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Mechanical Technologist


Mechanical Technologist


CNL – Whiteshell Laboratories

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Full Job Description

Are you looking for a role that will challenge you?

Would you like to make a difference in the Environment?

If you answered yes, our Pinawa, Manitoba, location is looking for a Mechanical Technologist. The primary purpose of this position is to operate and maintain experimental decommissioning equipment to perform waste removal from Intermediate Level Waste storage locations at the Whiteshell Laboratories (WL) Waste Management (WM) Areas. This position may also include supporting operations at the Hot Cells facilities and the Cask Loading Facilities. The one-of-a-kind equipment has been developed at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) for manual retrieval project. This is primarily a fieldwork position. Duties include maintaining equipment as well as procurement activities. Can you see yourself filling this role? If you answered yes, then this may be the job for you!

CNL Employees perform all duties in accordance with established health and safety and regulations/guidelines, policies and procedures (i.e. utilizing personal protective equipment as per safe work procedures). Notifies management or supervisor of all occurrences, injuries, illnesses or safety and health concerns which are likely to harm themselves, their co-workers or any other on the premises in a timely manner and in accordance with established reporting requirements.

Skills & Experience

  • Graduation from an Institute of Advanced Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Technology or equivalent formal education.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience in the following areas: construction, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical equipment (including instrumentation).
  • Construction, operation and maintenance of gas flow systems.
  • Operation or construction of data acquisition systems.
  • Experience in a radiation environment along with hazardous materials and gases.
  • Strong mechanical, electrical or electronic aptitude.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • General computer literacy in word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office suite of applications).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team setting.
  • Good organizational skills and initiative.
  • Familiarity with piping system and electrical system diagrams and components.
  • Operations under a Radiological Work Procedure or Radioisotope Laboratory Protocol.
  • Familiarity with CNL policies, processes and procedures relating to a laboratory environment.


  • Maintaining equipment (e.g., flow meters, data acquisition systems, tooling) in a working state.
  • Performing work with hazardous materials and gases, and radioactive materials with appropriate safety measures in place.
  • Interacting closely and proactively with fellow lab staff and professional staff to advance team projects.
  • Representing particular projects requiring interactions with engineering or trades groups.
  • Participating in writing and reviewing of procedural documents.
  • Procuring materials and equipment, as required.

  • Coordinating with Engineering on design change processes.
  • Helping ensure safe operation of the laboratory.
  • Assisting in the development of procedures and work plans.
  • Becoming proficient in the rules and regulations (e.g., JHA and RWA/RLP) for the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible operation of the Whiteshell Laboratories Restoration Project.
  • Other duties as assigned by your manager.

About CNL

CNL serves the nation as an enabler of business innovation and technology transfer, and, by fostering the development of highly-qualified people for the knowledge economy to come.

We are proud to work with members in industry, in our supply chain, and in the research community to support the diverse innovation needs within Canada’s community of nuclear and radiation science and technology.


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Pinawa, Manitoba

Last Updated: May 31st, 2023Categories: Jobs in Lac du Bonnet

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