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Electrical Technologist

Perth, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas. Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with other curious, creative 3Mers. 3M Canada is seeking an Electrical Technologist to join our manufacturing team in Perth, ON.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As an Electrical Technologist, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Supporting manufacturing operations in electrical controls, programming, software, and application support for; weblines, automation, robotics, vision, motion control, PLC and SCADA systems
  • The successful candidate will provide daily support and engineering expertise and technical assistance for (1) the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and modification of highly technical automated equipment, (2) development of maintenance procedures and techniques to support safe, reliable and efficient implementation of factory automation to include Robotics, Vision Systems, Integration Software, Motion and Control Systems.
  • This person will be expected to be self-motivated and resourceful with a willingness to drive business results improvement. In this position it is critical to have good interpersonal and team skills necessary to perform effectively in a variety of cross functional team situations.
  • Initiate, recommend and lead programs to improve safety, quality, service, and cost
  • Participate and lead Process and Productivity Improvement projects.
  • Perform and guide technical activities leading to innovative application and extension of existing or new products/technologies.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Electrical Engineering Technologist and/or Engineering degree (completed and verified prior to start)

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Excellent programming skills in PLC, Drives & Controls, AutoCAD electrics, Solidworks
  • Two (2) years experience in a manufacturing and/or industrial environment.
  • Strong electro-mechanical troubleshooting skills in automation and robotics
  • Some knowledge in the following drive/controls platforms will be considered an asset: ABB, Alan Bradley, Schneider etc
  • Experience in machine vision implementations; Keyence, Cognex.
  • Ability to create and modify electrical drawings, process & instrumentation diagrams and schematics when required.
  • Solid understanding of hydraulic and transmission systems will be an asset.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project management.
  • Must be willing to work "hands-on" in the manufacturing area.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Ontario Electrical Code and Occupational Health & Safety Act, Standards and guidelines

Work location:

  • Perth-ON

Travel: May include up to 5% domestic

Relocation: May be authorized

What We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Benefit Plan, RSP plan, Stock Purchase Plan, and Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Paid time off over the winter holidays
  • Health & Wellness subsidies
  • Individual Development Plan and Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Charity and Community involvement
  • Access to discounted tickets for sports events, concerts, and attractions

3M Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We work to reflect the diversity of our global customers, suppliers and channel partners, and build on each individual employee’s abilities.

At 3M, we know that inclusion is the key to unlocking the power of our diversity. An inclusive culture is one that supports and appreciates differences and provides fair and equal opportunities for everyone. It’s a place where people realize they are respected for their whole and unique selves, and that they belong. Inclusion leads to engagement, which in turn fosters the collaboration, creativity and innovation that drive long-term growth - for 3M as well as for our people and our teams.

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M_Canada or @3MNewsroom.

3M Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M’s business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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