Design Laboratory Technician

Design Laboratory Technician

Design Laboratory Technician  

Permanent, Full-time (through the school year) starting August 2024 

St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is seeking a Design Laboratory Technician to join our dynamic Education, Technology and Design department. Reporting to the Director of Education Technology and Design, this position is responsible for maintaining and supporting the operation of the Senior School Design Lab. The role includes ensuring that all equipment is in good working order and accessible for student use and providing technical assistance and troubleshooting issues as they arise. 

Work Schedule: 

Department hours of work are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday to Friday. Some flexibility may be available for the right candidate. 

The successful candidate will have the following skills, background and interest:  

Assist and train students and teachers in using design lab and makerspace technology, including 3D printers, laser cutters, circuitry and robotics, and related software, for creative projects.  
Maintain and troubleshoot equipment, ensuring all devices are functional and safe for use.  
Support faculty with integrating technology into the curriculum by providing technical expertise and managing software and material resources.  
Monitor and improve lab safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized lab space.  
Develop and manage scheduling systems for lab resources and activities.  
Handle inventory control, procurement, and maintenance of lab equipment and materials.  

High school diploma and working towards a degree/diploma in Engineering, Machinist or a field related to design and fabrication.  
Minimum of one year of experience in an educational or technical support role.  
Strong understanding of design and engineering principles, especially related to educational settings.  
Skilled in the operation, maintenance, and minor repair of technical and computer equipment.  
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to guide and support high school students. 
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and adapt to evolving educational needs.  
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with teachers, students, staff, suppliers, and service providers both verbally and written.    
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position (Must be able to lift at least 50lb).    

Annual salary range: $35,053 – $41,237 

Hourly range: $25.68 – $30.21

Criminal Record Check: 

Must pass and maintain a clear Solicitor General criminal record check for the purpose of working with children. 

Application Details: 

Please apply by 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 10, 2024.   

About St. Michaels University School: 

Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence. 

 Our students from over 30 countries all over the world have opportunities in academics, athletics, arts, leadership, service and outdoor education, and are inspired by an extraordinary staff committed to character growth and preparing students for what lies ahead in life. The school’s Mission shapes these endeavours: Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life. At St. Michaels University School, we seek to employ and empower individuals who wish to forge impactful relationships and careers that place our students at the centre. We firmly believe that expanding our diversity while adjusting our practice will lead to becoming the community we envision – a place where staff and students share a sense that they fully belong.

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