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Maintenance Coordinator

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

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


City: Montréal 

Organizational Unit: Biologics Manufacturing Centre 

Classification: TO-3 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: up to 31 March 2023 with possibility for extension or permanent position under new business model

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB 

The NRC Advantage


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 NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Join us in making biomedical innovations more accessible to Canadians. The new Biologics Manufacturing Centre is helping build Canada’s capacity to produce, access and supply vaccines and other biologics to advance Canada’s biomanufacturing sector and respond to public health emergencies.

We are looking for a Maintenance Coordinator to support our Biologics Manufacturing Centre.The selected candidate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The Maintenance Coordinator will provide support to the maintenance department to ensure proper and efficient operations are carried out.

The Maintenance Coordinator communicates and tracks the execution of the maintenance plans effectively.  He or She coordinates outside suppliers coming on site, collaborate with internal stakeholders to help solve problems/troubleshoot, resolve ongoing/long term issues.  He or She ensures that detailed maintenance schedules are met and participates in the shutdown schedules, while developing and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement to support company goals and objectives with an emphasis on reliability and maintenance excellence. 

The candidate will also manage the maintenance spare parts inventory and participate in the writing and review SOP and Work Instructions.  He or She will support the authoring of change control requests and the documentation of incident reports & investigations.  Finally, he or she will participate in the impact assessments for change control requests and make sure that closure dates are respected  for investigations and CAPAs.

The NRC will soon be transitioning Biologics Manufacturing Centre (including employees and operations) to a not-for-profit corporation structure (outside the Government of Canada). As a result, this is a term employment opportunity with the NRC until March 31, 2023, with the expectation that it transitions under the new organization on a permanent basis after this date. For more information, visit Biologics Manufacturing Centre

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:


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in relevant discipline (chemical, mechanical or similar).

College diploma in Engineering, such as mechanical, electrical or electronic. 

A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.


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


  • Experience working in GMP manufacturing operations.
  • Experience in working in a maintenance department using CMMS


  • Experience with Building Automation System
  • Experience in biomanufacturing industry

Condition of Employment

  • Reliability
  • A flexible schedule and overtime may be required. Overtime will sometimes be required on short notice. Must be able to work overtime, including nights, weekends and statutory holidays.
  • Work wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of best practices in maintenance management.
  • General knowledge of codes, norms and legislation 
  • Knowledge of and experience with building automation systems and utility management software.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety requirements and legislation.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Technology support - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Communication (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 will 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 (18308) to:


Telephone: 343-548-5849 

Closing Date: Posted until filled



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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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