System Integrator

AutomationFull TimeThunder Bay, ON

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About Us

Digital Engineering is an-established process management technologies firm located in beautiful Thunder Bay, Ontario. We've been in operation since 1976 and specialize in helping our customers increase efficiencies and reduce costs by developing custom hardware and software solutions that securely share information between process control and business systems. Our team includes engineers, technologists, technicians, programmers, and analysts. We proudly serve customers in the energy, grain, water/wastewater, forestry, and mining sectors throughout Ontario, Canada, and the US.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes health & dental benefits, life & disability insurance and a self-directed, defined contribution pension plan. Additional incentives include funding for professional skills development, support for personal wellness, options for flexible hours/hybrid work and supplemental compensation during pregnancy and parental leaves.

Why Join Digital Engineering

You will:

  • Be given opportunities to work on a broad range of projects
  • Collaborate with diverse teams in a variety of industries
  • Work in an exciting environment where you can develop your skills and knowledge
  • Gain relevant experience and support in pursuit of professional designations
  • Benefit from formal and informal mentorship from a supportive and welcoming team

Position Summary

We are looking for individuals driven to excel and make a real impact at Digital Engineering.

The System Integrator is responsible for small to large control systems with involvement from the design phase through to the maintenance stage. This involvement includes control and network design, instrumentation selection and configuration, computer hardware and software selection, PLC and HMI programming, commissioning and troubleshooting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participates in the design and criteria for the Controls/Instrumentation scope of work on automation projects
  • Participates in the planning and creation of drawings and designs involving analysis and design of control systems
  • Determines electrical specifications, materials and equipment. • Specifying PLC/HMI hardware, Remote I/O, and communication components
  • Programming of PLCs from a variety of different manufacturers such as Rockwell Automation, GE, and Schneider Electric
  • Programming of HMIs from a variety of different manufacturers such as Rockwell Automation, GE, VTScada and Wonderware
  • Maintains electrical data, documentation, and drawings
  • Prepares equipment specifications and sizing
  • Creates and maintains drawings using AutoCAD
  • Ensures system or product drawings are created to the standards of Digital Engineering, Inc. and our clients
  • Adhere to change management systems and follow processes and procedures for the design, assembly and testing of control panels to meet standards as identified by Digital Engineering, Inc.
  • Provide progress reports and project updates to managers/supervisors and customers
  • Prepare and maintain technical documentation, training documentation, reports, and other written communications
  • Maintain and securely-manage confidential data for internal and external customers
  • Such other duties as may be assigned from time to time


Education and Experience

  • College or University diploma in electrical engineering technology with a minimum of 2 years of relevant industrial experience
  • or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Certifications and Licenses

  • An industry recognized professional designation is an asset (i.e. C.E.T.)
  • Valid Ontario Driver License is required at time of hiring and at all times while employed
  • A current criminal background check (Level 1 CPIC)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Passion for delivering outstanding solutions
  • Ability, experience and willingness to follow problems through from start to finish with strong desire to understand the problem and provide detailed technical solutions
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an environment with rapidly changing technical and business requirements while maintaining enthusiasm and sound judgement
  • Ability, experience and willingness to work without constant direct supervision
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing; with the ability to present ideas in a business friendly and user friendly language
  • Collaborative, team player with interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, for the creation and maintenance of system drawings
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity software including Microsoft Word and Excel for documentation and reporting
  • Experience in planning, engineering design, installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical, instrumentation, and PLC controls systems
  • Working knowledge of Canadian Electrical Codes, electrical engineering principles and practices, industry and regulatory codes and standards (OESC, NEC, CSA, CSA SICP, IEEE, NFPA)
  • Familiar with OHSA and general safety best practices
  • Familiar with project management and document control processes

Our ideal candidate is someone who enjoys a challenge, has strong problem-solving skills, works well independently and collaboratively in a team, and is motivated to find the best customer solutions.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements

  • Work environments include indoor and outdoors and range from office to industrial environments
  • May require working outside regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions (i.e. high noise, Arc Flash areas), appropriate training and personal protective equipment will be provided
  • Work requires physical strength and agility to safely perform all essential job functions (applicant should be able to lift 25kgs from the floor to waist height)
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee maybe required to sit or stand for prolonged periods throughout the workday.