Competition # 376

Electro-Mechanical Technician (TR-13)

TRIUMF is dedicated to the success of its Nuclear Medicine program and is actively improving the physical experimental laboratory space, with the recent completion of a state-of-the-art GMP radiopharmaceutical laboratory and soon to be completed joint radiochemistry research laboratory with Nordion, Inc. Additional infrastructure upgrades are slated to begin shortly for the connection of TRIUMF to UBCs new Centre for Comparative Medicine (CCM). The Nuclear Medicine program conducts multiple research projects involving national and international collaborations, and TRIUMF is committed to delivering high quality science from these collaborations. Our TR-13 cyclotron delivers high-intensity 13-MeV H- ion beams for use in many of these collaborations, and primarily for PET radioisotope production for the UBC Hospital.

In support of the TR13 operations, an immediate opening exists for an Electro-Mechanical Technician.

As the successful candidate for this exciting position you will primarily be responsible for the routine operation, repair, maintenance, and development of TRIUMF's TR13 cyclotron, cyclotron targets and radioisotope transfer systems, and you will also oversee the maintenance of the TRIUMF-UBC pneumatic radiopharmaceutical transfer pipeline. You will operate the TR13 cyclotron for daily isotope production activity and, when needed, diagnose faults and carry out necessary repairs to electronic and mechanical equipment to restore operation. At all times you will be expected to work within TRIUMF safety guidelines for the production, use and transportation of radioactive materials for all research activities associated with the division of Nuclear Medicine. Skills and knowledge you will require include: the ability to independently carry out design and experimental work and to apply technical knowledge and specialized techniques to resolving complex design and operational problems, a good working knowledge of practices, methods, and materials associated with personal computers, and the ability to produce drawings for manufacture of mechanical/electronics systems. In addition you are an effective team player, with good interpersonal skills, and the ability to coordinate your own work with that of others. Hands-on experience in simple machining tasks such as milling and turning of a variety of metals will be considered a definite asset. The position requires onsite training to become designated as a TRIUMF Nuclear Energy Worker.

In addition to the skills above, you have graduated from a technical college or institute such as BCIT and have at least three to five years of practical experience involving mechanical and electronic/electrical systems, or the equivalent in education and experience.

TRIUMF is a unique place to work and this is an excellent opportunity to further develop your technical career in a high profile national research facility. Check out our Career pages to see why you should consider joining TRIUMF:

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

Applications will be accepted until 2013-04-09

TRIUMF Human Resources, 2013-03-20

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