Reporting to the Senior Manager, Applied Research, the Research Engineer, Applied Research is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing research projects to bring innovative processes and technologies to minting. The employee is accountable for leading research projects from idea to prototype development. The incumbent is responsible for applying rigorous methods for all research activities including literature review, cross-industry research, concept development, experimental design, testing, analysis and reporting.
The successful candidate will demonstrate creativity, 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 research projects providing hands-on and technical skills and drawing on internal and external technical expertise and resources
- Applies a scientific approach and methodology, and promotes innovation and creative activities within projects
- Utilizes sound project management methods, providing clarity of priorities and objectives and establishing regular tracking and reporting to ensure milestones, key performance indicators and deliverables are met
- Develops prototypes of products, processes and technologies
- Applies sound business practises, computing ROI and assessing risks, implementing lessons learned from failures and understanding the challenges with scale-up and commercialization
- Works collaboratively with Sales, Marketing, Engineering and the broader research team to understand customer needs and apply innovative solutions
- Identifies and assesses potential technologies, through ongoing cross-industry research
- Promotes employee health and safety and ensures consistent adherence of health & safety and security policies of the Royal Canadian Mint
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Nanotechnology or Metallurgical Engineering
- Master’s degree or above in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and/or other interdisciplinary degrees is an asset
- 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
- Knowledge and experience using FMEA, DOE, and SPC is an asset
- Solid knowledge of MS Project, Excel and Word software
- 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 oral and written communication skills, initiative, pro-active and open to receiving and making suggestions
- Positive, creative and innovative 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
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.