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Electrical Designer
Position: Electrical Designer
Reports to: Electrical Designer Group Leader
Electrical Designer Job Description:

Responsible for designing electrical control systems and schematics for custom automation equipment.

Junior Electrical Design Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes the electrical design and schematics of smaller and stand-alone machines
  • Assists other designers with the electrical design and schematics of larger systems
  • Review IAI Quotation to understand client requirements, determine project direction and required project features
  • Communicate project concerns, project status, and design solutions with management, fellow staff and clients
  • Meet with the Mechanical, Fluid Power, and Programming design team members to evaluate the design and ensure that design requirements are met
  • Does not add features out of the scope of work without prior approval by design management or sales representative
  • Use appropriate methods to generate and verify the design
  • Manages all assigned tasks in a neat and timely fashion while striving to maintain budgeted hours
  • Calculates and documents system and component sizing (current, heat load calculations, etc)
  • Applies electrical industry design and safety standards
  • Submit drawings for customer approval
  • Prepare and present project information to customers in a professional manner
  • Generate and submit Bill of Materials (BOM) to the Purchasing Department
  • Create and assemble Electrical Documentation Binders
  • Create and order machine Lamacoid labels
  • Completes “as built” drawing updates, reviews updates/changes with the other departments when required.
  • Assists other IAI personnel during the equipment build, observes and monitors how the build is progressing
  • Follow instruction and training prescribed by the Group Leader
  • Occasional travel as required, within North Americ

Intermediate Electrical Design Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • All of the Duties and Responsibilities listed under Junior Designer
  • Design of larger and more technically complex projects
  • Ability to provide guidance to junior designers and Coop students
  • Supports Senior designer(s) on larger projects
  • Utilize technical knowledge and experience to produce superior designs
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and research new processes and methodologies
  • Contributes ideas and leadership for Continuous Improvement (CI) projects that improve the department’s operation and efficiency.
  • Occasional travel as required, within North America

Senior Electrical Design Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • All of the Duties and Responsibilities listed under Junior and Intermediate Designer
  • Project Management of large-scale projects.
  • Delegate duties and coordinate the design process with other designers in the department
  • Delegate duties to contract designers as required
  • Provide design guidance and leadership to the project team.
  • Coordinate with other departments to achieve project goals
  • Occasional travel as required, within North America
Occupational Health and Safety Act Responsibilities:

Workers have a general duty to protect their own health and safety and that of others around them. Workers must:

  • Work in compliance to the Act and Regulations
  • Use or wear any equipment, protective devices or clothing required by the employer
  • Not move or make ineffective any protective devices or clothing required by the employer
  • Report to the employer or supervisor any known hazards or missing or defective equipment or protective devices
  •  Report any known violation of the Act or regulations to the employer or supervisor

Workers should be proactive about health and safety. That means that workers must not only comply with the law, the employer’s policies and workplace procedures, but they should also make suggestions to improve health and safety. Workers may also bring health and safety concerns and suggestions directly to the Joint Health and Safety Representative (Members names are listed on the Health and Safety Bulletin Board).

Physical Demands:

This position requires frequent sitting, with occasional standing and walking. It requires occasional crouching, squatting, kneeling, bending, climbing and crawling. Working in the electrical department also requires constant cervical flexion, the chin to chest movement. Maximum lifting and carrying weights can reach about 25lbs and the maximum pushing and pulling weights can reach 100-150lbs. Frequent forward reach with the dominant arm, handling, and use of fingers is necessary, as well as occasional grasping and pinching. Working in this position requires the ability to work alone and self-supervise as well as the ability to supervise others. It also requires the ability to handle attention to detail, tight deadlines, responsibility and accountability and the ability to multi-task.

Education Requirements and Experience for Electrical Designer:
  • Minimum, a Diploma in Electrical Engineering or Equivalent Specialized Experience
  • Minimum 2+ Years’ Experience within the Automation or Automotive Manufacturing Field
  • Changing job conditions may require periodic skill upgrades
  • Proficient in EPLAN, AutoCAD, E-drawings
  • MS Office Software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Working knowledge of Lean manufacturing concepts
  • Good understanding of pneumatics and fluid power engineering
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the following Safety Codes
    • ESA/CEC Electrical Codes
    • CSA Z462_Workplace Electrical Safety
    • CSA Z432_Safeguarding of Machinery
    • CSA Z142_Power Press Operation
    • CSA Z434_Robot Safety

Innovative Automation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.