University of Regina Science Machine Shop Full Time in Regina, SK

University of Regina

Branch Regina SK CA

Science Machine Shop
Regina, SK

Provide facilities and technical support for the Faculty’s teaching activities; Oversee the functioning and maintenance of shop operating systems, equipment,…

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a cover letter and an updated resume that clearly states how they meet the posted qualifications.


(Faculty and Sessional postings only)


CUPE Information (CUPE postings only)

Open with preference given to CUPE 5791 members



Employee Group

CUPE 5791



Position Title

Machinist – Science Machine Shop

Salary Range

$5,216.64 – $7,041.15 Monthly



Duration (if term)

June 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016 with the possibility of extension and/or becoming permanent



Part-Time %

Work Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Pay Grade

CUPE Phase 6

Position Summary

This position reports to the Coordinator of Science Operations and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the Science Machine Shop to complete tasks which support the faculty’s teaching and research activities. Tasks include designing, fabricating and repairing parts and equipment as well as providing professional, technical, scientific knowledge and expertise with respect to mechanical issues. The work is complex and varied, and requires in-depth specialized and technical knowledge of the principles and practices within the machinist trade. Quality control, timely completion and safety are of paramount importance for every project.

  • Oversee and coordinate day-to-day operations of the Machine shop; ensure projects completed meet the objectives, specifications, and standards, and ensure all applicable operating policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Provide facilities and technical support for the Faculty’s teaching activities; may provide technical advice and guidance to staff and students on equipment usage, maintenance and safety, as appropriate.
  • Provide technical and machinist expertise to our researchers in the design, drafting, installation, fabrication, modification and outsourcing of parts.
  • Use precision metal working machinery to modify an existing part or to produce a unique part, assembly or total project from such raw engineering materials as metals, plastics, machinable glasses, ceramics or wood for use in the field of scientific teaching and research.
  • Design and build complex parts, assemblies, complete units or other equipment that is of the highest precision, based on ideas or concepts of the customer.
  • May require designing, building or making modifications to existing machinery to accomplish tasks.
  • Implement and maintain inventory control systems and procedures; oversee shipping and receiving of shop supplies and materials.
  • Analyze, estimate and cost job/work orders, equipment replacements, additions, modifications, and upgrades; initiate paperwork for purchases of equipment, supplies, and other materials necessary to maintain shop operations.
  • Oversee the functioning and maintenance of shop operating systems, equipment, and facilities, as well as any applicable contractual and licensing arrangements.
  • Select, install, and calibrate shop tools and equipment, and ensure all equipment remains operational to specifications.
  • Operate numerically controlled machines, lathes, drills, or other machine tools to fabricate parts.
  • Repair and modify existing and new scientific equipment in accordance with established specifications and procedures.
  • Assemble or assist in the assembly of experimental apparatus according to designs and specifications.


  • Successful completion of a Grade 12 including Geometry and Trigonometry or secondary school education according to provincial standards;
  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan Journeyperson certificate and/or valid Interprovincial Machinist Journeyperson’s Certificate combined with a minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience in the machinist or tool making trade;
  • 2D CAD knowledge and experience is required;
  • Knowledge and experience in 3D CAD is an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience in CNC is an asset;
  • Must posses a valid Saskatchewan Driver’s Licence;
  • Must possess exceptional motor skills and hand-eye coordination;
  • Ability to foster a cooperative and collaborative work environment and relationships;
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage the operations of Machine Shop;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications (Word, Excel, Access, Groupwise);
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures;
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities;
  • Ability to effectively consult, advise, guide and train others in technical procedures, techniques and skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, students, external agencies and the general public;
  • Ability to physically perform the essential functions of the job;
  • Knowledge of cost analysis techniques;
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems;
  • Ability to assess operational requirements and to plan and organize workflow patterns and schedules;
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, methods, and techniques in area of specialty;
  • Knowledge of operating and maintenance principles, procedures, and tolerances in area of technical expertise;
  • Knowledge of safety procedures applicable to shop activities;
  • Ability to install and calibrate specified machinery and/or technical equipment.;
  • Knowledge of shipping procedures and documentation.
  • Ability to operate numerically controlled machines, lathes, drills, and other related equipment to fabricate parts with extreme precision;
  • Ability to assemble, repair and modify scientific equipment;
  • Ability to read schematics, engineering drawings, and technical manuals.

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Posting Date


Closing Date


Diversity Statement

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. 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, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Regina, SK, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-19
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