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ATG Cyclotron Operator

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 days ago

Discover TRIUMF, Canada's particle accelerator centre, and one of the world's leading laboratories for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. TRIUMF's diverse community of nearly 600 multidisciplinary researchers, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, staff, and students create a unique incubator for Canadian excellence, as well as a portal to premier global collaborations.  Fueling innovation and improving lives, we are committed to accelerating discovery and shaping a better world.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are integral to excellence and enhance our ability to create knowledge and opportunity for all. Together, we are committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices of our employees, students, partners, and the people and communities we serve.

The Applied Technology Group (ATG) at TRIUMF operates three compact cyclotrons for the production of medical isotopes.  The group consists of 30 operators, engineers, technicians and managers.  We are looking for a Cyclotron Operator to join our team and work in this exciting environment.

The Cyclotron Operator is responsible for the safe operation of ATG’s isotope production cyclotrons. They also participate in maintenance, repair activities as well as projects. Works a rotating shift schedule.


The ATG Cyclotron Operator’s principle responsibilities are:

  • Safe operation of all accelerators, target stations, the target transfer system and subsystems in the isotope production facilities
  • Safe operation of the building control system and the nuclear ventilation.
  • Troubleshooting and performing maintenance and repairs of cyclotrons systems and related equipment
  • Performing safety related functions (surveys) as required
  • Keeping a thorough and clear documentation as it relates to the operation of the isotope production facility.
  • Taking part in projects to improve the reliability and performance of equipment.


Safety awareness, good mechanical and electrical aptitudes. After receiving the formal on-the-job training, good technical knowledge of accelerator systems and analytical skills are required for this position. Flexibility to deal with changing priorities and systematic, reliable response to critical situations are essential. Good interpersonal and communication skills are also required.


You will be required to successfully complete the TRIUMF in-house radiation safety training course and be designated as a TRIUMF Nuclear Energy Worker.


Graduate from a relevant engineering technology program at a technical college in mechanical, electrical, mechatronics or robotics, or a relevant undergraduate degree in related science or engineering discipline. At least one year of experience in operations, or a combination of equivalent education and experience with electro-mechanical systems.

Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada on a permanent basis (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident).


As a requirement of this position, the successful candidate will need to provide acceptable proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or demonstrate that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for reasons protected under the BC Human Rights Code. TRIUMF will grant reasonable accommodation requests up to the point of undue hardship.

TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, is situated on the vibrant south campus of the University of British Columbia, nestled within the beautiful Pacific Spirit Park in Vancouver, BC.

At TRIUMF, we value our employees and are committed to providing a competitive total rewards package. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer comprehensive benefits that promote the well-being and security of our staff. Our organization provides an excellent opportunity to grow your career in a high-profile national research facility, where you can make a difference.

If you are passionate about science, engineering and technology, driven to excel, and eager to be part of a collaborative and forward-thinking organization, we encourage you to apply. Take the next step in your career journey with TRIUMF.

Learn more about the amazing research and work we do at TRIUMF.

Come join us to see how we are working to unlock the mysteries of the universe and shape the future.

Apply now and be part of our extraordinary journey.

Application closing date: October 14, 2023

It is important to note that due to operation necessity, TRIUMF will as needed, make hiring decisions that could pre-empt the application closing date. Accordingly, we suggest candidates submit expressions of interest in a timely fashion.

Contact information:
Phone: 604.222.1047
Fax: 604.222.3791

4004 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 2A3

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