Electrical Technologist
in Port Hawkesbury, NS

Port Hawkesbury, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: ET-1905CB

Electrical Technologist

Port Hawkesbury Paper is currently seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join our Maintenance team. This position reports to the Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor and is responsible for the preventative maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of production equipment and plant systems.


  • Troubleshooting & replacing electrical equipment such as motors, transformers and VFDs
  • Troubleshooting & replacing components in PLC & DCS systems
  • Troubleshooting & installing field devices such as limit switches, transmitters
  • Repairing & replacing lighting throughout the plant
  • Testing for electrical isolation for operations and maintenance lock outs
  • Prioritizing and responding to calls from different operating departments
  • Willing to work shiftwork, overtime and after-hours call-ins as needed

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Electrical Engineering Technology (Instrumentation and Controls) background
  • Red Seal Electrical considered an asset
  • A minimum of 8 years' recent experience in an industrial manufacturing environment is recommended
  • Experience with troubleshooting and maintenance in an industrial setting
  • Experience with understanding existing programs and making changes in DCS & PLC
  • Ability to read and understand P&ID's, pneumatics, hydraulics and electrical schematics
  • Experience troubleshooting & installing 600VAC motor circuits and VFDs

Skills/Competency Requirements:

  • Ability to work safely as part of a team
  • Capable of performing in a highly technical and flexible work environment
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with troubleshooting complex controls using DCS/PLC systems
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities for dealing with both electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Highly motivated, confident in decision making ability and self-driven
  • Strong communication skills

Compensation: Pay rate per Collective Agreement. Port Hawkesbury Paper offers competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package, and a challenging, rewarding work environment.

Our HR team is actively recruiting for this role. To be considered, please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Selected candidates will proceed through an assessment and interview process.

Port Hawkesbury Paper is a forward-looking natural resources company committed to operating at the highest safety standard while caring for the environment and empowering our people to deliver top-quality products & customer service. We see integrity at the core of every relationship and a key principle as we strive for excellence in all we do in an everchanging world. As a relatively small non-hierarchical organization we deliver big results with no red tape. We are a leader in Thermal Mechanical Pulp and Supercalendered paper production in North America. Port Hawkesbury Paper's approach to business and environmental sustainability creates an economic cornerstone for eastern Nova Scotia.

At Port Hawkesbury Paper, diversity means understanding, recognizing, and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the qualifications and experience of each applicant.

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