Looking for Validators for our New Competency Profiles

As we prepare for the upcoming release of new competency profiles, ECO Canada is actively seeking individuals interested in serving as validators for these profiles.

Below, you can find samples of the currently available profiles.

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We are currently researching Canada’s electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain with the goal of analyzing the labour needs of relevant sectors, identifying competency requirements for workers, and guiding curriculum development for new training programs.

As part of this project, we are developing an occupational map of the sector alongside competency profiles for various roles that will be used to support workforce planning, guide policy and program development, and help with skills, qualifications, and training requirements to be a part of Canada’s growing EV sector. These resources will be published on ECO Canada’s website in early 2024 and be available for free.

We are looking for experts currently working, supervising, or recently employed to validate and provide feedback for the following roles.

After going through the profiles listed below, please select the profile you want to review.

Each validator will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card and be created in the final profile!

Upon submitting the application form, we will reach out to you and provide the complete profile for your review.

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Electronic/Electrical Assembler

An electronic or electrical assembler is responsible for constructing and creating electronic devices, parts, and components. They are also tasked with inspecting and testing these electronic and electromechanical items to ensure they meet the required standards. These professionals typically work in electronics manufacturing facilities.

Their duties may involve assembling or modifying electrical or electronic equipment, including computers, testing devices, telemetry systems, electric motors, and batteries.

EV Production Worker

EV production workers operate in all stages of electric vehicle manufacturing. Their work turns raw materials into components and eventually, the finished electric vehicles themselves.

Electrical Engineering Technician

Electrical engineering technicians support engineers engaged in the design and development of electrical systems and equipment. They work in various industries, including engineering services, electronic component manufacturing, the utility sector, and the government. While the specifics of their roles may vary depending on the industry, the size of their employer, and their level of seniority, their core responsibilities will remain consistent. These core responsibilities include troubleshooting electrical systems, operating specialized equipment, performing regular equipment maintenance, and providing technical assistance in engineering design processes. 


To be successful in their role, electrical engineering technicians need a combination of technical and interpersonal skills. Effective communication is crucial, as they often collaborate with engineers and other team members on different projects. Problem-solving skills are essential for diagnosing issues and implementing solutions efficiently. Attention to detail is critical to ensure precision in their work. Adaptability is also valuable, as they may encounter complex electrical systems and equipment configurations. In summary, electrical engineering technicians have a combination of expertise, problem-solving abilities, communication skills, and a commitment to safety, making them vital contributors to the field of electrical engineering. 

Instrumentation technician

The primary function of EV production managers is to ensure the timely production and efficiency of their company’s products: electric batteries and vehicles. They look for ways to improve an organization’s production and reliability processes by assessing and evaluating manufacturing equipment, collaborating with team members to set and assess goals, reporting predictions and diagnostics to determine ways to improve efficiency and reliability, overseeing team members, and maximizing performance. Depending on the position, Production managers may be responsible for an entire plant or certain areas. 

Robotics Technician

Robotics technicians play a crucial role in building, installing, operating, monitoring, and repairing automated and electromechanical equipment. They are responsible for maintaining robots and peripheral equipment, troubleshooting robotic systems, and programming and operating programmable logic controllers (PLCs), robots, automated machinery, and conveyors. Additionally, they perform testing and evaluation on robotics systems, assemble components, and utilize a variety of tools in a safe and proficient manner. 

Robotics technicians are essential in evaluating the efficiency and reliability of industrial robotic systems, conducting performance tests, documenting procedures and results, and developing robotic path motions.  Robotics technicians are professionals who find employment opportunities in a wide range of industries and sectors. They are in demand in manufacturing facilities, automotive plants, aerospace companies, defence industry, medical industry, and various other industrial settings where automation and robotics are integral to operations. Their skills are invaluable in ensuring automated systems’ smooth and efficient functioning.

Surveying Technician

Survey technicians collect data and make maps of the Earth’s surface, underground, and underwater. They may identify legal boundaries of properties, enable land development, and chart the physical features of the land. They place stakes and search for previous survey points. They work outdoors in all weather. Survey technicians record field notes, which are then used to draft maps and charts with all the physical features of the land. 

Automotive Electrician

Automotive electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical and electronic systems in motor vehicles such as air conditioning systems, lamps, radios, heating systems, batteries, electrical wiring, and alternators. They utilize diagnostic testing tools to examine vehicles for faults and employ a variety of hand tools, specialized electrical instruments, and machinery when performing repair tasks.

