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Job Title:  Electrical Engineering Officer (Automation & Controls)


Mississauga, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  17735
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 17735  
Business Function: Engineering  
Primary City: Mississauga 
Province: Ontario (CA-ON) 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Term 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: UPCET02 
Number of Vacancies: 1  
Job Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 11/06/2019

Job Description

The Officer is accountable for the design of control systems, programming of computer systems and the integration of mechanical, electrical and computer systems as it relates to sortation equipment.   Plans, organizes, coordinates and leads the work of a multidisciplinary design team and during the detail design phase of postal plant design projects or enhancements (MPE and related material handling systems).  Prepares project timelines, budgets and identifies staffing requirements to meet goals.  Is involved in all aspects of project management, leading, financial, scheduling, design, risk assessment, implementation, overseeing 3rd party work or deliverables and review. Participates in the development of policies and recommends procedures, new equipment and technology to meet business needs.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Regional Electrical/Electronic Engineering Officer.

• Draw, design, sketch and write detailed specifications and technical requirements for the installation, maintenance, modification, relocation and improvement of mechanized mail-handling equipment and sortation systems.
• Plan, coordinate and manage Engineering activities on mail-processing equipment by analyzing technical performance and proposing enhancements to reduce operating cost, increase performance and diminish downtime.
• Manage and lead systems design, development and implementation to meet business requirements by: leading the project team in the analysis of specifications from users; reviewing proposals provided by the project team and programmer analysts and implementing the optimal technical solution; reviewing and adjusting project / enhancement priorities in accordance with user requirements; designing and reviewing the proposed system solution (software and hardware); managing system development, testing and integration with other software systems and hardware; reporting project / enhancement issues to management on a timely basis; developing project plans; providing cost estimates; preparing business cases, resource estimates and planned life cycle time frames; and developing training material for both production groups and end users.
• Supervise enhancements and provide ongoing support to existing production applications by: establishing priorities and timeframes for enhancements based on user requirements; reviewing and approving the acceptance criteria for the testing and installation of system changes into production; and implementing processes to ensure that all change initiatives conform to audit and control standards.
• Provide technical support and direction to programmer analysts and contractors on project analysis, systems development and project implementation by: implementing and communicating the strategy and direction to the project team and programmer analysts; ensuring that the hardware and software solution will meet project objectives efficiently; monitoring project timeframes; and approving changes in system specification.
• Develop, produce and revise corporate electrical and electronic standards, procedures and manuals for control systems and equipment.



Job Responsibilities (continued)

• Evaluate engineering information submitted for approval, such as sketches, drawing specifications, pre-production information, prototypes, costs, benefits and proposals submitted by consultants, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, and recommend and prepare substantiation for acceptance or rejection of proposals.
• Manage maintenance and support to a wide range of systems running from a variety of software applications and platforms, as well as monitor production standards with programmer analysts, contractors and contracting firms to ensure that the service level agreement is met.
• Develop documentation standards for the ongoing maintenance of systems.
• Identify and resolve system problems with the users and technical support groups.
• Establish standards for the service level agreements as new systems are installed into production.
• Research new technology related to systems and recommend changes to production applications that will benefit from the advancements.


Statement of Qualifications

• Design of processing machine control circuits and safety circuits
• Design of processing machine control software
• Hands-on experience in troubleshooting of automation/controls systems
• Programming languages, including C, C++, Visual Basic .net and VB Scripts
• Wonderware InTouch software
• Rockwell Automation software RSLinx, RS Logix 5, RS Logix 500, RS Logix 5000, RS NetWorx, Factory Talk
• Allen-Bradley PLC 5, SLC 500, MicroLogix, ControlLogix and Safety PLC
• Operator interface Panel View, Panel View plus
• Device networks: DeviceNet, AS-i
• Control networks: ControlNet, Profibus, EtherNet/IP
• Operating systems – Windows XP Pro and Server 2003
• Databases, including Microsoft Access, MS SQL
• Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• AutoCAD
• Web application development
• Networking devices – routers, switches and hubs, network configuration, firewall, deployment of anti-virus software
• Software acceptance testing
• Protocols – TCP/IP
• Vision Systems
• Thorough knowledge of the preparation of technical documentation, including control system design, documentation of system maintenance and programming
• Familiarity with codes and standards: CEC, CSA Z462, CSA Z432, CSA Z460, CSA Z434



You hold a university degree in Automation & Controls, Electronics or Electrical Engineering
• Your track record of success includes 5+ years of experience in electrical/controls design in systems automation and development, in integrating electrical controls components into electro-mechanical systems, and in preparing technical documentation, engineering drawings, reports and presentations.
• Experienced in planning and managing automation and computer projects, you bring a thorough knowledge of Rockwell Automation software and associated hardware, the Microsoft development environment (Windows) VB, SQL and .NET, as well as programming languages, including Visual Basic 6, VB.NET and VB Scripts.
• Your knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts, and of Server Database systems like SQL Server and Oracle, is combined with in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Access and MS SQL databases.
• You are conversant with Windows XP Pro and Server 2003 operating systems, competent with the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), adept at web application development, proficient at software acceptance testing, and experienced in using AutoCAD or another CAD software.
• Your thorough knowledge of the preparation of technical documentation includes control system design, documentation of system maintenance and programming.
• You are known for your ability to apply conceptual thinking to complex problems, implement practical solutions to help achieve both departmental and corporate objectives, as well as plan, organize and monitor mandates based on approved timelines and established priorities, including the management of several resources.
• You are a Professional Engineer Licensed in the Province corresponding to the job location

• Business Travel will be required up to 30% of the time

• Registered Professional Engineering (P. Eng.) is an asset; enrollment for a professional engineering designation will also be considered (e.g. Engineering in Training (EIT))



Employment Equity
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Conflict of Interest
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Important Message
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Leadership Behaviours
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner, that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.

Our Values
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Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.

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