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Coal Preparation Technologist - Inventory

Reference number: RSN22J-059895-000004
Selection process number: 2022-RNS-EA-INV-ETS-209057
Natural Resources Canada - Energy Efficiency and Technology Sector, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa
Ottawa (Ontario)
$52,662 to $64,070

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Closing date: 18 June 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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.

The merit criteria may be assessed each time using a variety of assessment methods in accordance with the position requirements. Where relevant and as a means to manage volume, we may randomly select candidates from the inventory as opportunities arise.

The inventory will be used to staff vacancies with various tenures term positions.

The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel:


Coal Preparation Technologists at the Metallurgical Fuels Laboratory of CanmetENERGY-Ottawa work within a team to prepare metallurgical coal samples for testing. Daily duties include using forklifts and overhead cranes to move bulk quantities of coal samples throughout the facility, drying coal samples to required moisture levels, blending and crushing coal samples, and preparing samples for charging in pilot size moveable wall ovens (350 kg) and small scale (12 kg) sole-heated ovens. The work is labour intensive, with some processes requiring the use of shovels to transfer coal into 45-gallon drums. Other duties include assisting with charging the pilot ovens and pushing produced coke following carbonization heat treatment, splitting coal samples, performing bulk density measurements, preparing representative samples for analytical quality tests, maintaining clear and concise records/log books, and cleaning and vacuuming the work areas regularly. All employees are expected to follow standard operating procedures, work instructions, and health and safety procedures, including wearing Personal Protective Equipment.

Work environment

CanmetENERGY is one of Canada's premier organizations in the field of energy science and technology. As a key research arm of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), CanmetENERGY works with private and other public sector partners to develop and deploy leading-edge energy products and processes for virtually all sectors of the Canadian economy. The Metallurgical fuels Laboratory of CanmetENERGY is an internationally recognized test facilities for the assessment of coal and coke quality for metallurgical applications. The specialized facilities available at the Metallurgical Fuels Laboratory include pilot-scale coal handling equipment, complete petrographic, microscopic and image analysis systems for coal and coke, and pilot-scale pressure measuring moveable wall coke carbonization ovens and sole heated coke ovens. These facilities, utilized for developing improvements in the quality of cokes by the formulation of coal blends for cokemaking for coal/coke suppliers and steel producers, are complemented by experienced research staff.

Intent of the process

Candidates may be referred from this inventory for various positions based on the needs of the organization, asset qualifications, or random selection. The inventory will be updated every 90 days. If your application is part of the inventory, you will receive a system generated email notice in your applicant account 10 days before that period. The notice will ask you whether your application should continue to remain active for an additional 90 days. Failure to respond to the email will result in the inactivation of your application. You will need to reactivate your application to be considered for staffing opportunities.

The inclusion of your application into the inventory will depend on the responses provided to the questionnaire. The information you provide in the questionnaire must be true. Your résumé will be verified by Natural Resources Canada staff during the referral of your application to a hiring manager. You must ensure that all of the experience criteria you identify in the questionnaire are included in your résumé. If your résumé is selected for a process and your experience is not clearly demonstrated, your application may be rejected. Any false or fraudulent information will result in the rejection of your application.

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)

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience observing health and safety guidelines and procedures, and using Personal Protective Equipment.
Minimum of 6 months experience in handling and sampling of bulk solid materials.
Minimum of 6 months experience in keeping records in log books or computer.
Minimum of 6 months experience in maintaining and carrying out basic repair of apparatus and equipment for use in scientific projects or for industrial applications.
Experience in utilizing common hand and power tools for equipment set up or in the assembly of mechanical equipment and repair.

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

Able and willing to use a variety of hand and power tools.
Able and willing to work outdoors on an occasional basis.
Able and willing to work in hot, foundry-like conditions and dusty environments with smoke and fumes.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of health and safety procedures and requirements prescribed in pilot-scale, laboratory or industrial setting.
Knowledge of procedures, practices, and techniques to prepare work at industrial or laboratory sites.

Ability to plan work and respect schedules, and negotiate deadlines.
Ability to perform repetitive tasks.
Ability to follow detailed operational procedures.
Ability to assemble, calibrate, operate, and maintain laboratory equipment.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Effective participation in a small team.
Effective interpersonal relationships.
Client service orientation.

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

Certifications for: Forklifts, Overhead cranes or mechanical lifting devices.

Experience following established operating procedures including quality assurance procedures.
Experience in foundries, coal/coke operations, steel mills or other metallurgical processing industries.
Experience in tabulation, manipulation, and graphical presentation of data for scientific projects or industrial operations.

Natural Resources Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a Visible Minority group, Aboriginal peoples, Persons with disabilities or Women (in non-traditional occupations) could be selected to meet an employment equity gap.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Able to work flexible hours, occasional overtime, and rotational shifts, including nights, evenings, weekends and designated holidays.
Able to wear personal protective equipment, in particular respirators, boots, helmets, visors, eye and hearing protection, thermal protection gear and cooling gear.
Able to lift 23 kg (50 lbs.) and to position and move heavy barrels (up to 200 kg) onto and off forklift trucks.

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

The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Government of Canada Jobs website. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

If you are selected for further consideration, please advise the person who will contact you of any accommodations you may require during the selection process.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel costs associated with this selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our position(s). For the purpose of this staffing process, only candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted.


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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