Support Staff Employment Opportunity

High Frequency Radar Technician

Department of Physics UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#102-17.18Closing Date:March 8, 2018 4:30PM
Employment Group:P.T.S.U.Salary or Rate:$47,671 - $61,975 Per Annum
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possible Hours per Week:Full-time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative)Term until March 31, 2020Funding:External Funding

Additional Notes

*Note: The position was previously advertised and closed November 30, 2017. Previous applicants need not re-apply. All applications will be re-submitted in the competition


The Expanded Canadian High Arctic Ionospheric Network (ECHAIN) High Frequency Radar Technician is responsible for advancing the development, remote installation, and management of the Canadian Advance Digital Ionosodes (CADI) systems as part of a High Frequency (HF) remote detection and mitigation platform while providing continuous support for concurrent software advancement activities within ECHAIN. The position will be the primary contact with our external partners for field equipment operations.
Flexibility with working hours including an ability and willingness to travel is required to remote field locations during potentially adverse environmental conditions in Canadian High Arctic.
Representative Responsibilities
·    Develop and ongoing maintenance of the website and secure we-based data distribution system for our industrial partners and wider scientific community.
·    Managing the data stream from remote field sites to the ECHAIN Web Server and its availability 24/7/365 days for download by the international scientific community.
·    Key advisor on and maintaining a technology vision and plan for the HF Radar remote sensing research program with respect to current and future deployment strategies.
·    Participate in our partner-UNB scientific bi-weekly meetings as a technical subject matter expert (SME) for field instrumentation.
·    Investigate the latest experimental HF Radar remote sensing techniques.
·    Provide expertise on existing HF Radar remote sensing data file formats to internal/external researchers.
·    Develop and maintain in-house test environment for field equipment trials, configuration, calibration of sensitive equipment and repair of scientific equipment.
·    Manage hardware and software repairs/installations to minimize disruptions or irretrievable data loss.
·    Maintain adequate replacement equipment/component inventory in the research laboratory.
·    Work with Graduate Students/Co-op Students/ Undergraduate Students in a mentorship role in furthering their studies/research in regards to access and usability of data resources.
·    Provide quarterly detailed reports on milestones and deliverables as required by our funding partner.
·    Degree in Computer Science, Computer & Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent discipline with knowledge of computer data acquisition, networking, machine learning, digital and analog electronics, statics and programming with at least 3 to 5 years of experience. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
·    Knowledge of scientific equipment and techniques including: digital and analog electronics; computer languages and software; HF systems; remote sensing techniques; mechanical process; diagnosing system loads; and server load balancing.
·    Ability to work independently while at the same time participating as an effective member in a team with different skill sets and be capable of working on a variety of projects while coordinating multiple priorities.
·    Excellent judgment, decision making and organizational skills required; in particular, strong analytical written and verbal skills, problem solving and critical thinking is required.
·    Understanding of and experience related to research, industrial or academic, and knowledge of commercialization.
·    Technical training in the field of managing remote networks and experience with development of large-scale application.
·    Ability to interact and communicate with a diverse group of clients; sensitivity to cultural difference and issues.
** To be given consideration for this competition, you must demonstrate how, when and where you acquired the requirements outlined for this position. Your resume must present education and work experience in chronological order, with work experience detailed in both months and years, and whether it was part-time or full-time**


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.