Junior Job Supervisor

The Stewardship and Renewal Group (SRG) is responsible for the ongoing care and maintenance and execution of all activities associated with the Decommissioning of facilities that have been transferred to FD&ER at CRL.

The Junior Supervisor will develop the skills and experiences necessary to competently supervise execution teams by directly supporting a qualified Job Supervisor.

The Junior Supervisor is accountable to their work group manager for supporting the Job Supervisor to ensure that facilities, resources, and support groups are operated and maintained in a manner that ensures compliance with CNL’s procedures and regulatory guidelines.

The Junior Supervisor will reinforce management’s expectations for safe work practices, and consequences for not following safe work practices and address performance and time management issues at the job sites.

Under the general direction of a Job Supervisor, the Junior Supervisor shall also ensure that all paperwork, records, and procedures are completed and followed and that all safety rules are followed. Provide planning, oversight, and support for routine and non-routine work activities to ensure the structures and operating systems compromising the Facility are maintained.


The Junior Supervisor’s duties include:

  • Assist with maintaining a Supervisor Log of the fieldwork daily notes;
  • Participate in the IWC process to support the development of work plans and strategies;
  • Review and Comment (R&C) on various documents;
  • Support the supervisor during accounting for staff in response to emergencies;
  • Respond to calls during non-business hours and resolve emergency calls;
  • Work with Trades, Projects, Radiation Protection, and other support groups to resolve problems and issues related to the decommissioning program and to maintain a safe path forward approach to work execution;
  • Support the supervisor to supervise and delegate work to team members (up to 20 staff);
  • Act as Job Lead for various activities in the field in multiple areas of any given job site;
  • Support the supervisor to own and manage job sites, including perimeter barriers, signage, staff work practices, traffic and pedestrian control, and supporting the maintenance of the facility in a fully compliant state;
  • Support and/or lead Plan of Day (POD) meetings with teams, ensure pre- and post-job briefs are completed;
  • Support the development and implementation of training;
  • Led and/or assisted in conducting interviews, goal setting performance management, career development, disciplinary and promotion actions for assigned staff;
  • Support the supervisor to authorize timesheets, leave approvals, vacation, and overtime;
  • Provide coaching as necessary; and
  • Ensure adherence to fieldwork plans and permits including hold points and signoffs prior to advancement.
  • Other duties as required to mentor and support the assigned Job Supervisor.


The Junior Supervisor will be part of a matrix organization providing support to the Job Supervisor and will provide inputs to work planning and execution processes throughout the life cycle of the work package or project.

The general qualifications include:

  • Secondary School graduation with Grade 12/13 advanced level with Ontario Academic Credits (OACs) in Math, Science, and English or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working in a nuclear environment or equivalent;
  • Ability to obtain full Job Supervisor qualification within the expected/agreed upon time period.
  • Well-developed leadership and communication skills including the ability to develop a collaborative, team-oriented work environment in a unionized environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, unusual, or hazardous conditions and to lead others in such conditions;
  • Familiar with emergency procedures and responsibilities;
  • Knowledge and application of radiation protection principles, measurements, and contamination control;
  • Be capable of obtaining Radiation Protection Group 3 certification;
  • Working knowledge of CNL’s practices, procedures, and organization;
  • Familiarity with the Planning process and Computerized Maintenance Management System;
  • Good writing skills for report development, daily logs, OTOs (Order to Operate), RWPs (Radiological Work Permits), and work plans;
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specification sheets, and detailed instructions;
  • Good working ability with Microsoft suite of software;
  • Familiarity with CNL’s compliance programs;
  • Understanding of waste management principles and volume reduction methodologies;
  • Capable of producing plans and schedules;
  • Site Access security clearance;
  • Canada Labour Code Part II;
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS);
  • Knowledge of CNSC regulations and how they apply to decommission activities is an asset; and;
  • Knowledge of the applicable codes associated with the operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of a nuclear site and buildings and how to apply them when performing these activities is required is an asset;

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promote 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 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 inform the Talent Acquisition Specialist with whom you are in contact. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

This role is based out of CNL’s Chalk River, which will be the designated workplace. CNL may require travel from time to time, as necessary.