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Process And Control Optimization Specialist

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About us:

We are a major Eastern Canadian wood products company formed in 2008. Our head office is located in Montreal, Quebec, with regional offices located in Timmins, Ontario and Val d'Or, Quebec. Our operations include the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources.

We currently own seven sawmills (5 in Ontario, 2 in Quebec), a remanufacturing facility (Quebec) and a partnership operation in an engineered I joist plant (Ontario) for a total of 800 employees. Many of these mills have a long, rich history having been part of their communities for over 100 years.

We have a production capacity of approximately 900 million board feet of lumber and hold Crown logging rights of approximately 3.5 million cubic meters annually.

Our company is committed to investing in strong assets, including healthy forests, advanced technology and talented people.

Thus, we are looking for a Process Control/Optimization Specialist to be based from an individual plant site with the ability to travel to other locations as needed. 



Reporting to the Project Management and Control Manager, you will be responsible for the implementation of control systems, programming on start-up projects and daily operational issues. This position will be responsible for system specification, design, architecture and development of automated systems with other team members of the Project personnel, Electrical technicians, Electricians and operational crew to maximize Automation efficiency within every sawmill.

Job Description:


Identify problems, develop and implement solutions


Experience configuring control systems in a manufacturing environment with start-up projects experience within Sawmills. (Lumber industry)


Develop and support Automation initiatives on many platforms


Electrical Design, Programming, Instrumentation and Industrial IT initiative to support start-up for all other lumber units.


Hands-on PLC programming installation/service engineering/troubleshoot hardware and peripheral devices.


Train trades and technician on Automation System.


Configuration of various automation systems (process control systems, safety instrumented systems and fire and gas systems) including code development, ability to specify hardware needed as per projects or situation.


Understanding of the use of Automation in a Sawmill plant process and basic unit operations to assist with the design of process control strategies.


Responsible for implementing code, system simulation, operator training and commissioning support to all units.




Develop standards, procedures, training manuals, and other documentation for projects or internal use.


Oversee the use of communication networks for control of equipment and monitoring systems to include IP addressing and managed switches effecting process control.






Possess excellent communication skills and coaching abilities.


Team-oriented and well-organized.








Bachelor or Collegial level in Electrical discipline or Control Engineering with at least 10 years of experience related to Automation, start-up projects.


 Automation System training/certification to coach others


Experience in PLC development, support and testing services.


Hands-on troubleshooting machine control systems, machine start- up and de-bugging.


Working knowledge of VFD and Servo Motor control.


Understanding basic pneumatic and hydraulic circuits.




Why work with us:

If you haven't experienced living in Northern Ontario and you like outdoor activities, fresh air and peaceful lifestyle, you must then take a look at Ear Falls, Ontario. Nestled just a few hours away from Winnipeg and Dryden, Ear Falls is famous for its lakes and scenery with an access to English River and surroundings lakes and rivers like Lac Seul, Cedar River, Chukuni River and Wenesaga Rivers. Ear Falls is a natural funnel for supplies and services, due to its location between Vermillion Bay and Red Lake and with all its waterway and parks, you will experience some of the best fishing, camping, hunting, hiking, biking, water sports, beaches, natural trails and winter sports of the country.  Ear Falls is famous for its Trout Forest Music Festival that draws hundreds of hunters from all over the world and it’s Pakwash Provincial Park which is home to the largest returning nesting population of bald eagles in North America.

Ear Falls offers a perfect environment for families with all commodities like an elementary school, day care services, a secondary school in Red Lake nearby and a medical clinic.

We invite you to experiences all these advantages and a great work environment, in a high-level equipment Sawmill.  We offer great rates, a broad range of benefits in a fast and stable growing industries were you can make a difference and grow your career.

We offer equitable pay, excellent benefits, pension with employer contribution and more. 


If you would like to be part of our team and actively contribute to our success, please submit your resume today!


Please note only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.  We are an equal opportunity employer. The masculine gender is only for abbreviation.



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May 17, 2015 (Long time ago)

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