Laboratory Technician: 2-Year Term

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Central Toronto Roselawn, ONTARIO
Deadline: 08 Apr 2020

Laboratory Technician: 2-Year Term 
Job Number
: 2000813 
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering 
: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering 
: St. George (downtown Toronto)   



About us:
The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering is home to about 60 professors leading research on a very broad range of topics. On the Industrial Engineering side, research areas include Operations Research, Information Engineering, Human Factors, and Applied Machine Learning, all of which seek to improve the systems we as humans rely on to navigate our world. On the Mechanical Engineering side, research areas include Robotics, Mechanics & Design, Materials, and Thermofluids, topics that are applied to applications including manufacturing, energy production, and bioengineering. We are also home to about 2,000 very talented students: about 1,300 undergraduates are enrolled in the Industrial Engineering and in the Mechanical Engineering BASc programs. We have about 350 Master of Engineering (MEng) students, a professional program for students taking courses with us for a year or two. And we have about 350 MASc and PhD students, who work individually on research projects with a particular professor.
Your opportunity:
The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering prides itself on being a good place to work: respectful, accepting of difference, professional, and hopefully sometimes fun. We value employees who are goal-oriented and self-motivated, and who are constantly looking to improve how we serve our students and faculty. We believe in teamwork, in working together for the greater good, and yet doing so in a way that respects each employee’s work-life balance. Finally, we value each employee as an individual, and look for opportunities to recognize each contribution.
Under the supervision of the Director of the Robotics Institute, the incumbent is responsible for the scheduling use of lab equipment and resources as well as laboratory protocols and experimental procedures and equipment.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Setting-up lab/workshop according to research and/or courses schedules

  • Resolve issues with malfunctioning equipment
  • Applying established standards when determining material or equipment requirements for lab set up based on timetables and requisition information

  • Collaborating with staff and course instructors to determine lab set up requirements

  • Preparing, assembling and setting-up material, equipment and supplies used in teaching and/or research labs




Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum two years experience in a teaching lab including setting up equipment and troubleshooting equipment repairs as well as experience ensuring the safe handling of specialized lab equipment and materials while operating within proximity to others
  • Experience dealing with occupational safety precautions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and orally
  • Demonstrated skills with equipment particularly with robotics and mechatronics equipment
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to use computer software            

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Efficient
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized
  • Patient
  • Problem solver
  • Prudent


Travel: None 

Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW) 
Appointment Type: Budget - Term 
: Full-time 
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 09 -- $58,242 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $74,482. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Field
: Research & Teaching 
Job Posting
: Mar 30, 2020 
Job Closing
: Apr 8, 2020, 11:59:00 PM 
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