2024 FALL STUDENT – Business Administrative Assistant

Position Number109
Security ClearanceClass 2 (A) Reliability Status
# of openings1

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is bringing together the finest minds to form a diverse, vibrant and dynamic workforce culture energized by the innovative capacity of students, new graduates and mid-career professionals, underpinned by senior world-renowned experts. We hire numerous students from colleges and universities each semester to support our research and perform other assignments. If you are looking for interesting and challenging work this Summer, then keep reading, and if you meet the requirements of this role, apply today.

All students applying for student positions at CNL must be returning to full-time studies upon completion of their work term. Exceptions will be made for students who require a work term in order to graduate.

Department: Waste Operations Engineering
Number of Positions: 1
Duration:  08 months (Sept 2024-April 2025)
Field of Study:  Business Administration or Equivalent
Year of study:  2nd Year or higher
Location: Chalk River

Waste Operations Engineering has the in house engineers and technical staff to perform design and configuration management activities for waste services. Our Electrical, Civil and Mechanical staff have the codes, standards and specialized knowledge of the Waste Services facilities, and its operations to serve Waste Services in the delivery of its operations.

Waste Operations Engineering is looking for an innovative, customer-oriented, individual that will assist the Waste Operations Engineering Work Planning Coordinator in maintaining configuration control records, tracking Engineering jobs from start to finish, working with subject matter experts and project staff to plan engineering work.

This is a very exciting opportunity for an administrator looking to gain skills in thinking outside the box to develop new solutions for standardizing engineering activities to help deliver more efficient operations and services, we look forward to working with the student hired as they grow their skills in our business oriented area.

If you are interested, we invite you to submit a resume, cover letter, and copy of an up-to-date transcript by the posting close date of May 26th at 11:59 pm EST, to ensure consideration for student employment. All students applying for student positions at CNL must be returning to full-time studies upon completion of their work term. Exceptions will be made for students who require a work term in order to graduate.

What you will be doing:

  • Updating excel sheets with current status of engineering work.
  • Attending project and contractor meetings, updating records with information obtained from (project) meetings.
  • Gathering data through interviews, reviewing similar work and/or field observation of tasks to plan and document engineering activities.
  • Gaining experience with data processing by updating databases.
  • Tracking and reporting on the status of engineering deliverables for projects.
  • Filing documents (drawings, reports, assessments etc.) in an electronic database.
  • Gaining experience working with Foxit (a PDF editing) software to help maintain records.

What we are looking for:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Technical skills

Are you in this field/program?
–Business Administration or Equivalent

Security clearance eligibility required: Reliability Status with Site Access Security Clearance (SASC), which has a minimum requirement of 3 years of verifiable history in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and/or the United Kingdom. CNL implements security screening in accordance with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat “Standard on Security Screening” and the “Policy on Government Security”.

Why CNL? 
Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We’re reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.

Do Our Priorities Resonate with You?
•    Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
•    Restore and protect the Environment.
•    Contribute to the health of Canadians.

CNL’s Chalk River laboratory is nestled in the Ottawa Valley and affords our employees an area that is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield.  Many surrounding towns, such as Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River provide you with unparalleled outdoor adventures at your doorstep!  In fact, Deep River was named as the fourth best place to live in Canada in a recent ranking by movingwaldo.com.

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please indicate via our ATS when applying. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.