Mechanical Robotics Technician

Job Title

Mechanical Robotics Technician



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11417 163 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Canada



Inspired by space robotics and advanced remote sensing, Copperstone envisions developing innovative tools and exploratory methods to help Earth’s most challenging environments.  We’re an Edmonton-based engineering firm specializing in the design, production, and operation of HELIX, an amphibious robot developed for environmental monitoring.  HELIX is used for site investigation services which may include measuring geotechnical parameters of mine waste tailings ponds, collecting samples, and conducting bathymetric surveys.  HELIX is also beginning to see use cases outside mining.

HELIX was originally built for mining operations in Northern Canada, some of the harshest conditions in the world. Inspired by designs of the past, we modernized the screw-drive concept and focused on solving the challenge of traffic-ability, safety and remote operations.

Why Copperstone?

  • We put people first
  • We think yes before no
  • We believe there is a solution and we will find it
  • We always strive to do the right thing, especially when it is difficult
  • We think numbers matter: accuracy, action, and accountability

We believe that robots can enable humans to reach further, tread lighter, and stay safer by harnessing the potential that exists at the intersection of robotics, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, the environment, and the industrial IOT.

For more information about Copperstone Technologies, please visit their website:

Job Description

The Mechanical Robotics Technician will work closely with the Mechanical Team Lead and other team members to build and maintain mechanical assemblies and robotic systems. To do this, the Mechanical Robotics Technician needs to be a motivated, enthusiastic team member with a commitment to quality, and success as a team. The ideal candidate is an effective team worker, who listens well, respects diversity of opinions and has an open, clear and succinct communication style.

The Mechanical Robotics Technician will focus on the assembly, maintenance, repair, and up-keep of Copperstone’s fleet of robots and other systems. In addition, the candidate will be required to help in testing the robots in the shop and testing locations around Edmonton. The candidate should be excited to push robotics to its limits.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Participate in assembly, integration and testing of prototypes and products.
  • Assemble systems by reading and interpreting blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports.
  • Conduct maintenance on Copperstone’s robotic systems by following the provided procedures.
  • Investigate equipment failures and operational issues to diagnose faulty operation and to make recommendations for improvements in design, testing, and maintenance
  • Resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information
  • General up-keep and organization of Copperstone equipment and shop facilities
  • Communicate and collaborate with other team members efficiently
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting
  • Support testing as required
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Actively participate in meetings, make substantial contributions to design reviews, provide comment and suggestions on mechanical engineering designs


  • Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in a Mechanical/Millwright or Mechanic field or 5 years of relevant experience with references.
  • Minimum 1 year relevant mechanical and/or fabrication experience
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong hands-on ability/experience operating various hand and power tools
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for hands on projects

Bonus Qualification

  • Experience in mechanical systems design, testing, and prototyping
  • Second languages are always an asset

Salary and Benefits

Expected salary range $50k-60k/year. Flexible time-off vacation policy.
Copperstone offers supplementary health and dental benefits.

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