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

To engineer electrical schematics specific to project requirements through various sources of information.

Junior Electrical Design Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proficient in software packages such as AutoCAD, E-Plan, and MS Office, to be able to apply proper electrical industry design standards
  • Understand and apply Innovative Automation Inc. standard library resources
  • Communicate effectively with management, fellow staff, and customers the status of current projects, project concerns, and possible solutions
  • Understand Innovative Automation Inc.’s scheduling and budget requirements, and apply personal management skills to meet required time and material allowances
  • Project binders are to be created as per ISO description, using Avery dividers pre-printed from the “Ready Index 8.doc” file located in the Word Templates
  • Generate “Electrical Binder” and “Control Assembly” drawing packages. Upon project completion drawings are to be updated to “as built”, followed by a “client” copy being generated. “Electrical Binder” and “Control Assembly Packages” are required to be reprinted and filed once they are reprinted. “As built” drawings are to be marked accordingly and filed for future reference
  • Occasional travel as required within North America

Senior Electrical Design Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities listed under Junior Design
  • Prioritize and schedule multiple projects; time management with respect to all phases of a project
  • Assemble and coordinate multiple staff when larger projects require team efforts
  • Prepare and present customer projects in a professional manner
  • Study quotation and Project Requirements form to determine the customer’s requirements
  • Review machine concept and function with sales, mechanical design and lead developers. With the use of standard Innovative drawing templates, engineers the control package accordingly, then submits to the Electrical Controls Manager or Group Leader for approval. Once approved internally the drawings are to be submitted to the customer for their approval
  • Research and develop application and use of products involved in a project. The research and development records are to be filed for future reference. Successes and failures are to be entered into the PGA file under “Best Practices”
  • Generate a complete Bill of Materials (BOM) for purchased components. Bill of Materials (part numbers and quantities) are submitted to purchasing, and also filed in the project binder
  • Work with Technical Manual writer to ensure that proper drawings and documentation are submitted into the Technical Manual package.
  • Non-conformances throughout the project are to be recorded as per ISO policy
  • As per ISO policy, Project Requirements form is to be initialled once associated phase of a project is complete
  • Refer to ISO Work Instructions document WI73101 for in depth policy descriptions
  • 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 Diploma in Electrical Engineering or Equivalent Specialized Experience
  • Minimum 2+ Years’ Experience within the Automation or Automotive Manufacturing Field
  • Skills are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions

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.