CUPE 1482 - Technician 5

Revision Date: March 1989
Classification: Technician 5
Unit: C.U.P.E. 1482
Hay Point Range: 329-399


Positions at this level may provide specialist services through the implementation of a highly skilled technology. Some positions may operate a sophisticated and highly complex instrument(s). The work involves the direction of students and/or subordinates, and a creative role in designing, constructing and adapting equipment for research and teaching procedures.

General supervision and direction are available; however, these employees are expected to plan and organize their own work, the work of subordinates, and most functions of the area independently.


  • Instructs, demonstrates, advises and assists with skilled techniques to undergraduate and graduate students on projects.
  • Maintains and repairs apparatus, used in research and by graduate students on projects.
  • Studies and analyses data, interprets results, prepares reports for reference, computer application or publication.
  • Supervises installations, repairs and services equipment for projects, including the work of other technicians.
  • Designs, fabricates and tests equipment used for research or teaching purposes.
  • Prepares teaching notes, samples and other material for classes or laboratories as required.
  • Provides statistical charts, graphs, drawings and related material for circulation, publication or teaching.
  • Keeps inventories and requisition supplies for respective areas.
  • Maintains, operates, repairs and fabricates apparatus in special research laboratories; e.g. high voltage and microwave antenna laboratories.
  • Required to obtain knowledge of and comply with safety policies applicable to the workplace.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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

Level of Formal Education and Experience

  • University Bachelor of Science degree together with five years experience.
    - or -
  • Graduate from a recognized institute of advanced technology together with five years experience.
  • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated proficiency in and awareness of practices and developments related to the field of work.
  • Initiative, sound judgement, and the ability to work and communicate effectively with others, which may include the training and direction of others.
  • Proficiency in the preparation of accurate reports and related material for circulation, teaching and/or publications.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.