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Ready to come onboard? Apply today for the Multi-Trade Ships Inventory!

Reference number: DND21J-022510-000142
Selection process number: 21-DND-EA-NSP-482524
National Defence - Royal Canadian Navy
Victoria (British Columbia), Halifax (Nova Scotia)
SR-BOB-09, SR-EEW-10, SR-EEW-11, SR-EME-09, SR-EME-10, SR-INM-11, SR-MAC-09, SR-MAM-09, SR-MAM-10, SR-MAN-06, SR-MAN-07, SR-MAN-08, SR-MDO-05, SR-MDO-06, SR-PIP-08, SR-PLE-10, SR-PRW-04, SR-PRW-06, SR-PRW-08, SR-SMW-08, SR-SPS-05, SR-SPS-06, SR-WOW-08
Salary: See Ship Repair Collective Agreements for Pay Rates

For Halifax Positions: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/agreements-conventions/view-visualiser-eng.aspx?id=22#tocxx38554

For Victoria Positions: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/agreements-conventions/view-visualiser-eng.aspx?id=23#tocxx38598

Closing date: 31 October 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

If you have experience in the trades, apply today!

Possible trade positions could include the following:

SR BOB 09 – Boiler and Plate Technician; Boilermaker
SR EEW 10 – Naval Industrial Electrical Technician; Marine Electrician; Industrial Electrical Technician; Electronic Technician
SR EEW 11 – Electronic Systems Specialist; Electronics Technician; Electrical Technician
SR EME 09 – Fitter Mechanical; Fitter Weapons
SR EME 10 – Naval Mechanical Technician; Machinery Technician (east coast need ONLY)
SR INM 11 – Mechanical Systems Specialist; Mechanical Instrument Systems Tech; Instrument Repair Technician
SR MAC 09 – Machinist
SR MAM 09 – Marine Refrigeration Air Conditioning Technician; Maint Mech Refrigeration
SR MAM 10 – Maintenance Mechanical technician; Instrumentation & Controls Tech
SR MAN 06 – Marine Insulator
SR MAN 07 – Welder; Lagger
SR MAN 08 – Combination Welder
SR MDO 05 – Stationary Engineer Hoisting Plant Operator
SR MDO 06 – Stationary Engineer Hoisting Plant Operator
SR PIP 08 – Pipefitter; Marine Pipefitter/Coppersmith
SR PLE 10 – Planner/Estimator; Planner/Scheduler/Estimator
SR PRW 04 – Sail and Canvas Worker
SR PRW 06 – Marine Survival Technician; Sailmaker or Life Raft Repair
SR SMW 08 – Sheet Metal Worker; Sheet Metal Technician
SR PRW 08 – Rigger; Rigging Technician
SR SPS 05 – Scaler-Cleaner
SR SPS 06 – Painter; Chemical Cleaning Technician
SR WOW 08 – Shipwright

Update: Our email contact has changed as of 28 April 2022. Any inquiries regarding this staffing process should be directed to: GeneralInquiriesandAdvertisedProcess-Demandesderenseignementsgenerauxetprocessusannonce@forces.gc.ca

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Applying to this inventory is a way to connect with hiring managers who are looking for qualified Tradespersons. Apply Today!

How does this work?

Step 1: Let us know you’re interested! 👍 Click “Apply online”.

Step 2: Tell us about you! 😊 Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application.

Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities we may contact you for further information or assessment.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong to. In order to self-declare, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section.

Work environment

Did you know the Department of National Defence (DND) is the largest federal government employer, offering over 70 different types of public servant career opportunities? There are over 20,000 Public Servants who work at DND.

DND provides services and support to the CAF in their operations and missions at home and abroad.

At DND, we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, to learn, to progress in their careers and to have job satisfaction in the long term. You’ll enjoy:

• A career among a dynamic and dedicated team.
• A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment.
• Work-life balance
• A total compensation package including health & dental benefits, pension plan and a variety of leave entitlements.

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Intent of the process

This inventory may be used by the Department of National Defence to fill immediate short term vacancies (90 calendar days or less than 3 month term) in various locations.

We may also use this inventory to fill future vacancies with various employment tenures (temporary and permanent), security requirements, and conditions of employment.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Please let us know if you meet any of the following, these may be applicable for the position being staffed:

• Possession of a valid Provincial or Territorial Trade Certificate relevant to the position;
• Interprovincial Red Seal Certificate of qualification relevant to the position;
• Acceptable (at time of application) equivalent Canadian Armed Forces qualification for applicable trades based on the position to be staffed; OR
• An acceptable combination of education, training, or experience relevant to the position being staffed.

• Experience in the field related to the position being staffed.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Experience:
• Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (such as Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
• Experience working in a ship repair facility
• Experience working with safety practices and work procedures in an industrial environment.
• Experience as a driver or operator
• Experience related to upholstery or textiles
• Experience related to repair and inspection of marine survival or rescue equipment
• Experience related to industrial metal cleaning
• Experience in industrial or marine painting
• Experience in electroplating
• Experience working or volunteering in a mixed public service and military environment

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements


• Demonstrating Integrity and respect
• Thinking things through
• Working effectively with others
• Showing initiative and being action-oriented

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Asset Competency:
• Communication

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of CAF members.

As a result of the relocation of a work unit at Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) in 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, the Department of National Defence is committed to providing access to other work opportunities for AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta employees. Employees of UIC 2671 – AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake may be appointed or deployed to positions for which they are qualified ahead of other candidates.

Operational Requirements may be applied for some positions. These requirements will be communicated to the candidates considered for that specific appointment. They may include:

• Willing and able to adjust work schedule to meet operational requirements as required.
• Willing and able to work overtime, shift, and be on call.
• Willing and able to work in adverse conditions or environments which may include, but not limited to, confined spaces, heights, and extreme weather conditions.
• Willingness and able to travel abroad on occasion
• Required to lift and carry heavy objects, tools and equipment (up to 25 kgs) throughout worksite and up and down ladders.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Various security levels - (we will help you attain this during the hiring process)

Other conditions of employment may be required for some positions. These conditions will be communicated to the candidates considered for that specific appointment. They may include:

• Willing and able to obtain and maintain a DND 404 driving permit
• Required to work overtime and shift work.
• Required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
• Required to climb vertical ladders, and also access cramped and/or confined spaces.
• Required to work in High Hazard Industrial Environment that contains noxious fumes.
• Required to conduct at-sea trials in naval vessels, occasionally over a period of days.
• Required to maintain regulated trade certification

Managers may establish conditions of employment specific to the position being staffed. Candidates must meet and maintain the conditions of employment throughout their employment.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Applications will only remain active in the system for 90 days. The system will send you an application expiry warning 14 days before your application expires. It will be your responsibility to update your application to ensure it remains active and is considered for future assessment.

1. Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

2. All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

3. A variety of assessment tools may be used. This may include application screening, interviews, role play scenarios, recorded presentation, written assessments, reference checks, board knowledge and interactions with internal staff during the process.

4. Random selection, top down selection and/or the application of asset criteria may be used at any step of the process and may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

5. Additional qualifications, and/or Operational Requirements, may be required for some positions and you may be contacted and asked to submit information or to be further assessed.

6. Asset qualifications can be invoked as essential qualifications as identified by the hiring manager.

7. Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
a. Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team;
b. Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed;
c. Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
d. Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications; and
e. Organizational needs, including Employment Equity

8. Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity. Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. Should you have a disability or an exceptional circumstance that requires an alternative application method, please contact us for guidance.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

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