Electronics Technician

Electronics Engineering Technicians work in various employment settings in businesses and industries using electronics engineering in large and small organizations. They provide technical support and services in the design, development, testing, production, and operation of electrical and electronic equipment and systems.

Electronics engineering Technicians assist in designing, building, repairing, adjusting, and modifying electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by senior engineering staff in making engineering decisions.

Environmental Technician

Environmental technicians directly support the environmental sector. They work directly hands-on for environmental consulting companies, government agencies, and environmental laboratories, monitoring the environment and looking for sources of pollution and contamination. This may include water quality, food safety, and air quality. Environmental technicians also aid environmental scientists and engineers in the development of pollution prevention and environmental protection plans. 


They assist environmental engineers and scientists by inspecting and maintaining equipment, controlling, and managing hazardous waste, collecting samples, and assisting with regulatory compliance. They also collect samples of soil, water, or other materials and perform tests to analyze pollution levels and identify their sources. This role is often heavily focused on prevention and contaminant reduction.  

EV Service Technician (Automotive service technician)

EV service technicians inspect and repair vehicles in compliance with the manufacturer’s service guidelines.

Climate Change Planner

Climate change planners work on an interdisciplinary team to promote and plan climate change adaptivity. They conduct environmental analysis and assessments to generate solutions to improve resilience to the impacts (both present and future) of climate change.

Environmental Compliance Specialist

Environmental Compliance Specialists work to ensure that companies and organizations follow local, federal, and state government regulations. They coordinate and conduct environmental audits for organizations to determine how well they are performing. This involves performing any required environmental tests, analyzing the results, and identifying spots of non-compliance so that they can be corrected.  

Environmental compliance specialists may also implement compliance programs and advise business operations. Their work is crucial – it helps organizations avoid fees for noncompliance while promoting a healthier natural environment.  

Compliance specialists also work in response to, and to prepare for environmental events. Some of the most common environmental compliance issues that arise are air emissions, water discharges, hazardous waste, spill prevention, and stormwater management. 

EV Production manager

The primary function of EV production managers is to ensure the timely production and efficiency of their company’s products: electric batteries and vehicles. They look for ways to improve an organization’s production and reliability processes by assessing and evaluating manufacturing equipment, collaborating with team members to set and assess goals, reporting predictions and diagnostics to determine ways to improve efficiency and reliability, overseeing team members, and maximizing performance. Depending on the position, Production managers may be responsible for an entire plant or certain areas. 

Sustainability Manager

Sustainability managers are experts responsible for the organization’s Sustainability program development by defining the scope, objectives, and critical success factors of the sustainability programs. They plan, direct, and oversee the implementation of environmental sustainability programs to ensure they are efficient and meet objectives such as reducing the organization’s carbon pollution, emissions, and other environmental impacts.

Sustainability managers also lead the reporting of sustainability program initiatives and key performance indicators on environmental social governance to improve sustainability efforts and inform senior management for decision-making. Sustainability managers also monitor organizations’s sustainability programs to ensure that they comply with given environmental regulations and social responsibility standards.

Most employers usually require a master’s degree in environmental science or a related field and a minimum of four years of work experience in environmental or sustainability-related roles. The overall goal of a sustainability manager is to continuously improve the environmental and social impact as well as the sustainability performance of the organization.

Waste Management Supervisor

Waste management supervisors oversee the operation, maintenance, and development of solid waste management facilities and collection facilities. They are also responsible for supervising, coordinating, and scheduling workers in waste collection and disposal facilities.

Automotive Engineer

Motor vehicles, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, and buses, along with their associated engineering systems. They are responsible for developing new vehicles or mechanical components, overseeing modifications, and resolving technical problems. They ensure that the designs adhere to cost requirements and other limitations. Additionally, automotive engineers engage in research and development activities that explore the safety, efficiency, and design elements of vehicles and their subsystems. Automotive engineers are also involved in planning and designing manufacturing processes. Automotive engineers utilize their engineering expertise in a business-oriented manner, as their innovations and solutions are very important for effectiveness and profitability. 


As an automotive engineer, you are responsible for the product development, release, and validation of product components and/or systems as per global engineering standards throughout the entire product life cycle. You are expected to apply your technical skills to plan and design products and systems and lead and coordinate activities involved in the fabrication, operation, application, installation, and re-work procedures of products and systems. 



