Sonar technician

Canadian Armed Forces based in Halifax, NS is inviting applications from suitable applicants for the position of Sonar technician who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. The Canadian Armed Forces are Canada’s unified military, consisting of sea, land, and air elements known as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The land component of the Canadian Armed Forces is the Canadian Army. We train and supply troops to protect and defend Canada. The Canadian Army is in charge of the operational readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces’ conventional ground forces.

The Royal Canadian Navy is Canada’s naval force. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is one of three environmental commands in the Canadian Armed Forces. The RCN has 12 frigates, four attack submarines, 12 coastal defence vessels, eight patrol class training vessels, one offshore patrol vessel, and several auxiliary vessels as of 2021. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is a branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. It defends and protects Canadian and North American airspace in collaboration with the US. The RCAF also helps to maintain international peace and security. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Permanent employment or Full time  job. The shift schedules have yet to be determined.

Employer Name: Canadian Armed Forces
Position: Sonar technician
No. of vacancies: 6
Salary: $35,820 to $62,424 annually for 35 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Halifax, NS

Area of Specialization: Testing, Repair, Operations or production

Job Description

  • The candidate will be required to operate testing equipment in order to maintain product quality.
  • The candidate must install, maintain, and service equipment.
  • The candidate must design, develop, and test power equipment and systems.
  • The candidate will be expected to inspect products for visual flaws as well as faulty electrical and mechanical connections.
  • The candidate will be expected to assist in inspecting, testing, and adjusting electronic components.
  • The candidate must collect and compile operational or experimental data.
  • The candidate will be required to troubleshoot, repair, and perform scheduled preventive maintenance on electronic systems using schematic and wiring/circuitry diagrams.
  • As a troubleshooting aid, the candidate will be required to use a variety of computer programmes and technical manuals.
  • The candidate will be responsible for assigning maintenance tasks and ensuring that they are completed on time.
  • The candidate will be responsible for coordinating submarine sonar and the underwater fire control interface.
  • The candidate will be in charge of ensuring that the equipment has been properly restored to operational condition.
  • The candidate will be required to handle towed arrays and evolve expendable bathythermographs.
  • The candidate must perform minor maintenance on and operate mainframe sonar systems, depth sounding equipment, and other auxiliary equipment.
  • The candidate will be required to write reports outlining the tests that were run, the results that were analysed, the progress that was made, the remaining work that needed to be done, the issues that were encountered, and the recommendations for change.
  • The candidate will be expected to build and wire test boxes to support testing and qualification activities.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be bilingual.
  • The candidate should have minimum qualification of College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years or equivalent experience
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum 1 to 2 years of working experience in similar industry.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude
  • The candidate should be accountable.
  • The candidate should be authentic.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should have excellent customer service skills.
  • The candidate should have good hand eye coordination.
  • The candidate should be a critical thinker and have strong problem-solving skills
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate should have the ability to work quickly without compromising quality.
  • The candidate should have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work.
  • The candidate should have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • The candidate must be well-versed in technical publications pertaining to Navy surface ship sonar systems and sensors.
  • The candidate must be able to use and read technical operation and maintenance documentation and manuals, blueprints, engineering drawings, wiring diagrams, and data tables.

Security and Safety

  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate
  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate must have a basic level of security clearance.

Work Site Environment

  • The candidate should be willing to work in an outdoor environment for long hours.

Transportation/Travel Information

  • The candidate should be willing to travel

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • The candidate should be able to work in fast-paced busy environment.
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should be required to handling heavy loads as part of routine work.
  • The candidate should be prepared for doing physically challenging tasks as part of daily work.
  • The candidate should have an eye for details.
  • The candidate should be willing to work for long hours in sitting, standing and walking positions.

Work Location Information

  • The candidate should be willing to relocate to the given location.
  • The candidate will be required to work in various locations.

Computer and Technology Knowledge

  • The candidate should be proficient in Networking software, Networking security, Communication software.
  • The candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Windows Excel, Office and Outlook.

Equipment, Systems and Controls Experience

  • The candidate should have prior experience with sonar, radio communication equipment, radar equipment and systems, navigation equipment and systems, data communication equipment and systems, and communication satellites.

Benefits

  • Health and long-term benefits would be provided to the selected candidates.
  • Under Health Benefits, the selected candidates would get Health care plan and  Dental plan.
  • Under Long Term Benefits, the selected candidates would get Pension plan

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