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Junior Electrical Designer

Job ID:  1787

Barrie, ON, CA

Date:  Mar 12, 2023

Prodomax Automation Ltd. is hiring a Junior Electrical Designer.  The Junior Electrical Designer will report directly to the Controls/Electrical Design/Robotics Manager. We support growth within our Team Members and promote from within whenever possible. 


Located in Barrie, Ontario, we are a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex automation with a blue-chip customer base. Operating from two facilities totaling 200,000 square feet with 200+ employees; we are ISO 9001:2015 certified.


JENOPTIK our parent company, is an integrated photonics company that employs approximately 4,000 people with representatives in over 80 countries and operates in three photonic-based divisions: Light and Optics, Light and Production and Light and Safety.


Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, amateur chefs, video game hero’s, musicians, community volunteers, kayakers, race-car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, TV & potato chip experts.


We are a diverse and inclusive work culture - everyone is welcome!



The Junior Electrical Designer designs and documents automation controlled systems for the manufacturing environment with an emphasis on the automotive industry.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in designing Automated PLC control systems using Autocad Electrical and Eplan incorporating equipment from manufacturers such as Allen Bradley, Siemens and Omron.
  • Provide design documentation with supervision including:
    • Component specifications and approval based on customer requirements.
    • Safety Architecture and plan layouts for safety audit purposes.
    • Safety calculations for light curtain areas as well as safety network response times.
    • Load calculations on power distribution panels, control power supplies as well as resistance and mig weld systems.
  • Provide Bill of Materials based on system design.
  • Assist with floor level support during build with respect to design changes.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines to streamline delivery. 



  • Engineering Degree or Engineering Technologist/Technician (BSc., P. Eng., or CET.)



  • Good understanding of other project disciplines (i.e. Fluid Power, Mechanical Design).
  • Basic knowledge of PLC architecture including discrete and remote I/O.
  • Basic knowledge of communication networks (Devicenet, Ethernet IP, RIO, Profibus).
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD software with Acad Electrical preferred.
  • Familiar with control reliable circuits and Safety PLC Systems and an understanding of the applicable safety standards with respect to automated equipment.


The Ideal Candidate Demonstrates:

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a constantly changing environment;
  • Ability to coordinate a high level of activity under a variety of conditions and constraints;
  • Ability to work overtime and travel to Mexico and the United States;
  • Effective working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent conflict resolutions skills;
  • Excellent judgment and strong problem solving skills, including the ability to understand the financial impact of relevant options;
  • High energy and the flexibility to perform under short time constraints to meet deadlines;
  • Positive attitude and works well as a member of a team; and
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, disciplined approach to work.


Qualifications, skills and abilities


    • Competitive salary and profit-sharing bonus
    • Comprehensive Group Health & Dental Benefit Plan
    • A competitive matching Registered Retirement Savings Plan and Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan
    • Employee assistance and wellness programs
    • Employee training, development, tuition, and professional fees reimbursement
    • Subsidized onsite café with takeout meals by David, the best chef everJ
    • Partial tuition reimbursement for employees’ children enrolled in technical program at recognized Canadian college/university.
    • Annual performance review
    • Safe, professional work environment
    • Remote work available
    • Casual business dress
    • $3,000 (Senior) $2,000 (Intermediate) and $1000 (Junior) referral fees if you recommend an approved permanent hire – family & friends included
    • Safety shoes and safety glasses reimbursement
    • Prodomax Employee Excellence Recognition (PEER) Awards


    Jenoptik Barrie is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.


    Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. Accommodations may be available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you would like to request a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please advise your Human Resources contact when you are selected to participate in the recruitment process.

    About Prodomax

    Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, video game heroes, musicians, community volunteers, race car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, world travelers, TV & potato chip experts, single people, family people, and every other variety of people. Everyone is welcome.

    We are minutes away from the GO Station connected to Toronto and close to beautiful Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe. Barrie has something for everyone.

    Prodomax, a member of the JENOPTIK group, is a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex manufacturing production systems for the automotive sector with a blue-chip customer base. Since it was founded in 1971, over a billion dollars of automation equipment has been delivered to Canada, the US, Mexico and Europe. Prodomax consistently delivers automation of any size and complexity by a team professionals.

    Have we made you interested in this position?

    If so, we look forward to receiving your online application.

    Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.