Metallurgist: Mining Wear and Corrosion
Energy, Mining and Environment
Vancouver - British Columbia
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s premier research and technology organization.
Operating nationally with more than 3,600 employees working from over 20 state-of-the-art research facilities from coast to coast, NRC works with clients and partners to advance knowledge and accelerate technology development and deployment in various industrial sectors. Our multidisciplinary capabilities, world-class facilities, unbiased view, and international networks make us a critical player in Canada’s innovation ecosystem.
NRC’s Energy, Mining and Environment (NRC EME) Portfolio delivers advanced technology solutions to improve the productivity and competitiveness of Canada’s natural resource and utility sectors. The portfolio addresses the industry sectors comprising the value chains of mining, oil and gas extraction and processing, primary and fabricated metal products, and electricity and natural gas utilities. Collectively, these sectors contribute >$110 billion (~10%) annually to Canada’s GDP and invest more than $1B/annum in research and development (R&D).
We are seeking a Metallurgist with team leadership potential to develop innovation solutions to mining wear and corrosion issues affecting Canadian clients such as industries in the oil sands and hard rock mining sectors, and suppliers of wear materials and technologies nationally and internationally.
Working with an internationally recognized senior researcher, the Metallurgist will contribute to the continued development of NRC’s world-class wear and corrosion facilities and capabilities. It is envisioned that in the near future, this position will technically lead the wear and tribo-corrosion staff and the development of the capability.
The Metallurgist will contribute to the innovation and advancement of knowledge, technology exploitation and application, and the transfer and diffusion of technologies. He/she will also play a role in the development of partnerships with industries, universities and other government departments in order to meet the goals of programs at NRC.
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:
A Master’s degree in metallurgy, materials science and engineering, or metallurgical engineering.
Significant experience in establishing influences on resistance of materials under different abrasion, erosion and tribo-corrosion conditions.
Basic experience in developing and conducting wear and tribo-corrosion investigations to assist in effective evaluation and selection of materials.
Significant experience on writing and presenting research proposals, reports, and results.
Experience leading teams.
Experience managing projects.
Industrial experience in application of wear materials and technologies in mining, mineral processing or oil sands operations.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Advanced knowledge of:
• Relationship between materials’ mechanical and wear (including tribo-corrosion) properties and their microstructures and the influence of chemical compositions and processing (fabrication/treatment) conditions.
• Mechanisms and influencing factors of different types of wear and tribo-corrosion attack.
• Types of materials to withstand abrasion, erosion and tribo-corrosion attack under different application conditions and the reasons why they are applied.
• Methods of fabricating and applying these materials of construction for various types of components used in different abrasion, erosion and tribo-corrosion environments and their advantages and limitations.
• Standard and non-standard testing systems that simulate different wear and tribo-corrosion mechanisms, particularly for those involving abrasives.
Demonstrated ability to:
• Apply wear and tribo-corrosion knowledge to support the advancement of technology and/or new product development & applications.
• Develop and manage client-oriented projects.
• Understand and follow safety protocols.
Communication (level 3)
Creative Thinking (level 2)
Initiative (level 2)
Results orientation (level 2)
Teamwork (level 3)
For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): | Research
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.
Posted until filled
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