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Warehouse Operator

Priority may 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: Biologics Manufacturing Centre 

Classification: AD-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

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 Warehouse Operator with the Supply Chain & Warehouse team to support the Biologics Manufacturing Centre (BMC).  The candidate would be someone who shares our core values of integrity, excellence, respect and creativity.

The new Biologics Manufacturing Centre (BMC), at the NRC, will improve the health of and make biomedical innovations more accessible to all Canadians by providing access to additional domestic production capacity for vaccines and biologic products in times of national and global emergencies and for unmet needs. The BMC will be certified as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant, will have full end-to-end production capability for mammalian cell-based biologics. This includes a production capacity of approximately 4,000 litres per month, upstream and downstream processing, a quality control lab, filling and secondary packaging, and related logistics management for final products. In the short-term, the BMC’s top priority and focus is to help secure the production of a COVID-19 vaccine for Canadians as quickly as possible, once one is approved by Health Canada. In the longer term, the BMC’s focus will be on providing innovative solutions for the domestic production and supply of novel biologics for the future, while providing Canada with access to a facility that is ready to respond to emergencies, such as a pandemic. 

Come and take part in the establishment of the facility and participate in obtaining a drug establishment license from Health Canada. NRC's intention is to transition the site to a different business model over the next few years so the status of positions will be re-evaluated regularly.

Your Challenge (continued)

The Warehouse Operator will be responsible for performing all warehouse-related duties at the new Biologics Manufacturing Centre. As an expert in material handling, the Warehouse Operator will be responsible for carrying out tasks related to receiving, storage, inventory monitoring, internal production support and shipping operations, while complying with GMP and health and safety and environmental standards. The Warehouse Operator will therefore have to be proficient with operating forklifts and with the automated inventory management system as per procedures (SOPs), best practices and processes.

Typical work day is 7,5 hours, work schedule should be between 10am and 7pm. Schedule may vary from week to week, exact schedule will be confirmed by the manager.

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:


High school diploma. 

College diploma in pharmaceutical manufacturing could be an asset.


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


  • Significant experience in a warehouse in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment or in a highly regulated sector. 


  • Experience driving forklift.
  • Experience working with GMP standards. 

Note: A significant experience is defined as a minimum of 2 years experience.

Condition of Employment

Secret (II)


Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of a warehouse inventory management system and the Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of health and safety in a manufacturing warehouse environment.


  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Ability to drive a forklift 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Technology support - Communication (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Client focus (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 $43,897 to $58,205 per annum. 


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


  • Must be able to work in a physical environment requiring manual dexterity, crouching, bending and handling heavy and bulky objects. 
  • Must be able to handle/lift a charge up to 25kg.
  • Shift work may be required (day, evening, night, week end).
  • Overtime may sometimes be required.
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • 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 (17266) to:


Telephone: 343-548-5849 

Closing Date: Until Filled 



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