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Ontario Science Centre
Exhibit Fabrication
Job Term:
3 Temporary (up to 12 months, with possible extension)
Job Code:
94033 - Exhibit Fabricator 2
$30.43 - $34.12 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Join the Ontario Science Centre as we implement a new strategic plan and prepare to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2019. As one of Canada's most visited cultural attractions and a world-renowned learning institution, we inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery. We hosts up to a million visitors each year, and offers hands-on experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand and contribute to the world around us.

The Ontario Science Centre has a large fabrication unit where exhibit fabricators assist in design and development of exhibits that we then fabricate and sell to museums around the world.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As an Exhibit fabricator:
• You will support a team in planning and building science exhibits
• You will set up /take down Ontario Science Centre and third party designed exhibits
• You may be asked to work on our international shows, which could involve travel abroad.
• You will work cooperatively alongside other departments and various other trades
• You will do interesting and creative work that will help to inspire our next generation of learners

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge & Experience

• Extensive knowledge of woodworking principles, generally accepted trade practices, techniques and methods.
• Demonstrated woodwork experience in areas such as, the fabrication of exhibits, trade shows and other related construction.
• Ability to read blueprints and design sketches, develop woodworker calculations, as well as produce costings and estimates for builds.
• Experience working with a wide range of portable and hand woodworking tools, machinery joints, fasteners, finishing and trim.
• General knowledge of associated trades (e.g. metal, electrical, electronics, graphic production), in order to identify construction issues and provide resolutions.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• Excellent communication skills to work collaboratively with team members, designers, the metal and electronics/electric shops, as well as other staff involved in exhibit development and specific projects.
• Strong oral communication skills to effectively explain technical issues relating to construction problems, production techniques and material properties, providing sound recommendations to designers and manager.
• Interpersonal skills to occasionally liaise with suppliers and tactfully respond to clients and other staff.

Health and Safety

• Knowledge and experience of the safe operation, preventative maintenance and usage of woodworking machines, air powered/hand tools (e.g. hydraulic press, band saws, etc.), and finishes.
• Knowledge of tool and shop maintenance, best practices for safe wood working procedures and safe working environment.

Additional Information:

  • 3 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • T-SC-130568/18(3)
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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