AESES - Technician 7

Revision Date:
August 2005

Classification: Technician 7
Hay Point Range: 481 - 561


This is the most senior level of Technician. Both advanced technical and administrative skills are required at this level. Incumbents plan, organize and co‑ordinate projects, including staff selection, training, motivation and supervision. They develop the necessary supply and equip­ment budgets for their area of responsibility. They are available for consultation with all levels of staff.

Incumbents are expected to perform any duties performed by Technician 1s - 6s as required to support the activities of the unit.


Duties and Responsibilities that apply generally include:

  • Selects, trains and supervises personnel, some of whom operate and maintain specialized equipment that requires both extensive theoretical and/or practical knowledge.
  • Designs and refines new procedures and establish quality control.
  • Plans, organizes and coordinates projects or research activities within an area of responsibility.
  • Acts as project leader, including project design, administration, proposals, progress reviews and related reports production.
  • Develops necessary supplies and equipment budgets to carry out a program or project.
  • Participates in independent research as time permits.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in related study area with five years = directly-related experience.
    - or -
  • Masters degree in related study area with seven years = directly-related experience
    - or -
  • Bachelor's degree in related study area with nine years = related experience.


An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Skills and Abilities

  • Displays advanced technical and administrative skills.
  • Ability to conduct research independently.
  • Ability to plan, organize and administer projects.
  • Must be able to work within time and budget constraints.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new techniques.
  • Ability to keep abreast of developments in the areas of expertise is required.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team is essential.
  • Ability to train and to supervise the work of staff and students.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.
  • Ability to act as a resource person for an area.

Physical Requirements

  • Good manual dexterity and eyesight required.
  • No allergies to animals, plants or plant products or job‑related materials.
  • Physically capable of performing the duties as assigned, which may include mobility and/or moderate to heavy lifting.

Other Job-related Qualifications

  • Some positions require incumbent to possess philosophy compatible with animal-based research.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS and radioactive/hazardous materials protocols and regulations.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.