R&D Chemical Engineer Co-op (September - December 2021)

Etobicoke, ON

Mitrex, an Integrated solar and construction solution provider, is looking for an engineering student who has strong skills in creating, improving, and testing systems and products. You must have problem-solving skills and be ready to work in a fast-paced environment. As part of our R&D team, you will have the opportunity to be part of the real-life production of building-integrated solar modules.


At Mitrex, we develop and manufacture solar construction materials for buildings and large structures (Mitrex.com). As the world's first manufacturer to develop customizable solar solutions, we are revolutionizing the construction industry, while helping to move the world toward clean, sustainable energy production.


We are an equal opportunity employer with great company culture. The successful candidate will join our R&D team in Etobicoke.


Please note that this is a FULL-TIME POSITION based on a 40-hour workweek.



  • Currently pursuing a degree in chemical engineering, or any related engineering field, with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled in an engineering program in 2021-2022
  • Must be able to work full-time for the entire co-op term
  • Must be able to adapt, think quickly, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Completed coursework in solar energy and sustainability is an asset
  • Experience in the solar industry is an asset
  • Experience in a laboratory environment is an asset
  • Experience in data science and python coding is strongly welcomed



  • Preparing and testing photovoltaic samples for electrochemical products
  • Optimization tests for transmittance of glass, coating, print on glass, etc.
  • Literature review of new research and updates in the field
  • Reading and implementing standards of solar modules and associated applications
  • Other duties as required



  • Hourly rate of $20-$24/hour based on experience.
  • Free charging and reserved parking for electric vehicles
  • Wellness program including free healthy foods, medicinal provisions, and discounted gym and fitness class memberships
  • Collaborative and diverse culture, open concept modern office space
  • Unlimited room for advancement and growth
  • Backed by 20 years of experience through our parent company, GCAT Group
  • Full-time temporary position


COVID-19 considerations

We have implemented extensive measures for Covid-19 workplace safety procedures including physical distancing, masks, increased cleaning/sanitizing frequency, glass partitions between desks, etc.


AODA Considerations

Mitrex Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada (without employer sponsorship) and can commute to the office every day are welcome to apply.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in our company. However, due to the number of applications we receive, only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls (except for accommodation requests) or unsolicited agency calls, please. 


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