Electrical Engineer
AV Group NB
Nackawic, NB, Canada
3d ago

Role Overview

Reporting to the Electrical &Instrumentation Superintendent, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading design activities, providing technical support for electrical and instrumentation maintenance and reliability issues.

Managing the lifecycle of obsolete equipment, performing protection and coordination studies for the entire facility. Managing capital projects, PLC Systems and / or any other related systems on the mill site.

Ensure engineering services comply with corporate policies and guidelines and applicable legislation. Support daily engineering requirements as needed by E&I Tradespeople, Planners and Supervisor’s or as required.


  • Research and prepare preliminary feasibility studies and capital spending requests (CPA) in accordance with the AVN CPA Procedures;
  • Assist the E&I department and production departments with providing high quality engineering support with regards to field E&I equipment;
  • Expert in the design of low, medium, and high voltage power distribution systems including their protection and control of switchgears, MCC and turbogenerator excitation and control system;
  • Develop and conduct a preventative maintenance and life cycle plan with regards to the PLC system;
  • Develop lifecycle plans for all Electrical process field equipment;
  • Project management as required;
  • Design, install and maintain AC and DC drives and systems; and update electrical schematics;
  • Develop, review and implement protection relay settings, tripping logics and settings files;
  • Implementation and management of Arc Flash safety program;
  • Conduct RCA (Root Cause Analysis) and provide recommendations for long and short-term fixes;
  • Liaise and supervise external contractor, consultants and tradespersons on installation and commissioning of all electrical and instrumentation capital projects;
  • Must be self-motivated, results oriented, and be flexible to work well under tight schedules in a fast paced multi-disciplinary team environment;
  • Recommends improvements to procedure, standards and practices, as part of our continuous improvement;
  • Ensure full compliance with the collective agreement and foster sound union-management and employee relations;
  • Comply with Health & Safety and environment standards.


  • BSc. Electrical Engineering;
  • Minimum 8 years of electrical experience in industrial manufacturing environment;
  • Experience in the design and implementation of MV and LV electrical systems including substation, motors and drives, power distribution, power generation, as well as working knowledge of field instrumentation and equipment automation;
  • P.Eng certification would be considered as an asset;
  • Working Knowledge of ETAP or similar, AutoCAD; and MS Project;
  • Knowledge of Canadian Electrical Code;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organization and leadership skills are essential. (verbal / written);
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Experience working in a unionized environment;
  • Knowledge of Maximo and SAP;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team with minimal supervision;
  • Strong time management, organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills are required;
  • Experience with planning systems and annual shutdowns;
  • Flexible and ability to adapt to changing priorities;
  • Past Pulp & Paper Supervisory and / or Management experience would be considered an asset.

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