Inspector / Senior Inspector – Electrical, Electronics, Hull or Mechanical
Reference number: DFO21J-017828-000578
Selection process number: 21-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-323941
National Defence, Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard
North Vancouver (British Columbia)
$91,949 to $116,802 (TI-06: $91,949 to $107,219 / TI-07: $100,209 to $116,802)
Closing date: 31 March 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. Retrieval and assessment of applications will occur approximately every two weeks. Consequently, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
STREAM 1 (TI-07):
A Senior Inspector provides authoritative expertise and technical inspection for the construction and final approval of new vessels throughout the Construction Phase of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy while ensuring contractors’ compliance to operational requirements and the terms and conditions of contracts for the programs across Canada.
Senior Inspectors direct, control, plan, and manage the development and implementation of complete national inspection programs, including reporting systems, accountability mechanisms, strategies, objectives, milestones and priorities for the effective technical inspection, approval and continuance of ship construction and delivery of all new Canadian Coast Guard vessels.
STREAM 2 (TI-06):
An Inspector provides expertise and technical services and activities for the construction and final approval of new vessels throughout the Construction Phase of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy while ensuring contractors’ compliance to operational requirements and the terms and conditions of contracts for the programs across Canada.
Inspectors contribute to the development and implementation of inspection plans, reporting systems, accountability mechanisms, and strategies for the effective technical inspection, approval and continuance of ship construction and delivery of all new Canadian Coast Guard vessels.
The Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence have exciting and unique opportunities in North Vancouver, BC to perform inspections and ensure the quality of new vessel construction in the electrical, electronics, hull and mechanical fields of expertise. These positions are part of a dedicated shipyard based inspection team in support of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. The Canadian Coast Guard's three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels were the first three large vessels to be completed under the NSS, but construction has already commenced on the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel, and the Royal Canadian Navy's Joint Support Ships, to be immediately followed by a Polar Class Icebreaker and 16 Multi-Purpose Vessels. This represents work for the next 30 years!
The office is located on-site, at the shipyard, at 50 Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver, BC. There is on-site complimentary parking and there are options to commute via a shuttle bus from various North Vancouver locations. However, the office is not close to public transit routes.
Intent of the process
There is an immediate need to staff positions within the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence in North Vancouver, BC. A pool of qualified candidates will be created and may be used to staff similar positions, on a temporary or permanent basis.
Positions to be filled: 4
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives.
STREAM 1 (TI-07):
Significant* experience inspecting, monitoring and evaluating ship construction, refit or life extension work to ensure compliance to contractual terms.
Significant* experience reviewing, assessing and implementing inspection plans and trials agendas for the construction, refit or life extension of ships respective to electrical or electronic systems, hull structure or mechanical systems.
Significant* experience in marine construction repairs, operation, inspection or quality assurance respective to electrical or electronic systems, hull structure or mechanical systems.
*Significant experience is that which is normally obtained over a period of approximately 3 years
STREAM 2 (TI-06):
Experience inspecting, monitoring and evaluating vessel construction, refit or life extension work to ensure compliance to contractual terms;
Experience reviewing, assessing and implementing inspection plans and trials agendas for the construction, refit or life extension of ships respective to electrical or electronic systems, hull structure or mechanical systems;
Experience in construction repairs, operation, inspection or quality assurance respective to electrical or electronic systems, structure or mechanical systems.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Qualifications that are not essential to perform the work, but that would benefit the organization or enhance the work to be performed currently or in the future.
A degree or diploma from a recognized institution in welding or metallurgical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, naval architecture, electrical or electronics engineering, or any other recognized education applicable to the position.
A Canadian Coast Guard Electrical Officer Certificate of Competency.
Possession of a Red Seal Qualification.
Certificate in Welding or Coating Visual Inspection (Example: CWB Level 1, NACE Level 1).
Certificate in Project Management from a recognized institution or experience in project management within a technical environment.
QL7 trade qualification (or equivalent) associated with the Royal Canadian Navy’s Marine Technician and Weapons Engineering Technician occupations.
Experience as a Ships’ Officer on a Government of Canada or commercial vessel.
Experience as an auditor, or as a member of an audit team, in auditing quality or safety management systems.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Information on language requirements
Knowledge of ship construction and repair practices.
Knowledge of the technical regulatory framework respective to the construction of new Canadian ships.
Knowledge of inspection techniques and methods utilized in ship construction and/or refits.
Abilities and Skills
Ability to manage resources.
Ability to analyze technical issues using 2D drawings and 3D models, and assess impacts and develop options or corrective actions.
Ability to communicate effectively (both oral and written communication will be assessed).
Effective Interpersonal Skills
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
Information on employment equity
A hiring manager/selection board could use this asset during screening or during appointment.
Conditions of employment
Conditions of Employment
Reliability Status security clearance. Some positions may require Secret status security clearance.
Willingness and ability to work overtime on statutory holidays, weekends, and evenings.
Willingness and ability to travel within Canada and abroad, on short notice.
Must be able and available to go to sea in ships under trial.
Willingness and ability to work in an industrial/shipyard setting, including but not limited to contractors' facilities, shipyards, dry-docks, on board anchored and moving vessels, etc.
Willingness and ability to frequently climb vertical and inclined ladders, crawl through confined spaces, observe machinery spaces, walk on uneven surfaces and work at heights in excess of 2.4 metres (approximately 50%-60% of the work day).
Willingness and ability to work in extremes of environmental conditions on land and at sea.
Valid BC Class 5 driver's licence.
All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.
As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.
Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.