Location:   Ottawa, ON, Canada
Reporting to:   Director - Facilities Engineering

General Objective:

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