- Project management
Location: Halifax, Canada
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In 2017, the Government of Canada awarded Thales In-Service Support (ISS), refit, repair, maintenance and training to both Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS). Known as AJISS, the contract includes an initial service period of eight years for up to $800 million CAD with options to extend services up to 35 years, for a total value of $5.2 billion CAD, making it the largest ISS contract in Canadian history. The AJISS program allows Thales to leverage its Canadian expertise in project management, systems engineering and integrated logistics support to lead the development of a new Canadian supply chain that will offer comprehensive in-service support for all systems and equipment of these fleets over their operational lifetime, ensuring they are mission-ready, on time, every time, from coast to coast to coast.
To support the execution/maintenance of this exciting program, Thales Canada Defense and Security is looking for an Engineer to join its AJISS team and be responsible for establishing a Condition Based Monitoring using non-destructive testing techniques in the AOPS and JSS Classes of ships. The Engineer will establish and manage service contracts for the implementation of Equipment Health or Condition Based Monitoring activities, analyze the data, provide recommendations for improvement and implement approved processes.
Develop the program for the AOPS and JSS Classes of ships aligned with DND policy and procedures
Communicate with customers as primary technical interface
Provide Engineering and Technical support to AJISS Enterprise including DND Technical Authorities
Support customer operations, anticipate operational problems and contribute to improve the system / equipment operation
Co-ordinate, plan, organize, lead and control CBM activities within delegated authorities and responsibilities
Co-ordinate and analyze results and make efficiency recommendations to Supportability team for modification to maintenance tasks and schedule
Observe and study system / equipment functioning, operating modes and performance results
Collect, analyze and summarize operating and engineering data, analyze trends, study system / equipment limitations, interpret alarms
Conduct technical investigations, testing and reporting of problems associated with equipment and/or system malfunction, including failure analysis and solution development
Analyze requirements associated with baseline changes to product
Reviewing drawings and technical documents.
Prepare engineering documentation in support of vessel maintenance improvements
Resolve problems and deficiencies
Assist in the conduct of Pre and Post Maintenance Period Condition Assessments
Assist in the resolution of Operational Defects (OPDEFs)
Ensure that work is carried out in accordance with task requirements and/or the design and build characteristics of the vessels
Support general engineering and technical activities as required
Ensure compliance with relevant Canadian Forces Technical Orders (CFTOs)
Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Naval Architecture or equivalent
Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.ENG) in Nova Scotia, Ontario or British Columbia, Canada
5 years’ experience in a marine or related environment
5 years’ experience developing or executing Equipment Health or Condition Based Monitoring activities
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
All applicants must be able to meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and able to obtain a Canadian NATO Secret clearance.
This position requires direct or indirect access to hardware, software, technology or technical data controlled under the Canadian Export Control List, Canadian Controlled Goods Program, the Canadian Industrial Security Program, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Nice to haves:
Post graduate or technical qualifications and experience in Planned Maintenance, Condition Based Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance and Reactive Maintenance.
Previous experience working with a defense contract
Project Management experience
Bilingualism in French and English
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