Plant Controls Engineer

Plant Controls Engineer

Job ID: 42545
Kitchener, ON
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Wage: $30.00+ (very negotiable - benefits, pension and other perks)
  • Position specifics: This fast growing design-build modular company has manufacturing across the US and Canada, and they are re-shaping the design and construction world, by using new technology and fabrication to re-invent construction. This is a Direct Hire position and the hiring employer offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits (medical/dental), tuition assistance programs, a bonus plan and much more. This is a new plant launch and is a "manufacturing / production" facility in the Construction Industry. Please send resume and any supporting documents to in confidence, for consideration.

Job Description

  • Ideal candidate knows, understands and applies safe work practices, including lock-out / tag-out as well as safety practices relevant to the Electrical skill set
  • PLC Operation/Troubleshooting
  • Update PLC Programs using supplied software
  • Edit PLC programs
  • Instrumentation troubleshooting (including use of PLC)
  • Complex systems understanding
  • Adjust sensing devices
  • Able to manage work requirements and prioritize task completion in breakdown situations
  • Able to complete tasks involving the application of multiple skill sets
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills including PLC and repair of production machinery
  • Plan and scope wiring requirements
  • Able to work in a self-directed fashion without significant supervisory support / direction
  • Working understanding of NEC and local code references, perform component sizing (wire, heaters, motors, starters, etc.) using code book
  • Set-up, adjust production machinery
  • Read / understand technical drawings, schematics, ladder logic
  • Properly use basic hand tools and power tools


  • Mechatronics Technician and/or a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field of experience/equivalent work experience in the field required
  • Extensive electrical control experience in a machine tool industry
  • Well versed in the field of electrical theory and control systems.
  • Experienced wiring machines and machining cells, debugging software, executing system shake downs/changes and making backups after testing are the major fields of application
  • Should be able to work in teams, as well as independently, report and track status as well as understand the mechanics and functionality of machining systems mostly in the automotive industry
  • Must have experience of Siemens control systems, PLC’s and Servo controls, and a good understanding of how other systems are integrated and controlled from PLC
  • Experience with programming robots and vision systems is an asset and the willingness to go the extra mile are key skills for this exciting and challenging role


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