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SAP-PM System Administrator

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups:  women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.


* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. 


City: Montreal; Boucherville or Saguenay.  

Organizational Unit: Real Property Planning and Management 

Classification: TO-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB 

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.


Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 

Your Challenge


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 SAP-PM System Administrator to support our Real Property Planning and Management Branch (RPPM). The SAP-PM System Administrator would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity. 


The SAP-PM Systems Administrator is responsible for the maintenance, support and enhancement of the business processes around the use of the SAP Plant Maintenance module, which is the NRC’s corporate computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). Working in an organization with specialized facilities which include industrial, scientific and research equipment and systems, the incumbent ensures the integrity and consistency of master data, maintenance system procedures and reporting in the SAP Plant Maintenance module (SAP-PM). 


Reporting to the Regional Site Operations Manager, the SAP-PM Systems Administrator is responsible for reviewing, verifying and correcting entered data, creating and updating equipment information, providing guidance to users, and identifying maintenance activities associated to buildings and facilities that require maintenance processes and life-cycle data.

In regards to the SAP Plant Maintenance (SAP-PM) module, the successful candidate will be the focal point for the design and development of the business principles, the organizational hierarchy and the building equipment records, and coordinating the preventative maintenance program across all major sites in the administrative region of Quebec, but occasionally on all the other NRC sites in Canada.  In additional to this, as NRC’s SAP-PM subject matter expert, you will ensure that the data, equipment and standards are consistently maintained and contributes to best practices using their SAP-PM expertise and provides guidance to the continuous enhancement of related processes and procedures.

Screening Criteria


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:



A college diploma in a mechanical program such as: building technician/technologist, mechanical engineering technician/technologist or certification in a trade such as machinist, millwright, HVAC mechanic, plumber, Steamfitter or other relevant studies related to the position. 


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency



  • Significant technical experience associated with industrial/research facility operations and in processing maintenance activities.
  • Significant experience in the implementation, support and maintenance of SAP-PM in an industrial facility for preventive and corrective maintenance. Experience with the implementation, support and maintenance of other computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) may also be considered.



  • Experience in the development of new system architectures for SAP-PM or another CMMS.
  • Experience in the administration or delivery of training.
  • Experience using SAP Enterprise System for such integrated modules as controlling and procurement

Condition of Employment


Reliability Status


Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria


Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies


  • Solid knowledge of SAP Plant Maintenance or other CMMS.
  • Solid knowledge of equipment and system installed in buildings, sites and /or in research facilities.
  • Solid knowledge of mechanical and electrical maintenance operations, equipment and systems.
  • Knowledge of the essential features of Microsoft Office Excel, Word.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Technology support - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Communication (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Initiative (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)


For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Technology Support


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.



From $58,445 to $80,040 per annum. 


In addition, the incumbent who meets the language requirements will  receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • Overtime may sometimes be required.
  • Occasional travel to other NRC locations may sometimes be required.
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • 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 (16978) to:


Telephone: 819-431-8570 

Closing Date: Posted until filled - 23:59 Eastern Time 



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