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Posted on: September 11, 2020
Deadline: September 24, 2020
Grade: I


Reporting to the Manager, Facilities, the incumbent ensures the safe operation of all teaching, research, and administrative facilities-related activities within the health and safety guidelines established by the university and the school. He/she performs specialized tasks related to the operation and maintenance of GCS facilities.

Primary responsibilities

  • Responsible for the quality, preparedness, and maintenance of laboratory and office equipment as per codes, standards, and safety regulations.
  • Complete assessments and reports on infrastructure needs and requirements throughout GCS; including teaching, research, and administrative areas.
  • Collaborate with Health and Safety management groups to maintain a safe and secure working environment in GCS teaching and research labs.
  • Repair machine guarding, robots’ enclosure, L.O.T.O., cranes, lifelines, and other similar equipment, setup machine and laser interlocks.
  • Responsible for the security, coordination and maintenance of access hardware, including electronic and physical; review and updates access policies annually. Maintain multiple access lists and liaises with Security.
  • Collaborate with Facilities Management groups as needed on operations and projects involving GCS.
  • Ensure that students, staff, and faculty comply with safety training requirements.
  • Work with undergraduate and graduate students; ensure members of student societies are enrolled in and complete all required training programs.
  • Annually review and update the Department Emergency Preparedness Plan (DEPP) in coordination with all GCS departments and units.
  • Coordinate the training for CERT, First Aid, Fire, and other required health and safety training programs.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues across GCS to meet established and changing targets and requirements set by GCS leadership, which may include additional duties and responsibilities.
  • Install new and relocated equipment.
  • Maintain major assets in GCS laboratory equipment inventory.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline with two years of associated experience OR Diploma of Collegial studies (3-year technical program) in a related technical program plus Occupational Health and Safety Certificate with a minimum of four years of relevant experience.
  • Must become CERT (Concordia Emergency Response Team) certified within three months of hire.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings.
  • Understanding of building/civil/mechanical engineering terminology, basic chemical and engineering laboratory process, and typical equipment. Ability to use technical laboratory equipment and handling of chemical materials
  • Ability to solve complex technical problems.
  • Good organization skills and ability to lift and carry out the maintenance and /or repair of tools, equipment, etc. related to health & safety.
  • Very good knowledge of laboratory health and safety regulations, including WHMIS.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English to assist and instruct students.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Word and Excel to create and format documents and spreadsheets. Experience using email. Ability to learn and adapt to new software as required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, evenings and occasional weekends; occasionally respond to emergency incidents.
  • 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 Colour-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.


$27.53 - $41.39 per hour



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by September 24, 2020. 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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