Electronics Technician - High Voltage

Employment type: Full-time
City: Vancouver
Last visit: 2014-10-28
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-28


TRIUMF is Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics research, and we are pursuing a fascinating scientific and engineering program. Central to the success of TRIUMF are a host of accelerators; a 500MeV high intensity H- cyclotron, room temperature heavy ion linear accelerators, a superconducting heavy ion linac and three small cyclotrons for industrial and medical applications.    

We are currently recruiting a junior to intermediate level Electronics Technician – High Voltage to join our team and design and implement high voltage (HV) DC equipment and other electronics apparatus. If you are a detail orientated, safety conscious team player looking to grow your high voltage career, this is the opportunity for you. You will gain hands on experience through troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of existing TRIUMF HV equipment and electrical safety systems. You will also play a role in molding future TRIUMF projects and programs by providing support for the design, implementation, and commission of new HV installations.

Responsibilities associated with the position include, but are not limited to:

providing maintenance support for all commissioned HV and other electronic equipment for all accelerators

providing assistance for HV devices in experimental facilities and specialized installations

supporting new HV developments, installations, and test stands

reviewing HV related fault reports and assisting in correcting deficiencies

providing troubleshooting and repairs of HV power equipment and other electronic devices

assisting with HV conditioning and commissioning of various systems

producing CAD drawings and utilizing word processing software for documentation purposes

maintaining HV equipment documentation

organizing the storage and inventory of spare HV power supplies and other related electronic components

Minimum qualifications include:

electronics technology diploma from a strong electronics program in an accredited technical school

at least 3 years practical hands-on experience with HV power supplies

experience in an environment with DC HV equipment and systems

strong background in electronics

good working knowledge of DC high voltage equipment and techniques for air, high vacuum, and dielectric insulated systems

clear understanding of the hazards of working with high voltage and the methods to reduce the risk of exposure, and awareness of all aspects of working safely with high voltage

strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

ability to work effectively in a team

ability to troubleshoot, solve technical problems, and provide practical solutions

must be willing to be trained at TRIUMF to be designated as a Nuclear Energy Worker

The total compensation will include

3 weeks vacation to start; 4 weeks after 2 years; plus time off between Christmas and New Years

 Excellent dental, extended health, and vision care benefits

Enrollment in a defined benefit retirement pension plan

 37.5hr work week

 Hiring salary range: $42k to $53k per year to start dependant on experience

An excellent opportunity to enhance your career portfolio in a high profile national research facility.

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

TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Your complete application package should be submitted by email as noted below, and will include the following:

Employment Application Form

Cover letter indicating Competition # and salary expectations


Reference details

TRIUMF Human Resources (Comp. # 445)

eMail: recruiting@triumf.ca

All documents must be submitted in one of the following formats:

PDF (preferred)

Plain Text

Microsoft Word

Applications accepted until November 28, 2014

TRIUMF Human Resources, 2014-10-27

Career Level: Experienced

Industry: Research and Development

Job Function: Skilled Trades and Labour