Physical Lab Technologist
Posted January 17, 2019
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At the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science (FEAS) at Ryerson University, we immerse ourselves in the economic, social and technological communities we serve. As they evolve, we shift to meet their needs, leveraging our strengths and generating novel solutions. It is our mission to be a leader in Canada, where highly skilled, adaptable students and researchers develop as people and professionals, and work together for one purpose: to improve quality of life around the world.
FEAS has close to 5,000 undergraduate students enrolled in nine programs; over 800 graduate students in ten Master’s and six Doctoral Programs; and over 150 faculty members. In 2017, FEAS achieved top 10 recognition in Maclean’s among undergraduate and graduate engineering schools in Canada and in US News & World Report for research productivity and impact.
The Department of Civil Engineering is looking for a dedicated and passionate Physical Laboratory Technologist to operate and maintain a scientific/technical lab in support of faculty programs. As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate and facilitate assigned classes under faculty supervision, ensure the safe and efficient operation of the lab, and provide technical support and advice to students regarding equipment, experiments and thesis projects.
- Facilitates laboratory classes and provides technical direction
- Coordinates the daily operations of the assigned laboratories and facilities
- Successful completion of a post-secondary degree program in a scientific or technical field relevant to civil engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- A minimum of three years related work experience in the areas of aggregate testing and processing; concrete mixing, finishing and testing; testing of Portland cement and cementing materials and specialized concrete testing.
- Must have advanced knowledge of lab technology in order to facilitate classes and provide technical support and expertise to students and faculty
- Use of a variety of hand held tools, machining and fabrication; use of various lifting equipment; strain gauge and transducer technology; instrumentation for concrete data acquisition; interface of machine and computer for control and communication of experimental results
- Detailed knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS to maintain appropriate standards
- Excellent interpersonal skills are required when assisting with lab experiments and training on the use of laboratory equipment, safety procedures, providing advice to faculty and students, providing project support and assisting other technical staff.
- Good technical knowledge- design, repair, installation and maintenance of equipment used in labs
- Working knowledge of concrete and structures
- Demonstrated knowledge of North American standards and codes
- Excellent communication skills are required when liaising with faculty, students, and other technical staff
- Good analytical skills to interpret regulations and apply in the workplace
- Good organizational skills are required for scheduling of experiments, forecasting equipment needs, maintenance of equipment, lab housekeeping, receiving and disposing materials, etc.
- A demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Demonstrated commitment to client service specifically, students, faculty and staff