Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Novozymes Canada Limited - Ottawa, ON

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We are looking for a highly motivated Electrical and Instrumentation Technician who wants to take a leadership role in developing an E and I preventative maintenance program.

Under the supervision of the Manager, Plant Services, the technician installs, maintains, inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, and calibrates all electrical and instrumentation systems associated with the manufacturing plant.

  • Performs preventative maintenance and calibrations of all site instrumentation and electrical systems.
  • Troubleshoots & repairs non-functioning or malfunctioning equipment.
  • Reads and interprets schematics, instrument and electrical wiring diagrams and specifications.
  • Interprets the electrical code and provides guidance to peers on electrical and control system design and safety
  • Prepares all required work related documentation in a timely manner.
  • Installs, I/O checks and commissions new equipment.
  • Provides training to operations and contractors on the proper use and maintenance of electrical and instrument equipment.


  • High school diploma
  • Certification through an approved electrical or instrumentation apprenticeship journeyman level program or equivalent. 442A Industrial Electrician and/or 447A Instrumentation & Control Technician certification preferred.


  • A minimum of 4-5 years instrumentation and electrical technician experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Practical experience in electronics, test equipment, and electrical systems (voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter, oscilloscope, etc.)
  • Practical experience in installing and troubleshooting instrumentation transmitters (level, temperature, pressure, flow) including the use of HART communication protocols.
  • Knowledge and experience in electrical distribution, sub-stations, power transformers and motor control switchgear (up to l5kv).
  • Knowledge and experience in installation, programming and troubleshooting Allen Bradley programmable logic controllers (PLC’s).
  • Knowledge and experience in distributed control systems.
  • Strong analytical and mechanical skills and aptitude.
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks and remain productive while under minimal supervision.
  • Orders parts and supplies, both standard inventory stock or job-specific
  • Proficient in computer applications including MS Windows and MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), keep required work schedules, prioritize work schedules, and focus attention on details.