Natural Resources Canada
This is a full-time term position
$54,399 to $66,185
Closing date: 10 July 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
Area of selection: Persons residing in the region of Niagara, Hamilton or Southwestern Ontario
Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet the EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE factors as well as one or more of the ASSET QUALIFICATIONS listed in their COVERING LETTER AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. Candidates should use the experience, education factors and asset qualifications as headers and then write concrete examples demonstrating how they meet these factors. Resumes and/or reference checks may be used as a means to validate the information provided. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in the candidate being screened out.
The breadth and depth of experience will be considered when making selections from the qualified pool and in determining the “best fit” for the organization.
All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
If you applied on this process and were assessed, you will not be reconsidered.
The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.
For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with candidates via email for screening and assessment purposes. This will include communication of screening results and invitations to written tests and interviews. To that end, candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is also the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.
Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be
Provide technical support for the development and advancement of the science and technology of material processing and alloy development to improve the performance of products employed in areas such as transportation, oil and gas, nuclear and advanced materials;
Conduct tests, pilot-scale experiments and laboratory-scale process simulation for measurements of metal processing variables and assessment of material properties, manufacturing performance and/or process optimization;
Organize and implement equipment calibration, routine service and maintenance;.
Review and follow required health and safety guidelines, processes and procedures in work activities and work site.
In consultation with other technologists, CanmetMATERIALS scientists and stakeholders, the incumbent will support scientific research leading to the development of technologies that will benefit Canadians and contribute to the delivery of CanmetMATERIALS’s mission and the mandate of Natural Resources Canada. This, in turn, will contribute to the economic and environmental success of Canadian industry, and to the quality of life of Canadians derived from the value-added use of minerals, metals and materials.
Intent of the process
The immediate position is for a 5 month term.
A pool of qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions at the EG-03 group and level, with various language requirements and/or profiles, security requirements and/or tenures, within the Department of Natural Resources across Canada.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum) "Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet the EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE factors as well as one or more of the ASSET QUALIFICATIONS listed in their COVERING LETTER AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. Candidates should use the experience, education factors and asset qualifications as headers and then write concrete examples demonstrating how they meet these factors. Resumes and/or reference checks may be used as a means to validate the information provided. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in the candidate being screened out."
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Successful completion of an accredited post-secondary science, or technology degree/diploma program related to manufacturing sciences, or
Certificate of apprenticeship and certificate of qualifications for Industrial Mechanic (Millwright), or
An acceptable combination of education, training and/or industrial experience will be considered.
Recent experience in physical metallurgy testing or processing equipment (such as metal forming, metal processing) in a research or industry setting. Experience gained in post secondary laboratories will be considered.
Experience working directly with complex scientific, industrial or pilot-scale equipment and facilities relevant to metal processing
Assembling, installing and repairing basic apparatus and equipment for use in scientific projects or for industrial applications
Providing assistance, typically in a plant environment
Further details of experience will be probed during the interview.
For this selection process, recent is defined as experience acquired during the last 3 years
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Information on language requirements
Of the principles and practices of material manufacturing technology
Of Occupational Health and Safety procedures and guidelines
Of basic maintenance and repairs, including assembling, fabricating, and installing components of machinery, used for metal processing and testing, following detailed instructions.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English
Analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources
Plan and organize work, including handling conflicting priorities
Work in an industrial environment
Carry out some basic analytical testing methods associated with laboratory investigations
Effective interpersonal relationships
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Experience in hot rolling of ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals
Experience in cold rolling of ferrous and/or non-ferrous metals
Experience in metal forming and forming techniques
Experience working with scientific metal testing or thermo-mechanical processing or thermo-physical simulation equipment
Experience in collecting and processing data and using software for processing and presentation of data.
Work with compressed gases, acids, bases and other chemicals
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - Required to wear personal protective equipment including but not limited to CSA certified hardhat, CSA certified safety boots with metatarsal guard, CSA certified safety glasses, hearing protection, and respiratory protection.
Travel outside normal work area is required periodically to conduct industrial trials.
The ability to operate heavy equipment such as a forklift and overhead crane.
Able to work around relatively strong electromagnetic fields on a periodic basis.
The ability to lift up to 25kg on a routine basis
Reliability Status security clearance
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.
You must provide proof of your education credentials. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/.
References must have an in-depth and direct knowledge of your work, and must be able to answer specific questions pertaining to your achievements and strengths. References must have worked with you for at least six (6) months within the last five (5) years.
An interview may be conducted.
A written examination may be administered.
Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.
Candidates may be required to meet the other qualifications, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
Candidates must meet the conditions of employment and continue to meet these same conditions during their employment.
Random selection and/or top-down selection may be used at any time during the process to identify which applicants will be further assessed.
Natural Resources Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision. In such cases, qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) could be considered in priority.
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.