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SAP-PM System Administrator

City: Winnipeg 

Organizational Unit: Administrative Services and Property Management 

Classification: TO-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

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 SAP-PM System Administrator to support our Administrative Services and Property Management Branch. The SAP-PM System Administrator would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


In support of the NRC research, this position is responsible for maintaining, supporting and enhancing the business processes within ASPM around the use of the SAP Plant Maintenance module, which is the NRC’s corporate computerized maintenance management system. Working in an organization with specialized facilities which include industrial, scientific and research equipment and systems, the incumbent ensures the integrity and consistency of master data, maintenance system procedures and reporting in the SAP Plant Maintenance module.

Reporting to the Regional Site Operations Manager, this position is responsible for reviewing, verifying and correcting entered data, creating and updating equipment information, providing guidance to users, and identifying maintenance activities associated to buildings and facilities that require maintenance processes and life-cycle data.

In regards to the SAP Plant Maintenance (SAP-PM) module, the successful candidate is the focal point for the design and development of the business principles, the organizational hierarchy and the building equipment records, and coordinating the preventative maintenance program across all major sites in Western Canada. In additional to this, as NRC’s SAP-PM subject matter expert, you would ensures that the data, equipment and standards are consistently maintained and contributes to best practices using their SAP-PM expertise and provides guidance to the continuous enhancement of related processes and procedures.

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:


Successful completion of a college mechanical program such as Mechanical Technician/ Technologist, Mechanical Engineering Technician/Technologist or a certification in a mechanical trade such a Machinist, Millwright, HVAC Mechanic , Plumber, Steamfitter.


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

  • Significant technical experience associated with industrial/research facility operations and in processing maintenance activities.
  • Experience in the implementation, support and maintenance of SAP-PM in an industrial facility for preventive and corrective maintenance. Candidates who have significant experience with the implementation, support and maintenance of another CMMS in an industrial facility for preventive and corrective maintenance may also be considered.



  • Experience in the development of new system architectures for SAP-PM or another CMMS.
  • Experience in the administration or delivery of training.
  • Experience using SAP Enterprise System for such integrated modules as controlling and procurement.
Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements



Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies
  • Solid knowledge of SAP Plant Maintenance or other CMMS.
  • Solid knowledge of maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Solid knowledge of equipment and system installed in buildings, sites and /or in research facilities.
  • Solid knowledge of mechanical and electrical maintenance operations, equipment and systems.
  • Strong ability to use MS Excel and Word.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Technology support - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Communication (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Results orientation (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.

Salary Range

From $56,730 to $77,692 per annum. 

  • 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 (9603) to:


Telephone: 613-990-4292 

Closing Date: 6 March 2020 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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Date Modified: 2020-02-11

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