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Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer

Job Description

Position Summary
As a member of a highly motivated, dynamic, multi-disciplined team, you will design and develop world- class automation solutions.  Duties involve contributing to machine concepts, design of control software, integration of software with electrical and mechanical systems and process development.  Programming and integration assignments involve leading-edge technologies and processes utilizing PLC’s, PC’s, robotics, motion controllers, vision systems, laser and other controllers. Responsibilities:
  • General input and guidance of all Controls engineering designers that are part of his/her team.
  • Collaborates with Applications Engineering team in support of proposals and owns the jobs won from concept to through-life support.
  • Works with other members of the project team, both in and outside the company, to develop a controls architecture that provides the functionality required, based on standards and the customers controls specifications.
  • Participates in development and implementation of tools, methods and modules ensuring standards maintained.
  • Works with other members of the Controls Engineering department and other teams to continuously improve methods and tools for integrating controls technology, driving enhanced safety and functionality.
  • Works with members of the Controls Engineering department and other teams to ensure that cost and schedule budgets are adhered to or improved upon.
  • Assigns his/her team to the day to day direct labour activities.
  • Ensures checks and approves that all work product produced by the design team members are acceptable based on the functionality, adherence to standards, accuracy, completeness, and consideration for safety.
  • Maintains labor, material and schedule forecast information and any appropriate execution improvement plans provided to Program Management for programs assigned to his/her team.
  • Ensures that scheduled milestones relating to controls engineering design and integration are achieved.
  • Provides primary technical assessments of team members to the department manager for performance evaluations with current and future personnel.
  • Collaborate with Controls Managers to set goals and manage successful performance for his/her team members.
  • Reviews and evaluates new controls related products to provide a cost effective, and up-to-date controls solution.
  • Works with team members, customers, project managers, designers, toolmakers, and electricians to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a product or service compliant with their requirements.
  • Ensures that all employees, under their direction, are aware of, and follow all Health and Safety procedures, established by the Company. 
  • Ensures that all employees receive job specific training so as to be able to work effectively, and where needed, provide the employee with written instructions.
  • Ensures that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Code of Business Conduct.
  • Adheres to all health and safety rules and procedures.

Job Requirements


  • A post-secondary engineering degree, diploma or equivalent, specializing in mechanical, electrical, systems or computer engineering.

  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in automation industry

  • Strong programming, mechanical and electrical problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of Siemens or Rockwell Control Logics PLC Processors, Rockwell Panel view Plus HMI’s and Rockwell Servo motors systems is a definite asset. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Leadership potential to lead a team or spearhead a project

  • Understanding of robotics, control systems and machine operation with hands-on experience is desirable. 

  • A self-starter with the ability to work alone or as part of a team in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Engineering
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 34575
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Controls Engineer

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