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Controls System Designer

Cambridge, ON

Full-time (40 hours/week)

What Powerhouse can offer you!

  • Opportunities for growth and career advancement
  • Competitive compensation packages including larger vacation entitlements, benefits, profit sharing, fitness incentives, and other perks
  • Weekly team lunches
  • Culture initiatives including monthly social days, Christmas party and family outings such as Wonderland and ice skating
  • Newly renovated office with the latest technologies, large lunchroom, ping pong, and foosball and various types of working spaces

Job Description

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Control Systems Designer is responsible for all technical work with respect to projects and service provided to customers. The 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. In this role, you will be working with the engineering team and interfacing with customers while providing engineering, service, and support.

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
  • Cost control as it relates to the assigned projects
  • Take turns in handling after-hours emergency service calls
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement

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


  • Minimum of 5 years of Control Systems experience
  • Electrical Engineering Technician Diploma or equivalent
  • Professional Engineering License (P. Eng.) or Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) is considered an asset
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and passport for international travel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency 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
  • Familiarity with special terminology in the electrical engineering field
  • Capability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals
  • Capacity to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to respond effectively to common inquiries or complaints from customers
  • Skill to operate and interpret oscilloscopes and multi-meters

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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