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Industrial Maintenance and Controls Electrician/Technician

Unilock Ltd.

georgetown, Ontario
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JOB TITLE:  Industrial Maintenance and Controls Electrician/Technician

COMPANY:  Unilock Ltd.


REPORTS TO:  Director of Technical Services

SITE: Georgetown, ON

Terms of employment: Permanent, full-time

Salary: $33.00 per hour

Benefits: Eligible for bonuses and/or salary increases in accordance with company policy. Also, medical and dental benefits available.  

Hours of work: Employees must be available for day and night shifts, weekends, and able to work a minimum of 42 hours per week.


JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, the Industrial Maintenance and Controls Electrician/Technician is primarily responsible for maintenance, repairs and upgrades to plant machinery and equipment and to provide recommendations to management any modifications/upgrades to all hardware and software controls for the continuous improvement of technology and safety. This position is based out of the Georgetown site, with travel to support other Unilock sites as required.





  • Ensures safe and effective operation of electrical systems and equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on  plant equipment, programmable controllers, transformers, voltage regulators, and machinery wiring; following electrical code, manuals, schematic drawings, and other specifications; troubleshooting.
  • Installs new equipment by installing power supply wiring and conduit to and between machines and equipment; using hand tools and test equipment; following electrical codes, manuals, schematic drawings, and other specifications.
  • Repairs electrical systems and equipment by diagnosing malfunctioning apparatus, such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures; determining faulty wiring; inspect and test malfunctioning equipment.
  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine electrical preventive maintenance techniques and monitoring compliance.
  • Repairs and replaces faulty electrical components as required and by using testing equipment and hand tools to install relays, switches, motors, printed circuit boards, and position-sensing devices.
  • Programs automated machinery by operating, testing for malfunctions, and verifying repairs to programmable controllers and end devices.
  • Maintains electrical equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt
  • Make recommendations to management for any modifications/upgrades to all hardware and software controls for the continuous improvement of technology and safety.
  • Assists plant management with business fundamentals such as planning, budgeting and purchasing.
  • Ensure that electrical modifications/upgrades are completed according to local electrical code standards.
  • Ensure that up-to-date documentation exists for all modifications and upgrades in the form of schematics, including maintenance and updated plant electrical drawings and schematics to enable efficient troubleshooting of equipment issues.
  • Conserves electrical maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains and updates plant electrical drawings / schematics ensuing compliance with E.S.A.
  • Assist in new plant installations utilizing the specific highly specialized programming and electrical skill sets.
  • Prepares electrical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trend.
  • Liaise with Masa (major equipment supplier) technical personnel as necessary.
  • Assists in project management of any electrical work that will be performed by any outside electrical contractors, ensuring safe work practices.
  • Complies with recommendations of the Safety Committee as they relate to modifications of equipment.
  • Perform duties in a safe manner and contribute to the health and safety of all persons working/assisting, visiting, or otherwise involved in electrical maintenance activities. Perform the duties of the Controls Eng. /Technician in a safe manner.
  • Ensure the training of Electrical Control Maintenance Staff on Masa operating systems is ongoing and progressive.
    • Ensure Electrical Control Maintenance employee training modules are updated.
    • Perform Electrical Control Maintenance employee evaluations.
    • Review Electrical Control Maintenance employee training requirements.
    • Oversee the training of any trainee controls technician in all aspects of installation, maintenance, PLC programming and troubleshooting techniques.
    • Maintain general cleanliness and tidiness of the work area(s).
    • All other duties as assigned.




  • Detailed and specific knowledge of MASA manufactured (German based supplier of the majority of Unilock manufacturing equipment) control and operating systems for the manufacturing of dry and wet cast concrete, including the ability to operate said equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience with PRISMA, Siemens S5 and Siemens S7 Operating Systems and PLC Programming Language.
  • Knowledge of European standard – electrical and electronic schematic reading, interpretation and composition.
  • Detailed knowledge of current Unilock products and proprietary manufacturing processes and the ability to design and/or re-program/write new program(s) for the control and/ or operating systems to enable the refinement of existing product lines and/or the development of future product(s).
  • Minimum 3-5 years of Electrical Controls Engineering experience.
  • Working knowledge of preventative maintenance programs.
  • Excellent knowledge of electrical controls and PLC systems.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • University, college and/or technical college diploma.
  • The ability to train and motivate employees.
  • Requires standing, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 50 lbs. Requires the ability to perform work with hands and/or arms in the same repetitive motion above and below shoulder level.




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