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TRIUMF is Canada’s particle accelerator centre. We are an international laboratory for discovery and innovation, advancing fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research for science, medicine, and business.     


Our Science Technology Department assists the physics community users in bringing to reality their experiments by providing technical resources for the design, construction, and commissioning of their experiments.  Within this department, our Detector Engineering and Construction group contributes heavily to the design, development, and construction of advanced detectors for very diverse applications.  At present we have an immediate opening within this group for an intermediate level technician who will provide a wide variety of mechanical engineering technology services for our ARIEL Beamlines and ATLAS ITk  projects. 


 The range of responsibilities will include:

  • Assists in the procurement, commissioning and installation of ARIEL beamline components.

·         Confirms required equipment quantities, procurement of components, and other mechanical equipment required for completion of transport beamline work.  This includes accessing the PDM vault for BOMs from “approved for manufacture” SolidWorks drawings and other CAD formats for equipment needs and confirming information accuracy.

·         Installs and aligns new mechanical components for projects and procures equipment when necessary for assembly of the silicon detector modules. These tasks may require hands on work on delicate silicon electronic devices.

·         Develops SolidWorks concept drawings for manufacture of special silicon detector assembly equipment.

·         Coordinates work with other site specialties such as Electricians, Designers, Machinists, plant services crane crew, etc.

·         Works independently, with minor guidance, on the assembly, operation and maintenance of silicon detector assembly equipment such as Delvotec G5 wire bonder, Mitutoyo CMM, Dage 4000 wire pull tester, AeroTech pick and place Cartesian type gantry, Keyence digital microscope system and other sensitive clean room equipment.

·         Maintain a documented schedule of work tasks and report progress at group meetings

·         Additional duties may include assessing received job submissions for process in the S & T manufacturing shop, and entering these in the manufacturing queue.

·         Onsite safety training to be designated as a TRIUMF Nuclear Energy Worker



  • Strong mechanical aptitude together with good judgment in selecting appropriate approaches and application of basic mechanical engineering technology techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to use machining equipment to undertake detailed design, fabrication, and assembly of parts based on conceptual designs.
  • Experience with 3D mechanical modeling applications such as SolidWorks.
  • Familiarity with use of MS Word and Excel spreadsheet. 
  • Demonstrated ability to operate cut off saws, drill press, and all power and hand tools. 
  • Some knowledge in the production and assembly of sensitive electronic devices.
  •  Knowledge or experience with manufacturing processes, machine tools, and NC machining using Mastercam is also desirable.
  • Experience with PDM Works and AutoCad will be considered an asset.
  • A diploma in mechanical engineering technology from a technical institute such as BCIT with at least 3 to 5 years of practical experience after graduation. 


TRIUMF offers a creative, collaborative team environment working with brilliant individuals. We are located in Pacific Spirit Park on the campus of the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, BC.  On-site amenities include a café, showers and secure bicycle storage.


This 2 year contract position offers a comprehensive benefits package, a competitive salary, vacation and an excellent opportunity to enhance your technical career portfolio in a high profile national research facility. 


Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada for the duration of the contract.


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:


·         Subject line: Competition #607

·         Employment Application Form

·         Cover letter indicating salary expectations

·         CV


Applications will be accepted until 2017-12-01

Job Title Mechanical Engineering Technician (Contract)
Date Posted 2017-Nov-01
Expiry Date 2017-Dec-01
Ad ID:11302
Post Details
Posted By TRIUMF
City or Province Vancouver, British Columbia
Location British Columbia
Job Type Full-time
Classification Science and Engineering