Senior Instrumentation Technologist
Ottawa - Ontario
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's premier research and technology organization.
We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Senior Instrumentation Technologist to support our Aerospace Portfolio on a full time permanent basis. This person would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.
The incumbent will be specifically responsible for working closely with NRC team leaders, external clients and other research and technical staff within the Gas Turbines Laboratory team to support the operation and maintenance of the central facilities along with supporting specific projects that make use of these facilities. These facilities include high power air compressors and exhauster systems; air treatment systems, high pressure air distribution, engine test cells, etc.
He/She will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of new instrumentation and control systems as well as the preventive and corrective maintenance of the existing systems of the central facilities.
Additional responsibilities include providing the design, implementation and operation of data acquisition and measurement systems required to support research projects in the turbomachinery testing facilities. This includes the maintenance and repair of existing data acquisition systems and supporting software.
While mainly tasked in the duties above, the incumbent may also be assigned to similar duties in support of Facility operations or projects in other areas of the Gas Turbine Laboratory, as required.
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Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:
A three-year diploma in an Electrical/Electronics/Instrumentation Technology Program.
Extensive experience in installation, testing, troubleshooting and maintaining instrumentation devices for monitoring, regulatory and safety applications;
Significant experience in asset management and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems;
Significant experience in PLC, HMI and LabView® programming, including the design, development, and installation of complete data acquisition systems and computer networks.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Advanced knowledge in reading and preparing electrical drawings and P&IDs using CAD tools;
Significant knowledge in software programming using LabView® and NI DAQmx devices, as well as NI PXI platforms;
Advanced knowledge in specifying instrumentation, sensors and data acquisition systems for temperature, pressure and flow measurements including required calibration standards for such measurements;
Advanced knowledge in control valves and closed loop controls based on PID and other algorithms;
Significant knowledge in industrial processes that include turbomachinery and compressor control and protection;
Solid knowledge in MS Office for use in maintaining facility documents and instrument calibration record;
Basic mechanical skills in using various hand-tools to independently work on mechanical installation and assembly of facility components;
Advanced knowledge of safety techniques and methods used in industrial facilities.
Client Focus (Level 2)
Communication (Level 2)
Conceptual and Analytical Ability (Level 2)
Results Orientation (Level 2)
Teamwork (Level 2)
For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): | Technology Support
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.
Applications will be accepted until 23:59 Eastern Time
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Telephone: (450) 641-5132
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