Instrument Technician – Technician 5 (AESES)
New Budget-Funded Continuing Full-Time 35.00 hours/week; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Monday – Friday; the incumbent can expect to work 7 hour days, and have a 1 hour unpaid lunch break. Salary Range: $27.22 – $39.10 per hour ($49,540.40 – $71,162.00 per annum)
Application Deadline: June 30, 2022
Proposed Start Date: September 1, 2022
Trial/Probation Period: 840.00 work hours
For more information, please contact: Tannis Wills or call at 204-474-6243.
– 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.
MINIMUM FORMAL EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED:
– A 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.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
– 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.
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