Automotive engineers require essential knowledge in various areas to be successful in their field. Understanding engineering principles is vital, as it forms the foundation for designing and developing automotive products and components that are efficient and reliable. Proficiency in engineering processes enables engineers to effectively manage projects, conduct feasibility studies, and support pre-production activities. Knowledge of product measures ensures that engineers can optimize manufacturing processes, minimize costs, and enhance productivity. Moreover, automotive engineers should adhere to stringent quality standards to guarantee vehicle safety, performance, and reliability, ensuring customer satisfaction and compliance with industry regulations. 

Chemical / Process Engineer

The foundation of chemical engineering lies in subjecting raw materials to processes, which lead to the conversion of these materials into specialized products and materials. Chemical engineers conduct research, develop, and enhance processes. They design and select equipment and provide technical and management services to manufacturing plants. This helps the plants convert raw materials into end products safely.

The role entails diverse responsibilities depending on the industry and sectors. Professionals in this role are typically responsible for conducting scientific research to develop innovative chemical processes and products. They are involved in changing the chemical properties of materials in a controlled environment. They participate in Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures to ensure industry standards and regulatory compliance. Moreover, they engage in chemical process optimization to enhance efficiency and productivity while implementing continuous process improvement initiatives.

Chemical engineers with expertise in these areas are highly sought after in various organizations and industries. They find opportunities in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, materials development, and manufacturing. Additionally, they may work in research institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, and educational institutions.

Climate Change Specialist

Climate change specialists study the changes in weather over time. They do this by looking at the winds, temperatures, lightning, sunshine, and rainfall. This information helps them to make sense of climate trends and changes, which allows specialists to see how human activity affects the weather.

Climate change specialists look at how society can adapt to and lessen the impacts of climate change, and how people can positively impact and protect the environment. 

Conservation Scientist

Conservation scientists manage, improve, and protect the quality of public land, forests, parks, agricultural land, and other land resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. Conservation scientists apply their knowledge of specialized fields of science to maintain natural resources. They may provide advice or directly implement conservation practices and techniques. They create plans that incorporate both present utility and future considerations. 


Conservation scientists may conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or protect rangelands. They may instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in the best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering. 


Conservation scientists may also focus on marine or aquatic ecosystems. They may conduct habitat assessments, fish health studies, aquatic effects assessments, water quality testing and more to support risk assessments, or remediation in aquatic habitats.  

Electrical Engineer

Electrical engineers are professionals responsible for designing and developing electrical systems, components, and equipment. Their responsibilities include engineering design, analysis, and implementation of electrical systems, as well as testing and ensuring compliance with safety and regulatory standards. They are also involved in project management, quality assurance, and process improvement. 


Electrical engineers work in diverse organizations and industries, including power generation, telecommunications, manufacturing, construction, and the automotive sector. They can be employed by utility companies, engineering firms, government agencies, electrical equipment manufacturers, consulting firms, and research institutions, among others. Their expertise is in demand wherever electrical systems and equipment are involved. 

Environmental Scientist

Environmental scientists study pollution and other environmental problems and generate solutions to improve the environment. They conduct scientific studies on the health of ecosystems, prepare reports, and develop management plans to help make sure the environment is preserved. Environmental science is a broad field, and some may choose to specialize in diverse areas such as conservation, water quality, environmental compliance, or remediation, amongst others. 


Environmental scientists may gather hydrogeological and environmental data as required to properly assess different sites, and perform investigations on soil, vapour, groundwater, and more. Environmental scientists work for a large number of organizations, including community environmental offices, manufacturing companies, band and hamlet councils, consulting companies, and all levels of government. 

Environmental scientists conduct fieldwork and site assessments to advise on their use and remediation. They promote environmental sustainability, protect natural resources, and ensure human health and safety through research, analysis, and policy development. This profile is focused on the core of EV-type work.  


An environmental scientist must have expertise in one or more of the scientific disciplines and be able to analyze complex data and present summaries. They must also be familiar (and comfortable) with fieldwork. 

Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineers combine engineering and environmental science to tackle ecological challenges. Their role involves planning and executing solutions for soil, air quality, and groundwater and designing systems for these purposes. They engage in research, engineering, and strategic planning to prevent and address environmental hazards like waste treatment, pollution control, and site remediation.

