Process Control Analyst – Automation

Hamilton, Ontario
Job Type Permanent
Job ID 16957
Salary $0.00
Job Description

Title: Process Control Analyst – Automation

Location: Hamilton, ON

Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary Range: TBD
Benefits: Dental care, Extended health care, RRSP match, Vision care etc.

Bonus: Yes

Reports to: Manager – Process Automation

Department: ITA – Process Automation


About our client

Our client is one the largest steel company in Canada.

About the role

We are seeking talented, motivated people to help us create the next generation of our client known for consistently out-performing the competition, delivering superior returns, and creating value for our customers as a world-class supplier of innovative steel products and solutions.

Safety is the Core Value of our client and the individual will make Safety the #1 priority in the execution of all work activities, including monitoring contractor/vendor safety in support of work efforts.

Your day-to-day

  • Design, develop, troubleshoot and otherwise maintain critical process control systems utilizing PLCs, HMIs and other intelligent electronic devices.
  • Learn and understand the technology involved in cold rolling, annealing and temper rolling sheet steel and apply appropriate solutions to maximize operating efficiencies.
  • Work with personnel from varied disciplines in a manufacturing environment toward continual improvement in production capabilities.
  • Analyze manufacturing process improvement requests and design technical solutions (hardware and software).
  • Design, develop, test and implement applications / systems. Train users. Provide detailed documentation.
  • Support the critical production systems in a timely fashion to maximize operating efficiencies with minimal interruption.
  • Off-hours, on-call response to high-priority issues is expected. Occasional after hours commissioning of new code or systems is required.

What you bring to the table

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or community college diploma in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience with programming PLCs is required. Manufacturing industry experience is preferred.
  • The job is primarily focused on programming and troubleshooting Level 1 control systems. The core technologies used in this role are General Electric/Alstom Alspa 80MT, HPCi and RXi PLCs, ControlLogix PLCs and PowerFlex drives, SAF PLCs and drives.
  • Experience using the core technologies or willingness to learn them will be favoured.
  • The candidate will also be required to learn about systems that communicate with the PLCs (e.g. ABB Shapemeter, Kelk tensiometers, NDC xray electronics) in order to be able to support their interfaces to the PLCs.
  • Experience with communication protocols (e.g., Remote I/O, Modbus over TCP/IP) is necessary.
  • Experience programming HMIs is necessary. Factory Link and FT View are the existing HMI development software packages used.
  • The ability to comprehend and update AutoCAD electrical drawings and schematics are necessary skills.
  • Must have a valid Ontario Driver’s license and access to a reliable car
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada

Job Skills and Knowledge

  • General knowledge of drives and motors.
  • General knowledge of relays, sensors, and data acquisition devices.
  • Knowledge of AGC (automatic gauge control) would be an asset.
  • Analytical and problem-solving capabilities are required.
  • Strong verbal communication, written communication, and listening skills.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.

Your work environment

  • Includes work in both office and mill environments with a high impact team
  • Candidate should be located within a 1hr drive of our Hamilton facility.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred) - Programming PLC: 5 years (preferred)

If you have the skills and experience that we are looking for to be successful in this role, please submit your resume to Masood Noor by email at

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