Job Description

Job Title:                  Mechatronics Specialist, Autonomous Vehicles

Reports to:               Leader, Robotronics

Job Type:                 Contract Employment or Project Work

About Little Canada

Our mission is to evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity about Canada.  Our promise is to create a uniquely Canadian experience of a vast land with a small-town feel.

Little Canada is a vast, highly detailed and animated journey through Canada in miniature.  This permanent attraction will open in summer 2020 in the heart of downtown Toronto, in a 50,000 square foot facility. Our goal is to be a top 10 attraction in Toronto, with anticipated attendance of over 500,000/year.

 Our Big 5 Values and what they look like for this role:


1.   We create to amaze! – the astonishment of our guests is our inspiration

You understand that the guest reaction is our ultimate inspiration.  You see your contributions through the eyes of the guest and understand how to work with your team mates to create the guest experience.

2.    We’re naturally curious – we’re eager to learn

You ask why?  And why not?  You see problems as opportunities to be figured out.

3.    We are family – we support each other

You demonstrate this in the compassion and empathy you have for your team mates, both on your direct team and across the company.  You know more than just their names; you make a point of learning who they are.

4.    We’re better together – we bring out the extraordinary in each other

You see the strengths and potential in your team mates, and you support and rely on them to help reach your shared team goals.

5.    We’re serious about fun – like any self-respecting Canadian, we don’t take ourselves too seriously

You actively participate in and encourage others in creating opportunities for fun.

Job Overview

 The Mechatronics Specialist, Autonomous Vehicles, is guided by our first value – we create to amaze!  As part of our Miniature Makers team, she/he will be responsible for building autonomous vehicles for our fleet, including installation of the control hardware, sensors and lighting components that power Little Canada’s autonomous vehicle fleet.  This role leverages a combination of electronics experience, fine motor skills and visual acuity in order to micro-manufacture our vehicles to our operational specifications.

Key Responsibilities 

  • The Mechatronics Specialist, Autonomous Vehicles, reports to, and is supported by, our Leader of Robotronics.

  • She/he will install or modify electronic controls and powertrain in the micro vehicles

  • She/he will modify existing models or collaborate with the team to 3D print and/or cast proprietary body shells that will house the required technology.

  • She/he may also design and install details and graphics, and finishing.

  • She/he establishes and maintains strong relationships with the Build team and across the company

  • She/he embraces the Little Canada Health and Safety Program

  • She/he embodies the values of Little Canada

  • She/he performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Experience

  • Practical experience and proficiency in fabricating micro-electronics and small circuit boards.

  • Familiarity with LiPo rechargeable battery technology.

  • Model vehicle building experience.

  • Experience in use of (very) small hand tools.

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in instrumentation control/electronics is an asset.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills; ability to build rapport and work collaboratively

  • Excellent organizational skills; able to plan and deliver against large pieces of work

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment


Working Conditions

  • This role is primarily based at our pilot site in Mississauga.  Select opportunities exist for remote project-based work – periodic visits to our pilot sites is required.

  • At some point in spring 2020, this role will move to our permanent site, in the heart of downtown Toronto.

If this sounds like you, please contact and send your resume to