The Lab Technician is responsible for the successful daily operation of Photonic’s quantum hardware laboratory. The Lab technician conducts tests and measurements using opto-electronic and mechanical systems, maintains all lab equipment, implements safety standards, and ensures all other staff are trained in the safe use of equipment.
What we need you to do:
- Set up, test and perform measurements using a wide variety of electronic and mechanical systems and electronic test equipment (e.g. oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, digital multi-meters, data loggers etc.)
- Design, fabricate with high precision and maintain electronic equipment frequently used in opto-electronic R&D
- Maintain machine shop and common research equipment (e.g. vacuum pumps, lasers, resistive and superconducting magnets, furnaces and evaporators) to industry standards
- Operate and maintain large specialized and high-pressure equipment (e.g. Stokes pumps, helium recovery system)
- Install, operate, and troubleshoot hardware and software systems
- Prepare technical documentation describing the operation, configuration, and maintenance of specific experimental equipment and systems used in the research laboratories
- Train other employees in the operation of equipment and safety standards for experiments
What you bring to our team:
- Bachelor's degree in Physics or Engineering with courses or formal training in electronics/electrical technology, cryogenics, computing systems and programming, mechanical systems, optical systems, chemical handling and the use of machine tools and related equipment
- Minimum of 4 years of work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience
- Thorough knowledge of preventative maintenance techniques for electrical, electronic, optical, and mechanical systems
- Mathematic skills including basic trigonometry and the ability to perform basic calculations relevant to vacuum systems, basic chemical reactions, and AC and DC electrical circuits
- Knowledge of the design and repair of gas handling and high vacuum systems, as well as the safety, storage, and handling of liquefied gases
- Experience with laser operation and safety protocols for a range of lasers including high-power, invisible, and pulsed laser sources.
- Knowledge of high voltage power supplies and their safe operation and maintenance.
- Knowledge of high-frequency electrical circuits, components, and test equipment.
- Experience with programming languages and production-level software development (e.g. Github, Python, C++, Visual Basic, LabVIEW, Matlab etc.)
- Experience with WorkSafeBC and WHMIS safety guidelines, as well as chemical safety protocols including chemical storage, possible chemical reactions, and chemical disposal procedures
- Ability to use data acquisition and computer-aided design software (e.g. LabVIEW, CAD, COMSOL) at an intermediate level
- Ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to lift, move, or carry heavy equipment weighing up to 30 kg