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Instrumentation Technologist

Priority will be given to the following designated employment equity groups: 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: Montréal 

Organizational Unit: Aerospace 

Classification: TO-3 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 1 year 

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 an Instrumentation Technologist to support our Aerospace Research Centre. The Technical Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


As an Instrumentation Technologist and member of the Central Services group of the Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre (AMTC), you will provide facilities support for technology research and development projects that are conducted at the AMTC. You will build and install electronic systems and control panels required for laboratory projects and will be responsible for building and installing instrumentation cabling; purchasing electronic components; performing instrument calibrations; maintaining and troubleshooting facility and laboratory instrumentation and control systems; and assisting in supporting the experimental and operational testing needs of the laboratory.


You will work in a dynamic and flexible team environment with researchers and technical experts who have access to world-class facilities.


This position will appeal to the well-organized, detail-oriented individual who enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide excellent service. If you are that person, then this position may be perfect for you!

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:


Post-secondary degree (3-year program) in Industrial Electronics Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology specializing in Automation and Control, or Applied Sciences in Electronics or Instrumentation. A combination of education and at least 5 years of experience in similar tasks may also be considered.


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


  • Significant hands-on experience installing, troubleshooting, maintaining, modifying and/or operating complex electronic equipment and instrumentation systems;
  • Experience in the development or modification of process control systems;
  • Significant experience assisting with experimental testing and providing technical support to clients;
  • Experience in programming programmable logic controllers (PLC); and
  • Experience with programming and upgrading human-machine interfaces (HMI).



  • Experience in computer programming (LabVIEW, C++, VB).


NOTE: “Experience” refers to approximately 1 year of experience; “significant experience” refers to 2–6 years of experience.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Significant knowledge of analog and digital circuits;
  • Knowledge of power electricity;
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics;
  • Ability to operate electronic test equipment such as an oscilloscope and digital multimeter;
  • Knowledge of the installation, calibration and troubleshooting of instruments, sensors and data acquisition equipment; and
  • Knowledge of using various hand tools to build instrumentation panels.



  • Ability to prepare engineering drawings and electrical schematics using computer-aided design (CAD) tools.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Technology support - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Communication (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Teamwork (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. 


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


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • In order to ensure a prompt and efficient processing of applications, candidates are encouraged to provide, along with their résumé, a detailed covering letter explaining how they meet each of the requirements of this position (education, experience, language requirements) by providing concrete examples.  In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience.
  • A flexible schedule and overtime may be required.
  • Some travelling is required.
  • 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 (17470) to:


Telephone: 438-455-5335 

Closing Date: 9 February 2023 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


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