Electrical Designer/Engineer

Job Function:

CA, ON, Brampton

Position Summary: 

The Electrical Designer/Engineer will design custom solutions to meet customer specifications from selection, design, integration to commissioning of controls on medium voltage switchgears.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Review and understand control design requirements of customized medium voltage switchgears
  • Participate in design review when necessary
  • Plan and complete defined design work per schedule
  • Select and integrate the following control components: protective relays or programmable controllers, current and voltage transformers, sensors and actuators, power supplies, motor controls, communication devices (radios, antennas, modems etc.,)
  • Support R&D with electrical engineering related projects
  • Design controller layout and wiring diagram using CAD software
  • Detail and draft parts required for the new controls
  • Prepare drawings with dimensions, tolerance and bill of material
  • Process engineering change notices
  • Verify and validate other designer’s work
  • Program controllers and commission switchgears and controllers
  • Provide technical support to application engineers, production planning, manufacturing, QA and customers when needed
  • Interface with Purchasing and vendors in the modification and approval of component parts and assemblies

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience in electrical, design, development, or testing
  • P.Eng designation is an asset 
  • Working knowledge of control components such as sensors, actuators, transformers, power supplies and motor controls.
  • Experience in controller programming, and troubleshooting
  • Good understanding of mechanical-electrical equipment (switchgears preferred)
  • Working experience with Autocad
  • Knowledge of power distribution system fundamentals is preferred, such as over-current protection functions, instrumental transformers, SCADA communications and standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate activities with diverse tasks and demanding schedule
  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally
  • Excellent command of the English language

Physical Demands / Working Conditions: 

  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Manufacturing shop and lab environment for commissioning and test of controls

Why G&W Electric?

We have established a long lived reputation for product quality and innovation. We believe our greatest asset is our employees and look for highly motivated, self-driven individuals who thrive in a fast-paced challenging environment. Our business is growing and if you are looking to grow and continue your development and reach success, you’ll find it at G&W Electric.  Be a part of keeping the lights on for critical infrastructure needs; hospitals, manufacturing, schools, retail spaces and much more.

To learn more about our company view this video: https://youtu.be/pX1axYRSpYQ

G&W offers the following benefits:

  • Generous Profit Sharing with RRSP Program paid quarterly
  • Management Bonus 
  • Competitive vacation package plus floater days 
  • Annual performance increases
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package including life insurance, health, dental and paramedical services (all paid by employer)
  • Education Tuition Assistance
  • Job Security
  • Succession Planning
  • Air-conditioned/heated state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
  • Wellness and Gym Reimbursement Programs
  • Training and Developmental Opportunities
  • Continuous Performance Feedback
  • Fun social events, holiday party, bowling nights, and many more.

G&W Canada Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, G&W Canada Corporation will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform G&W Canada Corporation’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


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