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Process Engineer

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    Posted: 06/19/14
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Ottawa

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Engineering, the employee will be responsible for providing technical support to the Ottawa manufacturing facility. The employee will develop engineering solutions that can resolve production problems in metal finishing, metal processing, equipment performance and operation, equipment effectiveness, productivity improvements, process control and health and safety. The employee will plan and implement new processes and continuous improvement projects associated to existing equipment and processes.

    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. The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide Engineering expertise to support production for stable, reliable and effective manufacturing processes.
    • Provide hands-on skills and engineering technical skills to complete projects related to precious metal processing and material handling. Act as a resource person to support Production.
    • Provide technical advice and support in matters related to chemical / mechanical / metallurgical issues and participates in problem analysis and solution recommendation.
    • Prepare detailed equipment and process specifications, provide cost estimates for budget purposes to implement equipment, processes and procedures to meet specific requirements. Propose, develop, design, review and approve relevant detailed specifications and drawings required for project implementation.
    • Coordinate all the paperwork required during specific projects, including but not limited to: Contractor Safety Management Program, JHA, Work Instructions, Environmental, Health & Safety  and Security Impact Assessment (ESHIA) forms, Pre-Health Health & Safety Review (PHSR), etc.
    • Collects and evaluates data and assists in developing plans for assigned tasks that may involve design application. Document all modifications applied on any manufacturing equipment or process.
    • Identify components, parts, chemicals, etc. and help technically procure materials and components needed for process development and implementation.
    • 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 processing of precious metals.
    • 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 manufacturing process.
    • Ensure timely delivery of engineering services. 



    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Metallurgy Engineering.
    • Professional Engineer or eligible for P.Eng.
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Technical knowledge and experience in non-ferrous and precious metal processing, metal forming, metal finishing, steel selection and heat treatment 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.
    • 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.
    • Knowledge and experience using FMEA, DOE, and SPC is an asset.
    • Able to multi-task and adhere to engineering policies and procedures.
    • Prior exposure to ISO environments and work experience in Lean Manufacturing / Lean Enterprise environment is an asset.


    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,
    320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G8
    Fax : (613) 998-0272
    e-mail :

    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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