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Yes, we're Hiring! ..... Again!

Ubiquity Solar Inc. (“Ubiquity”) has been in the business of creating, financing and managing technology and photovoltaic (PV) businesses since 1989. The major companies that USI has co-founded, co-financed and co-managed have been Creation Venture Capital (VCC) Corporation, Creation Technologies Inc. and ARISE Technologies Corporation. In mid-2011, Ubiquity shifted from being an investment and management company to an operating company focused on developing and producing ultra high performance silicon products. Our PV cell and module customers will use these products to increase the performance of their products and improve profitability. With recent additional funding plus several signed MOUs that confirm significant customer traction, USI is now moving forward to the next steps in the business plan.

 

Job Title:              Control Systems Engineer

                              Polysilicon Experience Required

                                                                                                         

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

This position is based at our Sarnia, facility.  The Control Systems Engineer will support the development of new process technology with the necessary technical expertise to design control systems and data acquisition systems to direct pilot plant operations.  The Control Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing control systems strategies, control logics, develop specifications for software, hardware (both PLC and DCS systems), and instrumentation, programming, manage the loop shoots and testing during startup and commissioning, and support pilot plant operations with trouble shooting of control systems, data acquisition systems and instrumentation.  This position will also be in control systems support of capital programs to build large scale commercial facilities and follow on operations. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Apply standard practices, techniques, and procedures in specific situations carrying out a sequence of related technical tasks. Develop design solutions and make technical recommendations to design team. Provide technical review and approval of technical design documents. Participate in technical review meetings. Participate and/or lead safety reviews, and administrative functions required to support these activities. Provide technical support to construction groups as issues arise in the field. Participates and/or lead the commissioning of new equipment, including writing procedures and training. May be asked to lead small capital projects. Other duties as assigned by Supervision.

Provide support to manufacturing, maintenance and/or other groups in analyzing and resolving control system/instrumentation problems.

Prepare detail design drawings and specifications for new or revised control systems/instruments.

In collaboration with Process Engineers, conceptualize the control philosophy and control strategy for manufacturing processes.

Assist in the selection of Control Systems/Instrument Engineering service providers when external resources must be utilized.

Provide oversight of contractor process design and detail design activities and review their work product to ensure that Ubiquity Solar, Inc Engineering Standards are being properly developed and followed and that good engineering practice is being used.

Inform Project Manager if deviations from contractual requirements are detected.

Identify for management any situations requiring specialized capabilities which should be outsourced.

Ensure compliance with relevant codes and regulations. 

Interact with other disciplines to ensure compatible design details and avoid or resolve interferences or inconsistencies.

Identify, acquire or develop and utilize appropriate design tools and programs related to the particular discipline.

Perform as project engineer or project manager on selected control systems projects, as assigned.

Able to work under tight deadlines as needed to meet plant production needs, including overtime and weekends.

 

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Travel is expected with various field assignments for expansions and future projects. Approximately 25% time between the engineering office, construction site, vendor sites and any other locations that are deemed related to the process development.
  • Able to effectively manage multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be detailed oriented.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Check out and loops shoot teams.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Strong working knowledge of control systems, including demonstrated proficiency in calculations and/or modeling associated with this. Ability to prepare detail design drawings and specifications for systems/components related to the particular discipline, as assigned. Familiarity with relevant codes, regulations and PSM requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

BS/MS from an accredited college or university in Engineering curriculum with an emphasis on control systems and 3-5 years of industrial chemical experience in control systems.

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LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to write reports, and procedure manuals in English.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public in English.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision. Ability to work in inside/outdoors manufacturing environment (including outdoor environment) for extended periods of time; to climb stairs, ladders and to successfully fit, test and use air respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE).

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, wet and humid conditions, work in high precarious places, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

Job Title:              Continuous Vapour Deposition (CVD) Process Development Engineer 

                              Polysilicon Experience Required

                                                                                                      


BASIC FUNCTION:

 

This position is based at our Sarnia testing and development centre. The CVD Process Development Engineer will normally be assigned design and development responsibilities for USI’s proprietary CVD process. The individual would be responsible for the design of experiments, analysis of experimental data and development of polysilicon growth curves. The process engineer will provide technical input to the installation and operation of the experimental equipment, participate in training, commissioning, and start-up activities and conduct all necessary safety reviews for the experimentation. Post development activities will include operational oversight of a portion of the process, initiation of process improvements, minor capital projects and safety management.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Applies standard practices, techniques, and procedures in specific situations carrying out a sequence of related technical tasks. Develop design solutions and make technical recommendations to the design team. Provide technical review and approval of technical design documents. Participate in technical review meetings. Participate and/or lead safety reviews, and administrative functions required to support these activities. Provide technical support to construction group as issues arise in the field. Participate and/or lead the commissioning of new equipment, including writing procedures and training. May be asked to lead small capital projects. Other duties as assigned by Supervision.

 

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Travel is expected with various field assignments for expansions and future projects. Approximately 25% of time between the engineering office, construction site, vendor sites and any other locations that are deemed related to the process development.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be detail oriented.
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

BS/MS from an accredited college or university in a Chemical Engineering curriculum with 3-5 years of industrial chemical experience. Strong background in process development and design of experiments (DOE) is preferred.

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LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to write reports, and procedure manuals in English.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, wet and humid conditions, work in high precarious places, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Send Inquiries and CV to VP HR: cathy.maclellan@ubiquitysolar.com 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance Job Opportunities

 

USI has two finance positions available. 

 

 General Position Description and Key Requirements

  • Independent contributor with a disciplined work ethic 
  • Strong communication skills and interest in working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Passion for solar energy technology solutions and the Cleantech industry in general
  • Strong interest in working in a small but dynamic, high growth, team based environment, with integrity
  • Manufacturing and/or chemical processing industry experience an asset
  • Solar (PV) energy industry experience an asset
  • Currently located in Sarnia, Ontario or Waterloo, Ontario and willing to work out of Sarnia starting in 2016
  • Additional languages an asset
  • Compensation based on experience that includes company benefits and share ownership via participation in the ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program)

 

Position #1 Controller (Immediate) (Filled)

  • Initially part time, growing to a full time role
  • All aspects of cash management and budgeting
  • Preparation of external quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Preparation of internal monthly statements and forecasting
  • SR&ED budgeting and reporting
  • SDTC budgeting and reporting
  • IRAP budgeting and reporting
  • HST and corporate tax returns
  • Some legal, purchasing and IT responsibilities
  • Professional accounting designation
  • Audit experience

 

Position #2 CFO

  • Initially part time growing to a full time role.
  • CPA, CA or other financial designation (Open to MBA but prefer and CPA/CA)
  • Lead financial modeling, budgeting and cash management
  • Work with CEO on government, public and private capital financings
  • Significant executive level public company experience with good reputation on the ‘street’.
  • Review and sign-off financial statements, tax returns, funding reports and all financial disclosure
  • Prior experience in Managing the IR function and commitment to best practices
  • Accounting Firm experience
  • Manufacturing and/or chemical processing experience

Contact:

Cathy MacLellan, Vice-President of HR and Outreach,  cathy.maclellan@ubiquitysolar.com