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Position: Bioprocess Engineer
Institution: National Research Council Canada
Department: Energy, Mining and Environment
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Duties: To support our Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre. You will be responsible for running (operation, maintenance, monitoring, equipment upgrading, safety measures) the biomass conversion pilot plant as well as the anaerobic digestion mobile pilot unit. Included as a mandatory responsibility is the search for industrial private and public clients for processing assays in a laboratory-scale installations and pilot facilities. You are expected to be able to communicate with our customers, submit service offerings, make work plans, process data, etc
Requirements: B.Eng., in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or an equivalent combination of a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and relevant experience. Professional Engineer (P.Eng) from a recognized Canadian association is required. Significant experience in the energy conversion of raw materials, such as source-sorted organic residues and other organic wastes, sludge, energy crops and algal biomass. Basic experience with setup, maintenance, trouble-shooting, and operation of conversion and/or fermentation processes at pilot scale. Significant experience in developing and managing effective working relationships with organizations such other research teams, other government departments, industrial companies. Significant experience in test design and analysis including data collection and analysis, overseeing data production, and ensuring data quality. Advanced knowledge of bio/chemical reactor engineering practices for processing solid and wet organic feedstock into energy and chemicals. Basic knowledge of heat and mass transfer theories, fluid mechanics principles, and thermo-chemical oxidation notions. Solid ability to summarize information, to develop and write technical reports and publications. Solid knowledge of project management principles and practices (i.e. prepare, update, and monitor progress against detailed project work plans and schedules including cost estimates, resource requirements, and budgets). Basic knowledge of process cost-effectiveness analysis, including energy and carbon input/output ratios, and technology costs assessment. Bilingual Imperative BCB/BCB
   
Text: Bioprocess Engineer City: Montréal Organizational Unit: Energy, Mining and Environment Classification: RCO Tenure: Term Duration: 2 years Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BCB/ BCB The NRC Advantage GREAT MINDS. ONE GOAL. CANADA'S SUCCESS. The National Research Council of Canada represents a powerful partnering option for anyone looking to push the boundaries of science and industry. In fact, as the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, we have become catalysts for innovation. For over a hundred years, the impact of our work with industry leaders and other government bodies has shaped Canada’s future. We partner with some of the most creative and solutions-driven minds in the world. And now, we want to partner with you. Be part of our collective force to come up with potentially disruptive solutions to Canada’s current and future technology challenges. Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC. Your Challenge Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization. We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Bioprocess Engineer to support our Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre. This person would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity. The NRC Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre delivers advanced technology solutions to Canada's resource and utility sectors. Our unique technology risk management capabilities help companies develop and maintain a globally competitive position, and support quality improvements and cost reductions for vital products and services delivered to Canadians. Working closely with our experienced project managers, and under the supervision of the Team Leader, Anaerobic Bioprocesses, you will be responsible for running (operation, maintenance, monitoring, equipment upgrading, safety measures) the biomass conversion pilot plant as well as the anaerobic digestion mobile pilot unit. Included as a mandatory responsibility is the search for industrial private and public clients for processing assays in a laboratory-scale installations and pilot facilities. You are expected to be able to communicate with our customers, submit service offerings, make work plans, process data, appraise technico-economical comparisons of bioenergy pathways, write technical reports as well as assist the project leaders in the team in the prototype scaling-up and pilot scale validation aspects of their projects. This position will appeal to a person who is well organized, who is detail-oriented, who is creative and who enjoys working as part of a team to deliver excellent client service. If you’re that person, then this is the perfect role for you! In joining our team, you will enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements. Remarkable Work Environment We believe in fostering workplace that is accommodating, respectful, welcoming and inclusive, which prioritizes the health and safety of employees. NRC values diversity in our workforce. We encourage candidates and employees to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Our workplace embraces the wide variety of ages, genders, faiths, ethnicities, languages, abilities, and areas of specializations of our employees. We recognize that diversity opens the doors to new ways of thinking, leading to greater creativity and innovation. NRC is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. We encourage good health practices, strive to identify and eliminate hazards, while promoting a positive safety culture through a variety of initiatives to ensure employee well-being. To know more about the NRC and the advantage, please click on the following link: https://nrc.canada.ca/en/corporate/careers/nrc-advantage Screening Criteria Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates: Education B.Eng., in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, or an equivalent combination of a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and relevant experience. Candidates possessing a postgraduate degree in a relevant field of Engineering may be given preference. Professional Engineer (P.Eng) from a recognized Canadian association is required. For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency Experience •Significant experience in the energy conversion of raw materials, such as source-sorted organic residues and other organic wastes, sludge, energy crops and algal biomass; •Basic experience with setup, maintenance, trouble-shooting, and operation of conversion and/or fermentation processes at pilot scale; •Significant experience in developing and managing effective working relationships with organizations such other research teams, other government departments, industrial companies; and •Significant experience in test design and analysis including data collection and analysis, overseeing data production, and ensuring data quality. Condition of Employment Reliability Status Must be able to work overtime, including nights, weekends and statutory holidays. Must be able to work in an ordinary laboratory environment with some exposure to hazardous materials/situations. A valid driver's licence and access to the use of a vehicle are required in order to travel to meet partners and/or pick up samples for projects. Language requirements Bilingual Imperative BCB/BCB Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests Assessment Criteria Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria: Technical Competencies Advanced knowledge of bio/chemical reactor engineering practices for processing solid and wet organic feedstock into energy and chemicals; Basic knowledge of heat and mass transfer theories, fluid mechanics principles, and thermo-chemical oxidation notions; Solid ability to summarize information, to develop and write technical reports and publications; Solid knowledge of project management principles and practices (i.e. prepare, update, and monitor progress against detailed project work plans and schedules including cost estimates, resource requirements, and budgets).; and Basic knowledge of process cost-effectiveness analysis, including energy and carbon input/output ratios, and technology costs assessment. Behavioural Competencies Research - Results orientation (Level 2) Research - Networking (Level 2) Research - Teamwork (Level 3) Research - Communication (Level 3) Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 3) Competency Profile(s) For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profiles: Management Services ; Research View all competency profiles Relocation Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives. Salary Range This position is classified as a Research Council Officer (RCO), a group that is unique to the NRC. The RCO group uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $52,854 to $149,416 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions. In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year. Notes A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period. This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants. In order to ensure a prompt and efficient processing of applications, candidates are encouraged to provide, along with their résumé, a detailed covering letter explaining how they meet each of the requirements of this position (education, experience, language requirements) by providing concrete examples. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience. NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements. Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application. The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times. As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment. Please direct your questions, with the requisition number ( 6192 ) to: E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca Telephone : 450-641-5132 Closing Date: 26 April 2019 - 23:59 Eastern Time For more information on career tools and other resources, check out Career tools and resources Date Modified: 2019-04-10 If you encounter accessibility issues using this site, please call 1-613-993-0762 or email us at NRC-Staffing/CNRC-Dotation@canada.ca for assistance. Apply now » Find similar jobs: All Jobs
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