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Electrical and Control System Technician

Perth, ON
Job Type

Join our team! With over 400 employees and 11 manufacturing facilities in 3 countries, CWI is drawing on innovation as a market leader in the production of specialty wires and wire products.

With over 60 years’ experience, we are one of the largest producers of stainless steel, nickel alloy and wire components in North America. CWI provides products used in a diverse group of markets ranging from the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Automotive sectors, to Medical, Jewelry, and Music String wire, to name a few.

CWI is committed to providing the best in customer service and continues to bring in talented people who want to grow with the business. We offer competitive wages and a range of employee benefits. We support training and professional development while investing in a wide variety of programs.

We are looking for an Electrical and Control System Technician at our Perth, Ontario location.

The Electrical and Control System Technician is responsible for the fabrication, repair, maintenance and installation of the plant’s electrical and control systems and processes. The Electrical and Control System Technician performs daily preventative maintenance on the plant’s equipment and facilities. This individual will have the ability to read and interpret drawings, ladder logic, blueprints, schematics and specifications in order to provide troubleshooting and repair services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that safety policies, housekeeping rules and guidelines, quality standards, and standard operating procedures are followed.
  • Install, test, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, PLC devices and equipment.
  • Design, build, bench test and install electrical panels and PLC controllers.
  • Read and interpret drawings, ladder logic, blueprints, electrical code specifications and schematics in order to effectively troubleshoot, maintain and repair equipment.
  • Diagnose, locate the cause of, and repair malfunctioning systems and components using test equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance through inspection of electrical systems, equipment and components.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date maintenance records.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Direct and train other workers and apprentices to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Work on other electrical/PLC projects as required.
  • Generate electrical/PLC schematics and programs.
  • Ensure all work performed adheres to all relevant organizational, provincial and federal safety regulations, codes and specifications.
  • Liaise with Electrical Safety Authority to arrange annual inspections and inspections of installed equipment.
  • Maintain online logbook for the Electrical Safety Authority.
  • Complete all paperwork as required.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:**

  • Minimum grade 12 or equivalent education
  • Provincial or Inter-provincial Trade Red Seal certification – Electrician (442 A License) or Certified Technician (Electrical / Instrumentation)
  • PLC maintenance troubleshooting and programming skills (Allen Bradley)
  • Practical experience with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), DC Drives, Servo Controls, Pneumatics, Ethernet I/O and Power Distribution Systems.
  • Sound Instrumentation knowledge
  • 2 to 3 years practical experience in the Electrical, Controls and Instrumentation field.
  • High level of PLC and VFD maintenance troubleshooting skills, and basic programming skills.
  • Strong mechanical background is an asset.
  • Strong personal Computer skills - working knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • Capability to read, interpret and utilize blueprints and drawing
  • Strong knowledge of health and safety legislation.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, schematics, drawings, manuals and specifications
  • Ability to work independently in a busy environment.
  • Experience with routine maintenance operations.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to work well under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of safe operating procedures.
  • Self-starter, with developed analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.


  • Time management
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem solving
  • Development and continual learning
  • Accountability and dependability
  • Decision making and judgement
  • Operating equipment
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Research and analysis
  • Enforcing laws, rules and regulations*

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift 20-50 lbs frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs occasionally
  • Continuous standing
  • Use of hands and feet to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, controls, press buttons, levers and pedals
  • Bending, twisting and reaching
  • Repetitive movement
  • Frequent walking
  • Wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, ear protection, safety shoes, gloves and any other protective equipment deemed necessary.
  • Work indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions
  • Work in hot conditions or cold temperatures
  • Exposure to sounds and noise levels that can be distracting or uncomfortable
  • Exposure to minor cuts or burns
  • Exposure to contaminants
  • Exposure to hazardous equipment
  • Work with others in a group or team
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Travel may be required.

If you are interested in becoming part of the CWI team, please submit your cover letter and résumé.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants can make their accommodation needs known in their cover letter. If you require further information or assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at 613-326-3006.

We appreciate the interest by all candidates however we will only be contacting those that best fit the requirements.


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