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Technical Support Technologist

Date: Nov 17, 2022

Location: Vancouver, BC, 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 300 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.

Job Title: Technical Support Technologist


We are currently recruiting for a Technical Support Technologist for our facility in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

While working at BWXT you can expect to be integrated into a team where you’ll have an immediate impact.



  • Sourcing and requisitioning arts and equipment.
  • Maintaining and repairing radioactively contaminated processing equipment often in areas of high radioactive fields.
  • Assembly of process equipment.
  • Design and maintenance of industrial computer (PLC) programs.
  • Design and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and pneumatic equipment.
  • Drafting of project control sheets as required
  • Performing calibrations as required in a back-up capacity.
  • Administering the preventive maintenance and work requests systems.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • Normally, a diploma of technology in the field of either Automation or Instrumentation or Electronics Technology, plus 3-4 years’ practical experience.  Experience with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Programming is required.


Additional Requirements

  • Will be classed as Nuclear Energy Worker frequently working with radioactive materials and processes.
  • Must be knowledgeable about radiation and industrial hazards and the techniques to reduce these hazards.
  • Works in laboratory and production environments, subject to chemical and limited biological hazards, as well as common industrial health hazards.
  • Is part of an established on-call rotation.
  • Responsible for supervising sub-contractors working on assigned projects.
  • May assist and instruct new or junior staff in job performance.
  • Overtime may be required.


Physical requirements:

  • Have good manual dexterity and grip strength
  • Push and pull hand carts with a force of up to 25kgs on an occasional basis
  • Lift up to 5kgs on a frequent basis and 10kgs on an occasional basis
  • Work with arms/hands on a frequent basis
  • This position requires the successful completion of a Health & Hygiene medical assessment, vision screen and hearing test as a pre-employment condition



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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