Quality Assessment Lab Manager
City, Province, Country:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions:
May 13, 2013
May 24, 2013
The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $81,706 and $102,132* (job grade 18). *Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.
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The Quality Assessment Lab Team operates a laboratory to assess the quality of the bank notes in production and provides expertise and technical guidance to the Currency Department teams from R&D, production and automated processing of bank notes. In consultation with other technical colleagues, the Quality Assessment Lab Manager develops technical tests and procedures and provides analysis and support to the bank note production, single note inspection and mutilated notes services.The Quality Assessment Lab Manager leads and provides coaching to the Quality Control Lab personnel assigned to the single note inspection services, and to the Mutilated Notes Team.The Quality Assessment Lab Manager develops and maintains relationships with colleagues to support the quality assessment of the bank notes and foster information exchange.The work of the Quality Assessment Lab Manager is largely self-directed, without close supervision. Consequently, a high degree of autonomy is required.This role is critical in terms of ensuring that standardized policies and procedures are in place within the department with respect to scientific and technical testing, thus ensuring a consistency of quality in the bank notes in circulation in Canada.
identify, design and develop the methodologies and procedures of the technical tests used in the Quality Assessment Lab for the quality assessment of the bank note visual and functional characteristics recommend, lead or conduct technical and applied scientific tests related to assess the quality of bank notes in production provide the analytical and technical advice/reports related to bank note production and automated processing to the production team manage and provide coaching and guidance to the Quality Assessment Lab Analyst and Technician; manage the Quality Assessment Lab Analyst and Technician in the gathering and analyzing of quality control technical data/information from different sources as inputs to reports on bank note quality assessment to assist the production team in identifying and resolving issues and minimizing operational risks manage and provide direction and guidance to the Mutilated Notes Team Leader, which includes a maximum of five members and provides the following services: evaluation, testing and reimbursement of mutilated bank notes manage the Quality Assessment Lab to ensure that it is secure, well equipped and that its equipment, systems, procedures and material resources are appropriate, complete, maintained and effectively used, adhering and responding to health and safety legal requirements coordinate access to the Lab and undertake scheduling, as required maintain in-depth knowledge of developments in the scientific literature to assess and provide technical advice to colleagues in areas of subject-matter expertise; as well, develop and maintain key relationships in the scientific community to ensure that best practice is top of mind in all quality assessment undertakings develop and maintain relationships with colleagues to support the quality assessment of bank notes
masters degree in applied physical sciences (chemistry or physics) or engineering (mechanical, materials, chemical, electrical or physics)or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be consideredin addition English and French essential linguistic requirement: fully functional in English and functional in French (training may be provided to help the selected candidate reach the fully functional in French) several years of progressively more responsible experience in managing/providing support to a technical and/or scientific environment highly developed and demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to bring a wide range of considerations and perspectives to issues and to ensure that careful analysis is a precondition of decision making; ability to identify information needed to clarify a situation, and ability to tackle problems using a logical, systematic and sequential approach demonstrated broad knowledge in a scientific field, strong ability to apply knowledge and understanding of technical fields related to bank notes (e.g., chemistry or physics) ability to think innovatively, remove constraints, experiment and take calculated risks, monitor results, and adapt as needed knowledge of and experience with a range of scientific instruments/equipment strong interpersonal skills with the ability to foster collaborative working relationships among internal teams and colleagues who can provide information, assistance and support ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, under tight deadlines leadership skills and the ability to coach and manage staff strong ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing good knowledge of and experience in bank note design and production; knowledge of BPS equipment and single note inspection is an asset
Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for reliability status. Priority will be given to candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Relocation assistance may be provided, if required. The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumι and a covering letter by 24 May 2013. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.
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