Automation and Controls Engineer

Employment type: Full-time
City: Montréal
Last visit: 2014-10-28
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-28


Automation and Controls Engineer

Montréal, QC


There’s a lot going on at Canada Post and, if you haven’t thought of us before as a springboard for your career as an automation and controls engineer, think again. Canada Post is continually evolving and looking at new ways of becoming more competitive and playing a larger role in the lives of Canadians from coast to coast. Our state-of-the-art systems are crucial to the success of our operations, as are our Engineers. Come and be a part of the action!

We are seeking an electrical, electronics or computer engineer to assume overall accountability for the design of control systems, programming of computer systems and integration of mechanical, electrical and computer systems as they relate to sorting equipment. In this rewarding role as an Electrical Engineering Officer (Automation and Controls you will lead projects for the design and optimization of mail processing equipment.

This is your opportunity to work for one of Canada’s top employers and a world leader in the postal industry. A defined benefit pension plan and a competitive benefits package and remuneration plan are some of the other great reasons to consider this exciting career move.

YOUR DUTIES as an Electrical Engineering Officer (Automation and Controls) will vary, but primarily you will:

Design 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 reduce downtime.

Manage and lead systems design, development and implementation to meet business requirements by:

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 proposed system solutions (software and hardware);

managing system development, testing and integration with other software systems and hardware;

developing project plans and providing cost estimates;

preparing business cases, resource estimates and planned life-cycle timeframes; and

developing training material for both production groups and end users.

Supervise enhancements and provide ongoing support to existing production applications.

Provide technical support and direction to programmer analysts and contractors on project analysis, systems development and project implementation.

Develop, produce and revise corporate electrical and electronic standards, procedures and manuals for control systems and equipment.

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.

Identify and resolve system problems with the users and technical support groups.

Establish standards for the service level agreements as new systems are entered into production.

Research new technology related to systems and recommend changes to production applications that will benefit from the advancements.

You bring to the position of Electrical Engineering Officer (Automation and Controls) A HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS.

You hold an engineering degree in Computer, Automation & Controls, Electronics or Electrical Engineering or software Engineering or a related Engineering degree.

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 comfortable with the Windows XP Pro and Server 2003 operating systems, competent with 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 assignments based on approved timelines and established priorities, including the management of several resources.

You are a Professional Engineer who is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.

You are bilingual (English and French

Note: As part of the selection process selected candidates will be required to complete a security screening process.


If you're ready to make a difference and discover your full potential, Canada Post delivers a variety of exciting and challenging career opportunities across the country. As one of Canada’s top employers and best corporate citizens, we’re committed to attracting, retaining and developing a winning team to meet the evolving needs of Canadians and secure our future.


Canada Post offers

A total compensation package 

• Competitive salary 

• Annual incentive program 

• Comprehensive individual and family benefits coverage 

• Vacation and leave options 

• Canada Post Registered Pension Plan

A strong community of employees

• Our employees drive innovation and ensure that our business continues to evolve to meet our customers’ changing needs

The satisfaction of a job well done

• You’ll be part of a winning team that touches the lives of millions


To apply for this position on Canada Post’s careers website, please click hereor on the URL provided.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 


Canada Post is committed to having a diverse staff that reflects the active Canadian population, and therefore encourages applicants who belong to the four groups designated by the Employment Equity Act (women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities) to self-identify.



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Career Level: Experienced

Years of Relevant Experience: Any

Industry: Government and Public Sector

Job Function: Engineering