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Posted on: March 19, 2019
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Grade: I


Reporting to the Engineer in Residence, the incumbent performs technical duties associated with departmental undergraduate and graduate Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) laboratories as assigned, with the fabrication, operation, instruction, and maintenance of equipment and experimental setups.

Primary responsibilities

  • Maintain BCEE laboratory equipment and facilities, such as HVAC, Acoustics, Lighting, Solar, Wind tunnel, Materials, Structures, Soil, Foundation, Water Resource, and Surveying.
  • Lead the preparation, fabrication, installation, machining and testing of various components for teaching and research projects.
  • Support the laboratory instructors and researchers and focus on the critical issues in the laboratories operations and safety.
  • Work with undergraduate and graduate students on their projects.
  • Demonstrate and supervise the use of BCEE laboratory equipment to students.
  • As a Safety Officer and Emergency Responder, instruct, supervise and monitor safety procedures for the BCEE laboratories.
  • Work cooperatively with others to meet the changing requirements within the Department and School, which may include additional duties and responsibilities.
  • Design, construct and install new and specialized equipment.


  • Diploma of Collegial studies (3-year technical program) in an area related to the primary responsibilities or a certificate of completion from an accredited Building/Mechanical/Civil Engineering Technology Institute or other related technical program with a minimum of four years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to interpret and correct engineering drawings and ability to solve complex technical problems.
  • Understanding of building/mechanical/civil engineering terminology, laboratory process, and typical equipment; ability to use technical laboratory equipment.
  • Sufficient experience in building/mechanical/civil engineering design and fabrication processes to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above.
  • Prior work experience in building/mechanical/civil engineering laboratories is an asset.
  • Good organization skills and ability to lift and carry out the maintenance and /or repair tools, equipment etc.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) spoken and written English to assist and instruct students; knowledge of spoken French is an asset.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediated level) of Word and Excel to create and format documents and spreadsheets; experience in using email and ability to learn and adapt to new software as required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, evenings and the occasional weekends.
  • Physical ability to perform primary responsibilities attested by successful completion of medical evaluation to the University’s satisfaction (e.g. ability to lift, carry and move, equipment weighing up to 23 kg without assistance and up to 45 kg with assistance).
  • Ability to differentiate between colors as attested by successful completion of a Color Blind Test – Ishihara Plates.
  • Will require use of respiratory protection and enrollment in the university’s Respiratory Protection Program.
  • Will require use of hearing protection and enrollment in the university’s Hearing Conservation Program.
  • Good knowledge of laboratory health and safety regulations, including WHMIS.


$24.75 – $37.21 per hour



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by April 1, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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