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Senior Instrument Technician

Date: Mar 23, 2021

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Medical Ltd. provides its customers, who conduct life-saving medical procedures for patients around the world, the benefit of decades of experience in the development, manufacturing, packaging and delivery of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, BWXT Medical Ltd. employs over 150 highly-skilled people in Kanata and Vancouver, British Columbia. BWXT Medical Ltd. is part of the BWXT nuclear power segment (NPG) of BWX Technologies, Inc.


We are currently seeking a Senior Instrumentation Technician for our Kanata location.




Responsible for the complete maintenance program on all instrumentation related to building operations, production facilities and radiation monitoring and measuring equipment. Directs or carries out repairs, modifications and calibrations of said systems and equipment. As a member of project teams, provides expertise relating to instrumentation.




Directs or carries out the following:


  • Assembly and installation of electronic and pneumatic equipment, working from schematics or wiring diagrams and layouts.
  • Examination and testing of defective equipment to determine cause of malfunction or failure.
  • Overhaul testing and calibration of electronic, electrical and pneumatic equipment throughout Company facilities.
  • Maintenance and repair of process instrumentation, programmable controllers and computer systems.
  • Maintenance of air flow measuring equipment and related controls for nuclear ventilation.
  • Provision of a continuous instrumentation preventive maintenance system and maintenance of applied records.
  • Instrumentation and production process instrumentation repair and applicable record keeping.
  • Establishment and maintenance of an inventory of adequate spare parts for  instrumentation, air flow control system and production instrumentation.
  • Modification as required of newly received equipment to enable interface with existing system.
  • Participates on projects, providing expertise in relation to the purchasing and modification of electronic, radiation and pneumatic equipment.
  • Advises on estimated serviceability and repair cost for equipment and costs of modification to new equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.





  • Electronic technologist diploma (3 year program);
  • Pneumatic instrumentation diploma from recognized Provincial College;
  • 6 to 8 years relevant experience.



  • Read blue prints and schematics;
  • Must have good colour vision to distinguish colour coded components and wires;
  • Position involves work at heights and in confined spaces;
  • Must have knowledge of analytical techniques of pneumatic, electric and electronic controls;
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of electronic, electric and pneumatic principles;
  • Must have mechanical aptitude in the use of hand tools for repairs;
  • Must have a good knowledge of all test equipment to be used relevant to this position;
  • Subject to trade rules and regulations as appropriate to this position.



  • Recommendation on improvements to systems;
  • Recommendation on new installation and modifications related to instrumentation;
  • Recommendation on equipment and material purchases.



  • Good verbal skills to enable him to communicate with trainees and co‑workers;
  • Must communicate effectively with technical and professional personnel within the Company, as well as, Consultants, contractors and suppliers.



  • Normal hours, but may be required to work on weekends and evenings on an occasional or emergency basis;
  • May be on call 24 hours per day;
  • Required to work in active areas (Atomic Radiation Worker status);
  • Usually laboratory environment frequently working with radioactive materials.



BWXT Medical Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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