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Instructor, Manufacturing and Machining

Concordia University

Concordia University

Williamson County, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Position Number: 50001223 / P5498
Department: Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering
Grade: GR12
Campus: Sir George Williams (Downtown)

Salary: $76,468.50 - $91,341.36 per annum
Union/Association/HR Policy: CUPEU

Posting deadline: July 19, 2024

Recognized as Canada’s top university under the age of 50, and one of Montreal’s top Employers, Concordia University is the place to be if you are looking to grow, contribute and innovate in a dynamic and multicultural environment.

Be part of a community that addresses society’s big challenges, supports your personal and professional growth, and makes a real impact in building a more sustainable world.

As a member of our community, you will have access to comprehensive benefits, a defined pension plan and numerous on site well-being facilities such as a state of the art gym and health clinic as well as a variety of educational and cultural opportunities.

NOTE: Repost.

SCOPE
Reporting to the Engineer in Residence - Mechanical, the incumbent instructs and supervises students, faculty and staff in the basic skills of mechanical manufacturing in order to improve the teaching of design, and to provide students and staff with more “hands-on” skills to increase their involvement in these activities.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for the instruction of students, faculty, staff, in machining and manufacturing processes, machine tool training and laboratory development.
• Ensure safety standards and established operating procedures are followed.
• Develop laboratory content, write lab manuals.
• Assess students’ competencies and evaluate student assignments and other deliverables pertinent to manufacturing courses.
• Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, charts and tables or study sample parts to determine machining or manufacturing operation to be performed, and plan best sequence of operations. Advise students on design for engineering and manufacturing performance.
• Compute dimensions and tolerances and measure and lay out work pieces.
• Instruct the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software.
• Set up, operate and maintain a variety of machine tools including metrology equipment, conventional and computer numerically controlled (CNC) tools to perform precision, non-repetitive machining operations such as sawing, turning, milling, drilling and other operations.
• Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of graduate and undergraduate students who machine metal into parts, products, tools and dies or moulds with precise dimensions as well as coordinate work activities with other departments.
• Actively participates in the continuous improvement of the Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Laboratory (EDML) as directed.
• Source and supply materials, machinery and components.
• Submit reports and documentation of work as specified by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Engineering with two to four years of industry experience, preferably in mechanical engineering design or machining. Equivalent experiences will be considered.
• Excellent knowledge of machining using lathes, milling, drilling, band saws and creating jigs and fixtures. Ability to program, operate and set-up CNC machines and to interpret engineering drawings. Proficient in use and instruction of general manufacturing processes including hand tools, sheet metal work and fabrication processes included but not limited to forming, cutting, joining and welding operations.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills, and be able to work independently or as part of team with students, other technical staff and faculty. Ability to prioritize projects, set and achieve deadlines is required.
• Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English in order to provide instruction and to write/update manuals, posters and other technical teaching accessories, needed for efficient undergraduate lab procedures; basic knowledge (Level 3) of spoken French. Knowledge of written French is an asset.
• Basic knowledge of Word (in order to format documents) and Excel (in order to work on spreadsheets. Ability to read and create engineering drawings, preferably using Computer Aided Drawing software (eg AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc.).
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Teaching experience in a laboratory setting is an asset.

Due to the volume of applications, only selected candidates will be contacted by our Talent Team.


Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic and administrative functions of the university, proficiency in English and French, as indicated, is required.


IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Territorial Acknowledgement
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity
Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a diversity survey. This information is voluntary and any information collected for this purpose is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources employees. Results will be aggregated and used to help Concordia achieve its goal to see all members of our community not only reflected, but welcomed, included and supported in their efforts to contribute to all areas of university life.

Accessibility
Concordia desires to increase diversity among its community members and we strive to make our recruitment processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants. If you are contacted for an interview and anticipate needing accommodations during the process, please contact, in confidence, hr-employment@concordia.ca

Immigration Status
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.