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Manufacturing/Controls Engineer

Job Title: Manufacturing/Controls Engineer
Reports To: Director, Operations
Job purpose: The Controls Engineer will provide engineering support to the manufacturing plant in the areas of work cell design, secondary processing, new equipment, upgrade existing installations and support all aspects of new product development and plant modernization, particularly in the manufacturing area.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide technical support to the manufacturing department in the area of troubleshooting, process improvement, reduced cycle time, and scrap reduction.
• Technical support to the maintenance department in the area of troubleshooting, training, and reducing maintenance downtime.
• Focuses on optimizing manufacturing equipment and processes and supporting new product development.
• Provides expertise in executing all aspects of assigned projects, including initial study, design, equipment evaluation and selection.
• Develops and implements capital projects, provides technical support for the plant, particularly in the areas of mould design, mechanical design & process equipment.
• Focuses on optimizing manufacturing performance and supports new products.
• Identifies, leads and supports cost saving initiatives and equipment standardization.
• Consults with major equipment suppliers in finalizing equipment/system proposals, resolves technical design details and issues purchase orders/contracts on approved projects.
• Checks out all major equipment in supplier’s facility to ensure satisfactory performance, prior to shipment.
• Collaborates with production personnel, contractors, and engineering personnel to ensure technical issues are resolved and installations are completed on schedule.
• Provides/creates training manuals for new systems.
• Communicates changes/improvements made to equipment.
• Electrical Power System Maintenance.
• Electric/ pneumatic / Hydraulic controls.
• Experience with control valves, actuators and positioners and all field instrumentation.
• Experience selecting instrumentation based on application.
• Familiarity with Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) & Process Flow Diagrams (PFD).
• Experience developing/designing control panels which house PLC systems.
• Experience developing/designing Control System Architectures.
• Experience developing sequence of operations and test procedures.
• System migration from different control platforms.
• PLC Controls Experience.
• HMI Development Experience, SCADA and Ethernet.
• Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical
• Reads and understands blue prints, technical bulletins, equipment manuals Familiar with relevant legislation and standards, including M.O.L. regulations and CSA safety standards.
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, proficient in the English language, and able to lead and influence others.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office and AutoCAD 1,2,3
• Demonstrates ability in organizational skills, project planning
• Ability to work cooperatively as a member in a multidisciplinary team environment.
• A highly motivated self –starter, able to work with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions:
• Occasional travel may be required

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