Energy, Mining and Environment
Boucherville - Québec
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.
Operating nationally with more than 3,600 employees working from over 20 state-of-the-art research facilities from coast to coast, NRC works with clients and partners to advance knowledge and accelerate technology development and deployment in various industrial sectors. Our multidisciplinary capabilities, world-class facilities, unbiased view, and international networks make us a critical player in Canada’s innovation ecosystem.
NRC EME delivers advanced technology solutions to Canada's resource and utility sectors. Our unique technology risk management capabilities help companies develop and maintain a globally competitive position, and support quality improvements and cost reductions for vital products and services delivered to Canadians.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic technical officer to support our programs. The technical officer would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.
The primary purpose of the position is to provide technical electronic services to support research and development of prototype sensors. Most of the work will be related to digital electronics. Examples of work are programming communication interfaces between a computer and various instruments or components, programming microprocessors or specialized electronic circuits such as a FPGA or a GPU.
Some analog electronics will be required as well. Examples are the conception and fabrications of various circuits that include multi-element optical sensors, ultrasonic sensors, amplifiers, noise reduction. Other examples are conception and fabrication of circuits that include various components such as power supplies, sensors, relays, displays.
The selected candidate will also need to select and purchase components, have printed circuits be made by a supplier, assemble the components in an enclosure, and test and debug in the laboratory and sometimes in the field. The person may also be required to do some experimental work in an optical or ultrasonic laboratory.
The selected candidate works under the supervision of the Team Leader, Systems Integration/Prototypes. There will be functional reporting relationships to Project Leaders. This position has no direct reports
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:
3-year technical CEGEP diploma in electronics or physics, or Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or physics, or equivalent program outside of Quebec
Note: The diploma must include courses in analog and digital circuits, as well as computer programming of microprocessors or specialised circuits such as a FPGA or a GPU.
Basic experience in conception and fabrication of circuits, and assembling analog and digital systems.
Basic experience in programming interfaces between a computer and various equipment or specialized electronic devices for example, using various communications protocols: USB, Ethernet, serial ports, internal bus.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Knowledge of and ability to design analog circuits
Knowledge of and ability to design digital circuits
Knowledge of computer tools that help designing electronic circuits
Knowledge of at least one high level computer programming language
Knowledge of at least one specialized computer language such as assembler, VHDL, GPU, or others
Ability to document clearly the work that was accomplished so that others may understand easily the documentation
Creative Thinking ( level 2)
Results Orientation ( level 2)
Initiative ( level 2)
Teamwork ( level 2)
Communication ( level 2)
For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): | Research Technician/Technologist
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.
08/23/2017 (6 days)
Applications will be accepted until 23:59 Eastern Time
To obtain a copy of the job description
Please direct your questions, with the hiring number (146-17-0330) to:
Telephone: (613) 993-0542
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