Reporting to the Manager, Skilled Trades (Labs & Shops) in the School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship, in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST), the incumbent provides technical, administrative and operational support to Electrical and Instrumentation shops. The incumbent provides guidance and direction to students in labs, through assistance and demonstration. The incumbent ensures the smooth operation of all labs under the incumbent’s jurisdiction and is an integral member of the decision-making team to assist in the planning of curriculum development.
What You’ll be Doing
As a technologist for the electrical apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, the incumbent assists students in a lab environment to enhance and reinforce curriculum.
- Designing and implementing systems and procedures for demonstrating safe and correct operating procedures for equipment and hand tools. This includes demonstrating the proper use of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) equipment, motor controls, electronic instrumentation equipment, etc. Reinforcing correct procedures and safety guidelines for residential and commercial wiring;
- Preparing lab environment for scheduled labs (e.g. installing software, setting-up hardware, ensuring consumable materials are available, etc.);
- Ensuring that students in the labs always follow safe lab procedures and wear the appropriate apparel (e.g. Safety glasses);
- Employing and clarifying for students sound theoretical and working knowledge of all aspects of each piece of equipment (i.e. safety, operating procedures, special applications and setup as well as trouble-shooting techniques);
- Assisting students in troubleshooting any equipment related problems affecting shop projects (i.e. electrical problems encountered by a student trying to wire a lab in the electrical shop);
- Providing feedback to faculty members on individual student’s performance in the labs;
- Providing feedback to students on lab exercises according to rubric designed by faculty;
- Residential wiring workshop, motor control workshop (AC/DC motor controls, etc.), electronics lab, instrumentation lab (Alarm systems, etc.), and PLC Lab;
- Problem solving with students to determine how to resolve general shop occurrences;
- Proactively troubleshooting equipment to detect minor problems and correct them before they become major problems. After diagnosing the problem, the incumbent will determine the proper course of action for repair. In many cases, the incumbent will disassemble the equipment to repair or replace the necessary parts. If necessary, the incumbent will hire outside trades people to complete the repairs;
- Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety and Electrical Safety guidelines and develops and revising lab manuals as appropriate;
- Performing other related duties as assigned.
- You have excellent oral and written communication skills.
- You enjoy balancing different tasks and can prioritize multiple projects while staying?organized.
- You have a Journeyperson Designation (Ontario Certificate of Qualification or Red Seal) as and Electrician, along with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a progressively responsible position in an industrial shop (lab) environment
The successful candidate will also meet the following requirements:
- Experience specifying and ordering consumables, specifying capital equipment purchases, tracking inventory, overseeing junior employees (i.e. apprentices and/or students), managing deliverable projects and interacting with clients and customers is also preferred
- Demonstrated technical skills e.g. ability to troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and perform repairs).
- Demonstrated ability to assist in design and development of safety programs and standard operating procedures.
- Knowledgeable and experienced with operating a variety of electrical machinery and equipment.
Who We Are:
Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives.?Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (https://sheridan2024.sheridancollege.ca/), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.
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Campus Location: Davis (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 21/PT/03
Employee Group: Part-time Support - Temporary
Hourly Rate: $27.89 + 4% in lieu of benefits and vacation
Application Deadline: January 19, 2021
Sheridan is deeply committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. Therefore, we invite applications from marginalized and equity-seeking groups. Persons with a disability may contact the Human Resources department to request accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.
You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.