CUPE 1482 – Technologist 3 Revision Date: 2014 Classification: Technologist 3 Unit: C.U.P.E. 1482 Hay Point Range: 400 - 480 CHARACTER OF THE JOB This Engineering Technologist level is characterized by a high level of specialized technical understanding, multidisciplinary skills, and hands-on ability. Individuals at this level typically design equipment and test apparatus for undergrad labs and graduate research projects. Positions at this level actively participate in the independent research done by academics and are frequently involved in advising and training graduate students. Administration of operating expenditures and income streams for a lab or research facility, within a prescribed budget, may also occur in this level. General direction is received from a senior technician, academic staff member, department head or director. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Administers department research laboratories or workshops including consultation with researchers. Develops and 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, conceptualize and design solutions, use multi-discipline fabrication techniques to create or modify equipment to achieve specific objectives. Sourcing, evaluating, selecting, purchasing of specialized research or teaching apparatus, machines and tools. Arrange required infrastructure, responsible for installation, commissioning and verification of operation. Responsible for the operation and maintenance of specialized equipment that requires extensive theoretical and/or practical knowledge and troubleshooting skills. Instruct staff and students in use and operation, and data interpretation using manual and automated means. Purchase, maintain, and upgrade of computers, software and peripherals to allow interfacing with instrumentation and data acquisition to specialized equipment for research. Participates in the development, refinement and implementation of new policies and procedures and the establishing and maintaining of quality control standards. Conducts experiments, calculates results including computer calculations and programs where applicable. Designs and evaluates programs used for teaching or research purposes or for public presentations. Administers department undergraduate laboratories, includes consultation with academic professors regarding teaching objectives using experiments or demonstrations in labs. Lectures to students in classroom situations or laboratory tutorials. Provides direction and training of teaching assistants to conduct lab or tutorial classes. Responsible for selecting, 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 7 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 design and fabricate apparatus using basic and specialized tools Ability to prepare specifications, drawings, instructions and procedures Ability to plan, organize and administer a task within a project. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and students Ability to supervise. Ability to work within budget allocation. Physical Requirements Capable of performing the duties as assigned.