Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is a world-leading organization supporting ocean discovery and technological innovation. ONC is as a not-for-profit society that operates and manages innovative cabled observatories on behalf of the University of Victoria that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to various scientific instruments located in coastal, deep-ocean, and Arctic environments. ONC’s cable arrays host hundreds of sensors distributed in, on and above the seabed along with mobile and land based assets strategically located, instruments that address key scientific and policy issues (subsea earthquakes and tsunamis, ocean acidification, marine biodiversity, etc.) within a wide range of environments.
ONC's Observatory Operations' division is mandated to provide a reliable and relevant digital, coastal and sub-sea infrastructure that facilitates the goals of the observatory user communities. Marine Operations supports this mandate through the installation, maintenance and repair of the cabled arrays, mobile systems and land-based assets that comprise the coastal sub-sea infrastructure. In this regard, Marine Operations utilizes a team-based, client-focused approach that promotes a safe work environment and fosters an environment of mutual respect, cooperation and support. Together the Field Services, Testing & Development and Operations Support units within Marine Operations, work to efficiently, effectively and safely fulfill their core purpose. The Marine Technology Centre (MTC) in Sidney serves as the department's base of operations.
The Testing and Development (T&D) unit is primarily responsible for testing and qualifying instruments and equipment prior to deployment to the cabled observatories and other mobile and land based assets. The Team designs and develops instruments and equipment, repairs and maintains instruments, and supports the planning and execution of field operations related to the observatory maintenance. This includes ship based activities that occur multiple times a year for up to four weeks duration, as well as day and multi day trips to service land and marine systems.
The Junior Marine Equipment Technician participates in observatory maintenance, instrument testing activities, maintenance of the laboratory testing facility, equipment design, equipment development, and documentation of instruments and related equipment.
This position is expected to maintain certifications in forklift and crane operation, first aid, and a Transport Canada approved marine safety course such as Standards of Training, Certifications and Watchkeeping - 95 Basic Safety.
This position, as with all Marine Operations positions, will on a rotating basis serve as the Marine Operations Safety Coordinator whose role it is to coordinate internal tasks required to ensure safety equipment, training and records are in place to meet Marine Operations workplace safety requirements. The Safety Coordinator sits on the ONC Joint Local Safety Committee.
Observatories Maintenance and Instrument Testing: (40%)
Complete other related duties as assigned. Laboratory Operations (30%)
Consultation with other ONC staff and external parties: (10%)
The successful candidate will have an electrical/electronic education at a degree or technologist level with additional specialized training or experience, and a minimum of 1-2 years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
A Transport Canada approved marine safety course such as Standards in Training, Certifications and Watchkeeping Basic Safety would be an asset
Salary: $47,193.00 - $53,117.00 per year
Employment type: Regular continuing and a member of the PEA Union
Opening Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 13:15 Closing Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 13:15
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