Responsible for coordinating, maintaining, preparing, purchasing and managing inventory of all specialized equipment in 13 specialized labs in the department.
Responsible for preparation of chemicals for use in classes, and safe storage and disposal of waste products in the laboratories .
Operates and maintains highly specialized equipment requiring extensive training.
Maintaining the security of department equipment and supplies in offices, laboratories and storage rooms.
Providing specialized technical advice to all lab users, which requires in-depth knowledge of rapidly changing equipment, techniques and appropriateness for curriculum application.
Researching and maintaining specialized equipment for teaching and research purposes.
Liaises with outside suppliers for acquisition of specialized equipment, services, and supplies.
Consulting and advising faculty members and students on the use of equipment required for various classes, and instructing students on safe laboratory procedures for a high school classroom.
Researches and determines the applicability of new technology and systems.
Administering and coordinating University-wide safety programs to ensure that all work areas of the department conform to regulatory requirements of Risk Management, and outside bodies such as WorkSafeBC and other agencies.
Provides new worker training as required by WorkSafe BC Safety Orientation Guidelines.
Conducting work site inspections and maintaining records, including formulating and maintaining current safety manuals for the laboratories as prescribed by regulatory bodies.
Acquiring and maintaining certification for Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Handling of Bio-Hazardous Materials for various regulatory bodies.
Representing the department on the Faculty of Education Safety and Fire Safety Committees and the University Sustainability Department.
Alerts Campus Security, Administration and/or Facilities Management immediately of core building concerns and/or security issues in the areas overseen.
Projecting future needs of the laboratories and preparing proposals for acquisitions and renovations.