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TRIUMF is Canada's particle accelerator centre, and one of the world's leading laboratories for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. We are an international centre for discovery and innovation, advancing fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research for science, medicine, and business.

At TRIUMF, we’re passionate about accelerating discovery and innovation to improve lives and build a better world. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to excellence and enhance our ability to create knowledge and opportunity for all. Together, we are committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices of our employees, students, partners, and the people and communities we serve.

TRIUMF’s Targets & Ions Sources department encompasses a broad cross-section of the systems required for radioactive ion beam production, including target production and operation.  In support of these activities, we are currently accepting applications for a junior to intermediate Technician to join our Target Production & Operations Group and provide skilled mechanical and technical support.  You will primarily be responsible for the operation of master-slave manipulators in hot cells; maintenance, service and repair of hot cell equipment and other machinery; and assisting with research and development within the department and ARIEL project.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·       Safe and reliable operation of the ISAC hot cells to meet beam delivery schedule

·       Collecting and analyzing data and samples in support of quality assurance

·       Participating in the design and development of new and existing infrastructure

·       Assisting with mock-up and prototype hot cell operations

You will also be required to successfully complete the TRIUMF in-house radiation safety training course and be designated as a TRIUMF Nuclear Energy Worker.

If you are excited by the prospect of joining this team and gaining unique experience, we encourage you to apply.  As our ideal candidate, you have a good understanding of and practice with industrial safety with great record keeping and documentation skills.  You have experience with mechanical assembly and basic electrical circuits, and your excellent eyesight and hand dexterity allows you to perform sensitive, detailed operational tasks.  Your other qualifications include:

·       Demonstrated ability to read and interpret drawings and bills of materials

·       A diploma from a technical institute in the areas of mechatronics, mechanical operation, production, maintenance or machining

·       At least 2 years of practical and relevant experience after graduation

While not required, the following would be considered a definite asset to your application: knowledge of vacuum systems, radiation environments, cooling systems, and high voltage; and fabrication and manufacturing skills with drills, mills, and lathes. 

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

TRIUMF is located on the south campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.  We offer a competitive total compensation package, including comprehensive benefits, attractive salary, and an excellent opportunity to enhance your career portfolio in a high profile national research facility. 

TRIUMF is an equal opportunity employer, 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 701

·       Employment Application Form

·       Cover letter indicating salary expectations

·       CV


Applications will be accepted until 2019-04-21

Job Title Mechanical Technician
Date Posted 2019-Mar-22
Expiry Date 2019-Apr-21
Ad ID:17335
Post Details
Posted By TRIUMF
City or Province Vancouver
Location British Columbia
Job Type Full-time
Classification Science and Engineering