Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics
Summer 2018 job posting
Job number TR18-2-5

Position Title:

ATG/Nordion/Life Sciences electric power distribution analysis 

Name of Project:

ATG/Nordion/Life Sciences Facility Arc flash hazard assessment 


TRIUMF has partnered with the privately owned company, Nordion, to develop and distribute medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals for national and international clients. This collaborative effort enables Nordion, a leading global provider to deliver over 2 million patient doses every year.
TRIUMF’s Applied Technology Group (ATG) is responsible for operating, maintaining and developing three cyclotrons: one CP42 and two TR-30s. All three cyclotrons are operated 24/7, 365 days on the principles of “just-in-time manufacturing”, and are located in the Radio Chemistry Annex (RCA) at TRIUMF. ATG engineering staff is responsible with maintenance and repair of the cyclotrons systems,RCA building services as well as improvements and design of highly specialized equipment. Some of the Life Sciences Division Laboratories are also part of the RCA facility. Due to the nature of the work and to maintain the required continuous operation an arc flash hazard assessment is necessary to increase electrical work safety.


The student will collect all the necessary data for all relevant switchgear, switchboards, motor control centers and panels, distribution transformers, UPS, motors and generators, will produce updated electrical drawings and be part of the arc flash hazard analysis team.

Skills learned during this work experience:

- Electrical power distribution in a 24/7, 365 days facility
- Critical loads and electric emergency power
- Drafting one-line electrical drawings
- Medical isotopes production


Third or fourth year Electrical Engineering Program. The candidate should have some electric power distribution experience. Experience using CAD software (ideally DraftSight) would be an asset.

Shiftwork required:


Period of work:

May - Aug 2018 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:

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TRIUMF Student Program
Job Number TR18-2-5
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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