Engineering Intern - Robotics and Advanced Tooling

Requisition Number:  12626

Peterborough, ON, CA, K9J 6X7

At Westinghouse, innovation is in our DNA.  We are creative. We think differently. We reimagine the possible across the nuclear industry every day. We continuously work towards providing cutting-edge products and services that are not only needed for today, but for our tomorrow.


Yet, thinking differently must go beyond our technical applications and products. We must incorporate innovation into all aspects of our business. In doing so, we can drive greater efficiency, create greater growth and strengthen our culture.


One area where innovative thinking can be impactful is sustainability. Protecting our planet and restoring our earth are not abstract concepts because of the carbon-free technology our teams create and deploy.  From the efficient and economical AP1000 nuclear plant to the new eVinci micro-reactor for remote energy applications, we are leading the way with the development of new nuclear technologies that will enable us to share the benefits of this reliable, clean, safe and economical source of energy for generations to come.


Focused on our customers’ success, Westinghouse is committed to delivering innovative nuclear energy solutions by leveraging our global insights, CANDU expertise, collaborative mindset, and best-in-class technology. We are proud to play a key role in accelerating Canada’s energy sustainability and achieving its net-zero goals.


Fueled by a team of more than 200 experts in 6 offices across Canada, we have been advancing the art and science of nuclear power plant design and operations for more than 60 years.  When it comes to operating nuclear power plants, utilities need a partner that understands what it takes to maximize safety, performance, and longevity. Westinghouse is the proven choice for end-to-end services and technologies from fuel manufacturing through to decommissioning and waste management.


Engineering Intern – Robotics and Advanced Tooling, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (INTERNSHIP Fall 2023/Spring 2024) 

As an Engineering Intern, you will work on a variety of technical and engineering assignments including design, drafting, assembly, testing, analysis, and report writing under the guidance of professional engineers. Projects will be related to your engineering discipline of study, solving problems related to advanced microreactor design engineering, complex robotic machines and material handling equipment used to service commercial nuclear power plants, designing and building/testing proof of concept machines.


Your Key Responsibilities/Qualifications

  • Design and optimization of systems 
  • Identify suppliers of electro-mechanical components 
  • Develop 3D models, detailed manufacturing drawings and bills of materials
  • Support assembly and oversee the assembly of developed systems
  • Support the development of component specifications and purchasing requests
  • Interface with outside vendors for component selection, manufacturing, and assembly.
  • Assist with the development of test procedures for systems to ensure compliance with design specifications
  • Assist with the operation of the final tooling system in the customer facilities


Who you are: 

  • Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical or Nuclear Engineering degree eligibility
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills
  • Strong mechanical/electrical aptitude and knowledge
  • Knowledge of electronic equipment and computer hardware and software
  • Self-motivated and highly organized
  • Proficient in 3D CAD modeling


Why Westinghouse?

You will also have the opportunity to take part in the Westinghouse Culture and as an intern take part in specific events such as:

  • Virtual Kick Off Event: which is an opportunity for you to meet your peers and will feature a keynote address by a member of the Westinghouse executive leadership team.
  • Networking Events: During your time with Westinghouse, you will have access to numerous virtual networking and team building opportunities that will assist you in developing and cultivating superior interpersonal skills, and long-lasting relationship.
  • Virtual Coffee Breaks with Executives: You will have access to numerous weekly virtual coffee breaks with the Westinghouse Executives. These weekly sessions will be centered around an assortment of topics where you are encouraged to ask questions and gain insight.


While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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