Certain Teed Gypsum Automation Engineer – Winnipeg Full Time in Winnipeg, MB

Certain Teed Gypsum

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Automation Engineer – Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB

Or five (5) years of equivalent training and experience to have comprehensive knowledge of the practices, procedures and regulations associated with electrical…

Saint-Gobain , the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities.

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain , Satisfaction Guaranteed ,” quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2015. www.certainteed.com


The Automation Engineer/Specialist III will assist with the development and implementation of World Class Manufacturing (WCM) projects, production, processing methods and controls in a manner consistent with CertainTeed Gypsum Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives (VMVO). Through the application of Engineer/Specialisting fundamentals and advanced process control tools, this position will ensure that processes are centered, capable and in control; reduce process variations; and resolve special causes variation. This position will also support the plant and company strategic initiatives including capital projects that involve electrical process control systems and provide leadership in the implementation and support of plant automation, electrical and database systems.


  • Responsible for planning, evaluating, organizing and implementing automation related projects and initiatives.
  • Plans overall operation of the automation and electrical areas and ensures achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Responsibilities include the designing or developing new process control systems and revision / maintenance of existing processes; developing and implementing WCM projects; managing and guiding contractors, consultants and suppliers; identifying new opportunities and solutions with cost / benefit analysis and making recommendations to improve efficiencies.
  • Responsible for managing equipment and labor costs within the department’s budget.
  • Planning and scheduling of projects and preparing capital expenditures.
  • Interacts with managers and supervisors at plant and corporate personnel to secure appropriate resources to plan and implement controls projects.
  • Interacts with consultants and suppliers to determine the compatibility of other systems and products as they may apply to WCM and Controls.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key suppliers for certain instrumentation, automation and electrical process control systems.
  • Collaborates with the Production and Engineering Managers to coordinate changes in the production process and resolve equipment malfunctions.
  • Manages automation team’s work flow and automation related projects and provides weekly status report to plant management.
  • Leads and participates in Focus Improvement teams to resolve critical process and production problems with customers and vendors.
  • Develops and maintains PLC/HMI systems from the plant floor to management and financial levels.
  • Provides technical expertise, support and enhancement of automation related systems (PLC / HMI / VFD / Instrumentation / Data and Voice Networks / plant electrical distribution systems) and implements required updates to avoid technical obsolescence.
  • Ensures CertainTeed Gypsum’s standards of safety, quality and reliability are built into power distribution and control systems.
  • Interfaces with corporate IT and local IT infrastructure direction.
  • Assists maintenance team with any difficult troubleshooting issues.
  • Uses advanced tools / techniques to reduce process variations and downtime.
  • Identifies and resolves special cause variation in the process.
  • Analyzes operating problems, develops solutions and leads the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Collects, interprets and extrapolates data from the production process to monitor current equipment performance against established baselines and applies appropriate correction actions.
  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures and work instructions.
  • Maintains records of plant and individual equipment performance.
  • Ensures full documentation of all projects and systems to WCM / Early Equipment Management (EEM) standards.
  • Prepares and maintains data sheets, wiring and P&ID diagrams and flow charts required for the proper and efficient operation of plant equipment.
  • Assures good housekeeping practices following 5S systems, enforces plant rules and safety regulations, and supports VMVO and WCM initiatives.
  • Provides training for operators and maintenance personnel.
  • Continuously evaluates workplace for safety concerns and ensures Safety Management Audit’s (SMAT) are performed to goal levels.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline; or five (5) years of equivalent training and experience to have comprehensive knowledge of the practices, procedures and regulations associated with electrical process control technology may be substituted for a degree.
  • Five to ten (5-10) years of applied professional experience in Instrumentation & Controls / PLC.
  • Applied professional experience in electrical process control, instrumentation, automation, industrial protocols / networking (switching & routing) and databases.
  • Experienced with National Electrical Code (NEC) and Arc-Flash (NFPA-70) code requirements.
  • Understands Burner Flames Safety controls (NFPA-86) combustion controls
  • Expertise in integrated automation and information systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Flexible, open-minded team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving capabilities to work effectively in corporate, manufacturing and team environments.
  • Ability to provide leadership and innovation at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Experience in gypsum technology and process.
  • Work on, or in possession of, a professional designation (P.Eng)
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Electrical

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Winnipeg, MB

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-25
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