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Electrical Automation Technologist

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Selkirk, MB, CA, R1A1P6

Company: Gerdau

Join us in shaping the future…


Are you a persistent person who takes on challenges and digs into details? Do you like writing PLC and HMI code, designing, and troubleshooting automation and electronic systems? Do you like working in a rugged, but exciting environment? The individual will be responsible for troubleshooting electrical malfunctions and performing preventative and corrective maintenance on electrical equipment. They will also document and implement changes to PLC programs, electrical schematics, AC/DC drives, HMI’s and various sensors/transducers


We Have:

A strong global presence with mini-mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the automotive, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.

  • A thriving culture that values diversity, encourages innovation and creates products that serve humanity.
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability.
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology.




Responsible for analysis of electrical malfunctions or failure of industrial machinery.

Assists in developing preventive and corrective maintenance routines.

Reduce / eliminate electrical related production delays and facilitate improvement activities with production and maintenance departments.

Installs and commissions new electrical equipment and components

Responsible for maintenance of network infrastructure, HMI, PLC, cameras, etc

Directs staff performing routine electrical installation and maintenance duties

Plans, directs, and records results of periodic electrical testing, and recommends or initiates modification or replacement of equipment which fails to meet acceptable operating standards

Assists in coordinating contractor activities.

Develops standardized forms, work instructions, procedures, job aids, and tool kits.

Actively participate in all safety programs to improve departmental well-being.

Promote safety and environmental consciousness throughout the facility.

Ensure a clean and safe work environment.




3 year diploma or 4 year degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Automation or related field.

1+ years experience as an Automation or Electrical Engineering Technologist in a manufacturing or industrial environment

Knowledge in industrial networking (ie. Profibus, Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet, etc)

Experience configuring servers, virtual machines, network switches, etc

Experience with FactoryTalkViewSE, Allen Bradley PLCs, Allen Bradley Powerflex VFD’s, Etc

Proficient in MS Office, AutoCAD, Wonderware and various other Automation software


What Gerdau Offers You:


Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans

Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)

100% Matching DC Pension

Life/Accidental Life Insurance

Health Advocate Services

Employee Assistance Program

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Career Path System and Training

Opportunity to grow and create


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including members of the visible minority community, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles. All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.