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Employment Opportunity

Senior Tool Crib/Instructional Assistant

Faculty of Trades & Applied Technology
Competition Number: 13-3100
Appointment Type: Temporary Full-time
Start/End: As soon as possible up to April 18, 2014
  Leave Replacement: Appointment end date may be extended or end early dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: 35 hours per week
Employment Group: Cupe 10
Position: 00613
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Maintain, issue and receive tools, equipment and supplies to students and instructors. Assist Instructors in regards to student usage of specialized tools and equipment. Repair and maintain tools and equipment. Troubleshoot, assess and correct equipment problems arising in the welding area. Determine requirements and maintain an uninterrupted supply of materials and consumables. Invigilate testing process for CWB and ITA testing. Prepare specialized welding equipment for a variety of processes to be used for teaching purposes. Instructional support including equipment/process preparation and moving of equipment. Assures processes and procedures are followed as per industry norm and curriculum. Meet with suppliers and manufacturers' representatives to obtain specifications and prices on equipment and supplies. Repair welding equipment for all the Trades & Applied Technology Departments. Answer telephone inquiries. Relay messages to instructors.
Required Qualifications: Welding Level A and/or Journeyman Welder with Interprovincial Red Seal Certification. Seven years or more recent relevant experience. A good knowledge of the welding trade, supply and equipment requirements and operation of machine tools. Knowledge of the electrical field together with the care and use of a broad range of hand tools. Knowledge and skill to repair grinders, drills, saws and other electrical tools as well as all the welding equipment in the shop. Understanding and sensitivity to the adult learner. Must successfully complete the Vancouver Island University forklift operators training program within 2 months. Working knowledge of WHMIS regulations. Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications appropriate to Tool Room operation and inventory. Good interpersonal skills in dealing with students, instructors and suppliers. This position necessitates exposure to many adverse and undesirable conditions, which require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely. Safety footwear and protective eyewear is required in the shop.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).

Valid OFA Level 1 Certificate required (or obtain as per CUPE Letter of Agreement #3).

Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: August 19, 2013 - August 25, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.