Project Engineer - Electrical & Automation

IPEXMontreal, QC18 days ago


IPEX is one of the North American leading providers of advanced plastic piping systems. Our mission is to shape a better tomorrow by connecting people with water and energy.

Our automation projects involve a wide array of plastic transformation processes, including blending, injection molding, extrusion and fabrication. As a member of the Corporate Project Engineering Group, the Project Engineer - Electrical & Automation will be responsible of the management of automation projects. He/she will also be acting as the departmental technical expert regarding electrical and machine safety matters.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Participate in the elaboration process of the automation strategy.
  • Capture internal requirements and establish the associated specification documents.
  • Participate in the equipment purchasing process. Meet with suppliers, analyze proposals and make recommendations on the solution choices.
  • Active involvement follow-up and review of the design work done by vendors.
  • Plan and manage the installation and commissioning phases in our plants, while ensuring that the corporate health and safety standards are observed.
  • Ensure the quality, conformity and safety of the automated equipment, before and after they are delivered and installed.
  • Follow the financial situation of the projects and help in justifying automation projects.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of departmental engineering methods.
  • Act as departmental technical reference regarding, electrical, controls and machine safety matters.
  • Lead or realize some modifications and optimization on automated equipment, including PLCs, HMIs, industrial robots and vision systems.
  • Act as a change agent within the department and the plants.


Technical skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in project management, in an automated manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or automated production engineering.
  • Member of the ‘Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec’ or the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  • Be available and willing to travel outside of the metropolitan area about 30% of the time.
  • Has a valid driver’s license in Quebec or Ontario.

Personal Skills:

  • Rigor and strong organizational skills.
  • Skills to manage internal and external teams.
  • Capacity to learn in a changing and technological environment.
  • Skilled communicator, with strong teamwork values.
  • In depth knowledge in electricity, automation, controls, robotics and industrial vision.
  • Specific knowledge in machine safety and the applicable standards.
  • Writing skills to prepare specifications and validation documents.
  • Capability to read, understand and approve electrical schematics.
  • Ability to program in different automation software and environment.
  • Comfortable with the software such as AutoCad and the Office suite.
  • General knowledge of mechanical concepts, pneumatics and hydraulics.

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