Electronics Technician (TR2595, PED39, DD110)

Job Category: 
Temporary assignments (MUNACA)

Position Context:

Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, performs technical duties in the field of instrumentation and automation, electronics, electricity or electrodynamics. Designs, builds and installs electronic and electrical circuitry and machinery. Participates in projects and experiments. Prepares and operates laboratory equipment. Compiles data.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participates in projects and experiments in the field of instrumentation and automation, electronics, electricity or electrodynamics. Discusses the orientation and technical demands of the projects. Reviews, selects and modifies methodology. Is responsible for the technical aspects in the execution of these projects.
  • Devises, designs and builds electronic and electrical circuitry as well as machinery. Modifies and installs various machines or circuits.
  • Draws plans, sketches, and writes technical documents dealing with electrical distribution, lighting and electronic control systems for the purpose of explaining how to install or improve electrical or electronic systems; proceeds with execution as required. Sets up high or low voltage inlets. Builds various assemblies for high tension and plasma research.
  • Devises and builds assemblies by interfacing electronic devices with mechanical components for control and measuring purposes. Conducts required testing.
  • Assembles, from plans, electrical circuits, electronic equipment and networks; installs required cabling and connections.
  • Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others. Provides technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques, and the analysis of results.
  • Prepares and operates laboratory equipment. Ensures the proper use of equipment and that safety procedures are followed.
  • Compiles data. Prepares reports. Analyzes and discusses results and their interpretation with others. Maintains records and files.
  • Maintains equipment and performs repairs. Arranges for servicing.
  • Maintains inventory. Recommends and purchases equipment and material.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge.
  • Uses equipment such as computers, audio-visual equipment, oscilloscopes, voltage regulators, probes, soldering equipment, drills and power tools.

The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.


DEC III (Electronics Technology)
Four (4) years related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to assist, students with course experiments and course projects as well as technicians when needed.. Ability to take initiative, be resourceful, instruct and resolve problems as well as assist technicians. Experience in a laboratory setting. Must be service oriented. Excellent communications skills with ability to resolve problems. Demonstrated ability to use the following apparatus/equipment/tools such as: oscilloscopes, power supplies, generators, tools use to repair equipment and build circuits, NIM systems (modules used in the nuclear instrumentation), semiconductors (transistors, ICs, thyristors), passive components (resistors, capacitors, inductors), vacuum tubes, a variety of connectors and cables, audio visual equipment. Knowledge of safety rules. Microsoft Office proficiency. English and French, spoken, French read.

How to Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to the Faculty of Science:


McGill University, Faculty of Science, HR Services

853 Sherbrooke Street West (Dawson Hall), room 314

Montreal, Quebec

H3A 0G5


apo.science [at] mcgill.ca

The deadline to apply for this position is December 11, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Science will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Employment Equity:

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-1660.

Faculty of Science
Department of Physics
Salary Range: 
$23.88 - $25.31
Six (6) months
Reporting to: 
Systems Analyst
Reference no.: