MTS Level 6 - Industry Research Assistants - Electrical - School of Sustainable Design Engineering

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Date of Posting: 
November 3, 2016
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
MTS Level 6 - Industry Research Assistants - Electrical
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$50,347 to $55,378 per annum as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible to December 31, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and school requirements)

The University of Prince Edward Island is looking for the right candidate to take on an exciting new position as “Industry Research Assistant” in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering. Reporting to the Manager of Industry Research, the successful candidate will work closely with researchers in the Research Centres of Excellence, including: Robotics and Industrial Automation; Bioresources and Food Processing; Sustainable Energy; and Sensors, Optics, and Imaging. The successful candidate will be involved in the installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of manufacturing, material-handling and testing equipment in the centres. This individual would interact with students, academic staff and other technical and administrative staff on a daily basis.


• Installation, commissioning and safe operation of complex industrial equipment, including data collection, recording, analysis, and report preparation and presentation
• Working with research personnel and clients on industry-related projects
• Performing maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting and repair of equipment
• Conducting instrumentation installation and data collection for industry-related research projects
• Adhering to the safe operation of industrial research equipment
• Maintaining a safe working environment
• Provision of technical advice and support to other technicians and activities associated with the Centres of Excellence


• Knowledge of and experience in electrical systems (installation, design, PCB layout, PLCs, data communications)
• Two-year community college diploma in a relevant engineering technology field such as electrical or electronics engineering technology or equivalent
• Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience
• Knowledge of and experience in data acquisition and instrumentation would be considered an asset
• Knowledge of computer-aided design software would be considered an asset
• Experience in a laboratory environment would be considered an asset
• Excellent communication and problem solving skills
• Ability to multi-task, coordinate projects and function professionally in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

J. Perry

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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