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Careers

Assembly Technician

Location: On-Site

Employment Type: Full-Time

Why Zero Point Cryogenics

Do you have a passion for cutting-edge technology and the personality to work at a deep-tech company? Do you enjoy innovation and want to work on advanced technologies that are going to change the world? This is your opportunity to grow with a rapidly expanding deep-tech company, right here in Edmonton! We are a team of highly motivated, educated, and skilled individuals that work closely to solve complex problems, and we want your input. 

 

In our company, nobody is just a number. We put our people first, that's why one of our four values is ‘Enjoy Life’: work life and home life. At ZPC we work closely with all of our employees to build a flexible work schedule that meets their needs.

Our Values: ask us about them! 

  • We are going to make mistakes in the Pursuit of Innovation.

  • When we share our thoughts and ideas our best products will be Built Through Teamwork.

  • We hold each other accountable to ensure that nothing leaves our facilities that do not meet our highest Standard of Quality.

  • We spend time every day on tasks that bring us satisfaction and purpose with the intent to Enjoy Life.

What We Do

At Zero Point Cryogenics we are growing quickly and commercializing our core product, dilution refrigerators, which are the primary low-temperature platform for quantum computers and quantum technology research. We design, engineer, fabricate, assemble, test, and install state-of-the art dilution refrigerators for our customers in quantum computing companies, as well as university and government labs. Born from a low-temperature physics research group, with a focus on low-temperature excellence, at ZPC, innovation is in our roots.  We are continuously improving our current systems and developing new systems to meet the varying needs of our customers.  

Compensation

Annual salary of $50,000 - $75,000 CAD / Year

 

All employees will be eligible to participate in benefits and profit sharing programs as they become available.

Location and Schedule

Our shop is located at 9773 45th Ave NW, Edmonton. This position is full-time Monday to Friday, starting between 7am-9am.  We aim to create a flexible work schedule that allows our employees to meet obligations outside of work. However, there may be irregular hours to meet certain deadlines and we will be required to track our time for project costing. We expect the candidate to work the necessary hours to complete all tasks; however, salary is based on the position and is not on an hourly basis. Only local applicants or those who can relocate themselves will be considered.

 

Please note that only those selected to continue in the application process will be contacted. 

Who We Are Looking For

*If you do not meet some or all of the below qualifications, and believe you would still be a strong candidate, please apply. 

We are looking for a highly technical hands-on problem solver to work in a Technician role as part of our growing team. Our ideal candidate will be accustomed to working in fabrication and assembly settings. They will be able to prioritize multiple concurrent projects and be passionate about doing so in a clean and organized manner. The cleanliness of our facility is paramount to the quality of our products. While it will continue to be a team effort, our ideal candidate can take ownership of this and delegate when appropriate. This role is integral to our success as we commercialize our core product. The ideal person for this role is enthusiastic to step into this position and grow with us.

What You Will Do

Working closely with our assembly lead, you will have the opportunity to apprentice as an Instrumentation Technician if you desire. We expect you to ask questions, learn, be open to growth, and attend technical training as required.

  • Build gas handling systems, assemble dilution refrigerators, fabricate heat exchangers.

  • Follow order-of-assembly protocols to manufacture automated cryogenic assemblies including pumps, sensors, valves, PLCs, networks, tubing, and pipe.

  • Neatly route, label, and terminate wires between connectors and terminals.

  • Solder and crimp pin-style electrical connectors for control and network wiring and low temperature coax.

  • Take measurements using a tape measure, caliper, and micrometer.

  • Be primarily responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the clean assembly bay. 

  • Complete shop duties such as setup, organization, inventory, etc.

  • Use google workspace to complete administrative tasks including populating product bill of materials based on your as-built product. 

  • Install, test, and troubleshoot electrical, instrumentation, and process equipment.

  • Fabricate small process components using cutting, shaping, soldering, brazing, and fastening.

  • Read manufacturer’s manuals, drawings, and quality control specifications for assembly procedures.

You can succeed in this role if you have:

  • Motivation and work ethic to stay engaged in a fast paced, creative problem-solving environment.

  • Willingness to do whatever is in front of you even if it’s not in your job description

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written, with the ability to clearly articulate ideas and challenges with a collaborative attitude.

  • Sense of responsibility for technical quality of work, own your mistakes, and hold yourself accountable to continuous improvement.

  • Willingness to take on unfamiliar tasks and to help the team learn what you figure out.

  • Openness to respectfully take guidance and training from the Assembly Lead, Machinist, and Physicists.

  • A sense of ownership for the shop space that you are working in. 

  • Experience using hand and power tools including drivers, wrenches, wire strippers, soldering irons, and tube benders.

  • Familiarity with various types of fasteners, wiring, materials, and chemicals. 

  • Ability to take accurate dimensional measurements using calipers, micrometers, and a tape measure. 

  • Entry-level fabrication and machining skills 

  • Excellent work history and solid references.

  • Ability to lift 30 Kg, work overhead, and work in confined spaces inside the control cabinet.

  • A valid driver's license.

Strong candidates will have:

  • Experience setting up a production shop and creating workflows to improve the product quality and speed of production.

  • Vacuum and/or refrigeration experience.

  • Electrical/mechanical shop or similar assembly experience.

  • Excellent time-management and task-prioritization.

  • Documentation skills to create internal and external documentation relating to your work.

  • Ability to work with a high-degree of independence and integrate cohesively within the team. 

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize duties, and quickly assume new tasks as required.

  • A passport (or the ability to get one) and the ability to pass security clearance checks for installing dilution fridges in our customers' facilities. 

  • *If you do not meet some or all of the above qualifications, and believe you would still be a strong candidate, please apply.