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Teaching Assistant and Marker Positions

Department of Industrial Engineering

The following positions are open for the Winter Term, 2018 (January-April).


Definitions:

Teaching Assistant (TA)- an employee hired for the hours indicated to assist an instructor in the presentation and delivery of a course, who is required to directly interact with students and whose duties include a combination of the following: tutoring, marking, demonstrating, monitoring labs, conducting discussion groups/tutorials, proctoring, field trips and assisting with online teaching and other duties or a similar nature.
*For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times (please check the academic timetable online here for lab dates and times.)

Marker- an hourly paid employee hired for the hours indicated to mark and/or grade the written work of students, whose duties include such tasks as marking tests and/or marking exams.

Demonstrator- an hourly paid employee hired for the hours indicated to assist students in the laboratory such as completing laboratory exercises, conducting laboratory demonstrations, and assisting in the setting up, and/or the taking down of the laboratory, and laboratory experiments.


Available Positions:

Course descriptions are also included for reference. Please note any course specific qualifications before applying.

  •     ENGI 2203 - Engineering Design II
        Position: TA (90 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    This class provides a project-based exercise in the engineering design process. Students work in teams and as individuals on defined projects which apply knowledge and skills in all areas of engineering studied in semesters 1 to 3. The projects encompass the design method, conceptual design, design selection, detailed analysis, CAD and simulation tools, engineering drawings, safety and preparation of professional technical reports. Discipline-specific projects are assigned. All projects involve evaluation/testing of student designs, depending on the discipline section either through (i) construction and testing of a physical prototype or (ii) development and testing of an engineering simulation model.
  •     IENG 4432 - Simulation of Industrial Systems
        Positions: TA (65 hours); Marker (50 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    This course covers discrete event systems simulation. Model development includes validation and verification methods, the generation of pseudo-random numbers from continuous and discrete distributions, selection of probability distributions and variance reduction techniques. Statistical output analysis and inference are studied for effective interpretation of results. Applications in areas such as manufacturing, service operations, project management and system design are reviewed. Simulation software is used throughout the course.
  •     IENG 4443 - Quality Control and Reliability 
        Positions: TA (65 hours); Marker (65 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    This course evaluates aspects of production to ensure that products meet specifications. Statistical quality control, which is used to determine process capability and to detect process changes, involves the design and use of different types of control charts. Sampling inspection, which is used to separate good lots from poor lots, covers the design of sampling plans. Reliability is concerned with the design of products and reliability testing.
  •     IENG 4445 - Facilities Design
        Positions: TA (65 hours); Marker (65 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    This course deals with the principles, concepts and methods of plant layout and materials handling for the optimum design of a facility. The topics include information requirements for facility design, conventional and newer quantitative techniques for analyzing material flow, facilities location, space determination, computerized plant layout techniques, the unit load concept, materials handling equipment selection and automatic storage and retrieval systems. A project involves facilities design for the manufacture and assembly of a mechanical device.
  •     IENG 4454 - Design of Inventory Systems
        Positions: TA (65 hours); Marker (40 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times

    This course introduces a number of quantitative methods for the analysis and of inventory systems. These include deterministic and probabilistic economic order quantity (EOQ) models and variants, single and multiple period inventory models, exchange curves, and other advanced inventory models. Forecasting algorithms applicable to inventory systems are also covered.
  •     IENG 4458 - Project Management and Control
        Positions: TA (65 hours); Marker (65 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times. This is     an evening class.

    This course identifies the common aspects and peculiarities of projects and then illustrates the application of analytical approaches to meet the challenges of achieving effective project management. The following topics are covered: feasibility studies, project planning, cost estimation, bidding, use of professional engineering and other types of consultants, organization and control, resource allocation and project life cycle concepts. The role of the professional engineer in society and the impact that engineering in all its forms makes on the environmental, social, economic and cultural aspirations of society are discussed.
  •     IENG 4544 - Routing and Scheduling
        Position: Marker (65 hours)
        NOTE: Must have taken class previously

    Optimization techniques for solving vehicle routing and scheduling problems are covered. Elementary concepts and notation for graphs, networks, maps and geographic information systems (GIS) are presented. Specific issues include NP-complete problems, shortest paths and travelling salesperson problems. Vehicle routing and scheduling with capacity constraints, time windows, pick-up and delivery constraints are also discussed. Applications in manufacturing and transportation are reviewed.
  •     IENG 4547 - Company Operations and Management
        Position: TA (65 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available during the scheduled lab times. This is        an evening class.

    The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the management and operation of large and small businesses. Topics include the business environment in Canada, entrepreneurship, small business startup and financing, organizational theory, management cycle, managing projects, human resources, industrial relations, management finance, marketing and sales. A term project is an integral part of this course.
  •     IENG 4564 - Design and Optimization of Service Systems
        Position: Marker (50 hours)
        
    This course will focus on the design of systems in Canada’s largest industry: healthcare. Throughout the course, examples drawn from healthcare will be used to illustrate how industrial engineering techniques can be applied in a wide variety of settings. Topics to be discussed include capacity planning, service distribution, quality, decision analysis, scheduling, and waiting line models.
  •     IENG 4579 - Supply Chain Management
        Position: TA (65 hours)
        NOTE: For TA positions, applicants MUST be available and able to instruct during the scheduled     lab times.

    This course covers the design, analysis and operational control of manufacturing supply chain systems. Models of the supply chain at the strategic, tactical and operational levels are examined as well as the incorporation of these models in a variety of decision support systems. The role of information technology, including enterprise resource planning software, is studied in the supply chain context.
  •     IENG 4581Y - Industrial Engineering Project in Industry
        Position: Marker (15 hours)

    In this course, the students work in groups on an actual industrial engineering design problem from an organization outside the university. The problem may be in a manufacturing plant, a consulting firm, or a service industry. The ability to solve problems and communicate with the client organizations and with professional Industrial Engineers is stressed. Students are required to maintain a professional log, to prepare an interim report, and to demonstrate their presentation skills.
  •     IENG 8892 - Co-op Report Reader
        Positions: 2 x TA (45 hours)
        NOTE: Industrial engineering studies or experience needed.

    These positions will require the evaluation for language (style and grammar) and technical content of co-op reports submitted by Industrial Engineering students (approximately 18 per position) at the conclusion of their work term, and review each evaluated report with the student. Reports will be submitted by students on or before January 15, 2017, and must be evaluated and returned to students by January 29, 2017 (or a date mutually agreed upon with the Industrial Engineering Co-op Advisor). If students must resubmit a corrected report, a second evaluation and meeting will be required. A complete report of the marks must be submitted to the IE Co-op Advisor at the conclusion of the review process. These positions reports to the IE Co-op Advisor, Dr. Ronald Pelot.

Collective Agreement:

Click here for CUPE Local 3912 Collective Agreement
 

Application Process:

Please send an email to ieng@dal.ca with a short CV and a cover letter indicating the following:
    -your order of preference for courses
    -previous TA or marking experience of those courses listed; and/or
    -previous courses taken that relate to those courses listed

Deadline:  Wednesday, January 3, 2018; 12:00pm