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Operator, Refinery, (4 term positions ending May 29, 2020)

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    Posted: 11/14/19
    Job Type: Contract
    Location: Ottawa

    SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Under supervision and within the policies and procedures of the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM), in a teamwork type of operation, 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.
    • Minimum of six (6) months of experience in a manufacturing environement.
    • 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.
    • Must be willing and able to work on a continuous operation basis and/or shift work.

    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 acitvities 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.

    If you meet the qualifications, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resume in confidence to

    We thank all candidates who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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

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