benefits package and long-term employment.

  • Subsidized learning opportunities to develop skills that will stay with you for life.

  • Positive corporate culture around transparency and career growth.

  • Get out on the mountain with our corporate ski pass program

  • Team lunches and the odd adventure experience - trapshooting, rafting, golfing, bowling and so much more! 

  • A great opportunity to have a long-term career in the West Kootenays with a progressive and growing manufacturing company that values the community.

You'll Be A Great Fit At DROP If...

  • You value the community small towns offer, but still want a company big enough to offer you a career, with room to grow.

  • You like to solve problems efficiently, and can do so while juggling multiple projects.

  • You’re an excellent communicator and enjoy connecting with clients and co-workers over the phone, by email, and in person.

  • You believe that teamwork means reaching our goals together, each bringing unique skills to the table

  • You have career goals in mind, and want the opportunity to learn skills that will help you get there.

Co-Op students working for Drop will be exposed to a multitude of different aspects of manufacturing, electrical or Civil work.  Your daily duties as a Co-Op student may include and are not limited to the following:

  • 3-D or 2-D modelling in SolidWorks or Autodesk

  • Production of professional quality drawings

  • Analysis of designs and drawings

  • Cost optimization for projects

  • Material sourcing and acquisition

  • Supervision of the team for projects you are spearheading

  • Assisting the team on your projects. (You will get your hands dirty)

Co-Op students at Drop get to dive head-in to projects, and take charge of them from start to finish through a well-supported environment of Engineers, Technologists, Technicians and highly dedicated and skilled work colleagues throughout the organization. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • 1st year or higher engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) related studies in a post-secondary institution

  • Available for 8, 12 or 16 month Co-Op term 

  • Strong work ethic, punctuality

  • Drafting and design experience

  • Good literacy for the interpretation of drawings

  • Team work

  • Field experience is an asset

  • Understanding of where the Kootenays and Nelson is!

  • Life experience is an asset (got any cool stories?)

About DROP Group

The DROP Group of Companies is a privately owned Canadian-based operation with a focus on delivering innovative high-quality products and services. The team’s deep product knowledge, ability to adapt, and backing of a fully integrated advanced manufacturing facility allows DROP to design, develop and manufacture 100% of our products in-house. This granular control over product design, production, and shipping allows us industry leading quality control and turnaround time.

With a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, cutting-edge machining and fabrication equipment, and 1.5 million pounds of raw and semi-finished materials, DROP Sprockets is able to offer the most comprehensive sprocket line in the industry.

DROP Marine uses all the same resources to design and fabricate marine vessels and equipment with an unimpeachable level of quality. Our work boats and equipment are overengineered to provide dramatically lower maintenance costs and reduce downtime associated with repairs.

Success At DROP

People often ask what it takes to succeed at DROP – you’ve got to be smart, without having an ego. What does that mean? Imagine working with a group of your smartest friends who all love to learn. We support and push one another to innovate and get out of our comfort zones. We are never idle or stagnant. We seek and share knowledge. We are comfortable with the unknown. We have a “get ‘r done” approach to everything we do.

At DROP Group, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the company. If you would like to join us, tell us about your experience and what you can add to the team!

If you’re from out of the area, let us know why you would like to relocate, along with your history with the West Kootenays! 

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