Automation Technologist, Robotized Aircraft Manufacturing and Aerial Robotics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Old Montreal, QUEBEC
Deadline: Closing Date: Posted until filled

Priority will be given to the following designated employment equity groups: Women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.
* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. 


City: Montréal 

Organizational Unit: Aerospace 

Classification: TO-4 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB


Work Arrangements: Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require full-time physical presence at the NRC work location identified.


Note :  This position is being re-posted. If you had previously applied to this requisition, there is no need to re-apply.

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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.

Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 

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 an Instrumentation Technologist, Robotized Manufacturing and Aerial Robotics Projects, Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies Centre (AMTC) to support our Aerospace Research Centre. The Instrumentation Technologist, AMTC’s Robotized Manufacturing and Aerial Robotics Projects, would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


Working as an Instrumentation Technologist, you will provide Facility support for research and technology development projects within AMTC’s Automation, Robotics & Intelligent Manufacturing Systems team. You will design and assemble control cabinets for mechatronic prototypes. You will fabricate and install electric, electronic and occasionally pneumatic systems required for the team’s projects, and will be required to: design, manufacture, integrate and commission instrumentation systems and control cabinets, purchase components, perform instrument calibrations, maintain and troubleshoot the team’s research facilities and control systems and participate in supporting the experimental and operational testing needs of the team. You will be expected to maintain knowledge of current instrumentation system technology and instrumentation trends, including Fieldbus communication technologies, sensor installation methodology, cabling and wiring and maintenance best practices. 

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:


Diploma from a three-year post-secondary Engineering Technology program or an Applied Science Technology program in electronics or in instrumentation.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

  • Significant experience carrying out a wide range of complex work such as designing, installing, maintaining, configuring, programming and operating modern electrics/electronics instrumentation, sensors, data acquisition systems and motion control systems, including associated wiring and fabrication of cable harnesses;
  • Significant experience in the design and assembly of control cabinets;
  • Significant experience in supporting the electromechanical integration and instrumentation of technology prototypes, as well as their calibration and experimental and operational testing; and
  • Significant experience in working in multidisciplinary technical teams for the execution of industrial instrumentation projects.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status; 


Must be able to possess and retain the physical capabilities to perform the position which include but may not be limited to: crouching, bending, twisting, walking, climbing stairs & ladders, ability to hear to diagnose mechanical troubles, and the ability to handle heavy and bulky objects.

Language Requirements

Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB 


Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies
  • Solid knowledge in designing (using electric drawing software), selecting components for, assembling and configuring electric/electronic cabinets;
  • Solid knowledge of wired computer networking technologies (Ethernet, LAN) and Fieldbus communication technologies  such as ProfiBus, EtherCAT, etc;
  • Knowledge of power electrics;
  • Knowledge in programming programmable logic controllers (PLCs); 
  • Basic knowledge in industrial pneumatics;
  • Advanced skills in handling (using overhead crane and forklift), anchoring heavy equipment and instrumentation on robotic arms (overhead); and
  • Knowledge of safety techniques and methods used in industrial facilities.


  • Knowledge in LabView programming and Data Acquisition systems implementation, maintenance and upgrading;
  • Knowledge of programming of microcontrollers such as Arduino or single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi;
  • Knowledge of basic programming and operation of industrial robots; 
  • Knowledge of the CAN/CSA-Z434 Canadian safety standard for Industrial robots and robot systems; and
  • Basic knowledge in mechanical design.

Behavioural Competencies
  • Technology support - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Communication (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Technology support - Initiative (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Technology Support


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.


From $73,744 to $94,839 per annum. In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • 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.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (18223) to:


Telephone : 438-455-5335 

Closing Date: Posted until filled



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