NWS Electronics Maintenance Technician
Raytheon Company
North Bay, Canada
3d ago

The North Warning System (NWS) is a joint United States and Canadian radar system that includes 47 radar sites spanning the Arctic from Labrador to the Alaska border.

The NWS provides the capability to detect airborne threats across North America's polar region, providing a command and control capability to the Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS) of the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD).

Raytheon Canada Limited is providing Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support of the NWS system including full care, custody, and control of the entire NWS and its components.

  • This includes 47 radar sites; five logistics support sites (LSSs), a monitoring and control center, and a radar depot. Key activities include radar, equipment and facilities maintenance / repair;
  • logistics support; and remote monitoring and control.

    Raytheon seeks an Electronics Maintenance Technicians (EMT) to support the NWS system O&M Contract. The full-time position will be based out of North Bay, Ontario.

    Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following :

    Primary Duties

  • Performs maintenance, modification and repair on radar, communication and weather systems. This includes subassemblies such as chassis, circuit cards, gear train, motors, blower assemblies and other electromechanical sub-assemblies.
  • Tests, troubleshoots, repairs, maintains and installs a wide variety of electronic, electromechanical and mechanical, computer, laboratory and / or equipment.
  • Provides technical support to LSS Electronics Maintenance Technicians, NWSCC Crew Technicians and LCMM / Engineers
  • Documents and maintains files as related to the work management system, work plans, field / incident reports, data analysis, etc.
  • Analyzes equipment failures to determine cause and recommends corrective action
  • Assists in effecting design changes to improve equipment efficiency and / or reduce cost of operation
  • Provides feedback to the Technical Services department on minor modifications, IQ projects and maintenance task reviews
  • Reviews and provides feedback on project related documents
  • Performs corrective and preventive maintenance on NWS systems, including but not limited to, data / voice communications, multiplexers, radar, satellite / RF communications, router based IP networks, weather detection equipment at the remote sites.
  • Troubleshoots NWS equipment operating problems. Uses test equipment to diagnose and analyze difficulties.
  • Liaise with NWS Control Centre (NWSCC) Technicians and request authorization for system downtime, verify operational status of NWS equipment after downtime, enter data and ensure the accuracy of work order information.
  • Reviews corrective maintenance work requests for priority, work estimation and feasibility.
  • The NWSSC EMT can also be deployed to NWS sites to assist Operations and Engineering with system investigation, inspections, preventive and corrective maintenance.
  • Secondary Duties

  • Receives work tasks and priorities from the Project Coordinator
  • Assists in the installation of NWS communications and electronics systems, including but not limited to, data / voice communications, multiplexers, radar, satellite / RF communications, router based IP networks, weather detection equipment
  • Assists in the maintenance of the Site libraries.
  • Conducts environmental, safety, security and quality checks and audits, general housekeeping in support of a healthy and safe workplace environment and taking proactive and corrective measures in these areas.
  • Assists in effecting design changes to improve equipment efficiency and / or reducing cost of operation.
  • Provides feedback on preventive maintenance programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned which are transient in nature.
  • Requirements

    Individuals with a minimum 2 years of experience on the job training working with telecommunications / electronic systems, and completion of postsecondary program in an electronics field or CF military equivalent, are encouraged to submit their resume.

  • Proficiency in the use of commercial test equipment and tools used in troubleshooting and repair of electronic circuits is mandatory.
  • Strong knowledge of telecommunications, RF, radar, satellite, IP network systems, with ability to read and interpret related drawings and manuals.
  • Customer service and detail oriented.
  • Effective written and verbal skills (English).
  • Must be Standard First Aid trained, including CPR Level A, and hold a valid certificate.
  • Must hold, or obtain prior to scheduled start of work, a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL).
  • Work above the ground level and work in harsh weather conditions.
  • Must be familiar with safety regulations and practices, including working at heights.
  • Must be comfortable working in and flying to remote Arctic locations via helicopter and / or smaller fixed wing aircraft.
  • Hold a valid class G’ driver’s license, or provincial / territorial equivalent
  • Must possess serviceable safety boots that meet standards for workplace safety.
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Work Environment

  • Ability to travel as part of a small team to and from locations, including personal meal preparation and tidying.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including Fall Arrest Harness, as required.
  • Ability to work under physically demanding, often adverse weather conditions in remote Arctic locations.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity and an understanding of work in the Canadian Arctic.
  • Raytheon Canada Limited is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a wide diversity of applicants. Raytheon is committed to providing long-

    term, sustainable and meaningful economic benefits for Inuit Beneficiaries and their communities through activities such as on-

    the-job training, mentorship and skills development at all levels of employment. If you are an Inuit Beneficiary or a Land Claim Beneficiary from the Nunatsiavut, Nunavut or Inuvialuit Settlement Region you are encouraged to submit your resume.

    NWS promotes employment equity as part of the Legislated Employment Equity Program and encourages those who are : a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority to apply.

    Individuals contacted for a job opportunity should advise the company of any accommodation measures needed in a timely manner.

    Successful completion of security clearances are required by candidate prior to starting on the program. Candidate must complete a criminal reference check and pass a security clearance check to a level as required for the position through the Canadian Government.


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