Manufacturing Technician

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.

This position facilitates the manufacturing of safe and reliable automation products and systems. The primary focus will be the mechanical assembly and wiring of industrial control panels. Work requires mechanical and electrical skills as they relate to manufacturing and assembly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain system or product drawings 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
  • Perform the assembly of industrial control panels and enclosures
  • Perform assembly and bench testing of various devices to test/prove functionality
  • Perform soldering of cable assemblies and printed circuit boards when required
  • Participate in the execution of Factory and Site Acceptance Testing


Education and Experience

  • College education in a related field with a minimum of 2 year of relevant 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 building safe, reliable products
  • Ability, experience and willingness to follow detailed instructions and comply with standardized work procedures
  • 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
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, for the creation and maintenance of system drawings
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel for documentation and reporting
  • Familiarity with the Canadian Electrical Code and CSA Standards for building industrial control panels
  • Familiar with principles of electrical measurement and basic electrical troubleshooting
  • Familiar with OHSA and general safety best practices
  • Familiar with project management and document control processes
  • Proficient with a variety of manufacturing tools, and electrical test equipment
  • Knowledgeable in the safe use and maintenance of power tools

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.