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Organization Overview
TOROMONT CAT POWER SYSTEMS, utilizing Caterpillar engines, has become an industry leader in the supply of Generators and Electric Power through customized engineering, packaging, design and building complete control and switchgear systems. The commitment to provide the latest technology, quality products and technical expertise to meet constantly changing requirements of a growing industry are the reasons for Toromont Cat’s success.  
If you have high integrity and a strong work ethic, we want you on our team!  We are seeking a trained Electrical Engineer-Systems Retrofit (an ideal candidate could be an Automation or Controls Engineer) for our open Systems Retrofit Engineer/Designer position.   The successful candidate will utilize their design experience and knowledge of automation and controls of PLC based systems to reinforce Toromont’s position as a leader in the electrical power business.  Our key to success is hiring the best and we’re looking forward to speaking with you!!
At Toromont Cat we offer our Employee's... 
Competitive compensation, access to our Health and Wellness Program, Pension, Employee Stock Purchase Plan and RRSPs, Community Involvement Opportunities, Development through our employee Skill Building Courses (providing you with skills to build your career) and Group Medical Benefits including up to 100% Prescription Coverage (Recipients of the Drug Plan Benefits Canada Award).
Location Power Systems Orenda
City Brampton
Province Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Position Electrical Engineer-Systems Retrofit
Job ID# 1537
Reporting To Systems and Retrofit Manager
Key Accountabilities
  • Develop detailed electrical designs, PLC software and HMI programming, test plans, bills of material, Electrical AutoCad drawings and test plans, field commissioning and support proposal evaluations
  • Manage internal or external manufacturing and provide troubleshooting
  • Travel to project sites for field commissioning and project support
  • Provide support for equipment that is designed and manufactured internally or externally
  • Coordinate the activities of engineering and drafting teams as it relates to the execution of assigned projects
  • Manage project timelines and budgets in accordance to project meetings and communicate project change requests to the Supervisor
  • Perform project management duties on smaller retrofit projects
  • Analyze problems and failures on existing projects and provide assistance to the Field Service Department, specific to retrofits
  • Participate in safe and environmentally sound work behaviours and objectives at all times in support of Toromont's Health and Safety Policy/Programs and best practices
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Electrical) or Technologist and a minimum of 5 to 10 years’ experience in relevant field
  • This is an intermediate role and candidate is required to leverage their experience to fill in technical gaps in projects by working with client to ensure technical goals, set budget and schedules are met
  • Strong desire to take automation experience and apply it to power plant control systems such as engine control systems, switchgear and remote monitoring systems with the desire to perform design and field installation and commissioning services combined
  • Minimum of 5++ years of PLC programming and in field commissioning (experience in automation/PLC programming in the field is mandatory. Candidate will be expected to program PLCs
  • Knowledge of design for electrical control systems, development of control system sequence of operations, installation plans and test plans
  • AutoCad knowledge is mandatory. Applicant will be required to develop Electrical AutoCad drawings
  • Understanding of multiple PLC platforms, Allen Bradley, GE, Omron, Modicon, CSA, Electrical codes is essential. Understanding of communication protocols is also required such as Modbus and Canbus
  • Knowledge of generator synchronization systems and support controls would be an asset
  • Highly customer centric and a strong team player with a sense of urgency
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work effectively within cross functional teams
  • Attention to detail, efficient time-management and effective planning skills with the ability to quickly adapt to multiple and often changing schedules and priorities in a deadline driven environment
  • Self-directed with high integrity and initiative to be proactive in problem solving
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, Word and Outlook (experience with DBS and SIS would be an asset)
  • Willing and able to travel regularly and work flexible hours in support of the business
Toromont Cat is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes and values diversity.