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Mechanical Services Team Leader

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups:  women, 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: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Real Property Planning and Management 

Classification: TO-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB 

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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 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 a Mechanical Services Team Leader to support our Real Property Planning and Management Branch. The Team Leader would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The Real Property Planning and Management (RPPM) is responsible for operations and maintenance of approximately 65 facilities in the National Capital Region supporting research and development activities in a campus environment. 

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Team Leader supports the continuing success and improvement of day-to-day operations by demonstrating leadership and coaching of a Skilled Trades' team, to achieve the Branch’s objectives and accomplish operational planning targets while ensuring all work is conducted safely with the observance of personal and relevant safety regulations. 

Our team leader is expected to display excellent interpersonal skills to build quality relationships with the team and with customers, be goal-driven, and manage the day-to-day activities of the team efficiently.

The team leader is responsible for supervising, managing and motivating team members on a daily basis.

The Team Leader also need to be flexible and adaptable as the focus of their duties may vary from time to time, including flexible start times when special projects are in progress.

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:


Secondary school diploma or equivalent, according to provincial standards. 

Licensed Industrial Mechanic (Millwright 433 A) or Steamfitter 307A or Plumber 306A or an equivalent inter-provincial Red Seal Journeymen’s Certificate of Qualification.

The following certifications or training will be considered as an asset: 

  • Red Seal 
  • Working at Heights 
  • Confined Space
  • Designated Substances Awareness
  • First Aid Level 1 


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


  • Significant experience providing first-line supervision, technical assistance and training to a team of journey-level maintenance staff, in the delivery of services to maintain and repair buildings, facilities and equipment. 
  • Significant experience making sound and timely decisions and managing conflicting priorities.
  • Significant experience with workforce planning, supervising work and allocating resources. Including coaching, training and conducting performance reviews for direct reports.
  • Significant experience with responding to emergency and urgent situations; conduct investigations to ensure that buildings and equipment can be operational with minimal down time.
  • Basic experience with controlling costs and expenses for preventive maintenance, corrective work and providing input to the capital and maintenance budgets.
  • Basic experience with processing maintenance work orders, purchase requisitions, weekly schedules, and update the equipment database.
  • Significant experience with performing inspections, troubleshooting, repairing and maintenance of equipment to ensure that maintenance was undertaken in accordance with prescribed work order.


*Basic – a few months and up to 2 years 
*Significant – 2 to 6 years

The following experience might be considered as an asset:  

  • Basic electrical 
  • Fabrication 
  • Computerized maintenance and management system (CMMS) 
  • Building Automation System, (BAS) 
  • Industrial troubleshooting 

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status


Must be able to possess and retain the physical capabilities to perform the position which include but may not be limited to: crouching, bending, twisting, walking, climbing stairs & ladders, ability to hear to diagnose mechanical troubles, and the ability to handle heavy and bulky objects.

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Solid knowledge of maintenance of facilities and related equipment in an assigned environment (mechanical, electrical, or HVAC systems).
  • Solid knowledge of principles and best practices of resource planning and scheduling. 
  • Solid ability to identify knowledge and skill gaps, address issues and identify opportunities for coaching/training. 
  • Solid knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety regulations and legislation required to create and maintain a safe environment. 
  • Solid knowledge of various methods of diagnosing issues with machinery and equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of finance, HR, procurement and other management related principles, policies and procedures
  • Solid ability to prioritize, adapt to change and re-evaluate priorities. 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 3)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 3)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 3)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Management Services

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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.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Occasional overtime may sometimes be required.
  • Ability to lift, move or carry heavy objects. 
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (17530) to:


Telephone: 819-431-8570 

Closing Date: 17 October 2022 - 23:59 Eastern Time 



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