Shop Technician

McGill University - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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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

Duties and Responsibilities:
Participates in projects and experiments in the field of engineering, metallurgy, woodworking, etc. Discusses the orientation and technical demands of the projects. Reviews, selects and modifies methodology. Assumes responsibility for the technical aspects in the execution of these projects
Analyzes, interprets and discusses apparatus design submissions. Designs, constructs, assembles and tests various parts, equipment and apparatus involving plastic, wood, metal, glass, ceramics, etc. Programs and operates computer controlled milling machines or lathes, etc. used to produce complex objects. Utilizes techniques such as sanding, sawing, milling, welding, shearing, grinding and lathing. Develops new methodology when required.
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.
Uses a variety of equipment, tools and instruments such as manual and computer-controlled (CNC) lathe, drill, milling machines, CAD programs, hand and power saw, thermo-forming machine, extrusion machine, surface-planer machine, spindle-molding machine, planer machine, mortising machine and welding torch.

Education and Experience:
DEC III (Electronics Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology)

Two (2) years related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of conventional machines with demonstrated knowledge and experience in CNC and design programs. Ability to understand course curriculum of undergrad engineering labs and ability and interest in supporting those labs, education and research in mechanical engineering. Excellent communication skills with ability to resolve problems and instruct students and academics. Solid knowledge and understanding of health and safety as well as CSST requirements. Microsoft Office proficiency. English, spoken and written. French spoken.

How to Apply:
Please submit your electronic application via the web at click on "Application Form" and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter as one document.

The deadline to apply for this position is October 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

  • Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*
We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Engineering will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Employment Equity:
McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at angela.campbell [at] or 514-398-1660.

Faculty of Engineering

Salary Range:


Twelve (12) months

Reporting to:
Faculty Workshop Manager

Reference no.:

Post Date:
Friday, October 11, 2019