Robotics Laboratory Technician

Job description

Robotics Laboratory Technician

Date Posted: 10/07/2020
Req ID: 1185
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Math/Comp. Sciences
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


About us:

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

Your opportunity:

The Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences is an academic unit that includes mathematics, computer science and statistics. We can only realize our mission with the dedication and excellence of engaged staff and faculty.

The Department has recently established a Robotics Program in computer science that promotes research and teaching in some of the most dynamic areas of robotics. As theDepartment’s first robotics technician, you will be the primary point of contact for robotics instructors and will be responsible for implementing all aspects of the initial undergraduate teaching lab set up and subsequent liaising with faculty to coordinate experiment set up to compliment theoretical material. The robotics teaching lab will host ten collaborative robot arms as well as mobile and soft robots. Once established, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operational needs of the robotics undergraduate teaching labs.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing detailed explanations and demonstrating procedures to students and/or employees on lab techniques, experimental proceduresand protocols
  • Liaising with course instructors to coordinate experiment set-up to compliment theoretical material
  • Maintaining robotics hardware and software
  • Providing safety training and ensuring adherence to safety protocols and standards
  • Implementing plans and process improvements for laboratory activities
  • Troubleshooting issues with laboratory equipment
  • Disseminating information regarding policies and guidelines to laboratory users

Essential Qualifications:

  • Advanced College Diploma (3 years) in Mechatronics, Computer Science, Engineering or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum four years of recent experience in Robotics.
  • Proficiency in C++ and Python
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including tact and diplomacy when dealing with others
  • Excellent attention to details with high level of accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good presentation and public speaking skills
  • Excellent multitasking skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Hands on experience with robotics
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent decision making skills with good judgement
  • A very high level of muscular coordination and/or manual dexterity to execute very precise and synchronized movements.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Previous experience in an undergraduate teaching lab and/or educational environment an asset.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Goal oriented
  • Organized
  • Proactive
  • Problem solver
  • Self-directed

Closing Date: 11/04/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 11 -- $65,669 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $83,978. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Engineering / Technical

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 11/5/2020
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