Kincardine, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Mechanical Tooling Lead

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Reporting to the Tooling Manager, the Tooling Lead / Specialist 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.


We are looking for 4 Tooling Specialists to work on the world's largest operating nuclear facility in Kincardine. A process driven professional who has experience as a tool maker, machinist, tool designer or end-use operator would be ideal.

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 centrepiece 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 labour. Work is scheduled to commence in June 2020, with expected completion in the third quarter of 2022. 



⦁    Single point of contact and a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for specific tooling
⦁    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)
⦁    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
⦁    Accountable for weekly schedule updates
⦁    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
⦁    When assigned to shift crews, work in a team setting with Construction trades, Shift Management and Shift Engineers to track tool performance, troubleshoot problems, and provide direction to tooling maintenance crews.
⦁    Prepare daily shift logs to track tool performance, summarize maintenance and document troubleshooting steps.


⦁    Engineering Degree, Technologist Diploma (Mechanical), Technician Certificate or equivalent based on experience.
⦁    Preference for experiences with automated tooling- as a tool maker, machinist, tool designer or end-use operator
⦁    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, 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



Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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