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Technical Officer, In-Fab Equipment Maintenance

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Advanced Electronics and Photonics 

Classification: TO-3 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 2 years

Language Requirements: English  

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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 Technical Officer to support the Advanced Electronics and Photonics Research Centre. The Technical Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The successful candidate will provide specialized technical support services to a wide variety of Semiconductor and Photonic manufacturing suite of equipment and facilities. The position is also involved in experiments/test preparation and laboratory and equipment management. May also participate in project management related activities.

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 education in a technical, engineering or scientific discipline related to the position. 

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

  • Significant experience with the safe operation, maintenance/verification/repair and/or installation of Ultra high Vacuum pumps and process chambers.
  • Significant experience with lithography, CVD, MOCVD, ETCH and other photonic device manufacturing equipment.
  • Experience with project management related activities, including providing technical guidance.
  • Significant experience in hazardous gas and chemical handling would be an asset.
Condition of Employment
  • Reliability
  • The incumbent will be required to work shift work.
  • Must qualify to work in a Controlled Goods Zone. Training will be provided.
Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies
  • Knowledge of project management principles, tools and processes.
  • Knowledge of maintenance management strategies to optimize equipment availability in research and manufacturing environments.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety regulations and legislation required to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
  • Ability to work safely with hazardous gases and chemicals in a clean room environment.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Technology support - Client focus (Level 3)
  • Technology support - Communication (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Initiative (Level 3)
  • Technology support - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Teamwork (Level 2)
Competency Profile(s)

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


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

Salary Range

From $57,581 to $78,857 per annum. 


  • Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed on the poster. Candidates must use the education/experience criteria as a header and then write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how they meet them by providing concrete examples. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience. Failure to provide an appropriate cover letter will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
  • The incumbent is expected to independently work in a laboratory environment in a safe manner.
  • Lifting may be required.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Overtime will sometimes be required on short notice.
  • 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 (9784) to:


Telephone: 613-298-8025

Closing Date: 16 July 2020- 23:59 Eastern Time



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Date Modified: 2020-06-25

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