Electronics Technician

Website Brock University

Job Description:

The Electronics Technician (Senior Design) designs, modifies, repairs, and constructs research and teaching equipment for the Faculty of Mathematics & Science, including performing service on all scientific equipment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Run tests or fault diagnostics on equipment to address problems, order parts if needed, and replace or repair parts;
  • Research to meet design and safety regulations;
  • Keep all shop service equipment and tooling in good mechanical and safe working order;
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance, testing, and calibration.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance, testing, and calibration, including daily, weekly, and monthly inspections of numerous scientific apparatus and instruments;
  • Develop embedded C applications for microcontrollers and MFC windows applications for the PC to implement scientific designs requiring data recording, process control and analysis;
  • Design and construct electronic scientific equipment for needs where it is too costly to purchase, or commercially unavailable;
  • Respond to equipment service requests and repair problems in a timely manner;
  • Create and deliver finished product and instruct users in its proper function, including safety considerations;
  • Support trans-disciplinary research initiatives with community partners (such as VineAlert).
  • Design new equipment to meet the ever changing needs in the teaching and research field;
  • Interact with supervisors, professors, graduate students, and teaching assistants to understand the specific requirements and ensure efficiency of final design;
  • Diagnose problem with supervisor, researcher, and/or electronics shop personnel;
  • Discuss any necessary changes to shop equipment in order to produce a better product with supervisor;
  • Contribute to the design, construction, and equipment repair for Facilities Management, Recreation, and other internal and external clients, as required.
  • Recommend how to modify equipment based on request and consideration of safety and technical related issues;
  • Create electronic schematics, circuit board layouts, electronic circuit assembly, design verification and electronic packaging;

Job Requirements:

  • Two years experience in an electronics shop environment, including equipment service, reading schematics and basic knowledge of sciences.
  • Ability to constantly learn about the equipment, changes in technology, emerging products, and best practices in the field;
  • Knowledge of embedded microcontroller design, including circuit design and C programming;
  • Analyze circuits, carry out measurements, identify faults with corrective repair;
  • Strong electronic diagnostic skills in analog and digital systems;
  • Strong aptitude for science, mathematics and programming as well as a practical, hands-on approach to electronic system design and assembly;
  • Computer/Electronics Engineering Technologist College Diploma (3 Year Program).
  • Ability to effectively perform service repairs often without manufacturer documentation;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision;
  • Complex problem-solving to identify and fix problems over multiple disciplines including scientific, electronic, and mechanical systems;
  • Strong customer service skills, the ability to discern customer needs, and the ability to communicate technical information effectively with all contacts;
  • Ability to comprehend design and construction procedures set by supervisor.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize jobs to provide high levels of precision and quality service;
  • Ability to train others on how to use equipment.
  • Excellent attention to detail, judgement, and independent thinking skills.

Job Details:

Company: Brock University

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Thorold, Ontario, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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