Shop Technician

Updated: 26 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

This position is situated in the Department of Civil Engineering. The contract is for one year.

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, performs technical duties in the field of engineering, metallurgy, woodworking, etc. Designs, builds and assembles various parts, equipment and apparatus. Participates in projects and experiments. Coordinates the activities of a teaching laboratory. Prepares and operates shop and laboratory equipment. Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others. Compiles data. Maintains equipment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others.
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques, and the analysis of results.
  • Prepares, assembles, installs, operates and distributes the equipment and materials required for shop or laboratory. Ensures the proper use of equipment and execution of projects, the accuracy of completed work and that safety procedures are followed.
  • Coordinates the activities with other technicians in various teaching laboratories in the Department of Civil Engineering. Confers with professors concerning the scope and objectives of teaching laboratory sessions. Liaises between staff and students.
  • Organizes laboratory schedules. Assesses equipment needs. Oversees set-up of equipment. Coordinates provision of equipment and materials.

The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

DEC III Civil Engineering Technology/ElectronicsTechnology/Mechanical Engineering Technology. Experience in concrete, tension compression and construction research. Ability to work with heavy equipment. Demonstrated experience with material (cement, steel, soil, wood, etc.) testing is a strong asset. Fluency in English (spoken and written) in order to handle explanations to English speaking students. French (spoken and written).

How to Apply:

Current McGill employees must apply via internal postings. These are accessed using the ‘Find Jobs’ report in Workday.

Applicants who are not current McGill employees must apply via external postings. The website will direct you to create a Workday account. Please note, you must use a personal email address when creating this account. Do not use or email addresses.

Please refer to the job aid:  Applying at McGill Guide for External Candidates

Minimum Education and Experience:

DEC III - Electronics Technology 2 Years Related Experience / DEC III - Mechanical Engineering Technology

Hourly Salary:

(MUNACA Level 10) $22.87 - $31.52

Hours per Week:

35 (Full time)



Position End Date (If applicable):


Deadline to Apply:


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