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Geotechnical Lab Technician



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York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our 53,000 students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-discipline programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 24 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide.

We are currently recruiting for a Geotechnical Lab Technician to work with the Office of the Dean in the Lassonde School of Engineering for this exciting opportunity. 

Do you have experience in conducting all routine and specialized geotechnical tests? Do you possess experience with grain-size distribution, Atterberg limits, other soil index tests, Proctor compaction test, hydraulic conductivity tests, unconfined compression test? Do you possess experience working with manual as well as power tools? Are you familiar with unsaturated soils laboratory and field testing methods? Do you possess experience in commissioning and operations of geotechnical, and hydrogeological instruments? If so, keep reading!

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting assigned geotechnical laboratories for graduate, undergraduate students and research personnel in the Civil Engineering Department. This includes assisting in preparing and/or procuring specimens (e.g. soils, rocks, asphalt and other geomaterials) and/or creating experimental setups to support student experiments/projects.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess:

University degree in Engineering or equivalent (a Civil Engineering Technologist (CET) Diploma or similar and at least one year of recent related experience in addition to the minimum years of experience). The successful incumbent will also possess 3 years of related experience as a technologist and/or laboratory technologist preferably in the educational sector. Experience working with manual and power tools would be an asset.

To apply to this exciting opportunity or for full position details, qualifications and application procedures go to and refer to posting# YUSA-10476.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

 York University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.  York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Posting Date: 25-May-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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