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Automation Engineer, P.Eng. At Bestech


Greater Sudbury, On

Job Description

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Join Northern Ontario’s Leading Team

BESTECH is a trusted team leader of industry professionals delivering services in engineering, automation, energy management and software development.

Recognized as both a leader in innovation and as a top employer in Northern Ontario, BESTECH is committed to a strategy of sustained growth and security, with an eye towards future innovation and diversification. BESTECH is currently looking for exceptional candidates for the following position:

Automation Engineer, P.Eng.

The Automation Engineer is responsible for the execution of the detailed engineering design to prepare design criteria, engineering calculations, technical specifications, data sheets and reports and technical compliance, code compliance, checks and balances, in accordance with the project procedures. The Automation Engineer executes, coordinates and expedites a succession of different engineering jobs, as part of capital expenditure projects. The successful candidate will work independently to plan and carry out project steps that require the application of mature engineering knowledge.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Accountable for planning, estimating, and documentation of projects, both directly and indirectly by overseeing the work of others in the department.
  • Meet with clients to analyze their needs and requirements, making recommendations.
  • May carry out engineering studies to determine how best to solve a problem using surveys, site visits, tests, cost analyses and other standard procedures, recommending most economical methods of construction or change-over.
  • Prepare engineering analysis of projects to include: preliminary design, calculation, life-cycle cost and equipment selection.
  • Sign, date and affix seal to final drawings, specifications, plans, reports or other documents prepared, as required.
  • Plan, design, document and program PLCs.
  • Design and develop HMIs.
  • Prepare and interpret blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts and other visual aids.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper commissioning and project closing procedures are followed.
  • Expected to provide guidance and technical expertise to the team on client projects, as well as contributing to organizational improvement on an on-going basis.

Essential Job Requirements & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline (preferred: Electrical, Mechatronics, or Software Engineering).
  • Must be registered or immediately eligible to register as a P.Eng in Ontario.
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in an engineering or project management role with a technical firm.
  • Knowledge of mining related processes is a definite asset.
  • Extensive knowledge in automation technology and automation products.
  • Sound understanding of design engineering codes and technical standards.
  • Extensive computer knowledge in industry applications, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD and MicroStation.
  • Knowledge of Electrical, Instrumentation and Mechanical type systems.
  • Leadership and Project Management experience is essential.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with exceptional report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible/adaptable in exercising judgment in a changing environment and to manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision, be proactive in a team work environment.
  • Ability to mentor and train junior staff.
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making skills and time management skills.
  • Able to ensure that all projects maintain a safe operating environment.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and have access to a personal vehicle.
  • Must be willing to travel.

BESTECH offers competitive pay and excellent benefits.

BESTECH invites applications from all qualified individuals. BESTECH is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and any other protected status. BESTECH offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, or require an accessible version of this job posting, please contact Human Resources via

To apply for this position, please submit your resume online. Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Thank you for your interest in BESTECH. While all responses are appreciated and will be handled with strict confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

Further information about BESTECH may be found at

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