Zekelman Industries

Controls Engineer

Job Locations CA-ON-Kitchener
Job ID
# of Openings
Salaried Full-Time

Job Description



Z Modular, a division of Zekelman Industries is searching for a Controls Engineer in Kitchener, ON. The Controls Engineer shall be well versed in the field of electrical theory and control systems. Wiring of machines and machining cells, debugging software, executing system shake downs/changes and making backups after testing are the major fields of application. This person should be able to work in teams, as well as independently, report and track status as well as understand the mechanics and functionality of machining systems mostly in the automotive industry. Must have experience of Siemens control systems, PLC’s and Servo controls, and a good understanding of how other systems are integrated and controlled from PLC. Experience with programming robots and vision systems is an asset and the willingness to go the extra mile are key skills for this exciting and challenging role.



  • PLC Operation/Troubleshooting
  • Update PLC Programs using supplied software
  • Edit PLC programs
  • Instrumentation troubleshooting (including use of PLC)
  • Complex systems understanding
  • Adjust sensing devices
  • Able to manage work requirements and prioritize task completion in breakdown situations
  • Able to complete tasks involving the application of multiple skill sets
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills including PLC and repair of production machinery
  • Plan and scope wiring requirements
  • Able to work in a self-directed fashion without significant supervisory support / direction.
  • Working understanding of NEC and local code references, perform component sizing (wire, heaters, motors, starters, etc.) using code book
  • Set-up, adjust production machinery
  • Read / understand technical drawings, schematics, ladder logic
  • Properly use basic hand tools and power tools
  • Replace motors
  • Replace breakers and starters
  • Repair / replace switches, solenoids, photo eyes
  • Replace fuses, and disable electrical power
  • Machine and system lubricating
  • Service plant facilities (air compressors, vacuum systems, blowers)
  • Hydraulics systems service
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role
  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy
  • Other duties as assignment by management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field required
  • Extensive Electrical Control experience in machine tool industry required
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing construction environment utilizing degree in respective discipline  


  • Remain in stationary position for the majority of the day.  
  • Occasional movement inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 10lbs
  • Ability to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including high quality medical, dental and vision benefits. In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, and an RRSP with a generous company match.


Zekelman is an Equal Opportunity Employer compliant with all Ontario law & Human Rights Code in providing accommodation to persons with disabilities and to ensuring an accessible environment. Zekelman will accommodate persons with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and persons with disabilities will be accommodated on hiring and during employment.

Should you require accommodation, please do not hesitate to request it.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.


We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.



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