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Tooling Technologist - Shoreline

  1. Kincardine
  1. Nuclear


The Shoreline Power Group is a Joint Venture of Aecon, AECOM and SNC-Lavalin.  Shoreline Power Group will be completing the Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement (FCFR) project.  The joint venture has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to execute the Unit 6 FCFR at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario.

This project is part of Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, which will allow Bruce Power’s CANDU units to continue to operate safely through to 2064, the project is the centerpiece of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) program to replace the main components of the reactor. Unit 6 is the first of six reactors being replaced by Bruce Power through the MCR program.

The scope of work includes the removal and replacement of calandria tubes, pressure tubes, and feeders for Unit 6, as well as construction management and trade labor. Work is scheduled to commence in June 2020, with expected completion in the third quarter of 2022.


Reporting to the Tooling Manager, the Tooling Specialist Software, is a highly motivated, self-starter, who will provide technical support for the Fuel Channel and Feeder tooling, as part of the overall Bruce Power Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement project. The role will be divided into two subsequent phases; Phase 1 is tooling acceptance based in Cambridge, and Phase 2 is site execution based in Kincardine. Phase 1 is currently in progress, whereas Phase 2 is planned to start in April 2020. There are hundreds of tools required to perform the work, from simple manual hand delivered tools to sophisticated remotely operated robotic tools used to handle highly radioactive components.


•           Single point of contact and a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for remote tooling software

•           Witness tool testing at Integration Facility and other vendors as required

•           Identify, report, contribute and obtain resolution for any deviations from the design requirements or testing criteria using Adverse Condition or Event Reports (ACERS)

•           When assigned to shift crews, work in a team setting with Construction trades, Shift Management and Shift Engineers to troubleshoot problems, adjust software parameters, identify needed changes and make software changes that are approved.

•           Track tool performance, and provide direction to tooling operation and maintenance crews.

•           As an integral part of the Tooling Turnover process from Bruce Power to Shoreline Power Group, be accountable for accepting tooling based on pre-determined criteria.

•           Assist in the development of the Comprehensive Work Packages

•           Provide engineering direction and support for each assigned toolset (applicable through testing, readiness, execution, post-use and assessment)

•           Establish and maintain interfaces with other internal groups, subcontractors and suppliers

•           Maintain high standards related to final product quality

•           Identify continuous improvements to processes

•           Participate in meetings with other internal and external groups

•           Clearly communicate with the client to ensure accurate and comprehensive understanding of the tooling needs are understood

•           Prepare daily shift logs to track tool performance, summarize maintenance and document troubleshooting steps.



•           Technologist diploma (Software, I&C), Electrical Technician certificate or equivalent based on software programming experience.

•           Minimum of 5 years experience as a Technologist

•           Experience with automation controls including PLC’s, Drive controllers, computer based controls

•           Experience with Siemens controls would be an asset

•           Electrical design\integration of automation control systems 

•           Preference for experiences with automated tooling- as a tool technician, electrician, tool designer or end-use operator

•           Knowledge of the Electrical Safety Code, and Lock-out-Tag Out procedures.

•           Preference for some experience working in a nuclear power plant, otherwise the ability to obtain Bruce Power site-specific training for nuclear energy workers (such as radiation protection, respirator, fall arrest, etc.)

•           Effective communicator within a large team

•           Ability to prioritize tasks to meet your deliverables

•           Ability to lead troubleshooting efforts and muster the appropriate support when required.

•           Thrive in a fast paced environment

•           Demonstrated experiences working safely and within a quality program

•           Shift work during execution (phase 2)

•           Travel as necessary


Fiscal responsibility as required by the Joint Venture agreement


  • Customers – internal and external, suppliers, JV Partners

  • Project Managers, project personnel, estimating personnel

  • Trades personnel, union business agents



Various work locations in both field and office.

Travel as necessary to project site(s)


  • Due to the nature of work conducted by Aecon, mandated nuclear export controls requirements must be met for employment      

  • Our background check process includes a full security check and clearance process as well as reference checks. The security clearance process includes a comprehensive list of previous residences, employment, education and other pertinent information. Those with a valid Bruce Power security clearance are strongly preferred.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences

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