Labourer : Are you a Jack or Jill of All Trades? This Opportunity is for you!

Administrative Services and Property Management Branch
Vancouver - British Columbia


  • This is a continuing position.
  • An eligibility list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • This position is being re-posted. If you had previously applied to competition 12-16-0920, there is no need to re-apply.

Your challenge

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.

Important Messages:

Do you relate to the following statements and do they accurately represent your skills and abilities?

- I enjoy a fast-paced work environment

- I thrive in work environments with a variety of tasks and responsibilities where each day brings new challenges

- I am able to juggle multiple priorities

- I consider myself a quick learner and I am comfortable with most regular and powered tools

If you have answered YES to all 4 questions, we strongly encourage you to consider a career with NRC ASPM

Under the general supervision of the Site Operation Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing regular facilities services at the NRC Vancouver site, shipping and receiving; setting up meetings, , audio, visual, computer and other facilities equipment. Other duties include, but are not limited to: assemble, install, repair and relocate furniture; assisting in assemble, install, moving of assets; performing other related duties.

Top 3 Reasons to work with NRC – ASPM:

- NRC offers regular working hours (37.5 hours per week) with great benefits including sick leave, family-related leave, and 3 weeks vacation

- This facility has earned a LEED gold rating as a “green building”. The headquarters for the Energy, Mining and Environment Research Portfolio

  - Located on the picturesque University of British Columbia campus, you’ll be a short distance from walking trails, and the Pacific Spirit National Park

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:


Successful completion of secondary school according to provincial standards, or a combination of education and recent and significant experience directly related to the position.


Experience working with regular and power hand tools.

Experience working with various technological equipment (computers, audiovisual, etc.).

Experience with shipping and receiving and related duties would be considered an asset.

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.
  • Must have and retain the physical capacity to lift boxes weighing up to 50 pounds and to push heavy carts.

Language requirements

  • English

Assessment criteria

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

Technical competencies:

Knowledge of safe lifting practices

Knowledge on safe handling and use of cleaning agents and chemicals.

Ability to set up a variety of electrical, electronic, audiovisual and computer equipment.

Ability to lift and move heavy objects (22 kg minimum).

Knowledge WHMIS would be an asset.

Behavioural competencies:

Client Focus (Level 2)
Communication (Level 1)
Results Orientation (Level 2)
Teamwork (Level 1)
Self-knowing and self-development (Level 2)

For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s):  | NRC-Wide

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

Salary range

  • From $39,094 to $43,827 per annum.

Closing date

Posted until filled


  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference may be given to visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities in this process to address NRC’s current and future organizational needs, i.e. to contribute to improving representation of designated group members
  • 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.

To apply

All applications must be submitted on-line.  Please do not fax or email your applications. By applying over the web, your application becomes available to managers immediately.

You should also be prepared to attach your résumé into the online application form in one of the following formats:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • ASCII text
  • PDF

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment.

Please review instructions before applying online.

To obtain a copy of the job description

Please direct your questions, with the hiring number (12-16-1196) to:

Telephone: (613) 993-0542