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New Job Electronics Technician In Alberta

Electronics Technician
Electronics Technician

Electronics Technician

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $35.75 an hour
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the permanent position of Electronics Technician with the Transit Fleet Division, Halifax Transit. Under the direction of the Superintendent of Transit Fleet, the Electronics Technician will be accountable for repair, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Halifax Transit’s electronic systems.

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

  • Installs, tests, troubleshoots and repairs onboard technologies including: fare boxes; mobile data terminals; computer-aided dispatch, vehicle detection devices, fixed-point and mobile transmitting, receiving and radio communications systems; audio-video equipment (CCTV); automatic passenger counters; and destination signs following manufacturers’ specifications. Performs both corrective and preventive maintenance.
  • Installs, tests, troubleshoots and repairs cabling, brackets, and mountings for onboard technologies.
  • Installs, tests, troubleshoots and repairs field technologies including: electronic ferry terminal turnstiles; electronic message boards; electronic kiosks; smartcard loading machines; plus associated cabling, brackets and mountings for field technologies.
  • Performs shop and field tests using diagnostic tools such as service monitors, spectrum analyzers, frequency counters, digital voltmeters, oscilloscopes, audiometers, ammeters, and microwave test equipment. Tests for power output, audio quality, frequency sensitivity, and frequency selectivity.
  • Calibrates and repairs test and diagnostic equipment.
  • Troubleshoots and determines appropriate actions for repair of printed circuit boards to component level; sends to manufacturer for warranty repair or repairs in Halifax Transit facilities.
  • Designs and fabricates templates, patterns, and communications mounts of materials that include metal, wood, and plastic.
  • Oversees and inspects the work of contractors.
  • Compiles and maintains computerized and paper records related to work completed and inventory of parts, supplies and materials used. Enters and retrieves data from District computer programs.
  • Compiles and organizes updated manufacturers’ specifications to keep service manuals current and reports specification changes and parts substitutions to the Procurement department.
  • Responds to computerized, telephone and in-person requests for communication equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections and performs tests to ensure optimal performance; maintains calibration and repair records.
  • Maintains and writes work procedures for tasks performed; generates failure analysis and problem reports to management.
  • Provides field support for mobile fleet and technology installations at other Halifax Transit sites.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Works with management on maintenance schedules and projections.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
  • Electronics Engineering Technician or Technologist Diploma from a technology institute or community college accredited by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT).
  • Three (3) years’ experience in the troubleshooting, testing, repair, replacement and installation of mechanical, electrical, and electronic assemblies and systems.
  • Capable of troubleshooting down to component level to determine cause and remedy of any malfunction.
  • Have solid computer and typing skills and able to use Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record. (A current abstract is required before appointment).
Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Experience using electronic test equipment, hand and power tools.
  • Be able to read technical drawings, datasheets, schematics and written work instructions.
  • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in installation, preventative maintenance and primary repair of communication systems and equipment.
  • Must have own hand tools.
  • Must be able to climb and work at heights and in cramped spaces.
  • Safety awareness and responsible work attitude.
  • An analytical approach to problem solving.
  • A highly motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Physical demands include frequent standing, walking, bending, some squatting and ability to lift and push/pull up to 75 pounds
Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please Note: Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer's discretion.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of their valid certificates and licenses, per the educational technical qualifications, prior to being invited for testing or an interview.

COMPETENCIES: Analytical Thinking; Customer Service; Communication; Organization and Planning, Teamwork & Cooperation; Valuing Diversity

WORK STATUS: Permanent, Full-time

HOURS OF WORK: Monday - Friday - 11:30pm-7:30am. This position does not work holidays.

SALARY: The Starting Rate is $35.75 per hour according to the Collective Agreement between the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 508 and Halifax Regional Municipality.

WORK LOCATION: 110 Grassy Lake Dr (Ragged Lake Transit Centre)

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59 pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

This is a bargaining unit position. External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit candidates. ATU, local 508 members can apply via the regular, internal Expression of Interest process.

PLEASE NOTE: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview/ testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.

Position # 78623900