CUPE 1482 – Technologist 2 Revision Date: 2014 Classification: Technologist 2 Unit: C.U.P.E. 1482 Hay Point Range: 329 - 399 CHARACTER OF THE JOB This Engineering Technologist level is an intermediate level technologist position, typically filled by a graduate from a technology program with proven theoretical knowledge to accommodate working in a research environment in their field of education. Working under general supervision from a more senior technician, administrator or academic staff member the incumbent is responsible to operate and maintain complex equipment and laboratory apparatus. They will have multi-disciplinary hands-on skills to carry out their general duties. Incumbents are required to show initiative and sound judgment in organizing the work within their areas of responsibility. Positions at this level actively participate in the independent research done by academics and frequently work with graduate students. At this level technologists may work within a prescribed budget and may make capital purchases as directed by others. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Administers department research laboratories or workshops including consultation with researchers. Works within budget requirements for labs and research projects. Works cooperatively with academics, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows in their research. Use Engineering principles to evaluate technical problems, use multi-discipline fabrication techniques to create or modify equipment to achieve specific objectives. Assist with purchasing of specialized research or teaching apparatus, machines and tools. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Instruct staff and students in use and operation. Maintain computers, software and peripherals to allow interfacing with instrumentation and data acquisition to specialized equipment for research. Conducts experiments, calculates results including computer calculations and programs where applicable. Administers department undergraduate laboratories, includes consultation with academic professors regarding teaching objectives using experiments or demonstrations in labs. Provides direction and training of teaching assistants to conduct lab or tutorial classes. As directed, purchasing and maintaining inventories of general equipment and supplies. Responsible for keeping abreast of developments in new engineering concepts, techniques and education in general area of expertise. Required to obtain knowledge of and comply with safety policies applicable to the workplace. Performs other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are: Level of Formal Education and Experience Engineering Technology Diploma from a recognized Community College or equivalent with (5) years of related experience and eligibility for CTTAM certification - or An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Skills and Abilities Ability to fabricate apparatus using basic and specialized tools Ability to comprehend, drawings, instructions and procedures Ability to organize and perform tasks within a project. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and students Ability to work within budget allocation. Physical Requirements Capable of performing the duties as assigned.