Shop Technician (TR4260)

McGill University - Human Resources
POSITION COVERED BY THE MUNACA-PSAC BARGAINING UNIT
Position Title: 
Shop Technician (PED 00081, DD0100, Level 0100)
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 & 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.

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.

Education & Experience: 

DEC III (Electronics Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology)

Two (2) years’ related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or 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.
Reference Number: 
17-0928/TR4260
Supervisor's Title: 
Faculty Workshop Manager
Salary Scale: 
$22.42 - $30.90
Faculty/Unit: 
Faculty of Engineering
Chemistry and Metallurgy Machine Shop and Stores
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 
35.00
How To Apply: 

*Internal candidates: Please provide your McGill ID number when applying.*

Please submit your electronic application via the web at https://www.hreng.mcgill.ca/applicant/

Click on "Application Form" and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter as one document.