Electrical and Controls Team Lead - Grande Prairie, AB

Mill Operations

Date Posted: January 31, 2024

Job Location: Grande Prairie

Job Number: 01020605

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: Weyerhaeuser Company Limited


Address: 12 km South on Resources Road, Postal Bag 1020, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada T8V 3A9

Job Description

position is part of the Softwood Lumber Business located in Grande
Prairie, Alberta. The Sawmill is a high volume, high recovery,
dimension lumber operation that runs three shifts on a 7-day

Electrical and Process Control Team Lead, you will plan and lead a
team of Electricians and Process Control Technicians in the areas
of safety, quality and maintenance for all equipment and facilities
in order to meet department and unit goals. You will facilitate
team meetings & trainings; identify safety, environmental,
quality & production issues; collaborate with the production
team to maximize productivity and minimize cost and reduce waste;
develop the skill set of associates; and proactively address team
issues or concerns. 

Additionally, you will lead your team by proactively resolving
employee issues, building teamwork as well as ensuring adherence to
all applicable site policies and procedures in a fair and
consistent manner. As such, you are expected to have a proven track
record of demonstrating safety excellence, driving positive change,
improving maintenance systems and effectively leading

Key Functions

  • Lead a team of Electricians and
    Process Controls Technicians to meet department and unit goals in
    equipment and building safety, quality, reliability, and
    maintenance, as well as elevate constraints and debottleneck
  • Improve preventive and
    predictive maintenance methods and systems to reduce unscheduled
  • Utilize reliable troubleshooting
    methods to ensure production volume, quality and overall uptime
    goals are met
  • Apply electrical theory and
    related knowledge to test and modify developmental or operational
    electrical machinery, and electrical control equipment and
    circuitry in industrial environments
  • Oversee, test, adjust,
    troubleshoot, image and backup or install electronic equipment such
    as industrial controls, circuit boards and switches; program PLC
    controls, HMIs, VB.NET and C# utility applications, SQL and Access
    databases, motion control systems, communications protocols
    including Networks and VLANs (both copper and fiber), Modbus,
    Modbus+, and DeviceNET, Computers and Computer Optimization
  • Plan, develop, manage, and
    provide effective leadership for the electrical team

    • Ensuring the safety of all
      associates by identifying safety issues and taking measures to
      proactively address concerns
    • Driving an electrical safety
      culture based on CSA Z462 compliance and CEC
    • Actively leading and developing
      the electrical maintenance team to ensure effective communication
      across & between shifts and with the production
    • Effectively implement training
      resources to build team capacity by enhancing and building the
      team’s technical skills
  • Use computer-based programs to
    prioritize maintenance requests, manage maintenance inventory, and
    plan and schedule the weekly work for the electrical
  • Research and Procure necessary
    parts for repairs and or upgrades
  • Computer Optimization

    • manage parameters of various
      Computer Optimizer


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
    or an Engineering Technologist Diploma (or higher) in a related
    field such as Electrical Engineering/Technologist, Computer
    Engineering/Technologist, Electronics
  • At least 3 years’ experience
    working with a team in an industrial manufacturing
  • Ability to lead a team to a high
    level of safety performance
  • Work-related experience in
    leading and ensuring compliance with safety initiatives
  • At least 3 years of electrical
    and controls experience in an industrial manufacturing environment,
    with an understanding of industrial electrical
  • Proficient Logix5000 and HMI and
    associated control systems
  • High level of proficiency with
    PLC programming and troubleshooting
  • Ability to program and
    troubleshoot AC or DC power inverters/frequency drives/servo drives
    and associated motion control systems
  • Proven expertise in preventative
    and predictive maintenance systems and methods
  • Ability to read and understand
    electrical power and control system schematics
  • Demonstrated ability to raise
    performance by building and maintaining positive relationships with
    associates through coaching, development and instilling a
    continuous improvement mind-set
  • Ability to work in a
    collaborative and team-based environment
  • Track record of consistently
    demonstrating leadership skills as well as positive influence and
    accomplishments in proactively influencing safety, environment,
    quality, productivity and people development
  • Demonstrated computer skills and
    proficiency in Microsoft Office, other Windows-based programs,
    internet, and computer-based maintenance programs (SAP, CAD, etc.),
    VB.NET, C#, SQL and Access databases
  • Must be able to accept calls
    during non-business hours, as needed
  • Willing and able to work a
    flexible schedule, including occasional weekends, when
  • Working knowledge of business
    and financial concepts
  • Understand the function and
    operation of mechanical hardware and/or packaging equipment or
    material handling equipment
  • Industrial control system
    design, programming and troubleshooting experience
  • Knowledge and experience with
    Modicon, Allen Bradley PLC’s, AC and DC drives and other industrial
    control components and devices
  • Ability to read and understand
    electrical and mechanical diagrams and drawings
  • Networks including Modbus,
    Modbus+, Ethernet (both copper and fiber) and VLANs, and


  • PLC Expert
  • Familiarity with electrical
    power distribution systems
  • Knowledge of mechanical and
    fluid power systems
  • Experience in a high-performance
    work system

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English

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