Electrical Designer

Job Type Permanent
Job ID 16598
Job Description

Our client is a manufacturer and integrator of pioneering material handling systems for the tire industry and they are looking to hire for a Electrical Designer.

They are also a leading global supplier of turnkey automation for intralogistics that uses advanced robotics and software technologies.

Title: Electrical Designer

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Grimsby, ON

Shift: Days

This position is responsible for working closely with highly skilled mechanical, electrical, and project management professionals, to design electrical systems based on calculations while conforming to sound engineering practices. This involves ensuring device performance reliability and conformance to customer specifications. In addition, this position is responsible for the ongoing implementation of improved quality and reliability.


  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Four (4) weeks of vacation/leave time to start
  • Employee Group Benefits Plan (including health and dental coverage, life insurance, health spending account, long-term disability, employee assistance program)
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Flexible working hours
  • Travel opportunities
  • Employee Profit Sharing Plan
  • Growth and professional development opportunities
  • Free gourmet beverages (coffee, tea, etc.)
  • Monthly social events, including annual golf tournament, ice cream social, BBQ’s and more
  • The opportunity to join one of the largest material handling companies in the world


  • Attend project kick off meetings to gain knowledge on project specifications, expectations and timelines as well as provide technical knowledge on electrical system functionality. In addition, the Electrical Designer will provide hours and material costs estimates.
  • Develop and prepare electrical designs, and drawings, from preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data while utilizing Design Requests and conforming to sound engineering practices.
  • Create and maintain electrical schematics of electrical designs as well as other support drawings using AutoCAD electrical software during and after the build cycle. This involves consulting with other departments, project managers/engineers and fabrication groups before and after the build cycle and making changes to electrical drawings as necessary.
  • Ensure system performance reliability and conformance to customer specifications.
  • Design in accordance with Cimcorp standards and department procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of budget and schedule commitments during the design cycle. This involves bringing significant deviations to the attention of the Project Design Supervisor.
  • Responsible for the research phase of purchasing for electrical parts. This involves contacting different vendors and factoring price, quality and delivery. The Electrical Designer is responsible for justifying product choice to the Project Manager, and submitting purchase orders to the purchasing department for all electrical components. This process is to be complete when CCNA product standards are not applicable.
  • Maintain device and system engineering drawing packages as well as other support documentation including information on conformance to standards.
  • Schedule, chair, and create minutes for design reviews as required throughout the design cycle.
  • Assist the Production Manager in identifying and addressing electrical issues arising on the shop floor and/or at the customer site. This may involve troubleshooting assistance and making drawing revisions.
  • Assist the Project Design Supervisor in the implementation and maintenance of established goals for quality and reliability of CCNA systems as well as research new electrical devices and methods.
  • Attend project update meetings to review and ensure all projects are on budget and on schedule. This involves providing updates on the progress of electrical design.
  • Participate in “post mortem” meetings to discuss project successes and opportunities for improvement.
  • In collaboration with other departments, and based on the risk analysis developed by the Project Manager, develop and integrate concepts that contribute to the safety of the equipment and its design. This includes capturing and addressing individual/human safety elements as well as machine safety.
  • Create and maintain safety validation documentation including SISTEMA files.
  • Respond to inquiries, questions, concerns from individual employees, departments, and customers. This involves providing technical support in the area of electrical design.
  • Assist with research and development investigations and studies as directed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information accessed in accordance with Cimcorp policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all departmental procedures, Cimcorp health and safety policies, procedures, and responsibilities under the OHSA, are followed during all work activities on site and at Cimcorp Automation.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Strong ability to develop electrical designs of complex automated systems from basic concepts using engineering principles.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems including 400/480/600VAC 3-phase, controls, I/O systems, servo control, safety circuits and pneumatics.
  • Familiarity with modular cabling technologies, cable tray systems and electrical installations.
  • Electrical wiring experience and familiarity with mechanical systems is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of sound engineering practices and electrical codes with a commitment to adhering to all standards and best practices.
  • Knowledge of basic robotic operations, including mechanical, electrical, and software interfacing.
  • Understanding of, and experience with, conveying and material handling equipment is considered an asset.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of multi-function team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to deal courteously and effectively with all levels of staff, customers, vendors, partners, and any other potential stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook, and other common software packages. An ability to learn and use other software packages, such as our ERP software, is required.
  • Hands on experience with AutoCAD Electrical is required.


  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum five (5) to ten (10) years’ experience as an Electrical Designer in an industrial/engineering/automation environment.


  • Minimal travel is required for this position based on installation timelines.
  • Valid driver’s license, passport and non-restrictive travel ability to market countries are Schedule:


If you have the skills and experience that we are looking for to be successful in this role please apply online, email or fax your resume to Aneezah Dhir.


fax to 416-495-8487


We are an equal opportunity Employer

Apply Online