Mechanical Technician

May 24, 2019

NTS (formerly Sci-Lab) in Kitchener, Ontario is seeking a Preventive Maintenance Technician. This position offers career challenges in a fast paced, highly technical, multi-disciplined, team environment which will give you numerous and diverse opportunities to develop your technical skills.


• Equipment Electronic/Mechanical Maintenance & Set-up Support
• Test Equipment maintenance per PM (Preventative Maintenance) schedule and manufacturer’s directions
• Equipment set-up per manufacturer’s instructions
• Ability to perform troubleshooting while working with manufacturer and test leads
• Conduct preventative maintenance and report to Operations Manager
• Working with Calibration Suppliers for equipment calibration as needed
• Working with refrigeration and electrical contractors for equipment installation and repair as required
• Facilities PM and repair where applicable (Electrical, Water, Cooling Towers, Compressed Air Systems, Testing Equipment, Housekeeping) and working with suppliers as arranged
• Planning and historical notes for all maintenance and repair in data logs and equipment files
• Housekeeping and improvements to equipment layout, storage, grounds, interior and exterior spaces
• Test set-up support and equipment Installation
• Daily time tracking and daily reporting of tasks completed, tasks in progress
• Prioritizing of tasks with support from senior team and working the ticketing system as required
• Assistance and support for team to ensure daily corporate testing and reporting commitments are fulfilled per required timing.
• Project outline for required steps to completion with estimation of time and resources required
• Communication with Testing Group management to ensure no facilities shut down compromises testing commitment and un for seen equipment shutdown or unavailability
• Ensure key facilities support resources such as water, air, LN2, cooling tower, HVAC, lighting, drainage, exhaust, electrical, etc. are kept operational – Emergency and after hours availability may be required and is mandatory.
• Specific projects as assigned by Operations Manager


• Must be a Canadian Citizen and able to pass a Police Records Check and Security Assessment
• Experience working as a Maintenance/Repair Technician (i.e., Electrical, Water, Cooling Towers, Compressed Air Systems, Testing Equipment, HVAC, Lighting, Refrigeration, Housekeeping)
• Ability to read electrical and electronic diagrams
• Mechanical assembly and disassembly
• Emergency and after hours availability may be required and is mandatory.
• Some controls working knowledge
• Working with small tools, band saw, drill press, compressed air and industrial tools in a safe and organized manner
• Written reporting and documentation of equipment condition and notification of management
• Generating notes and meeting minutes (key points/decisions with timing) – MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and Contact Management System
• Equipment moving, unloading, disposal and decommissioning
• Facilities and grounds house-keeping (interior and exterior) support as required
• Light sample machining and coordination with machine shops for more extensive machining and fixture builds


It is the policy of NTS to offer Equal Employment Opportunity to all individuals without regards to race, creed, ancestry, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, physical disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. This policy applies to all personnel actions including hiring, promotions, compensation, training, layoffs, recalls, and terminations. EEO M/F/D/V

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