The Opportunity

Saint John, NB | Moncton, NB
Education and Training
$24.60 - $34.36 / hour
Competition Number: 24-6824-005

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is committed to transforming lives and communities. The College is currently seeking dynamic and competent individuals for the position of Laboratory Support. When you work at NBCC, you are a valued team member and a part of a community of leaders who are driven by learning excellence and social and economic development.

Position Type: Term to June 2025

Location: Saint John (1 position) and Moncton (1 position)

Salary Range: $1,784.00 to $2,491.00 bi-weekly.

What you'll do


As part of the School of Engineering Technologies and reporting to the Academic Chair, the Laboratory Support is an important member of the academic team and supports students and faculty with a safe and effective learning environment. This position is responsible for maintaining all equipment, supplies and tools that are used in labs and shops including ordering, replenishing, and ensuring inventory control. Using a variety of appropriate strategies, this position will strive to ensure that all safety rules and regulations are strictly adhered to in accordance with the NB Occupational Health & Safety Act and relevant manufacturer specifications.

In this role, you will:

  • Work to maintain a culture of health and safety, using student appropriate strategies to ensure compliance and collaborating with the academic team to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain comprehensive repair and maintenance schedules on all instructional equipment in various labs.
  • Issue tools and equipment to staff and students during scheduled classes.
  • Maintain records of supplies, tools and equipment issued and returned.
  • Mark and identify tools and equipment, using identification tags, stamps, or electric marking tools.
  • Enforce manufacturer specified equipment or procedural safety rules and consult, collaborate, and communicate with faculty, staff and students on matters pertaining to safety concerns.
  • Follow and adhere to all given instructions including work procedures, manufacturer operational and maintenance requirements, Standard Operating procedures (SOPs), and safety requirements.
  • Complete visual checks to confirm that students are donning personal protective equipment (e.g. safety glasses, boots, ear protection) as required, and resolve issues in an effective and collaborative manner.
  • Assemble and issuing of requisitions for lab classes including segregating of course specific materials and continuous small-ware inventory management.
  • In consultation with the Program Coordinating Instructor and Storekeeper, ordering supplies, tools, and equipment.
  • Maintain data and quality control records.
  • Assist with other duties as required.

What you'll need


Education and Experience:

  • Diploma or Degree in a related field.
  • Related years of work experience.

Technical Skills:

  • Must be safety conscious, organized and focused on cleanliness.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word).
  • General knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and equipment.
  • General knowledge of Electrical and Electronics Testing Equipment (multimeter, oscilloscope, etc.).

  • General knowledge of Soldering and Repair.

Professional Skills:

  • Highly flexible with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to navigate and build relationships effectively throughout the organization.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, analytical ability, and innovative thinking.
  • Self-motivated, service and results oriented.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and within a team.
  • A desire for continuous learning and growth.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.


  • Preference may be given to candidates who have experience with Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering Technology.

  • Experience working with virtual reality equipment.

  • Experience working in a post-secondary environment.

Candidates must possess a valid Driver's License as travel will be required.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet these qualifications on their resumes.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered as equivalent. Subject to competition response, the minimum qualifications may be raised.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Excellent interpersonal skills Organizational Skills Workplace Safety Laboratory Equipment Oscilloscope Multimeter Electrical Engineering Soldering

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A little bit about us

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

With six Campuses across the province, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) transforms lives and communities across New Brunswick and contributes to the social and economic prosperity of our province.

Why work with NBCC?

  • You want to make a difference. By working at NBCC, you can support students in achieving their educational and career aspirations, help meet the needs of employers and contribute to stronger communities across New Brunswick.
  • You want to belong to something bigger. NBCC welcomes the individual experiences and perspectives of our learners, our staff and our partners. We nurture a culture of belonging where everyone feels valued and has opportunities to add value. NBCC is an equal opportunity employer building a dynamic team that is representative of the communities and industries that we serve.
  • We're one of the best places to work in Atlantic Canada. For seven years in a row, we have been named one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers because of our commitment to families, community service and employee engagement. This includes, paid time off to volunteer, comprehensive benefits packages and professional development opportunities.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

  • A culture that is focused on nurturing a sense of belonging for all employees.
  • A salary range of $1,784.00 to $2,491.00 bi-weekly.
  • Become a member of the New Brunswick Public Service Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • NBCC supports the wellbeing of its employees. We provide free access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
  • Paid sick and vacation leave.
  • Volunteer leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs (Employee: Tuition Reimbursement Program AND Family: Tuition Reduction Benefit - Spouse and Children).

All applicants must be eligible to work in Canada at the time of application. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

The New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is committed to being flexible in its operations and to the wellbeing of its employees. This includes considering reasonable requests for alternative work arrangements, when feasible, to meet the changing needs of the College and its students. In order to ensure our student needs are met, flexible work arrangements cannot extend beyond the New Brunswick border. NBCC employees must be living in a location that is a reasonable distance from one of our seven work locations around the Province.

We promote an equal opportunity work environment.

All interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed application, with a resume, online by May 22, 2024. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.