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Microsystems Hub Technician, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering

Job ID: 17821

Updated: March 15, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering invites applications for a Microsystems Hub Technician . This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, this position will ensure a safe working environment by maintaining cleanroom laboratory safety and safe practices, through reporting on equipment performance and maintenance issues.


Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Ensure that work assigned is completed as required by the Director or Manager, meeting all required codes, safety requirements, and University standards and processes
  • Responsible for the reliable and safe operation of equipment assigned
  • Ensure that all required safety procedures are followed when carrying out tasks
  • Ensure that immediate supervisor is kept informed of activities and progress of work
  • Pleasantly and respectfully interact with co-workers, supervisor, members of the University community, external clients, contractors and suppliers
  • Ensure regular work attendance and timely reporting for start of shift
  • Manage own time effectively to accomplish tasks
  • Ensure that equipment (such as, but not limited to, photolithography systems and thin film deposition systems), workspaces, and tools supplied by the University are used for the purposes supplied and are maintained in good order
  • Responsible for maintaining established programs and procedures
  • Assisting with equipment installation, maintenance, training, calibration and operation
  • Provide one-on-one training to individuals such as other techs, grad students, researchers and external clients
  • Monitor and maintain stock or supplies of Cleanroom consumables, including cleanroom specific chemicals
  • Meet with Director or Manager on a weekly basis
  • Assist with unloading shipments when necessary, including liquid Nitrogen delivery
  • Advise on and support equipment purchases and to assess, recommend, and oversee timely completion of any necessary infrastructure modifications
  • Completion of records related to the work is required
  • Responsible for the safe and proper use of equipment and materials

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A micro/nanotechnology laboratory technician diploma or similar within the last 3 years
  • Must be able to perform physically demanding work
  • Experience in operating and maintaining microfabrication equipment in a class 1000 (or better) clean room environment is preferred, such as photolithography and thin film deposition systems
  • Experience in training others

Application Deadline: March 28, 2019

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase 1.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Schulich School of Engineering visit Careers in the Schulich School of Engineering.

About the University of Calgary

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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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