Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Reporting to: Director - Facilities Engineering
To repair equipment with an electronic component as assigned by the work order system; to design, install and commission electronic portions of the project; working with trades such as Electricians, Machinists and database administrators as well as suppliers, contractors and consultants.
Responsibilities, Duties, & Tasks:
- Determine requirements to implement electronics portion of new equipment and systems projects, including actuators, sensors, switches, interlocks and PLC programming
- Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics, using hand and power tools.
- Test and validate control software for production equipment
- Build prototypes from rough sketches or plans.
- Develop and upgrade preventative maintenance procedures for components, equipment, parts and systems.
- Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers and field representatives as necessary.
- Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment.
- Prepare documentation for training, operating and maintaining of new or modified equipment.
- Provide user applications and engineering support and recommendations for new and existing equipment with regard to installation, upgrades and enhancements.
- Write reports and record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, and specifications.
- Ensure all work complies with Safety standards and all applicable codes.
- Determine requirements for other trades, such as machinists and electricians
- Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology (3 year program) or a combination of relevant education and experience and a Diploma in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician (2 year program)
- 3+ years of practical work experience in a manufacturing facility
- Basic project management skills including ability to report on key project management metrics, compliance to schedule (Gant chart), cost control reporting, etc.
- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Knowledge of PLC programming
- Good understanding of safety practices
- Ability to analyze and troubleshoot problems effectively.
- Proven problem solving skills
- Ability to develop tests and inspections protocols of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Ability to read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronic units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components
- Strong communication skills in English
- Strong understanding of deadlines and commitment to schedules
- Ability to work occasional overtime and be on-call
- Ability to travel occasionally