Field Technologist

Data Analysis
|  Posted on:
August 15, 2019
Field Technologist
Vancouver, BC or Prince George, BC
November 12, 2019
40 hrs/week

Company Overview

FYBR is a Vancouver, BC based technology company developing sensing and analytics solutions for sustainable forest management. FYBR is a pioneer in the use of drone technology to measure and monitor forest composition to inform industry, government, public, and private stakeholders to maximize the efficient use and regeneration of our forest resources. We work with forestry companies across North America to centralize raw biomass data and apply big data and machine learning principles to optimize the use of wood fibre for bioenergy and wood product production.

Position Overview

We are looking for a bright Field Technologist to join our multidisciplinary team.

FYBR Solutions is seeking a Field Technologist to join its growing team of researchers, operators, and developers base in Vancouver, BC. The successful candidate will work directly with the COO and will be responsible for field-level acquisition of remote sensing data of biomass inventory at wood pellet plants, pulp mills, sawmills, and forest blocks to monitor regeneration and stand inventory in the BC and Alberta regions. Transport Canada approved UAV training will be provided. Secondary to field operations, this position will support the GIS team for data analysis and report generation. This position is a paid summer co-op running 16 weeks from May to September and requires approximately 40% time on the road (12 days per month).

Responsibilities

  • Perform field operations to support data acquisition initiatives
  • Support image processing tasks, archiving and distribution of remotely sensed data
  • Coordinate / communicate with researchers, clients, and internal stakeholders to achieve project objectives
  • Compile project reports and proposals as required

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution and cooperative education program in a STEM field (forestry or environmental focus a plus)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Passport
  • Eligible to work in Canada (Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or person who has been granted refugee status)

  • UAV operations experience
  • Field work experience
  • Survey experience

Why FYBR?

FYBR is on a mission to empower our clients and enable better forestry and forest management. In this role you will tackle meaningful challenges and help build a strong brand that will help transform one of the oldest, most foundational and meaningful industries in Canada, and the world. Have you used a paper cup today? Woken up in wood-framed house? Written on a piece of paper? Used bioenergy – heat or electricity? Enjoyed a forest?

Forests enrich our lives and are the source of the future’s best renewable raw materials. Help us drive modernization and innovation in the forest products industry.

FYBR nurtures a strong team dynamic and prioritizes work flexibility – padding a weekend now and then or working from home the odd morning, for example, is encouraged. Our office is located in lively Mount Pleasant and has all the modern tech office trappings, if that’s your thing (if your thing is to get out in the field – forest or mill – we can make that happen too). We help our team achieve professional development objectives and support conference and workshop attendance. We offer competitive salaries in line with skills and experience. We will provide you with the tools you need. Come build great products using cutting-edge technologies with us!

Or email info@fybr.ca

Job Type

Full-time