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing and Industrial engineers are responsible for optimizing efficiency and productivity in manufacturing settings. They conduct studies, develop methods of manufacturing programs, and supervise operations to ensure the best utilization of equipment, human resources, technology, materials, and procedures. Their primary responsibilities involve analyzing existing manufacturing processes & systems, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing strategies to streamline operations and minimize raw material use or waste. 


Manufacturing engineers have the technical expertise and knowledge of production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, product design, materials, tooling and parts. They are expected to be the specialist who identifies opportunities or implements changes to improve manufacturing processes or products and reduce production costs. Manufacturing engineers are integral to the design and implementation of manufacturing materials, processes, and systems. This role works with cross-functional teams to integrate equipment, technology, and resources effectively. Manufacturing engineers’ aim is to achieve high-quality production while maintaining cost-effectiveness and safety. 

Systems Analyst

A Business Systems Analyst is a professional who works to improve business processes by analyzing requirements, identifying inefficiencies, and designing solutions using technology. They are responsible for bridging the gap between business stakeholders and IT teams, ensuring that business needs are met while developing effective business systems solutions. They utilize a combination of business and technological tools to analyze a company’s business systems, processes, and recommend improvements. 

The role of a Business Systems Analyst includes responsibilities such as conducting requirements gathering and analysis, translating business requirements into business process documentation, collaborating with stakeholders to identify and prioritize business needs, designing and implementing software solutions, and providing end-user training and support. 

To be successful in this role, a Business Systems Analyst must have a strong understanding of both business operations and information technology. They must have excellent communication skills to work collaboratively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Additionally, they must have analytical skills to understand business requirements and design effective solutions to business problems. 

ESG (Environmental, Social, & Governance) Specialist

ESG Specialists work to support organizations, directly and indirectly, in their efforts to reach net zero emissions/carbon neutrality. They have a strong understanding of how ESG factors relate to risks and opportunities for their organization.

GHG Auditor

GHG auditors keep an inventory of the greenhouse gases that an organization emits and provide recommendations to help the organization reduce its emissions more effectively.

GHG Verifier

GHG verifiers evaluate an organization’s historical emissions data and information to determine if the statement is correct and conforms to existing criteria.

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers are responsible for conducting research & development (R &D) for innovative machinery and systems designed for various functions, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, power generation, transportation, and manufacturing. Their duties include evaluating, installing, operating, and maintaining mechanical systems. They typically find employment in consulting firms, power utilities, and various industries, such as manufacturing, processing, and transportation. Some mechanical engineers are also self-employed.

Metallurgist/ Materials Engineers

 Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those engineers working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Includes metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.

Sustainability Specialist

Sustainability Specialists are experts responsible for planning, tracking, and implementing organizations’ sustainability programs. They measure sustainability performance of the organization and implement approved programs and initiatives to effect measurable reductions in the organization’s carbon pollution, emissions and other environmental impacts.

They develop and deliver sustainability guidance tools, education, and procedures to assist employees with sustainability objectives while also identifying concerns, policies, and responsibilities toward achieving sustainable outcomes. Sustainability specialists are also responsible for reporting on key performance indicators (KPIs) obtained by researching sustainability frameworks, trends, and collecting and analysing data.

Sustainability specialists use data analysis tools and techniques to measure, interpret and analyze historical data for the purpose of monitoring trends and opportunities to enable strategic decision-making by senior management. They achieve this by leading and contributing to organizations’ sustainability projects, ensure proper implementation of existing and emerging legislation, regulations, and policies.

They also engage in stakeholder relationship management with necessary agencies, departments, and institutions to achieve organization and community sustainability targets. Most employers usually require a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, or a related field and a minimum of two to three years work experience in environmental or sustainability related role. The overall goal of a sustainability specialist is to continuously improve the sustainability performance of the organization. 

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Waste Management Officer

Waste management officers advise and enforce regulations on facilities that manage waste disposal and collection. This job has a strong regulatory focus and will also assist in implementing rules and evaluating environmental compliance.

Water/wastewater Engineer

Water/wastewater Engineers are responsible for technical aspects of engineering design and oversee projects involving portable water, and disposal of industrial wastewater as well as sewage. They are also involved in projects for the prevention of flood-related damage. These professionals also prepare documentation to ensure regulatory compliance.

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