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PAMI Supporting NRCan’s Energy Innovation Program

The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) can support applicants of the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Energy Innovation Program (EIP) by providing research and development (R&D) services, conducting demonstration projects, and front-end engineering design (FEED) studies.


The Government of Canada has made a strong commitment to energy technology innovation that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by generating and using energy cleanly and efficiently. To support that commitment, NRCan has a call for proposals under the Energy Innovation Program (EIP) in the following strategic areas:biosgas_pic

  • Renewable, smart grid and storage systems
  • Reducing diesel use by industrial operations in northern and remote communities
  • Addressing emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector
  • Carbon capture, use, and storage
  • Improving industrial efficiency

The final date for submissions is October 31, 2016. Specific program details can be found at NRCan’s website.


PAMI’s Applied Bioenergy Centre works with NRCan, the agricultural community, and academia to develop bioenergy sources and advance new and existing mechanical technologies to harvest, process, densify, and convert biomass into energy. Past collaborations involved

  • anaerobic digestion,
  • biomass densification, yield trials, and life cycle logistic studies,
  • demonstration of pilot-scale plants, and
  • verification of new technologies.


Should EIP applicants require engineering and biosystem support, PAMI’s key capabilities include

  • project management,
  • multi discipline engineering – technical readiness levels 2 – 9,
  • biosystems research,
  • technology testing and demonstration, and
  • economic analysis.

If you are interested in collaborating with PAMI on your EIP application or any bioenergy or bioproduct related project, please contact Dr. Joy Agnew ( or 1-800-567-7624 ext 280.

Electronics Engineer or Technologist

Position:  Electronics Engineer or Technologist

Term:  Full-time Position

Location:  Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Duties and Responsibilities:

Work with a team of engineers, technologists, tradespersons, and agrologists to successfully deliver projects for the agriculture and other machinery-based industries.

  • Work with the design team on electrical and electronic designing, fabrication, and testing.
  • Integration of electrical and electronic system into industrial vehicles with technologies such as CAN Network (hardware and software) and design tools such as VeSys.
  • Operation and calibration of instrumentation and data acquisition equipment.
  • Assist with field testing of vehicles with focus on performance of the electrical/electronic system.
  • Understand and follow all requirements for safe and efficient work.
  • Communicate with the project team about project problems, solutions, and outcomes.


A Degree or diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Technology from an accredited technical institute

  • Knowledge of VeSys, PLC programming, electronic components, cable manufacturing, wiring, and control panel construction are desired.
  • Experience with managing projects, budgets, and documentation, supervising a project team, and being conscientious about quality is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of machine operation principles is desired.
  • Working knowledge with Microsoft Outlook, Office, and Excel.
  • Valid driver’s licence is also required.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits

Applications Close:  October 7, at 5:00 p.m.


Please send resume of qualifications and experience, including references to:

Laurie Szautner, Executive Assistant
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI)
Box 1150, Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0
Fax: (306) 682-5080

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