CUPE 1482 – Technologist 4 Revision Date: 2014 Classification: Technologist 4 Unit: C.U.P.E. 1482 Hay Point Range: 481 - 561 CHARACTER OF THE JOB This is the most senior level of Engineering Technologist. They are available for consultation with all levels of staff. It is characterized by an advanced technical understanding, multidisciplinary skills, and hands-on ability. Staff at this level have the leadership and technical skills to administer large scale projects and programs. The incumbents provide technical assistance, training and supervision for undergraduate design projects, and the Teaching Assistants for some undergraduate courses. They may teach a variety of techniques specific to their area and its specialized equipment to graduate students as part of their course work, and to other researchers as required for their research programs. 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. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Assists in the selection, training and supervision of personnel, some of whom operate specialized equipment. Acts as resource person within an area of responsibility to offer advice and guidance to academics, graduate students, post doctoral fellows, research associates, visiting scientists and technicians on a wide range of technical, practical and administrative matters. Acts as project leader including design, administration, project reviews and related reports production. Participates in independent research as time permits. Initiate equipment and financial contributions from external sources Contribute to professional association activities Collaborate with external companies in design and research activities May administer Departmental safety training protocols and facilitate adherence to University and Provincial safety regulations with regards to laboratories or other Department wide programs 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. 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. Responsible for the selection, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment that requires extensive theoretical and/or practical knowledge and troubleshooting skills. Arrange required infrastructure, responsible for installation, commissioning and verification of operation. 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. Initiates 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. Lectures to students in classroom situations or laboratory tutorials. Provides direction and training of teaching assistants to conduct lab or tutorial classes. Prepares administrative and technical reports. Provides advice and guidance to academics, graduate students, post- doctoral fellows and technical subordinates on technical and practical matters. Responsible for keeping abreast of developments in new engineering concepts, techniques and education in general area of expertise. 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 10 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 an entire 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.