Job Description

Job Title:                  Mechatronics Specialist, Power and Control Systems

Reports to:               Leader, Electronics and Control Systems

Job Type:                 Part-Time or Full-time Contract

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, Power and Control Systems, is guided by our first value – we create to amaze!  As part of our Miniature Makers team, she/he will be responsible for planning and installing the controls and wiring infrastructure that animate and bring to life our Little Canada attraction.  This role leverages a combination of electronics documentation and installation skills, and requires the ability to work under our miniature world displays (in Little Canada’s “upside-down”, so to speak).

 Key Responsibilities

  • The Mechatronics Specialist, Power and Control Systems, reports to, and is supported by, our Leader of Electronics and Control Systems.

  • She/he plans and installs the wiring and modular connectors to create the back-end infrastructure to support technical elements – lighting, animations and other effects.

  • She/he creates schematics to document wiring for maintenance, repair and future modifications.

  • She/he trains the build team in proper wiring installation for the structures, cityscapes and other animated elements of the miniature world.

  • She/he assists the Build team in other wiring and animation projects

  • 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 wiring installation and management.

  • Practical experience in schematic and documentation reading and writing

  • Practical experience with micro-controllers ie. Arduino, C+ Coding

  • Famiarity with installation of connectors, mechanical brackets, stopper motors, lead screws and pillow blocks.

  • Knowledge of mechatronics and application to physical animation or robotics is an asset.

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in electrical, 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 based at our pilot site in Mississauga. 

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

  • There’s plenty of room for big people to work in our Little Canada, but work here requires significant blocks of time spent on top of or under the miniature displays (our upside-down)

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