Vanier College

Makerspace Technician (Part-Time) (Specific Project)

  • Part Time
Reference number: SSP-22-23-2800
Job Category (Job Alert): Education and Pedagogy
Department: Academic Sector
Services: Learning Commons
Immediate Supervisor’s Name: Caroline Fodor
Position Status: Part-time Specific Project
Length of the contract: Until June 30, 2023
Work Location: Vanier College
Work Schedule: Please see the job description
External Posting Start Date: 2022-07-14
External Posting End Date and Time: 2022-08-14 17:00
Salary Scale: $24.21 – $32.32
Expected Start Date: 2022-09-06

Vanier College is an English-language public college with more than 6000 daytime students from over 90 different nationalities. We have a thriving Continuing Education division that provides services to adult learners, international students as well as to community and corporate clients. Vanier has approximately 1000 employees and offers a stimulating work environment and a beautiful green campus. Our dynamic faculty and staff enjoy numerous benefits including an employee assistance program, employee fitness programs, professional development, daycare, educational fee waivers as well as music concerts and other activities.

Our institution is committed to ensuring representation in its community; consequently, Vanier College welcomes applications from members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. The institution maintains its commitment to excellence in Education and recognizes that increasing the diversity of its staff supports this objective.

We offer a remarkable range of job opportunities so we invite you to navigate our job postings and apply so that you too can become a proud member of the Vanier College Community.

Description:
Reporting to the Learning Commons Coordinator, the Technician supports the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Centre mandate by participating in the development and delivery of extra-curricular, co-curricular, or cross-curricular animation. They are also responsible for helping to monitor and control access to the Makerspace and the equipment within.

More specifically, but not limited to, the Technician:

• In collaboration with the STEM Learning Specialist:
o Participates in developing, implementing and leading activities that promote science, technology, and student innovation, as well as activities that combine these areas with the arts (STEAM);
o Proposes training materials, guidelines, and procedures for the Makerspace;
o Communicates STEM Centre related information to the Vanier community through various channels;
o Offers technical and logistical support to STEM-related projects;
o Develops and implements STEM activities, training, and workshops related to emerging technologies, including but not limited to, virtual reality, 3D printing, minicomputers and microcontrollers (e.g. Raspberry Pi and Arduino);
o Ensures that the Code of Conduct is respected in the STEM area, to offer a peaceful and inclusive space to all Vanier students.
• Related to the STEM Centre’s Makerspace:
o Ensures compliancy with regulations, guidelines, and procedures;
o Collaborates with Security to ensure proper access control to the space;
o Keeps an inventory of materials, equipment, and tracks incidents/damages;
o Ensures that the space is clean and organized;
o Creates and maintains a plan for the use of 3D printer(s), including workshops and supervision.
• Contributes to Learning Commons team-wide mandates and special projects;
• Carries out administrative duties for the STEM Centre, including tasks related to the budget and the physical space of the Centre.

Other related tasks which fall within the scope of the classification of this position may be assigned.

Schedule: Monday (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.), Wednesday (11:00 am. – 4:00 p.m.) and Friday (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) (15 hours per week)
Specific Project: A.S.A.P. until June 30, 2023
Classification: Technicien ou technicienne en travaux pratiques (Laboratory Technician)

Requirements:
Qualifications:

• Diploma of college studies (DEC) in a STEM related field.

Conditions related to the specific position:

• At least one (1) year of pertinent experience;
• Experience leading and facilitating workshops;
• Experience with 3D printing;
• Strong English oral and written communication skills (to be tested);
• Basic French oral and written communication skills (to be tested);
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel (to be tested);
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication competencies;
• Demonstrated ability to analyze problems and develop solutions;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and with groups.
• Experience in computer programming (an asset);
• Experience with virtual reality technologies and prototyping platforms (an asset).

Comments:
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We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note, candidates must apply directly on the Vanier College website at: https://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/human-resources/jobs/job-opportunities

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