The Industrial Engineering Technologist, working under the supervision of the Associate Vice-President – Applied Research and Innovation (or designate), will be responsible for the development and delivery of industry support services to promote and grow applied research focused on strengthening the provincial bio-economy and supply chain in the natural resources sectors.
Duties and responsibilities
Working with industry partners and college teams, the researcher will be responsible for the on-going execution of applied R&D projects including problem identification; development of project plans, methodologies, and schedules; workflow, monitoring and control; project closeout and the required liaison with relevant stakeholders
Specifically, this position will be required to:
- Assess current procedures, identify, select and implement new technologies as needed, and develop procedures in support of safe and effective work.
- Work closely with industry partners to support both innovation and experiential learning opportunities for College students.
This position will represent the link between knowledge and technology at the College and local industries within Newfoundland and Labrador with the goal of advancing business productivity and competitiveness. Travel within the province may be required, pending Covid-19 travel restrictions. Any travel activity will not be completed unless it is absolutely safe to do so under Public Health recommendations and guidelines and authorizations to do so are in place.
Knowledge and skills
The successful candidate must have a demonstrated knowledge of industrial engineering as it applies to process design and simulation, equipment operations, technology adoption, process monitoring and troubleshooting, safety and environmental regulations and industry practices. Experience in application of industrial engineering principals in mining, forestry or agriculture sectors would be considered a strong asset. An academic background and work experience suitable to providing technical consultations in support of innovative applied R&D projects that provide solutions for industry is also required. Candidates must recognize the value of engaging faculty and learners in industry support provision as a means of improving the quality of instructional delivery, course development and program design. A high degree of proficiency in the application of required software and hardware for analysis and familiarity with technologies and methodologies appropriate to the discipline are also required. Well-developed oral and written communication, team-building, and project management skills, combined with the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships, are required.
The required knowledge and skills would normally be acquired, as a minimum, through completion of a Diploma in Industrial Engineering Technology supplemented with recent, relevant industry experience. Experience and/or formal training in project management, as well as familiarity with programs at College of the North Atlantic, will be considered assets.
Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.
Qualified interns are:
- Between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
- Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
- Available to work for at least six months
- Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
- Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns, although this must be clearly indicated by the employer)
*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.