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Manufacturing Technician - Media and buffer preparation, Washing & Sterilizing

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: 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-2 

Tenure: Term 

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

Language Requirements: English or French 




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 Manufacturing Technologist, Media and buffer preparation, Washing & Sterilizing to support our Biologics Manufacturing Centre.The selected candidate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The Manufacturing Technician will be responsible for carrying out all activities related to media and buffer preparation including weighing of chemicals, vessel charging, measuring pH, conductivity, osmolality and sterile filtration of solutions.  He/She will also carry out all activities related to equipment and parts preparation according to defined procedures; the operation and verification of autoclave cycles for sterilisation and decontamination and basic maintenance of the equipment. The person will also be responsible for batch recording and area housekeeping. 

Shift work will be required.

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:


College diploma in science or ingeneering. 

A combinaison 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, specifically in manufacturing buffers and cell-culture media, handling raw materials and weighing chemicals, within a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry environment.

Condition of Employment

  • Reliability
  • Must be able to handle/lift 10 kilos.
  • Shift work may be required. 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 

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of manufacturing chemical solutions. 
  • Knowledge of GMP requirements as applied to pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical products. 
  • Ability to operate and calibrate pH and conductivity meters.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret results, identify problems and troubleshoot issues in a lab environment.
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and to write work instructions.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety regulations.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Technology support - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Initiative (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 $49,298 to $69,364 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.


  • Shift work is required.
  • 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 (18094) to:


Telephone: 343-548-5849 

Closing Date: Posted until filled. 



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