MTS Level 6 - Laboratory Technician - School of Sustainable Design Engineering

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Date of Posting: 
November 18, 2015
School of Sustainable Design Engineering
MTS Level 6 - Laboratory Technician
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$50,347 - $55,378 per annum, as per CUPE 1870

Start Date January 4, 2016

The University of Prince Edward Island is looking for the right candidate to take on an exciting new permanent position of “Laboratory Technician” in the School of Sustainable Design Engineering. Reporting to the Director of Student Experience, this individual would be responsible for the setup, instruction and supervision related to the laboratory components of engineering science courses. This individual would interact with students, academic staff and other technical and administrative staff on a daily basis.


• Setup of laboratory experiments for engineering science courses
• Provide instruction, design and prepare course material, and assist in the preparation and grading of work related to the laboratory components of engineering science courses
• Tutor and counsel students with experimental procedures and practices, data collection and preparation of lab reports
• Train and supervise students using lab equipment, computers and facilities
• Maintain a safe working environment
• Maintain, repair and calibrate equipment
• Keep an up-to-date inventory of all equipment, materials and supplies


• Two-year community college diploma in a relevant engineering technology field
• Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience
• Excellent communication and problem solving skills
• Experience in a laboratory environment
• Demonstrated creative, communication, and organizational skills
• Ability to multi-task, coordinate projects and function professionally in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment
• Excellent computer skills

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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