Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Machinery Maintenance Craftsman/woman Full Time in St. John’s, NL

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Branch St. John’s NL CA

Machinery Maintenance Craftsman/woman
St. John’s, NL

Knowledge of energy conservation measures, heat recovery systems and energy management systems. Experience in the operation and maintenance of an oil fired low…

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Corporate Management Branch

St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)


Permanent Full Time

$24.88 to $27.04 per hour (Salary under review)

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Closing date: 12 December 2016 – 23:59, Pacific Time (more on closing date)

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Job posting is also available at the following link: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=980292


Performs preventive maintenance such as inspecting, replacing components on schedule, testing and adjusting a variety of complex equipment and systems.

Uses and performs maintenance on diesel generators.

Responds to breakdowns, diagnoses and repairs, adjusts and calibrates a variety of complex mechanical equipment and systems.

Overhauls (dismantles completely) and replaces defective parts, and cleans (uses chemical products), reassembles, tests and adjusts a variety of complex mechanical equipment and systems.

Removes and/or installs major pieces of equipment.

Prepares detailed reports; accesses and updates computerized preventive maintenance schedules and records; orders parts and materials and estimates costs.

Performs building maintenance and repairs covering s a wide range of areas to include plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, etc.

Work environment

There is frequent exposure to: extremes of weather, hot/humid environmental conditions, noise, fumes, chemicals, acids which may be toxic or corrosive; there is regular exposure to minor injury when dismantling and installing equipment; thereis occasional exposure to injuries from lifting and carrying heavy materials/equipment, or from falls while working in elevated positions. There is a requirement to wear protective clothing such as hard hat, safety boots, eye, ear and respiratory protection gear.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff three (3) indeterminate positions: one (1) position in St. John’s, Newfoundland and two (2) positions in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Anticipatory: A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar permanent and temporary employment for the locations indicated for this process.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of post-secondary education from a recognized technical institution and one of the following:

Possession of a 4Th Class Power Engineer License OR a valid Interprovincial or Provincial Journeyperson certification valid in the province of Newfoundland or Prince Edward Island in one of the following trades: Electrical, Refrigeration or Plumbing and Pipefitting.

Experience in the operation and maintenance of a major scientific research facility or other institution with mechanical, electrical, fire protection and energy management systems.

Experience in the operation and maintenance of an oil fired low pressure steam plant or, refrigeration, HVAC and control systems or building electrical or plumbing operational systems.

Experience in the safe operation and repair of a variety of shop tools such as welding and pipe threading machines, band, table and chop saws or drill press.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of facilities operating equipment such as refrigeration and air handling units, auxiliary pumps, re-circulation systems etc.

Knowledge of energy conservation measures, heat recovery systems and energy management systems.

Knowledge of safety practices applicable to hot water heating, steam distribution and refrigeration systems.

Knowledge of applicable Standards, Regulations, Codes and Acts including but not limited to ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers), Federal Halocarbons Regulations, Canada Labour Code and Newfoundland or Prince Edward Island Public Safety Act.

Knowledge of the applicable preventative maintenance procedures for facilities equipment such as HVAC systems, auxiliary equipment, etc.




Interactive Communication

Ability to trouble-shoot various types of equipment within the facility, using a variety of measuring instruments, and effect the repairs.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to perform running maintenance and minor repair tasks.

Ability to read and interpret technical drawings.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Experience with monitoring and manipulating building automation systems including gathering trend log data, data analysis and making minor changes to font end graphics/ user interface.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Placement of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) employees affected by workforce adjustment.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Ability and willingness to work overtime including weekends occasionally.

Must be comfortable working on ladders and at heights.

Must be comfortable working in tight, cramped and/or confined spaces.

Willing and able to lift 25 Kg (50 lbs).

Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver’s license or equivalent.

There is a requirement to work in dirty, noisy, humid, hot, cold and wet conditions.

There is a requirement to work on call (responding to urgent facility operational problems) for 24 hours a day on a rotating schedule and the ability to respond in a timely manner (within 30 minutes of being called to work).

Other information

Applications can be submitted by email. You may also apply on-line through www.jobs.gc.ca, https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=980292

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:

- Matching of the individual’s experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team.

- Matching of the individual’s experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed.

- Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience.

- Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $51,925.56 /year

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required license or certification:

  • Class 5 Drivers License

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: St. John's, NL, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-05
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