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.
Our Safety Systems Group (SSG), situated within our Environmental Health and Safety Department (EH&S), is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and calibration of a wide variety of different types of radiation monitors and laboratory detectors, and for the specification, design, implementation and maintenance of TRIUMF’s Radiation Safety Systems, which protect personnel from radiation due to accelerator operation. In support of these activities we are currently accepting applications for an advanced level Electronics / Instrumentation Technologist. In this role, you will participate in routine electronics maintenance and repair; inspect, install, test and calibrate radiation monitoring equipment; and perform some mechanical maintenance and installation. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Designing, constructing, testing, installing and maintaining electronic and mechanical devices and interfaces associated with radiation monitoring, including air monitors
- Repairing and maintaining radiation monitoring and nuclear electronic equipment, including Gate and Portal monitors
- Collecting and calibrating portable radiation and contamination monitoring equipment
- Collaborating with other EH&S members in the evaluation and maintenance of hardware and software for gamma spectroscopy counting systems
- Collaborating with other SSG members in the specification and design of new radiation detectors and calibration of fixed radiation monitors
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 have general knowledge of electronics, instrumentation, controls and electrical systems, and have experience in analog and digital electronics. You are a team player who excels in a collaborative environment. Your other qualifications include:
- Electronic servicing skills and experience using electronic shop tools and instrumentation (soldering stations, power supplies, oscilloscopes, etc.)
- Experience reading and creating electrical schematic diagrams for the purpose of maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing electronic equipment and systems
- Hands on mechanical servicing skills such as re-building air pumps and other system repairs
- Demonstrated ability to use AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite of products
- A Diploma in Electronics or Robotics Technology and at least 5 years of relevant work experience after graduation, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of radiation protection, dose limits and radiation detector instrumentation would be a definite asset to your application, but at a minimum a strong desire and aptitude to learn these skills is required.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and will include the following in one complete PDF file:
- Subject line: Competition 753
- Employment Application Form
- Cover letter indicating salary expectations
Applications will be accepted until December 5, 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.