SFL Technician

Job description

DepartmentAbout us:

The faculty at UTIAS are internationally recognized for the excellence of their research programs and have won many significant awards for their work. Most areas of modern aerospace engineering are covered by our faculty including many facets of aeronautical engineering (with an emphasis on green aviation) and space engineering (with an emphasis on robotics and microspace). Research and education form the highly-coupled core of life at UTIAS. With our 20 faculty and over 150 graduate students, we are engaged in research projects ranging from launching micro-satellites, to jet engines, to composite materials, to applied mathematics. Our faculty has made significant contributions and has collaborated with numerous research facilities to provide only the best results!

Your opportunity:

Under the direction of the Director, Space Flight Laboratory, and day to day supervision by the head engineering technician, the Engineering Technologist performs electronics and wiring harness assembly and inspection for space applications.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing, assembling and setting-up material, equipment and supplies according to the needs of the facility
  • Designing, modifying and fabricating custom lab apparatus
  • Analyzing technical solutions to ensure compliance with best practice and industry standards
  • Providing detailed explanations and demonstrating procedures to students and/or employees
  • Checking to ensure equipment is in working order
  • Resolving issues within the scope of the role and escalating problems as required
  • Ensuring the safe handling of specialized lab equipment and materials while operating within close proximity to others
  • Ordering supplies with approval



CampusEssential Qualifications:

  • College Diploma (2 years) or acceptable combination of equivalent education and industrial training. Must be certified to the Joint Industry Standard (J-STD), with Space Addendum (Rev E or later) preferred.
  • Minimum two years related experience in the electronics manufacturing industry and preferably working in a satellite manufacturing facility equipped with clean room, thermal vacuum chamber, vibration table, soldering stations, satellite integration areas.
  • Demonstrated experience hand soldering of integrated circuits and analog components on printed circuit boards.
  • Experience with soldering by hand surface mount components, microscope inspection, ball grid arrays.
  • Must be familiar with industrial electronics manufacturing environment and different soldering and inspection techniques in a production setting.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under detailed direction and make routine decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, including on tasks under tight timelines requiring critical attention.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with fabrication materials, techniques and methods for delicate electronics and eletro-mechanical equipment.
  • Experience with hot air surface mount soldering equipment, and specialized equipment for complicated parts such as ball grid arrays.
  • Knowledge of satellite manufacturing facility needs, including equipment maintenance and calibration, temperature and humidity requirements, electrostatic discharge controls, surface mount soldering, electronics assembly inspection.
  • Must be familiar with configuration control systems, as-designed, as-built drawings (schematics, layout diagrams, parts lists, and other documentation supporting electronics assembly).
  • Must have demonstrated ability to assemble by hand and inspect high part count boards (200+ parts) in 2-3 days or less.
  • Strong accuracy and attention to detail.

Assets (Nonessential):
  • Knowledge of controlled goods handling and security.

To be successful in this role you will be:
  • Meticulous
  • Organized
  • Proactive
  • Self-directed



Department: Institute for Aerospace Studies
Campus: U of T Institute for Aerospace Studies
Schedule: Full-time
Job Field: Technical / Fabrication
Job Posting: Jul 14, 2019
Job Closing: Jul 23, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

 

 

 

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Posted: 7/15/2019
Application Due: 7/24/2019
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