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Job Title:  Specialist, Electrical Control and Automation Engineer


Montréal, QC, CA

Other Location(s):  Montreal
Employment Type:  Temporary - New
Language Requirements:  Bilingual Imperative (BBBB)
Job ID:  19858
Employment Type:  Temporary - New
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 19858  
Business Function: Engineering  
Primary City: Montréal  
Other Location(s):Montreal  
Province: Quebec  
Employment Type: Temporary - New  
Employment Status: Term  
Language Requirement: Bilingual Imperative (BBBB)  
Employee Class and Level: UPCET02  
Number of Vacancies: 1  
Recruiter’s name: BEATRICE CASTIGLIONE  
Position Reports To: BOBBY PIERRE  
Area of Competition:   
Posting Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 01/10/2019
Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 15/10/2019

Job Description

The Specialist, Electrical Controls and Automation Engineer reviews system performance proactively, identifies potential control logic problems with mail processing equipment (MPE) and works with Maintenance to prevent problems. Ensures that all automated processes are functioning at optimal performance levels. Collaborates with team members to fix system issues, reviewing the programming and design to modify, update, design or commission updates to system control logic or the processes. Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Specialist, Electrical Controls and Automation Engineer.

Job Responsibilities
  • Leads day-to-day issues resolution relating to MPE performance through extensive interaction with multiple vendors, system integrator and other Engineering groups in order to bring problems to a resolution. Ensures that problems are addressed at expected service level agreements. Provides on-call/standby support as required to ensure that MPE is in optimal working condition.
  • Conducts root cause analysis to identify issues which may result in changes in procedures or updates in system logic. Communicates with all stakeholders including the vendor and Engineering groups in order to identify preventative measures. Initiates automation debugging and continual improvement to increase system reliability and productivity.
  • Manages and leads automation projects including development and implementation of control logic or changes to processes in order to meet business requirements.  Leads the project team in the analysis of user specifications, reviews proposals and implements optimal technical solution.  Studies and adjusts project/enhancement priorities. 
  • Develops documentation such as technical specifications, procedures or any other associated documentation for machine control for internal documentation or procurement activities purposes. Reviews technical standards to ensure compliance to all applicable regulation and to ensure systems are functioning in an optimized capacity. Provides training and support to peers and maintenance technicians as required
  • Develops project plans, provides cost estimates, prepares business cases, resource estimates and planned life cycle time frames; reports on related costs, contracts and investments issues. Reviews proposals provided by the project team and subject matter experts and implements an optimal solution; reviews and adjusts projects/enhancements priorities in accordance with user requirements
Job Responsibilities (continued)
  • Advises management on technological advances in Engineering and Systems features, procedures, standards by maintaining an awareness of the “state of the art” for electrical control and automation engineering principles and design.

Evaluates engineering information submitted for approval, such as network diagrams, specifications, pre-production information, prototypes, and costs and benefits and proposals submitted by consultants, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.  Recommends and prepares substantiation for acceptance or rejection of proposals

  • University degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar Automation and Controls degree 
  • A professional engineer (P.Eng) license in Canada or registered as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with a provincial engineering association may be required. (Provincial Exceptions related to Engineering Acts may be considered)


  • 4+ years of recent experience in electrical/controls design and troubleshooting in automated systems and development of documentation, drawings and diagrams.
  • 4+ years of recent experience in preventive maintenance recommendations
  • 4+ years of recent experience in reviewing, authorizing, coordinating and managing the deployment of new systems or execution of system controls changes


Other Information


  • Proficiency in common industrial protocols, data exchange and other communication protocol
  • Experience with various software including Microsoft Office, web application development, databases, AutoCAD etc.
  • Networking & devices: routers, switches and hubs, network configuration, deployment of anti-virus software
  • Familiarity with electrical codes and standards i.e.. CSA Z460, CSA Z462, CSA Z463, and the Canadian Electrical Code
  • Ability to mentor and train technicians as required
  • Able to work various shifts as required
  • Able to provide standby (on-call) support as required

Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.


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