Sheridan College

Skilled Trades Technologist

Job Description

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Note: Preference will be given to qualified full-time employees within the bargaining unit at Sheridan College. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. 


Employee Group: Support Staff
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology
Campus: Davis (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference Number: 17/S/134
Payband: L
Hourly Range: $42.06 - $ 48.74
Hours/Week: 40
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: February 21, 2018


Reporting to the Associate Dean in the School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship, in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST), the Technologist provides technical, administrative and operational support to the Industrial Machining Shop, Carpentry Shop, Millwright Shop, Welding Shop, Plumbing Shop and Electrical Shops.  The Technologist also provides guidance and direction to students in labs, through assistance and demonstration and ensures the smooth operation of all labs under his/her jurisdiction.


Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Preparing, maintaining, assembling and distributing materials and consumables for laboratories;
  • Ensuring safety systems and correct installation of equipment is maintained and adhered to;
  • Investigating and troubleshooting machinery and equipment and correct problems when appropriate;
  • Developing internal Policies and Procedures for use in the labs for equipment, faculty and students;
  • Designing and implementing systems and procedures for demonstrating safe and correct operation of equipment;
  • Demonstrating to students sound theoretical and working knowledge of all aspects of each piece of equipment;
  • Developing lab exercises and overseeing student projects for the lab component in consultation with faculty;
  • Preparing, organizing and participating in event activities such as: skills competitions, student workshops, tours, celebrations and related marketing events, school clubs and club functions;
  • Designs and arranges for the fabrication in Sheridan shops of skilled trades oriented handout materials;
  • Scheduling work hour shifts and providing guidance and direction to part-time student workers;
  • Researching and testing new software applications and making recommendations;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.



The successful candidate will possess a Journeyman Designation (Ontario Certificate of Qualification or Red Seal) in Industrial Millwright, Tool and Die, Welding, Plumbing, or related field, along with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a progressively responsible position in an industrial shop (lab) environment (e.g. Industrial Machining Shop, Carpentry Shop, Millwright Shop, Welding Shop, Plumbing Shop and Electrical Shops) where responsibilities include (will vary by journeyperson certification) precision machining; tool/die, mould-making; machine maintenance, repair and commissioning; pre-start safety installations; CNC programming and troubleshooting; furniture/ millwork fabrication; structural welding; metal layout and fabrication/ welding; jig making; plumbing installation in a variety of pipe material types and fixture types; building construction or maintenance, electrical installation and troubleshooting; industrial machine electrical maintenance; electronic device installation and maintenance (such as fire alarm and/or PLC programming) (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).  Knowledge and experience with operating a variety of industrial machinery (e.g. lathes, vertical mill, surface grinder) and equipment (e.g. numeric control, welding power supply equipment) is also necessary.  Experience specifying and ordering consumables, specifying capital equipment purchases, tracking inventory, overseeing junior employees (i.e. apprentices), managing deliverable projects and interacting with clients and customers is preferred.  Previous experience teaching/instructing students within an academic institution will be considered an asset.  The incumbent must have excellent communication (oral and written), organizational and time management skills and demonstrated technical skills (ability to trouble shoot equipment malfunctions and perform repairs).  Knowledge of shop safety practices and ability to assist in designing and developing safety standard operating procedures is also required. 


Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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