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Approximately 103 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are currently screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date against position criteria. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will proceed in the hiring process. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

STUDENT – LABORATORY ASSISTANT
Organization:    Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Division:    Various Divisions and Branches
City:    Sudbury
Job Term:    11 Temporary positions between 10-16 weeks in duration
Job Code:    Student 1 - Student Level 1
Salary:    $10.25 - $10.25 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    51827
 

*Targeted to Post-Secondary students*

This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and locations across Ontario. Ministry and job location details are listed below. You are required to identify the ministries and cities you are interested in applying to. Note: relocation expenses are not covered by ministries.

Applications are accepted online. Resumes and cover letters are not accepted. Describe your skills, knowledge and relevant paid work or volunteer experience in the related questions on the application form.

To assist you with the application process please visit the Summer Employment Opportunities website and view the following resources:
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOEligibilityCriteria.asp') Eligibility Requirements (/a)
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOKeyResources.asp') Student Application Guide (/a) -item 1 in Key Resources
- (a href='http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/SEOKeyResources.asp') Explanation of Rating Scale for Application Questions (/a) -item 2 in Key Resources

Detailed Position Breakdown:

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
11 positions at 933 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

You may be required to work on some or all of the following projects/tasks:
• Collect trace evidence samples for analysis
• Work with scientists and technologists to prepare, analyze and/or sort survey samples and standards, using various types of analytical instrumentation
• Prepare sample for shipping/distribution to assigned destinations/agencies/ workstations
• Perform data entry and/or updating records (e.g. in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS))
• Work safely with equipment and chemical products and maintain all work areas, in a safe, neat and clean condition, ensuring accordance to Health & Safety and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) regulations and requirements
• Provide customer service assistance by responding to public and/or internal inquiries
• Position may require some physical activity, including bending and twisting, lifting and carrying weighted items, operating forklift and other lifting devices in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety Regulations
• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage daily assigned work
• Work may require experience specified/listed in the questions below

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
Some positions require students to be 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age if you are a person with a disability) due to program funding.

Some positions may require the successful candidate(s) to undergo a personal security screening check as a condition of employment.

Qualification Requirements:
Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You apply your verbal, written, listening communication skills and customer service skills to respond to phone, email, and in-person inquiries and provide information to internal clients and/or public
• You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team

Technical Skills and Knowledge

• You use your knowledge of safe chemical laboratory practices using the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
• You sort samples safely to ensure they are distributed/delivered correctly
• You input data accurately and generate reports paying close attention to detail
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office product suite, such as word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases; email and Internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents

Analytical and Organizational Skills

• You apply your planning and organizational skills to collect, organize, review and verify information/data through review of files, reports, and other means
• You apply your evaluative and analytical skills to analyze lab samples and perform quality control checks
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize and prioritize your time to meet competing deadlines
• You are able to track accurately the receiving and shipping of incoming goods, equipment and samples

Requirements

• You can work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including bending and twisting, lifting and carrying weighted items, and operating forklift and other lifting devices in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety Regulations

Pre-Screening Questions

  • *Are you a resident of Ontario?

  • *Are you legally entitled to work in Canada?

  • *Are you 15 years of age or older?

  • *Are you either 15-24 years of age (or 15-29 years of age for a person with a disability)?

  • *Please indicate your student status:

  • *Please indicate when you will be available to start work:

  • *If you are considered for a job that requires a personal security screening check, will you consent to the screening?

  • *Relocation costs are not covered for summer student positions. Are you willing to cover the cost to relocate if you are selected for a position outside your local area?

  • *Describe why you are interested in this position

  • *Describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role

  • *Continue to describe all relevant skills, knowledge and/or experience (volunteer/paid work) which would contribute to your success in this role

  • *Describe your key accomplishments and/or academic achievements

  • *Provide alternate contact information e.g. a secondary email address or phone number or enter "nil"

  • *Experience providing information to clients including answering the phone, e-mail and in-person inquiries

  • *Experience planning, organizing and coordinating routine office work e.g. assemble and prepare information and materials, prioritize tasks to meet competing deadlines

  • *Experience developing and distributing a range of documents e.g. spreadsheets, reports, graphs, agendas, presentations, correspondence etc

  • *Experience conducting research, performing analysis and compiling, synthesizing and summarizing information

  • *Knowledge of safe chemical laboratory practices

  • *Experience evaluating and analyzing lab samples and performing quality control checks

  • *Knowledge of how to store and dispense hazardous material appropriately

  • *Are you willing to work in a laboratory environment with exposure to dust, fumes and noise?

  • *Are you willing to work in an outdoor environment?

 

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 11 Temporary, duration up to 16 weeks, 933 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   33.5
Category:   Student Summer Employment Opportunities
Posted on:   Friday, February 15, 2013
 
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.



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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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