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Operator, Refinery

  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Ottawa
  • 3 six-month terms

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter by Feb 10, 2023

The Operator, Refinery performs process and production activities in the premelt, chlorination, silver and gold melt, hydromet, sweeps, grain charge preparation and water treatment areas.

This includes operating, monitoring and controlling equipment, handling depositors and product materials, preparing work and operating supplies, performing material handling and maintenance tasks, monitoring safety and security, preparing records, shift work report, performing housekeeping tasks and participating in the training of employees.



Language Requirements: One official language (English or French) is mandatory; the second official language is an asset.

Education and Experience:

  • Completed high school diploma.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset
  • A DEP, DEC, college diploma or a certificate in metallurgy, foundry, or other related degree in metal processing will be preferred.
  • Must be able to lift at least 69 pounds.


Abilities and Skills:

  • Ability to cast bars in premelt; prepare, clean and label samples taken in premelt; silver melt and casting operations; run the sweeps operation; cut samples from bars; stamp identification onto bars; weigh products; prepare moulds for casting and pouring of metal; assist with process activities in refinery area; polish bars using rotary tools; perform preventive maintenance checks and report equipment malfunctions; prepare records and reports; optimize and troubleshoot processes; work in a safe and conscientious manner; work in accordance with ISO policy and procedures and work instructions; participate in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Skilled in the operation of hydraulic press; premelt manipulator; sweeps process equipment; scarfing machine; material handling equipment, prepare the grain charges.


  • Demonstrated skills in activities related to the operation of process and service equipment related to the Operator – Refinery functions.
  • Possess basic understanding of the process activities, process materials, products, and byproducts in refinery.
  • Knowledge of the Royal Canadian Mint and its product lines.

The hours of work for this position are normally shifts between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays.  Employees will work on a shift rotation. Times of these shifts are subject to change and other shifts could be required (continental workweek) at times as per operational requirements.