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Automation and Controls Technician at Charlottetown Metal Products

Date Posted: May 08, 2023
Application Deadline: July 04, 2023
Job Type: Full-Time / Permanent
Job Category:

  • Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Trades and Technology
Job Start Date: July 04, 2023
Job Location: In Office Position (Milton, PEI, Canada)
Positions Available: 1
Salary: Starting at $55,000/year & Paid OT
Hours Per Week: 40+

Job Description

Key Job Responsibilities:

The Controls Technician is responsible for designing, troubleshooting, and commissioning automated food processing equipment and turnkey process lines. The Controls Technician will support overall controls and automation design elements for large complex projects. The Controls Technician will collaborate with the company's project managers, project engineers, controls engineers and designers to exceed customer satisfaction in the delivery of best-in-class turnkey food processing equipment solutions.

  • Build, inspect, commission, and troubleshoot control panels using drawings either made internally or externally.
  • Select and design customized machine control systems and instrumentation to meet project objectives within the project timelines set
  • Create control schematics and wiring drawings.
  • Size and select control panel components and create control panel layouts using AutoCAD electrical 2
  • Interface with suppliers and select and specify sensors, measurement equipment, and other controls equipment components
  • Prepare Bill of Material (BOM) lists of components required for project implementation
  • Program human-machine interfaces (HMI) and industrial programmable logic controllers (PLC)
  • Test, simulate, and correct programs that have been designed and conduct factory acceptance tests (FAT) and on-site commissioning site acceptance tests (SAT) of our system solutions
  • Troubleshoot all control system related problems with existing customer installed base equipment as well as new project activity
  • Assist with customer service issues and controls questions as required. This will involve remote and onsite troubleshooting and calibration.
  • Collaborate with the commissioning of control systems and act as a resource person when required
  • Provide technical support during commissioning and after project start up - from the office and on site at the client's plant site when required
  • Technical writing and preparation of controls and engineering reports
  • Integrate electromechanical solutions alongside the project engineering team
  • Additional Responsibilities:
    • Look to optimize and elevate quality of controls and HMI output to customers
    • Train and support team members on site and remotely
    • Help establish new standards and maintain existing standards



  • Education requirements; Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Instrumentation and Control Technician from an accredited institution
  • Mastery of Rockwell Automation (Allen Bradley), Siemens, Schneider, and Wonderware technologies a major asset
  • At least 3-5 years PLC controls and related field working experience
  • Fully understand CSA and UL Electrical requirements
  • Must understand how to interpret electrical schematics and electrical code specifications
  • Good knowledge of Ethernet networks, fibre optics, and some bus protocols
  • Must be fluent in the English language with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Ability to work with a minimum of instructions and complete tasks independently and take responsibility on technical matters
  • Must be able to travel to customer sites and follow all applicable safety regulations
  • Must be willing to work overtime, weekends, and holidays to meet customer project commitments
  • Proactive and able to manage time well; able to build relationships
  • Must possess a team player attitude and be able to work in a project team environment


**The start date for this position is ASAP

How to Apply

Submit your application by email to the company contact listed below.
Documents to be included:

Cover LetterResumeReferences

Company Information

Company Name: Charlottetown Metal Products

Address: 2744 North York River Road

City/Town: Charlottetown

Postal/Zip Code: C1E 1Z2

Province/State: PEI

Country: Canada

Website: https://cmpequipment.com/

Company Contact

Contact Person: Kyle Both

Contact Person Job Title: Engineering Manager

Telephone: 902-213-1886

Email: kboth@cmpequipment.com