Sciences and Engineering

Date Posted: August 09, 2021

Job Location: Ear Falls

Job Number: REF257S

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately



Address: 1, Sawmill Road Off Hwy 105, PO , Box 250, Ear Falls, Ontario, Canada P0V 1T0

Job Description

We are looking for a Process Control/Optimization Specialist to be based from an individual plant site with the ability to travel to other locations depending on projects and needs.

Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for the implementation of control systems, programming on start-up projects and daily operational issues.

This position will be responsible for system specification, design, architecture and development of automated systems with other team members of the Project personnel, Electrical technicians, Electricians and operational crew to maximize Automation efficiency and meet needs within every sawmill.


Leverages technical expertise to analyze, identify technical issues and implement solutions.
Develop and support Automation initiatives on many platforms.
Prepare Electrical Design, Programming, Instrumentation and Industrial IT initiative to support start-up for all other lumber units.
Train technician on Automation System.
Prepare configuration of various automation systems (process control systems, safety instrumented systems and fire and gas systems) including code development, ability to specify hardware needed as per projects or situation.
Responsible for implementing code, system simulation, operator training and commissioning support to all units.
Develop standards, procedures, training manuals, and other documentation for projects or internal use.
Oversee the use of communication networks for control of equipment and monitoring systems to include IP addressing and managed switches effecting process control.
Ensures project documentation according to management standards and expectations.
Participate in various other ad hoc projects as needed.


Demonstrated leadership and excellent customer service skills.
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Ability to work under pressure.
Independent and initiative.
Strong work ethic, good judgment.
Is flexible and adaptable to a variety of work environments and situations.


Bachelor or Collegial level in Electrical discipline or Control Engineering with at least 5 years of experience related to Automation, start-up projects.
Automation System training/certification to coach other.
Experience in PLC development, support and testing services.
Experience configuring control systems in a manufacturing environment with start-up projects experience within Sawmills. (Lumber industry)
Hands-on PLC programming installation/service engineering/troubleshoot hardware and peripheral devices.
Hands-on troubleshooting machine control systems, machine start- up and de-bugging.
Working knowledge of VFD and Servo Motor control.
Understanding of the use of Automation in a Sawmill plant process and basic unit operations to assist with the design of process control strategies.
Understanding basic pneumatic and hydraulic circuits.
Ability (valid driver license) and willingness to travel regularly.

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 2 to 5 years
  • Minimum educational level: Bachelor Degree
  • Certifications:
    • Driver’s licence
  • Language: English

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