Obsolescence Engineer
Thales Group
Ottawa, ON
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For decades, Ottawa has been a global technology leader. Today, Canada’s capital holds one of the brightest and most diverse technological ecosystems in North America. VVoted as Canada’s best place to live 2017 by Macleans , Ottawa offers a low cost of living with a high quality of life. The Thales Ottawa office has been a major supplier and long-term trusted partner to DND, enabling the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard to achieve mission success.

Wherever safety and Security are Critical, Thales delivers. Together, we innovate with our customers to build smarter solutions. Everywhere.

Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security, Aerospace and Transport markets. World-class technology, the combined expertise of 64,000 employees and operations in 56 countries have made Thales a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe.

Established in 1972, Thales Canada has over 1,800 employees in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver working in Defence, Avionics and Transportation markets.

Currently, we are ramping up our efforts for our AJISS program, Canada’s largest in-service support program working in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces, specifically the Royal Canadian Navy.

The AOPS (Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship) JSS (Joint Support Ship) In Service Support program will allow Thales to leverage its Canadian expertise in project management, systems engineering and integrated logistics support to lead the development of a new Canadian supply chain that will offer comprehensive in-service support for all systems and equipment of these fleets over their operational lifetime, ensuring they are mission-ready, on time, every time, from coast to coast to coast.

To support our development, we are seeking an Obsolescence Engineer to join us in Ottawa, ON for a full time position. The Obsolescence Engineer is dedicated to providing Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) engineering and analysis with an emphasis on obsolescence of ‘in service’ assets including logistic support analysis, dependability, maintenance planning, technical documentation and publications and training.

Main Responsibilities

Develop, maintain and implement the AJISS Obsolescence Management Plan;
Use Integrated Logistic Support Analysis methods to develop strategies to identify and mitigate obsolescence in AJISS Systems, equipment and components;
Develop and maintain a system and Critical Item obsolescence risk profile;
Level of repair analysis;
Maintenance task analysis;
Life cycle cost modelling;
Spares modeling;
Application of technical standards and specifications;
Verifying the technical design solution meets program supportability and availability objectives;
Analyzing and reporting on design, development, test and implementation to meet contractual requirements, and;
Preparing technical reports to identify issues, discuss options and recommend actions.
Essential Skills and Qualifications

Post-secondary degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Marine Systems or equivalent);
Minimum of five years post graduate experience preferably with obsolescence management experience;
Proficient in the use of the MS Office Suite; and
P. Eng or ability to obtain mandatory.
All applicants must be able to obtain a Canadian NATO Secret clearance and meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Canadian Controlled Goods Registration Program and ITAR.

Thales is known for its commitment to employees, outlined in its human resources policy: Thales Together. Staffs enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities to develop professionally, and define their career paths.

Thales is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applicants from the four designated groups (women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and aboriginals) to apply for employment. At Thales, we provide accessibility to people with disabilities. Should you require accommodations, please consult with your recruitment office and they will work with you to make any adjustments that best suit your individual needs.

Thales thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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