The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Chief Technologist with the Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management. This is a 3-year term, full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with a salary range of $46,221 - $60,093 per annum.
This position reports to the Technical Team Lead in the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management. A significant portion of this position's time will be spent overseeing equipment use and assisting in activities of the Wood Science and Technology Centre at the Hugh John Flemming Complex.
- Assist setting up equipment for research experiment and testing projects. Provide ongoing technical support for these activities.
- Support the Technical Team Lead in operating the Faculty's equipment room, greenhouse, and teaching/office/lab rooms.
- Calibrate, maintain, and document operating procedures for equipment.
- Train students, visiting scholars and new staff members on equipment use and safety procedures.
- A certificate or diploma in a relevant engineering or equivalent discipline.
- At least 2-year experience working in a research/testing environment with knowledge of electronic equipment.
- Adequate electronic and computing skills to design, fabricate and trouble-shoot testing, and data logging equipment is essential.
- Ability to solve unique problems in a research environment, prioritize tasks, and work under minimum supervision. Operate as a team player.
- Able to use various kinds of machines such as weatherometer, Instron plus its software (Wavematrix and Bluehill), MTS testing frames, CNC machine, plastic filament extruder, and basic wood and metal working tools.
- Communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
- Able to travel, as some travel may be required.
Closing date for applications is November 12, 2020 4:30PM.
This position is covered by the terms and conditions contained in the Collective Agreement negotiated between UNB and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551.
The University of New Brunswick and PSAC/PTSU Local 60551 are committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.