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Student Intern, Aerospace & Defense in Toronto, Ontario

Req ID: 114221

Remote Position: Hybrid

Region: Americas

Country: Canada

State/Province: Ontario

City: Toronto

16 Month Internship

Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) is a US$5.8 billion global leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions. We bring global expertise and insight at every stage of product development - from the drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services. Through our unrivalled customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in aerospace and defense, communications, enterprise, healthtech, industrial, capital equipment, and smart energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges.

Celestica is a high-integrity work environment and when you join Celestica you are a part of a leading global company that enables the world’s best brands, and contributes to our innovative and collaborative solutions that help our customers unlock the potential of the future.

Our global network spans 14 countries with 24,500 employees across the Americas, Europe and Asia. At our Toronto headquarters, we are focused on attracting top talent into our organization, including interns from universities and colleges.

Celestica's internship program provides students with valuable development through real-life work experience, exciting projects and networking with industry professionals.

Benefits for Students Include:

  • Experience working for one of the largest Canadian global technology companies

  • Possibility of a student casual contract position after completion of internship

  • Possibility of a full-time position after completion of degree

  • Access to Celestica’s development programs and projects

  • Celestica's Time Off to Volunteer program – two paid days off to volunteer per year

  • Fun intern activities including celebration events and networking

  • Internal recognition programs and rewards for stellar performance

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity: Job experience at a large Canadian-based global company

  • Innovation: We look to our employees to implement new ideas and improve the way we do things

  • Collaboration: Students work as part of global teams, enabled by collaborative technology

  • Sustainability: We uphold strong ethics, reduce our impact on the environment and empower employees to give back to the community with two paid days off per year to volunteer

  • Development opportunities: including soft skills courses, innovation projects and mentorship

  • Networking: Strategically build your professional network to advance your career and deepen relationships across your peers and colleagues

  • Fun: Our interns have the opportunity to participate in fun activities including intern social events, Celestica’s charitable initiatives and our Spirit Week activities

About this opportunity:

The Aerospace & Defense Intern will interface with Engineering, Supply Chain, Sourcing, GCBU and Production for the purpose of collecting information for the Engineering team. This would entail ideas that would assist the team in cost reduction of current production aerospace product. Organizing the information and under guidance executing plans to introduce a more cost effective solution. Review of component parameters, support testing of product for verification, and creating documentation that would substantiate the choice of the new components. This role also working closely with the Global Customer Business Unit on pricing cycle and related amendments. In addition, this role works closely with the Corporate Supply Chain and sites on quarterly claims and reconciliation process.

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent time management

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work effectively autonomously once trained

  • Excellent analytical, report writing and problem solving skills

  • Engineering principles and basic knowledge of manufacturing processes

  • Read and understand engineering drawings

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word


  • Gathering component information from Celestica production and external suppliers

  • Generating comparison data from similar components

  • Interfacing with supply chain and commodity managers during component selection

  • Review of design documentation to understand design intent.

  • Testing and analysis of components in order to verify parameters

  • Testing of end units for both original and newly selected components

  • Creation of data documentation that justify the new selected components

  • Managing Customer pricing and rollout process

  • Project related contract amendments

  • Accounts receivable reconciliation

  • Quarterly Excess and Obsolete claim process with customer

  • Quarterly Consignment confirmation and signoff process with customer

Physical Demands, duties of this position are varied and will include:

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office with exposure to manufacturing environments.

  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data

  • Repetitive manual movements are frequently required (e.g. data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc).

Area: Aerospace & Defense

Start Date: May 2023

Location: 5140 Yonge Street, Toronto ON

Experience: No formal experience is required

Education: Currently enrolled in University internship program, completing 3rd year in a 4-year program preferably in Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics or Aerospace Engineering. Please provide a copy of your transcript with your application.

As this position involves work that is subject to the Canadian Government's Controlled Goods Program (CGP), your employment offer is conditional upon the successful completion of a security assessment by Celestica and/or its authorized agents, per the Controlled Goods Regulations.*

To apply, please visit www.celestica.com. Please provide a copy of your transcript with your application. Please include your student email address in your application.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).

At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.