Automation Officer – Commissioning

Automation Officer – Commissioning

Job Overview

As a member of the service department, the electrical and automation commissioning officer will be required to go to the sites for the commissioning, troubleshooting and improvements of the process equipment of PyroGenesis and its subsidiaries. Commissioning at the customers’ sites, especially internationally, is done according to a pre-established process with support from the other members of the PyroGenesis team. The service group’s automation officer will perform the following tasks:

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • With the help of software development tools, primarily from the Rockwell and sometimes from the Siemens brand, perform input/output, alarm, interlock and HMI or SCADA (PI) type user interface tests
  • Adjust PID regulation control loops according to operational conditions
  • Connect field bus network equipment (Ethernet, Profinet, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU) with the customer’s installations
  • Prepare progress reports. If necessary, and with support from the design office, change the parameters of equipment such as measurement transmitters, variable speed drives (VFD), high-power DC current supplies, load new PLC program versions or HMI, etc.
  • Assist other disciplines (mechanical, process and operation) in the commissioning of equipment (compressor, air dryer, nitrogen generator, shredder, burner)
  • Perform rotational tests on electric motors
  • Troubleshoot the control-command logic in case of a problem (GEMMA, Grafcet, FBD, Ladder, instruction List) with support from the programming team
  • Provide instructions to site electricians for corrections to be made to the system
  •  Perform other duties as required by the immediate supervisor and for which the person is qualified

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in Electrical Engineering or Automated Production Engineering
  • Good knowledge of security measures applicable to system commissioning
  • Willing to travel within Canada and internationally
  • Able to work overtime, if required
  • Excellent ability to work in a team as well as alone
  • Good physical condition
  • Bilingual (written and spoken)


  • Experience with live-line work, maximum of 600VAC
  • Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems is an asset
  • Experience with gas burners is an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an industrial environment
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in automation
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