Lab Operations Assistant

HardwareFull TimeToronto, ON

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At Xanadu, we are learners, innovators, researchers, collaborators and problem solvers. We are creating something that has never been built before. Few people in their life will be able to be a part of something like this, where if we are successful, the technologies we develop will solve some of the world’s most challenging problems, and literally change the world. And that is something to be excited about!

Your role and responsibilities:

As part of the Hardware team, you will be responsible for assisting with general operational duties for a cutting-edge photonic hardware lab located in downtown Toronto. Day-to-day responsibilities will include assisting in lab furnishing/construction and ensuring that the lab is held up to a high standard of organization and cleanliness. You will also work with the operations team in helping to ensure that all aspects of the lab are running smoothly; this can include equipment maintenance, installation, shipping and receiving parcels, and a wide variety of other general tasks. You will have a proven track record of excellence in organization, a strong work ethic, and experience in working around delicate equipment.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • 2+ years of work experience in a relevant area (operations assistant, warehouse worker, lab technician etc.)
  • 1+ year of construction, skilled trades or other related hands on experience.
  • Applicant is legally eligible to work in Canada as of the start date and is able to work on-site.
  • Strong MS Office Suite/GSuite skills.
  • Highly organized with a meticulous, detail-oriented working style.
  • Very strong experience with working with basic hand and power tools (e.g., drills, saws, wrenches etc.)
  • Self-motivated worker able to carry out tasks and complete daily mission-critical checklists effectively and consistently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team.
  • Ability to represent the company well when interacting with building operations personnel and other external partners.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritize projects while keeping up with daily tasks.

Preferred Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience working in a laboratory environment or in a facility with sensitive equipment.
  • General knowledge of computers and electronic equipment.
  • Experience in contributing to the health and safety of a technical work environment .
  • Able to lift over 30lbs on occasion (when handling equipment and deliveries).


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