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Co-op Controls System Designer – Fall Term (September to December 2020)

Position Objective

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Co-op Control Systems Designer is responsible for all technical work with respect to projects and service provided to customers. The Co-op Control Systems Designer plays a pivotal role in using their creativity and technical expertise to create, design and implement innovative controls systems solutions for our customers.

Key Accountabilities

  • Partner with the Project Managers and Technical Leads in areas including:
    • PLC/HMI/Drives programming
    • Hardware design
    • Testing of systems
    • Industrial communication networks
    • Startup and commissioning at our customers’ sites
  • Meet the schedule and quality requirements for all project deliverables
  • Provide status updates to the assigned Project Managers
  • Ensuring that all customer specifications are met
  • Vendor, customer and community relations
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement

Note: The key accountabilities are not an exhaustive list and other duties may be assigned as needed.


  • In progress of completing Degree or Diploma in relevant engineering field
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Familiarity with special terminology in the electrical engineering field
  • Experience with different software tools and computer applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office, PLC programming software, electrical schematic design software, HMI programming software, Drive programming software and industrial networks is considered an asset
  • Experience with interpreting oscilloscopes and multi-meters is considered an asset

what it takes to succeed

  • A commitment to quality and service
  • Respect for others
  • Action-oriented
  • Dedicated
  • Detail oriented
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Hard-working
  • Honest
  • Humble
  • Positive attitude
  • Organized
  • Self-starter

Powerhouse Controls is committed to providing a barrier-free interview process and accommodating applicants’ needs in accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the process, please contact our recruitment team.

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