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Design Engineer, PLC Automation

Greater Toronto Area, ON, Canada

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

This position reports to Engineering Manager, and is a combination of client management, project management & senior engineering responsibilities. The candidate works to ensure a positive experience for the customer by spearheading the relationships and by coaching and managing other employees about customer first mentality. The main focus is fostering team unity and boosting a company’s day-to-day efficiency. The successful candidate must be a high-energy multitasker who can communicate effectively with staff and help an organization meet its goals successfully. Additionally, the candidate must be well organized, with the ability to effectively prioritize and delegate, and have strong written and verbal communication skills.


. Integrate automation systems using proven hardware.
. Focus on the PLC, HMI, Drive (AC/DC/Servo) and communication networks.
. Investigate existing machine operations, automation, control panels and field devices.
. Conduct research to determine viable solutions for identified design issues or improvements.
. Prepare wiring schematics for safety systems to provide required levels of personnel protection.
. Evaluation of safety levels with Sistema and manufacturer data.
. Prepare recommendations for system improvements to meet the project objectives.
. Prepare electrical schematics, panel layouts, interconnect wiring diagrams and detailed bill of materials.
. Prepare PLC and HMI programming, PLC program cycle flowcharts, and work instructions / narratives.
. Participate through installation / construction support of the new design.
. Participate in the commissioning of the new system.
. Participate in training to client personnel for the new automation system.
. Support as-built drawings and support the project after start-up.



  • Minimum of six (6) years of related work experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong attention to detail are essential.

  • Experience with the application of the Canadian Electrical Code is an asset.

  • Experience with Safety PLCs selection and programming is a definite asset.

  • Experience with AC/DC/Servo drive selection, programming and commissioning is a requirement.

  • Experience with the configuration, troubleshooting and commissioning of communication networks including EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, DH and ProfiNet is a definite asset.

  • Experience with PLC selection, programming and commissioning (Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, PLC-5, SLC, as well as Siemens and Schneider PLCs) is a requirement.

  • Experience with HMI selection, programming development and commissioning is a requirement.

  • Experience with control panel layout design will be beneficial in this role.

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office will be beneficial in this role.

  • Experience with AutoCAD will be beneficial in this role.

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