Duties and Responsibilities:
- Reporting to both the Chair, and Associate Chair for Laborary Operations, and being supervised by the Supervisor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Laboratories, the Laboratory Technologist is jointly responsible for creating, operating and maintaining a safe and professional laboratory environment. This is accomplished by acquiring and maintaining proficiency in the safe operation of laboratory equipment and by performing high-quality equipment and facility repair, maintenance, modernization and fabrication, using a broad set of mechanical, electrical, electronic, and computer application skills.
- The incumbent will also act as a technical advisor to students, staff and faculty. The incumbent will be a joint participant in the University Health and Safety Program within the laboratory. The incumbent will be responsible for performing the administrative duties associated with the position and will perform a supervisory role with regards to students and student employees working within the laboratory.
The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
- Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to updated equipment and principles.
- Keen awareness of engineering trends, showcasing a commitment to staying current.
- Proficiency in machinery, test equipment, and LabVIEW, highlighting technical aptitude.
- Strong computer hardware/software skills, indicating efficient operation.
- Exceptional theoretical knowledge in engineering principles, providing valuable insights.
- Proficiency in instrumentation, computer tech, and fabrication, reflecting practical skills
- Practical skills in instrumentation, computer tech, and fabrication; collaborative team player.
Education and Experience:
The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
- 3 year mechanical engineering technology program from a recognized institute of technology or an accredited equivalent.
- 5 years work experience in a position of similar responsibilities, preferably with a portion of this experience within a university environment. Equivalencies of education and experience would be considered.
Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.