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Electrical Engineer Halifax


Katchi Halifax Canada

2 months ago


Katchi is a start-up company envisioning a future where the global fishing industry thrives in harmony with marine ecosystems, ensuring the health and abundance of fish species while providing a sustainable source of wild protein for the growing human population. We are committed to transforming the way we fish, creating a global technology ecosystem that supports sustainable fishing practices, and fostering collaboration between fishers, regulators, and other stakeholders.

Katchi is a forward-thinking and resourceful team of professionals, committed to addressing complex challenges with innovative solutions. As a flexible and high-impact collective, we unite a diverse group of skilled individuals driven by their passion for technology and the future. Katchi fosters an atmosphere of ingenuity and adaptability that leads to consistent excellence in our work.

At Katchi, we emphasize the significance of personal... initiative and proficiency across various skill sets. By empowering our team members with a sense of autonomy and purpose, we nurture a collaborative environment that accentuates both individual growth and collective progress.

We have a need for an electrical engineer, who would be responsible for the bulk of our mechatronic work (physical electronics and programming work). Join Katchi to be a part of our small team dedicated to making a tangible, positive impact.


Automated Net System

Katchi is developing a groundbreaking automated commercial fishing net system that replaces traditional ground trawl nets, operating just off the seabed to catch ground fish and anywhere in the water column to catch groundfish and mid-water species. This technology will significantly reduce fuel consumption, minimize fishing times, and eliminate seabed contact.

Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV)

Our state-of-the-art USV will collect and analyze data on fish stocks and ocean health, allowing regulators to accurately assess fish stocks in real-time, and providing data to the fishers that will enable them to catch the ideal size/maturity of their target species more efficiently and with less by-catch.


Halifax, Bayer’s Lake. We have a spacious, open office space and workshop area with tools and prototyping equipment. Located near the Chain of Lakes Trail, restaurants, and amenities.


Position: Electrical Engineer

Experience: 5 years

Education: Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering

Employment: Full-time, salaried

Vacation: 3 weeks

Salary: $70-80K salary commensurate with experience

Benefits: Group health insurance


The Electrical Engineer, with direction from the Chief Technology Officer, will oversee the electronic aspects of Katchi’s operations. This role will require expertise at the level of competency of a junior-to-intermediate Electrical Engineer, requiring skills and best-practices applied broadly to electronic hardware and software. Roles and responsibilities include:
• Conceptualize, prototype and build new technological products under the direction of the CTO
• Testing the performance of newly developed technological products and conducting evaluations of designs already in use, testing, troubleshooting, repairing, and calibrating electronic equipment. Identifying solutions to technical design problems that arise during the design, development, and testing processes.
• System integration with existing marine equipment and underwater sensors
• Operating, troubleshooting and integrating commercial-off-the-shelf underwater sensors
• Analog and digital circuit design
• Schematic capture and printed circuit board layout using CAD software
• Creating wiring diagrams using CAD software
• Programming embedded microcontrollers (e.g. Arduino)
• Assembly and wiring of electrical enclosures including DIN rail components, panel-mount indicators and switches, panel-mount, and inline connectors
• Basic soldering and component population
• Supporting manufacturing of components
• Providing Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and maintaining documentation for electronic components and systems deployed by Katchi
• Assisting with general operations as part of the Katchi team, where needed
• Other duties/responsibilities falling within the scope of an Electrical Engineer


Due to the broad nature of this role and the objectives of the company, it is expected that a wide range of skills and experiences will be required along with the ability to achieve objectives in a timely manner. Thinking creatively, innovating, and learning/relearning skills, collaborating with colleagues in different disciplines, and seeking/receiving feedback will be required in order to successfully complete various tasks under time constraints. Desired qualities and skills include:
• We are looking for a “maker” who is keen to work on robotics, sensors, prototyping with 3D printing and CNC machining technologies. The successful candidate will show a passion for learning, taking initiative, and inventing things.
• Ability to think creatively and innovate
• Ability to take initiative and work with little supervision
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to manage tight deadlines
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong troubleshooting ability
• Ability to receive/act-on direction and feedback
• Willingness to participate in at-sea testing on fishing vessels
• Familiarity with programming in LabVIEW, Matlab, Simulink is desirable
Halifax NS

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