Civilian Ammunition Technician
Government of Canada
Shilo, MB
National Defence
Shilo (Manitoba)
$49,647 to $56,118
Closing date: 7 March 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Important messages
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.

Assessment accommodation


1. Proof of occupational certification is required. Please provide a copy of your CAT 2 certification at the time of application or email as soon as possible to: Candidates who do not provide this proof of certification will not be scheduled for further assessment.

2. Please respond to the screening questions in complete sentences, as your responses will be used to assess your Ability to Communicate in Writing.


The Selection Board will communicate with candidates by e-mail to provide/request information and to invite candidates to attend any portion of the assessment. Please include a valid e-mail address that you check frequently (including junk folders, if applicable).

Please be advised that one, some, or of all of the Asset Qualifications could be used at the screening phase.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the candidate to clearly demonstrate how they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e. Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Asset). Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement (i.e. Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Asset). Your resume may be used as a secondary source to validate your education and experience, both Essential and Asset.


Intent of the process
A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions on an indeterminate, term, deployment, assignment, secondment or acting basis.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:
Contact information for 3 references.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of a secondary school diploma or employer approved alternatives (a satisfactory score on the PSC test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience).

Degree equivalency

Occupational Certification:
  • Must have a minimum CAT 2 certification in accordance with the Civilian Ammunition Technician Accreditation Program.
  • Possession of a valid provincial Class “G” driver’s licence.
  • Experience in performing the mechanical breakdown repairs, modifications, maintenance, testing of ammunition, explosives, missiles and related items.
  • Experience in issuing, receiving, warehousing and inspecting ammunition, explosives, missiles and related items.
  • Experience in ammunition salvage.
  • Experience in disposing of ammunition, explosives and related items by demolition, mutilation, recuperation and preparation for sales.
  • Experience in operating laboratory, calibration, test, Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and Material Support Equipment (MSE).
  • Ability to communicate orally.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
Personal Suitability:
  • Effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Dependability.
  • Judgement.
  • Initiative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Safety Oriented
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

  • Experience working with ammunition or explosives in a military environment.
  • Experience working with the Ammunition Information Management System.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Organizational Needs:
In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the Employment Equity Groups.

Operational Requirements:
  • Willingness to work overtime.
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid DND 404 driver’s licence.
  • Lift items weighing up to 20.5 kg (45lbs) unassisted.
  • Work in all weather conditions and in unheated buildings.
  • Possession of CSA approved Safety Footwear.
  • Wear a variety of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including respiratory protection.
Conditions of employment
Security Clearance: Various security clearances (Reliability, Secret or Confidential).

Possess a valid class “5” driver’s licence without restrictions issued by province of Manitoba or equivalent licence from other province.

Must attend Employer selected and scheduled training.

Other information
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

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Applicants must apply on-line.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System.

Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

  • Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
  • Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
  • Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
  • Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line. 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.

All information pertaining to the process will be sent by email. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your email account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis.

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