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Applications Engineer, Development & Applied Technology

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    Posted: 06/17/14
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Winnipeg

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Development and Applied Technology, the Applications Engineer, Development & Applied Technology will be responsible for providing leadership, technical guidance, creativity, and project management abilities to the R&D group. The employee will be accountable for scaling up new technologies and implementing new products and processes in the manufacturing facility.   The incumbent will work in concert with the Applied Research stream of R&D, Operations, Engineering, Sales and Marketing to ensure that new technologies or products are transitioned smoothly to Operations, integrated into product plans, delivered on-time, robust and cost-effective. 
    The successful candidate will demonstrate innovation and excellent technical abilities as well as customer focus, team work and sound interpersonal skills.  It will be an asset that the employee is affiliated with a professional engineering organization / institution.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Leads projects, provides clarity on priorities and objectives and establishes regular tracking and reporting to ensure milestones, key performance indicators and deliverables are met
    • Establishes and reviews guidelines for effective project plans, evaluation, criteria, risk assessments and reports
    • Establishes work methods to support the successful application for SR&ED credits
    • Maintains strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and communicates regularly with project stakeholders, including Operations, Sales and Marketing
    • Ensures the procedures established under ISO9001:2008 standards are followed
    • Provide hands-on skills and engineering technical skills to complete projects
    • Conduct pilot scale testing on processes required for project and process implementation
    • Lead and participate in continuous improvement projects relating to processes, materials, machinery and technology; review and develop processes for a predictable and repeatable manufacturing operation
    • Participate in the review of Environmental and Health and Safety requirements relating to the implementation of a new process or product
    • Work collaboratively with operations and engineering to develop Process Control Plans (PCP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) documents as they relate to the new product or manufacturing processes
    • Ensures consistent adherence of health & safety and security policies of the Royal Canadian Mint



    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Metallurgical Engineering
    • Professional Engineer or eligible for professional designation
    • 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment preferably in R&D or engineering
    • Prior exposure to ISO environments and work experience in Lean Manufacturing / Lean Enterprise environment is an asset
    • Possesses thorough knowledge of general principles and theories in chemical, mechanical or metallurgical engineering and can contribute significantly to applying solutions to manufacturing issues
    • Problem identification and problem solving using an experimental and scientific approach is required
    • Knowledge in process automation and PLC programming is an asset
    • Knowledge and experience using FMEA, DOE, and SPC is an asset
    • Solid knowledge of MS Project, Excel and Word software
    • Aptitude and ability to understand complex equipment and processes, manufacturing process experience is an asset
    • Possess the following personal qualities: strong organizational skills, autonomy, flexibility, effective communication skills, initiative, pro-active and open to receiving and making suggestions
    • Positive, can-do attitude with a keen sense of execution, and strong project management, analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to lead, influence and engage a team while managing competing priorities
    • Bilingual (English and French) an asset
    • Some travel is required


    If you qualify for the mandatory requirements, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resumé and cover letter in confidence to:
    Royal Canadian Mint, Human Resources,
    520 Lagimodière Blvd.
    Winnipeg, MB R2J 3E7
    Fax: 204-255-5203

    While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

    The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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