Instrument Technician

Posting Closing Date: July 05, 2021

Expected Start Date: July 12, 2021

Job Description:

Instrument Technician – Technician 5 (AESES). New Budget-Funded Continuing Full-Time 35.00 hours/week; Monday to Friday; 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Salary Range: $26.75 – $35.63 per hour ($48,685.00 – $64,846.60 per annum). Trial/Probation Period: 840.00 work hours. For more information, please contact: Joanne Mitchell 204-474-8132 or


  • Oversees the operation and maintenance of instruments in the Department of Chemistry.
  • Oversee the training of the users of MCAL including students, researchers and external users.
  • Provides instruction and supervision for all those wanting to use instruments in the facility.
  • Supervises teaching assistants who are instructing students how to operate instruments as part of teaching labs.
  • Advises and assists academic staff in the design of experiments for teaching labs, in safety protocols, and in the design of training courses.
  • Advises and assists research personnel on the capabilities of the instruments and design of experiments.
  • Administers policies and procedures to ensure the facility remains ISO17025:2017 compliant.
  • Monitors daily all analyses carried out in MCAL to ensure equipment operation and methodologies are in accord with the quality system.
  • Participates in annual proficiency testing of the quality system.
  • Validates new methodologies and verify existing standard methodologies to ensure their compliance with the quality system.



  • B.Sc. is required.
  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in analytical chemistry is preferred.


  • Five years of directly related experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience working and maintaining an ISO 17025:2017 quality system, is required.
  • Experience in an academic environment is required.
  • Experience with administrative and financial management software is desirable.
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Demonstrated hands-on capabilities in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing essential laboratory equipment, is required.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency using advanced features associated with MS Office (Word and Excel) are required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and the public is essential.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team is required.
  • A demonstrated ability to act as a liaison with academics and industry is essential.
  • Knowledge of theory and applications of mass spectrometry, chromatography, electricity and electronics, vacuum technology, as well as chemistry, physics and computing is preferred.
  • Satisfactory work record including satisfactory attendance and punctuality, is required.

How to apply:

Apply today through the University of Manitoba’s career portal, UM Careers where you will find the full job specification: under requisition number 15656 Instrument Technician – Technician 5 (AESES).

Applications will only be accepted if you apply on UM Careers.

Additional Information:

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.