» Electronics Technologist Ecotrust Canada


We are an innovative non-profit striving to define a better kind of economy for British Columbia and the world. We welcome individuals who share that vision and are prepared to dream big with us.

Electronics Technologist

Apply until: May 19, 2017

Location: Vancouver, BC

Start Date: May 2017

Type: Full Time Employment – 1 year contract

Compensation: Competitive rates, commensurate with experience plus generous benefit package

Posting Closes: Upon successful selection of a suitable, qualified candidate


Position Overview/Responsibilities:

Reporting to the President, the Electronics Technologist will lead development, maintenance and installation activities for Ecotrust Canada’s Electronic Monitoring program. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious self-starter who wants to see their work have impact and contribute to developing affordable technology for the fishing industry.


Ecotrust Canada is an enterprising non-profit organization that supports initiatives resulting in improved environmental and community conditions with a mission to design economic alternatives that benefit people in the places they call home. We have 20 years of experience working directly with communities and stakeholders developing alternative approaches to economic challenges. A healthy, viable fishery forms the economic and cultural cornerstone for most rural communities on our coast. Our fisheries team has many years of direct experience in commercial fisheries and fishery monitoring programs. With a head office in Vancouver, and staff based in Prince Rupert, our Electronic Monitoring programs are deployed on the North Coast of BC, the east coast of the US, with potential for expansion to other locations. For more information, please see www.ecotrust.ca

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop, maintain and support new and existing products including electrical and software components
  • Work with team and various agencies to implement new data collection and analysis features based on specifications
  • Install and troubleshoot installations on fishing vessels and assist remote team members to do the same; develop installation best practices
  • Train other technicians on best practices and other skills as required
  • Develop test procedures and test methodologies
  • Manage a BOM and handle ordering parts for new builds
  • Build, assemble and test professional, production quality products


Credentials & Experience:

  • Diploma, degree or certificate in Electrical Engineering or equivalent knowledge, training and experience.
  • Linux, Arduino, and Linux userland C application development
  • Marine and/or automotive electrical installation and troubleshooting experience
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Good understanding of application software such as Eagle, KiCad or similar design software and Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with software and embedded firmware in electronics products
  • General knowledge on mechanical and product assembly and testing
  • Knowledge of PCB assembly methods such as manual SMT and through-hole soldering
  • Ability to work as part of a team or with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to travel within and outside of North America
  • Possess a valid BC Driver’s license


Terms of Employment: A full time position that on occasion will require some evening & weekend work. Position is based in Vancouver, BC but travel may be required.


To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references by May 19, 2017 outlining how you meet the desired qualifications by email to lianne@ecotrust.ca. Questions about the position can be submitted to Lianne@ecotrust.ca

All qualified applicants are invited to apply.  We thank all applicants, however we will only contact those applicants selected for an interview.