Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Engineering & Technical




Aplin has partnered with a global company to hire an Automation Technologist to join their office in Dartmouth, NS. Reporting to the In-Service Support Manager and working closely with the Project Manager you will commission, troubleshoot, repair, and program control systems for marine HVAC. You will act as the “expert” in electrical systems for the team and provide support from installation to servicing repairs.

  • Responsible for end-to-end testing, downloading programming, starting up, commissioning, and servicing on assigned projects.
  • Performing quality checks of the control panel assemblies including point-to-point testing, torque checks, and cable size validation.
  • Provide input to the project manager on forecast of schedule for commissioning.
  • Red line drawings and submit to the Automation & Controls Manager
  • Troubleshoot PLC programming to comply with the approved control philosophy (sequence of operation).
  • Troubleshoot HMI pages during start-up.
  • Checking the calibration of system sensors and transmitters
  • Filling out commissioning documentation.
  • Works closely with other teams such as Refrigeration and/or HVAC projects teams to start-up various HVAC-R systems.
  • Continually enforces safety to the highest standards and maintains security and accountability of company-issued and procured assets by recording use, wear, and conditions.
  • 5 years + of experience in HVAC/Controls; or equivalent combination of education (Technical School).
  • Industrial Electrician or other equivalent Electrical trade (or equivalent experience).
  • Experience with various PLCs, Industrial control systems, and HMIs.
  • Familiar with or have a strong interest in HVAC Systems (Fans, pumps, AHUs, Chillers & Refrigeration systems).
  • Experience in drawing panel layouts in AutoCAD Electric (or other software) – an asset.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
  • Red seal or registered apprentice – an asset.
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 10%.

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