Electro-Mechanical Technician
Vancouver, BC, CA
4d ago

TRIUMF is Canada's particle accelerator centre, and one of the world's leading laboratories for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-

based science. We are an international centre for discovery and innovation, advancing fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research for science, medicine, and business.

At TRIUMF, we’re passionate about accelerating discovery and innovation to improve lives and build a better world. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to excellence and enhance our ability to create knowledge and opportunity for all.

Together, we are committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices of our employees, students, partners, and the people and communities we serve.

TRIUMF is dedicated to the success of its Nuclear Medicine program and is actively improving the physical experimental laboratory space, with the completion of the state-

of-the-art GMP radiopharmaceutical laboratory and soon to be completed joint radiochemistry research laboratory with BWXT.

The Nuclear Medicine program conducts multiple research projects involving national and international collaborations and TRIUMF’s TR13 cyclotron plays a large role in TRIUMF’s commitment to delivering high quality science for these collaborations.

The TR13 Group in our Accelerator Division has immediate openings for two intermediate level Electro-Mechanical Technician who will be responsible for the routine operation, repair, maintenance, and development of the TR13 cyclotron, targets and pipeline.

You will be one of the first operators of the new Institute of Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI) facility. Once these operations are running on their regular 24 / 7 schedule, you will be required to work on a rotating shift schedule.

As the successful candidate, you will diagnose faults and carry out necessary repairs to electronics and mechanical equipment to restore operation.

You will work and communicate closely with chemistry technicians, nuclear medicine technologists at the UBC Hospital, users of our Life Sciences division, and specialists in the Accelerator Systems Group to maintain operation of the equipment as scheduled.

Your responsibilities will be diverse, and include but are not limited to :

  • Providing routine operation of the TR13 cyclotron under established safety guidelines
  • Designing radiochemistry systems and production targets and their support systems, with some guidance from your supervisor
  • Producing manufacturing drawings to TRIUMF standards for equipment designed and developed by the group
  • Constructing, assembling, installing, maintaining and assisting in the operation of target and radiochemistry systems
  • Making suggestions for, and implementing, equipment improvements as necessary
  • Implementing and maintaining safety requirements for the safe operation of the TR13 cyclotron and radiochemistry systems as delegated
  • Monitoring and assessing both the daily and longer-term performance of the TR13 cyclotron and subsystems, and initiate corrective action when required
  • You will also be required to successfully complete the TRIUMF in-house radiation safety training course and be designated as a TRIUMF Nuclear Energy Worker.

    As our ideal candidate, you are able to independently carry out design and experimental work, and apply technical knowledge and techniques to resolve complex design and operational problems.

    You are an effective team player with strong interpersonal skills, and your qualifications include :

  • The ability to produce drawings for manufacture of mechanical / electronics systems, using programs such as SolidWorks
  • Mechanical experience and aptitude for and interest in working with your hands
  • Strong time management skills, and the ability to coordinate your work with that of others
  • Graduation from a technical college or institute like BCIT in Mechatronics or Electro-Mechanical Technology combined with at least 3 years of relevant and practical work experience, or the equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • While not required, hands-on experience in simple machining tasks such as milling and turning of metals would be a definite asset to your application.

    Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada on a permanent basis (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident).

    TRIUMF is located on the south campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. We offer a competitive total compensation package, including comprehensive benefits, attractive salary, flexible working hours, and an excellent opportunity to enhance your career portfolio in a high-

    profile national research facility.

    TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Your complete application package should be submitted by email to recruiting triumf.

    ca and will include the following in one complete PDF file :

  • Subject line : Competition 723
  • Employment Application Form
  • Cover letter indicating salary expectations
  • Application closing date : June 28, 2019

    It is important to note that due to operation necessity, TRIUMF will as needed, make hiring decisions that could pre-empt the application closing date.

    Accordingly, we suggest candidates submit expressions of interest in a timely fashion.

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