Marine electronics technician, permanent, full-time
Reformar is a Rimouski-based, non-profit organisation lending support to marine science and technology projects since 1989. In doing so, they partner with researchers, research and training institutions, along with government and private-owned organisations. Concretely, Reformar handles the full management of a fleet of science vessels and the complete planning of its scientific missions. The management is currently looking for a marine electronics technician based in Rimouski.
In short, the marine electronics technician answers to the Executive director, operating and maintaining all the scientific equipment managed by Reformar, on land and on board of its ships (Coriolis II, Lampsilis and Louis-Edmond-Hamelin). The incumbent will be working along the crew and researchers to contribute to the expedition success of the organisation.
Under the supervision of the Executive director, the marine electronics technician…
• Collaborates with various teams to ensure the set-up, repair, calibration, operation, maintenance, and storage of vessels’ scientific systems before, during and after every scientific expedition.
• Interfaces networks and electronic components on scientific vessels and contributes to the solving of encountered problems.
• Keeps the fleet’s inventory of scientific equipment up to date (follow-up with newly installed equipment, track their maintenance and repair status, especially the systems with electronic components).
• Takes part in the mobilisation and demobilisation of oceanographic equipment needed for various expeditions.
• Joins the fleet’s expeditions on board its ships when needed.
• Takes part in the writing of the expedition’s operational reports detailing data sampling procedures, equipment problems, and the techniques used in their resolution.
• Assists the researchers in meeting their scientific objectives during expeditions.
• Assists other members of Reformar’s technical crew at sea and ashore according to needs.
• Makes sure that current health and safety directives are respected, and that workplaces are tidy and safe.
• Keeps up to date with relevant safety training in their activity sector.
• Uses sector-relevant software and takes part in the development of new applications.
• Monitors technological developments in their activity sector.
• Handles any adjacent tasks considered pertinent in a marine electronics technician’s work.
Prerequisite training, abilities and professional qualities:
• Diploma of college studies in a domain connected to the functions (electronics, industrial electronics, computer sciences, electrical engineering, etc.) or any combination of training and/or experience deemed pertinent.
• Proficiency with electronics and skilled in using diagnostic tools.
• Proficiency with computers, networks, and the optimisation of associated systems.
• Programming and mechanic proficiency would be a plus.
• Experience with the maintenance, setting up and/or operation of oceanographic equipment would be a plus.
• Be available to work at sea on the various ships of the fleet.
• Excellent capacity for both autonomous and teamwork.
• Class 5 driver’s license.
Why work for Reformar?
• Permanent, 37.5 hours/week job.
• Competitive salary based upon current policy (hourly wage from $29.50 to $38.50 depending on experience and qualifications).
• Become part of a dynamic, friendly team.
• Very competitive benefits (7% collective RRSP, insurance program, UQAR gym membership, etc.)
• Flexible schedule accommodating for certain obligations (family/work balance)
• A job where teamwork is a vital component of success.
People interested in the current posting should send their resume with a cover letter to the following address before November 22nd, 2021:
Erik Lapointe, Executive director
Reformar, 418 723-1986, ext. 1791, firstname.lastname@example.org
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