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Posted: 
2021-09-22
Job Type: 
Full Time
Employment length: 
Permanent
Language requirements: 
English
Education requirements: 
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job experience: 
1 year to less than 2 years
Job industry: 
Education
Job Location: 
North Vancouver
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

20.5 Hours per week, School-Term

Handsworth Secondary School

Reference #CE-2122-157-LAB-001

WHO WE ARE

From coastal beaches to mountain forests, North Vancouver School District the natural place to learn provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student. Our 25 elementary and 7 secondary schools, 2600 staff and 16,000 students offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust, respect, responsibility and collaboration. We are looking for enthusiastic and positive individuals to learn, share and grow with us in the natural place to work.

THE ROLE

This is skilled technical work in assisting teaching staff in the preparation and operation of laboratories for general science, physics, chemistry, geology, and biology classes. Employees of this class prepare apparatus, equipment, solutions, specimens, and cultures and related materials for experiments and demonstrations; perform cleaning, laboratory housekeeping, and minor repair tasks on equipment, order and maintain supplies and equipment and relieve teachers on a variety of laboratory assignments. After initial instructions and orientation, work is performed in accordance with established policies and procedures under minimum supervision and is reviewed and evaluated in terms of conformance with established policy and procedures and effective services rendered to the school. Unusual or difficult problems are referred to an administrator.

WHAT WE REQUIRE Considerable knowledge of the methods, procedures, materials, equipment, and apparatus used in laboratory work as related to general science, physics, chemistry, geology and biology.

Sound knowledge of the rules and regulations governing school laboratory operations and safety procedures according to WHMIS and WCB regulations

Ability to perform assignments under a minimum of supervision.

Ability to organize, set up, handle, maintain, and order a large variety of laboratory equipment, supplies, and materials.

Ability to label, code and store dry/solid and liquid chemicals as required by WHMIS and WCB.

Ability to collect, store, and safely dispose or recycle used chemicals and equipment.

Ability to provide effective assistance to students, staff and others in a variety of laboratory assistant tasks and assignments.

Ability to prepare a variety of chemical solutions, biological specimens and cultures, and related objects for demonstration, experimental, and related purposes.

Ability to keyboard accurately, operate a variety of office and laboratory equipment, maintain clerical records and related data, and assist in marking tests and work assignments.

Ability to administer basic first aid.

Skill in the operation, care, maintenance, and minor repair of laboratory equipment, materials, and apparatus.DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of the 12th grade or equivalent plus basic first aid, supplemented by successful completion of a two-year technical program at a post-secondary institution or equivalent. One to two years related work experience in industrial or academic fields or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

REQUIRED LICENCES, CERTIFICATES AND REGISTRATIONS

Diploma of Technology in a related subject or equivalent certification.

This is an unionized position and the current rate of pay is $29.10 per hour.

*All candidates are required to submit a BC Ministry Criminal Record Check and a local Police Criminal Record Check as condition of employment.

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At the North Vancouver School District, our values guide what we do. We support diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and schools; we welcome and respect the diverse backgrounds, experiences and talents of all our employees and students.

We value the opportunity to learn, share and grow on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, specifically the Skwxw7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.