Senior Process Engineer

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Salaried Full-Time
Engineering/ Design

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description

Zekelman is seeking a Senior Process Engineer. Reporting to the VP of Engineering and Technology, this person will be responsible for leading the effort to support and optimize automated systems within our manufacturing operations, initially focused on a newly developed automated warehouse systemThis is a greenfield project where the person chosen for this role will have significant leadership opportunities and input into the development of the Zekelman automation support team. The Senior Process Engineer will work closely with cross-functional teams to document and support the execution of automation initiatives. The ideal candidate is a seasoned self-starter with a strong background in industrial automation and a record of accomplishment in delivering tangible results in manufacturing environments. 



  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy    
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop appropriate controls and standard operating procedures supporting automated systems. 
  • Learn and document Zekelman’s warehouse management system, becoming a subject matter expert and understanding integration points with packaging, manufacturing execution systems, and transportation management systems. 
  • Train support onsite super users regarding appropriate troubleshooting steps required to identify and resolve issues with the automated systems. 
  • Develop and lead a team of automation specialists responsible for the documentation, maintenance, monitoring, and support of automated warehouse management systems. 
  • Develop appropriate monitoring and management dashboards to facilitate the proactive identification of potential issues. 
  • Coordinate and document integration points, issues, and knowledge between multiple internal and external vendors during implementation and on-going support of automation projects. 
  • Communicate with employees to gain feedback on performance and functionality of automated systems. 
  • Collaborate with Information Security team to ensure automated environments adhere to approved OT security, disaster recovery, and business continuity best practices and frameworks.   
  • Coordinate necessary change approval and testing efforts on automated systems. 
  • Coordinate with enterprise leaders and automation engineers to identify and consult on data-driven optimization strategies. 
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the onsite schedule is an essential function of this role 
  • Other Duties as Assigned 



  • Progressive experience in a technical / automation / ICS / MES / process rolepreferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related field preferred 
  • Motivated, independent worker, capable of innovation with little supervision 
  • Experience in process design, and project management, including process troubleshooting and optimization 
  • Advanced understanding in the design, application, and maintenance of multi-sourced automated management systems and related instrumentation 
  • Prior experience with PLC & HMI programming, SCADA Systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Software Integration, Industrial Control Systems, Warehouse Management Systems, Ladder Logic, preferred 
  • Ability to lead improvement and commissioning of new and existing equipment. Test the automation of manufacturing systems 
  • Ability to assist in installing, upgrading, maintaining, and troubleshooting hardware and software, on new and/or used equipment used in automated manufacturing systems 
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills 
  • Ability to connect the organization’s goals and objectives with automation policies and plans. 
  • On-call availability per schedule or as needed. 
  • 50+% travel required.

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.

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.


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