Laboratory Attendant

Laboratory Attendant

Nature of the work*

The principal and customary work of an employee in this class of employment consists in assisting teachers, technical staff and students by preparing and placing at their disposal the materials required for conducting experiments and activities in keeping with the subjects taught as well as the social, cultural or sports activities and audiovisual productions.

Characteristic functions

The employee in this class of employment performs the duties of preparing, measuring, labelling, identifying, classifying, cleaning, washing and maintaining materials, tools and equipment and monitors dangerous substances; he or she assembles and disassembles apparatus and instruments and ensures their safe storage; repairs and calibrates instruments; keeps an inventory of materials and products; prepares purchase orders and, upon receipt of material, ensures that it conforms to specifications.

He or she verifies expiry dates of perishable products and ensures that the standards of use and safe storage of hazardous products according to the applicable policies are observed.

He or she takes care of the plants and animals.

He or she may work with other staff to integrate audiovisual techniques into teaching situations; carries out the necessary operations for the loan and return of materials, tools, apparatus, equipment and instruments and, if necessary, explains how they work.

He or she ensures the safety of the places and equipment used for various educational activities conducted in laboratories, workshops or elsewhere, both indoors and outdoors.

He or she may be required to use a computer and the necessary software to perform his or her duties or to conduct research on the Internet. He or she may be required to assist a staff member with software specific to his or her work.

If need be, he or she performs any other related duty.

Required qualifications

Schooling

Hold a Secondary School Diploma or a diploma or an attestation of studies recognized as equivalent by the competent authority.

*The nature of the work, the characteristic duties and the qualifications required are taken from the Classification Plan

Rates and steps (dollars)

Step Rates
2016-03-31
2016-04-01 to
2017-03-31
2017-04-01 to
2018-03-31
2018-04-01 to
2019-04-01
Rates as of
2019-04-02#
1 16,59 16,84 17,13 17,47 20,20
2 17,00 17,26 17,56 17,91 20,53
3 17,39 17,65 17,96 18,32 20,86
4 17,81 18,08 18,40 18,77 21,21
5 18,21 18,48 18,80 19,18 21,55