Lab Coordinator & Manufacturing Technician (filled)

Term: Permanent, full-time

Ideon Technologies Inc. is transforming subsurface discovery. Based in Richmond, BC, on the beautiful west coast of Canada, we are a world pioneer in cosmic-ray muon tomography. Our discovery platform integrates proprietary detectors, imaging systems, inversion technologies, and artificial intelligence to provide x-ray-like visibility up to 1 km beneath the Earth’s surface. We capture, measure, and transform muon data into reliable geophysical surveys and 3D density maps that help geologists identify new mineral and metal deposits with precision and confidence. As a result, they drill less and discover more – reducing cost and risk, saving time, and minimizing environmental impact – ultimately accelerating the world’s transition to low-impact mining. Here’s a short video about what we do.

The role
We have found a a fabulous new teammate to join us in our manufacturing and assembly lab — someone who can help build and coordinate production of our advanced subsurface imaging detectors. In this role, they will be responsible for organizing and maintaining our lab space while also applying their assembly expertise and personal care to the production of our patented high-tech devices. As Lab Coordinator & Manufacturing Technician, they will play a critical role for Ideon Technologies in upholding our high technical standards while directly enabling customer success.

Their day-to-day activities will include the following:

  • Collaborating with a team of physicists, engineers, and technologists on the production of advanced imaging equipment.
  • Building/assembling and troubleshooting imaging detector components using various measurement and testing equipment.
  • Leading lab layout and organization, cleanliness, safety, and inventory systems, always helping drive continuous improvement into our operations.
  • Supporting equipment specification, parts sourcing, shipping, and workflow processes.
  • Conducting quality checks and in-process inspections on parts and assemblies.

They are a detailed and organized person by nature, have excellent hand-eye coordination, and take pride in a job well done – especially when it involves complex components or intricate assembly. They bring the following combination of credentials, skills, and attributes:

  • Technical training and/or diploma in a field, such as robotics, mechatronics, electronics or similar.
  • Experience working in a small-scale lab or prototyping environment, or doing careful assembly involving small components.
  • Experience using and properly caring for a variety of hand tools, measurement devices, and operating equipment.
  • Able to read and interpret technical documents such as dimensional drawings, measurement data, and work instructions.
  • Experience managing a dynamic inventory of parts.
  • Eager to learn, collaborate, and tackle new challenges.
  • Reliable and motivated, capable of working to a defined schedule.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills; proficient with common workplace software.
  • Able to embrace a constructive team environment, where members communicate openly about how to improve systems and processes.

Job Requirements
The position is based in Richmond, BC (Greater Vancouver) and does not involve remote work.

What We Offer
This is an opportunity to work with a dynamic technology start-up and spin-off from TRIUMF (Canada’s national particle accelerator laboratory) at one of the most exciting moments in its journey to commercialization. Hires will be working together with company founders and technical experts to advance a ground-breaking solution that will generate significant economic and environmental benefit. Our team is entrepreneurial by nature, mission-driven, and focused on doing things right to deliver great customer outcomes. We are also committed to seeking out the best brains and the most exceptional humans, however they happen to be packaged.

What It’s Like Here
Great ideas and rich company culture come from diversity of thought, experience, and perspective. The Ideon culture is anchored in a set of core values that directly shape how we hire, coach, evaluate, and develop our people:

  • Driven by industry, informed by science
    We solve industry problems with scientific rigour: listening carefully, analyzing the data, and developing solutions that our clients – and the planet – cannot live without.
  • Inspired to create, wired to deliver
    We’re imaginative, creating new possibilities and embracing the diversity of thought and experience within our team to move with urgency, learn from our failures, and execute masterfully.
  • Unified team, personally accountable
    We have each other’s backs and operate with integrity, respect, and empathy. Success depends on leaving egos at the door, celebrating our differences, delivering promises, and owning the outcome together.
  • Boldly ambitious, exceptionally human
    We think big and have the courage to blaze new trails. We’re in this business to win, but that doesn’t mean we compromise on doing the right thing for our people, our clients, and our world.