The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Technical Officer with the Faculty of Science: Department of Chemistry. This is a continuing full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with a salary range of $52,512 - $68,269 per annum.
The Science Faculty Technical Officer is responsible for the general operation of the Science Technical Shop and is the sole individual with the requisite expertise for diagnosing and repairing major scientific instrumentation, and for designing and producing new laboratory equipment and electronic circuitry. They will also supervise the Technician - Chemistry, who is assigned to the more routine and less technical maintenance tasks.
- Maintain, service and repair scientific instrumentation used for undergraduate teaching and for research activities.
- Troubleshoot problems with major scientific instrumentation and obviate expensive service contracts via in-house repair, with particular attention to the chemistry NMR spectrometer and liquid nitrogen plant, as well as other scientific instrumentation on campus.
- Calibrate, test, and evaluate the performance of standard and complex instrumentation.
- Assist the NMR operator with routine liquid helium and nitrogen fills.
- Conceive, design, and construct laboratory instrumentation for teaching and research laboratories, including items requiring the design of electrical and electronic circuitry.
- Construct metal, plastic, and other components.
- Design electronic circuits via CAD, print to circuit boards, and fabricate.
- Administer and manage the general operation of the electronics shop.
- Supervise and mentor the Technician - Chemistry.
- Provide technical advice and assistance as required by Faculty members.
- Design and construct laboratory instrumentation for outside clientele.
- Electrical engineer with B.Eng. qualification and certification from recognized and accredited institution.
- Must have or be eligible for P.Eng. designation.
- Minimum 5 years' experience in instrument repair, electronic circuit design and printed circuit board design and fabrication.
- Experience with computers and computer software is a necessity. Experience in sheet metal design and fabrication, metal lathing, and silver soldering highly recommended.
- Must have managerial and supervisory skills for the purpose of administering the electronics shop, its employee, and its inventory.
Closing date for applications is October 22, 2021 4:30PM.
This position is covered by the terms and conditions contained in the Collective Agreement negotiated between UNB and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551.
The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.