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Technical Officer, Corrosion Lab

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: Construction 

Classification: TO-3 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 1 year

Language Requirements: English 

 

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.

 

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 Technical Officer to support our Construction Research Centre. The Technical Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.
The successful candidate will play an important role within a team that will investigate problems and develop solutions for sustainable resilient infrastructure and communities. Responsibilities will include the provision of technical support services in the design, planning, preparation, conduct and analysis of various experiments and/or tests, and the maintenance of the corrosion facility and related equipment.

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:

Education

University degree or College diploma in civil/chemical/materials engineering or other discipline related to the position.
 

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

Experience

  • Experience providing technical support in a lab environment measuring corrosion activity in reinforced concrete.
     
  • Experience with methods and techniques related to preparing for, conducting, documenting and analyzing experiments/tests in corrosion such as measurement of open circuit potential and linear polarization resistance.
     
  • Experience with the safe operation, maintenance, verification, repair and installation of equipment and laboratory apparatus such as reference electrodes, potentiostats, multimeters and data acquisition systems.
     
  • Experience working in a project management focused multi-disciplinary research environment.
     
  • Experience in corrosion field assessment of infrastructure would be considered an asset.
     

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

 

All employees of the National Research Council are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of applied practices and basic concepts relating to corrosion measurement of construction alloys. General knowledge of related industry trends, developments and best practices.
     
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety best practices required to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
     
  • Ability to analyze and discuss technical issues, troubleshoot and solve problems relating to corrosion measurements.
     
  • Ability to write reports and draft protocols and standard operating procedures.
     
  • Ability to use specialized domain-specific software including CorrWare, ZPlot and MATLAB, as well as general office software products.
     

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research Technician/Technologist - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Communication (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Initiative (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Research Technician/Technologist

 

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Relocation

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

Compensation

From $58,445 to $80,040 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.

Notes

  • On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced the launch of a mandatory vaccination policy across the federal public service. The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the National Research Council requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that you attest to your vaccination status prior to the date of your appointment unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act. You can find more specific information on the collection and use of your personal information when you submit your attestation.
  • 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 (17205) to:

E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Closing Date: 1 June 2022 - 23:59 Eastern Time 

 

 

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