Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics
Summer 2018 job posting
Job number TR18-2-28

Position Title:

Assistant to the Beam Lines Group 

Name of Project:

Mechanical assistance to Beamlines Group technologists. 


TRIUMF/ISAC is a sub-atomic particle and nuclear research facility. The Beam Lines Group is responsible for the installation and maintenance of mechanical devices in the particle beam transport systems. The successful candidate will assist the Beam lines Group technologists with assembly, alignment and installation tasks, In addition the student will be asked to prepare documentation related to the work undertaken.


1. Assist with the installation of Equipment support stands
2. Assist with the installation and alignment of beam line devices.
3. Document installation and maintenance procedures.

Skills learned during this work experience:

Field experience with mechanical installation tools and techniques including precision alignment tools.
General large-lab experience with support services such as design office and machine shop etc.

Documentation preparation.

Design and use of database.


Second year mechanical engineering or technology student.
Mechanical aptitude, experience with machine tools

Knowledgeable about machine shop practices.

Experience with computer word processing and database applications.

Nuclear energy worker

Shiftwork required:


Period of work:

4 with possible 4-month extension  
Salary is commensurate with academic progress and previous relevant work experience, and ranges from $ 2080 to $ 2800 per month plus 4% vacation pay.
TRIUMF pays round-trip airfare (this does not apply to Vancouver/Victoria students); for Vancouver Island students, TRIUMF will pay ferry costs.

TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified undergraduate students as defined below:

  • Canadian undergraduate students or Canadian Permanent Resident undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited post secondary institution in Canada (or outside Canada) who are studying in a vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate.
  • Foreign full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled at a designated learning institution at the post-secondary level, and who are studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate that is at least six months in duration, and who have a valid Canadian study permit which allows for employment off-campus, and who have applied for a Social Insurance Number
  • Foreign undergraduate students enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program of study abroad who have accepted, or are in the process of accepting, an "Invitation to Apply" for a work permit under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program

Applications must be received at TRIUMF by 4:00pm Pacific time on 2018-01-22.

One complete PDF for EACH position must be submitted. Please save the PDF as lastname-job number (eg Smith-15.pdf)

Email to:

Mail to:

TRIUMF Student Program
Job Number TR18-2-28
4004 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 2A3

No phone calls please. TRIUMF wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, and regrets that only those being considered will be contacted.

TRIUMF is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia.
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