Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.
We are looking for a Technical Officer (TO) to support our Polymer Bioproducts Team in Autmotive and Surface Transportation (AST) Research Center. The candidate would be someone who shares our core values of integryty, excellence, respect and creativity.
You will be part of a diverse and dynamic team and will work with us to take on exciting challenges that will change the industrial materials of tomorrow:
You will operate plastics-processing equipment for processes including extrusion (compounding, sheet and film extrusion, profile extrusion), injection moulding, compression moulding or thermoforming. You will prepare equipment and materials for testing. You will review and document protocols and, if necessary, you will troubleshoot and propose appropriate solutions. You will complete the work as per project managers’ specifications and deliver results on schedule.
You will collect and record data generated during tests, and determine whether the results are valid and whether further testing or changes to the experimental method are necessary. You will compile data and conduct an initial analysis of the results. If necessary, you will make recommendations.
You will help develop new testing procedures or validate new analytical methods.
You will help project managers estimate testing costs and timelines.
You will be responsible for the maintenance and safety of equipment and work areas. You will ensure that the equipment for which you are responsible is well maintained, calibrated, functional and safe. You will resolve problems related to equipment malfunctions. You will provide calibration reports and operating procedures. You will maintain records of equipment use.
You will follow and promote awareness of NRC and AST health and safety procedures, processes and guidelines. You will help identify and document potential health and safety hazards and suggest improvements.
You will purchase materials, components and small equipment. You will identify potential suppliers, obtain quotes and place orders.
You will keep abreast of technological changes in your field so that you can make recommendations on purchasing new equipment. You may be required to contribute to capital procurement processes in accordance with Government of Canada rules.
You will work in a multidisciplinary environment in close collaboration with NRC researchers and technical officers, as well as industrial partners.
As a member of our team, you will enjoy a wide range of benefits that include comprehensive medical and dental insurance, pension and insurance plans, as well as vacation and other benefits.
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:
College education in plastics processing, certificate in plastics processing or bachelor’s degree in chemical or mechanical engineering with specialization in plastics processing.
Professional training in another relevant field combined with work experience in polymer processing may be considered.
For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency
Industry experience or research-laboratory experience in polymer processing.
Experience in the safe use, maintenance, testing, repair and installation of polymer-processing equipment.
Experience working in multidisciplinary teams.
Condition of Employment
Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of polymer shaping (extrusion processes, injection moulding, compression moulding, thermoforming).
Basic knowledge of health and safety in a research laboratory or plant.
Basic knowledge of mechanical and physical characterization of polymers is considered an asset.
Knowledge of mechanical and electric troubleshooting is considered an asset.
Research Technician/Technologist - Client focus (Level 2)
Research Technician/Technologist - Communication (Level 2)
Research Technician/Technologist - Results orientation (Level 2)
Research Technician/Technologist - Teamwork (Level 2)
For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Research Technician/Technologist
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.
From $57,581 to $78,857 per annum.
Part of daily activities requires certain physical strength and may include lifting, moving and carrying heavy loads, climbing, stretching, crouching, working in a noisy environment and being exposed to odours.
Some travel may be required.
Overtime may be required from time to time.
A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (10302) to:
Closing Date: 16 July 2020 - 23:59 Eastern Time