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Job Title:  Electrical Engineering Officer (Automation & Controls) TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT


Richmond, BC, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  129289
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 129289  
Business Function: Engineering  
Primary City: Richmond 
Province: British Columbia (CA-BC) 
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): 03/10/2021

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.At Canada Post, we are excited to spotlight Indigenous communities within our hiring practices as we celebrate the important heritage of our great Nation.

Job Responsibilities

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


  • Draws, designs, sketches and writes detailed specifications and technical requirements for the installation, maintenance, modification, relocation and improvement of mechanized mail handling equipment.


  • Plans, coordinates and manages Engineering activities on mail processing equipment by analyzing technical performance and proposing enhancements to reduce operating cost, increase performance and diminish downtime.


  • Maintains and enhances technical quality of general engineering of mail processing equipment by providing specialist electronic technological consulting services.


  • Conducts assigned research studies in the areas of design, operation, reliability maintenance and safety of various items of electrical and electronic equipment and/or components to determine nature of changes or improvements required; proposes and/or designs specific modifications, alternatives and improvements arising from such research.


  • Designs, develops and oversees the implementation of maintenance programs and parameters for existing and new equipment determining standards, procedures, control systems, equipment, resources and skill requirements.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Manages and leads systems design, development and implementations of systems in order to meet business requirements.


a) Ensure team cohesion, leading the project team in the analysis of specifications from users or their representatives;

b) Reviews proposals provided by the project team, subject matter experts, analysts, technologist and implements the optimal solution; reviews and adjusts projects/enhancements priorities in accordance with user requirements;

c) System development, testing and integration with other sub-system and/or interfaces; design and review the proposed system/equipment solution at all (required/applicable) levels;

d) Reports projects/enhancement issues to management on timely basis develops project plans, provides cost estimates, prepares business cases, resource estimates and planned life cycle time frames; report also on related costs, contracts and investments issues;

e)  Develop relevant training material for applicable use and integration throughout the operational community (notably mail ops and plant maintenance).


  • Develops, produces and revises corporate electrical and electronic standards, procedures and manuals for control systems and equipment.           Evaluates engineering information submitted for approval, such as sketches, drawings 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.


  • Supervises contracts for the procurement maintenance and installation of electrical and electronic equipment, including liaison with contracting agency, evaluation of information and checking of proposals and drawings, supervision of manufacturer, installation proving out and acceptance.


  • Monitors progress of improvement/service development initiatives and prepares reports/ presentations to Engineering and Program Development Manager.


  • Supervises, conducts or participates in factory and field inspections, test and trials of electrical and electronic equipment and components being manufactured, assembled, installed and tested for retrofits, modifications and permanent adjustments. Accepts or rejects equipment or components examined or tested.


  • Advises management on technological advances in Engineering and Systems features, procedures, standards by maintaining an awareness of the “state of the art” for technical aspects of equipment and system design principles.




  • A University or College degree in a related field.



  • 2-5 years of related work experience is required.


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Not Applicable

Applicants who identify as Indigenous shall be given priority in the candidate selection process. 
To support data collection: This is a special measure employment equity initiative and as a result it is important to self-identify to ensure that this asset is recognized.

Canada Post is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated.  All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Other Information


Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.

If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
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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