Production Technologist

Quester Tangent Corporation

June 17, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
Manufacturing and Production
Company Overview: 

We are expanding our rail Transit Electronics business and are looking for an individual to work hard and share in our success.  We have a strong track record of bringing innovative monitoring, diagnostics, and control electronics to the urban rail transit market places.
Come join us!

Established in 1983, Quester Tangent is a privately owned, Canadian corporation and a designer and manufacturer of software products and hardware systems that allow users to acquire, monitor, validate and process large amounts of data in either historical or real-time. While the application of the technology is ideal for any industry requiring data handling and supervised or unsupervised processing capabilities, the company's current key market is Transit electronics. To date, Quester Tangent has sales in over 30 countries.

Job Summary: 

Summary of Position

The Production technologist is key player in Quester Tangent’s Transit products manufacturing. The focus of this position is the ability to assemble, test, troubleshoot, repair and failure analysis of mechanical, electrical and software based products.

Work is performed under the general direction of the Production Supervisor and is reviewed on a daily basis. Strong attention to detail and consistently high quality workmanship are required.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Tests electronic systems and circuit boards utilizing standard production documentation including Routine test procedures, schematics, and component descriptions.
  • Installs production software and firmware into completed electronic assemblies.
  • Conducts routine testing of completed electronic assemblies and sub-assemblies.
  • Documents all production and test activities as required and assists in the maintenance of assembly, test, and configuration management records.
  • Identifies and records any product quality problem
  • Controls further processing or delivery of nonconforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected
  • Initiates action to prevent the occurrence of product nonconformity and to improve the product and processes
  • Verifies the implementation of corrective action
  • Exercises care and prescribed precautions in the handling and storage of materials and products and Prepares adequate records for quality
  • Troubleshoots Field failed returns as RMA’s and takes corrective actions to prevent the occurrence of product nonconformity  towards improving the product and processes.
  • Miscellaneous duties as required.

Qualifications required:

  • Diploma or degree in Electronics Technology or Electrical engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Strong competence and abilities to troubleshoot and repair complex circuits.
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of electronic circuit board assembly including component handling, soldering and cleaning in a static controlled environment.
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of electronic hardware assembly including cable assembly, mechanical support hardware and enclosure assembly.
  • Basic knowledge of computer operations including file manipulation, program initiation and operation, and connection to serial and parallel ports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a high-energy environment with minimum supervision.
  • Significant experience in high reliability soldering.
  • General knowledge of production techniques, standards, quality control principles and practices.
  • Commitment to high standards of workmanship and attention to detail.
  • WHMIS Certification.

Experience required:

  • Minimum 2 years experience as Production Technologist in electronics industry
How To Apply: 

Minimum 2 years experience as Production Technologist in electronics industry


Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you for your interest.

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Quester Tangent Corporation
Attn: Human Resources
Fax: 250-655-4696

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