09 Feb

Research Engineer Jobs Vacancy in University British Columbia Vancouver

Position
Research Engineer
Company
University British Columbia
Location
Vancouver BC
Opening
09 Feb, 2018 30+ days ago

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Research Engineer Jobs Vacancy in University British Columbia Vancouver Jobs Details:

The incumbent will work with university and industry researchers to carry out and manage an NSERC-CRD research program on "Electrical energy reduction in mechanical pulping". The candidate will be responsible for coordinating the various research projects and industrial partners. The industrial partners represent the mechanical pulp producers (mills) and the associated supplier industry. 30% of the time will manage and oversee the experimental program, including both mill and pilot scale experimental trials. Responsible for technical analysis and reporting of each industry interaction.

Conducts separate research in support of several non-CRD projects in the program, including the LC refiner trials at UBC's pilot refiner. Designs and constructs experimental systems.

Organizational Status

Reporting directly to Professor James Olson, the principle investigator on the research project (NSERC CRD grant project), the engineer will be based in the Pulp and Paper Research Centre. The Pulp and Paper Centre is an inter-disciplinary, cross-faculty research centre with specialized laboratories and offices for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research engineers and faculty who conduct research for the benefit of the current and future pulp and paper industry. The centre serves to bring together faculty and student researchers to work collaboratively with the manufacturing industry, utilities, supplier industry, consultants and government agencies.

The engineer works closely with researchers in carrying out a detailed experimental plan in the proposed NSERC CRD grant. Coordinates and liaises between multiple research projects and industrial partners. The industrial partners represent the mechanical pulp producers (mills) and the associated supplier industry.

Work Performed

Work Performed:
1. Develop a detailed project plan for each project in the proposed research program.
2. Coordinate all industry / university interactions.
3. Identify key deliverables and ensure they are completed.
4. Be responsible for the technical analysis and reporting of each industry interaction.
5. For the mill and pilot scale experimental trials, a typical project would entail designing an experiment in consultation with the Principle investigator, the industry partner and the student involved in each project. The engineer works closely with personnel at the partner facility to ensure the experiment is carried out according to his design, assists with collection of the samples for analysis by in house technical staff, analyzes the sample data and prepares a report in cooperation with the partner and professor.
6. Organize the industry partner interactions, including reporting, steering committee meetings, and mill trips.
7. He will conduct additional experiments in support of the researcher team at UBC and the partners. He will be responsible for planning the research and experiments. He will also be responsible for carrying out much of the research with the assistance of additional technical personnel.
8. Design and construct experimental systems.
9. Provide training to carry out experiments in a safe environment.
10. Work with and guide students in analyzing experimental data and prepare reports.

Supervision Received

Candidate will have frequent supervision by principle investigator.

Supervision Given

Candidate may provide supervision of undergraduate academic assistants.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Exercises judgment in the design and specifications of new equipment and makes recommendations for the purchase or construction of the same. Conducts work independently. Work is reviewed against task and project objectives. Errors will be found early as individual researchers review experimental system designs. Planning and development will be conducted in cooperation with researchers and industry partners. Reports will also be subject to review by the individual researchers and the supervisor.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in Engineering or Applied Science. 1. Prefer M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.
2. Eligible for EIT/PEng Minimum of one year experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in pulp and paper research
Specialized knowledge of fibre separation technology and the effects on paper properties and fibre properties will be an asset. The candidate must have good research skills as well as strong writing and communication skills.

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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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