Research Technician Job at Gastops Ltd. in Ottawa, ON

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Over the last 40 years, Gastops has built a robust business which is recognized worldwide for its innovative contributions to equipment health management in the aviation, energy, marine, industrial and transportation industries. Gastops’ products and services add value throughout the life cycle of complex critical equipment from the design stage through to in-service operations and support. We design, manufacture, and support advanced equipment sensing and analysis products, including on-line oil debris sensors, torque measurement sensors, turbine blade health sensors, and at-line oil analysis systems.

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the Research Technician will report to the Research Team Lead and will have a wide range of duties which ultimately focus on physical installations, assembly, and troubleshooting of various electrical and mechanical assemblies.

What You’ll Do:

The Research Technician will be part of our Research team with the primary focus of supporting the on-going and future research activities. You will;

· Be involved in the hands-on prototyping, manufacturing, assembling, troubleshooting, and testing of electrical and mechanical systems

· Develop novel test fixtures to help inform design of exciting new concepts and products

· Troubleshoot and problem-solve open-ended design problems

· Perform system testing in accordance with research output documents

· Test and troubleshoot prototype assemblies and individual components

· Prepare technical reports, summarize findings, and provide recommendations to technical problems

· Work as part of a team to research and develop potential new products

Please note that this job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility that will ever be required of an employee in the job.

Who You Are:

· Have done some prototyping of basic electrical circuits

· Experienced with prototyping and troubleshooting of basic mechanical assemblies for jigs and fixtures

· Ability to read and understand electrical schematic diagrams

· Capable of reading and interpreting mechanical drawings at assembly and component level

· Have experience and familiarity with basic hand tools such as a drill, drill press, belt sander, and air-tools

· Familiar with rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing

· Experience in use of basic electronic lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, power supplies, multimeters, and function generators

· Have worked with pneumatic and hydraulic systems

· Hands-on experience in manufacturing prototypes in a machine shop using CNC mills, lathes, and other tools

· Have working knowledge with CAD tools such as SolidWORKS, Fusion 360, and CREO

What You Should Bring:

The ideal candidate will have a College diploma with at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in a related role. Additionally, you should have;

· Excellent troubleshooting skills

· High motivation with results-oriented focus

· Self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

· Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills

· Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

· Eligible to obtain a Security Clearance (NATO Level Clearance)

What We Offer You:

Gastops has built a passionate workforce with a strong and vibrant culture which has been the key to our success. We offer programs and rewards that one would expect from a highly successful, established and growing Engineering company:

· Competitive salary, benefits and profit sharing

· A fantastic culture, team and energy to work with

· Superb work location in Ottawa’ East End (Canotek Business Park)

· Social activities, company sponsored events and opportunities to give back to our local community

· Remote working options where the role permits

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Additional pay:


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Profit sharing
  • Vision care


COVID-19 considerations:
Health & Safety during this current pandemic is atop of mind. Therefore, Gastops has put in many different measures to ensure our employees are safe.


  • prototyping basic electrical circuits: 5 years (Preferred)

Work remotely:

About the Company

Company: Gastops Ltd.

Company Location:  Ottawa, ON

Estimated Salary:

About Gastops Ltd.