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Mechatronics Engineer

Date: March, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Laboratory Director
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering


Main Campus


USG 9/10
35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Laboratory/Clinic Engineer provides technical support for the Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering department with primary responsibility for the undergraduate Mechatronics Engineering students.

Key Accountabilities:

Provide technical support for the Mechatronics design courses



Provide technical support for undergraduate laboratories



Support undergraduate projects



Keep pace with technology and program requirements

Position Requirements


A degree in mechanical engineering or similar engineering program is required.  Must be a Professional Engineer in Ontario or a registered Engineer in Training.


Several years of relevant experience are required.




A strong aptitude for mechanical technologies and systems is essential. Must have good knowledge and operational experience in many of the following areas:


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Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Provides technical support for undergraduate students, faculty, and other technical staff. Must be able to effectively communicate with people at all levels of expertise.

Level of Responsibility:

Independently advises and instructs students. Manages equipment inventory.

Decision-Making Authority:

Advises students in conjunction with supervising faculty.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Most of the work is light and clean however some of the work in the heavy labs can include large and dirty equipment.

Working Environment:

Working conditions vary and range from working at a computer, to bench work, to work in heavy labs. Working outside of normal hours might be occasionally required to deal with emergencies, maintenance, extended run experiments, or upgrades.