Job ID: 1118 Industrial Electrician

Skilled Trades & Labour

  • October 6th, 2023
  • Beamsville
  • Full time

Employer: Dorken Systems Inc.


Closing Date: 10/31/2023


About the Company

Dörken Systems Inc. is a member of the DÖRKENGroup of companies. Dörken is a family-owned business that serves customers worldwide with premium products and services in multiple industries. Exciting challenges, professional development opportunities, attractive benefits and strong innovative manufacturing partnerships define Dörken as an employer.

As a family business for over 130 years, Dörken is built on strong values and relationships.  Our core values include trust, humanity, innovation, sustainability, diversity, reliability, and loyalty. These values are central to our daily interactions and form the basis of our long-term success.


The Industrial Electrician is part of the maintenance team in Dörken’s manufacturing plant in Beamsville, ON, supporting our 24/7 operation.


The Industrial Electrician performs electrical and mechanical preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs, as well as occasional new electrical installations. He/she is part of the maintenance team, which works as a service department for the Production Department with the main objective to ensure efficient 24/7 production and to avoid/minimize unplanned downtime of production equipment.

Core areas of responsibility:

  • Troubleshoot electrical, electronic or mechanical problems (e.g. sensors, motors, heaters, controls, PLC/HMI, etc.) on production equipment.
  • Preventative maintenance and repair (electrical and mechanical) of automated production lines and control systems in a 24/7 production operation.
  • Monitor electrical equipment and components (preventative and predictive maintenance).
  • Maintain production equipment in OEM condition (full functionality, originally specified parts; avoid “band-aids”).
  • Occasional installations (new equipment) and/or modifications.
  • Assist with mechanical work as needed (i.e., support millwrights).
  • Work with CMMS to obtain work orders, inventory lists for spare parts, spare part location in inventory, close work orders (i.e., provide information about work completed, etc.).
  • Daily reporting (CMMS and/or Maintenance Logbook) and housekeeping.
  • Adhere to professional quality standards (electrical work).
  • Work in a safe manner and in accordance with ESA Standard, and adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Wear required Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Report all injuries (no matter how small) to the Maintenance Manager and complete accident report asap.
  • Complete incident reports for property damage and/or material spills.
  • Contain and/or report any hazardous condition or problem.
  • Assist with on-the-job training for new/junior staff as requested by Maintenance Manager or
  • Occasionally assist with production as requested by Maintenance Manager or
  • Recommend improvements to production equipment regarding safety, efficiency, and/or cost savings.
  • Tasks/responsibilities may be modified and/or other tasks/responsibilities may be assigned at any time at the sole discretion of the company.

Personal Responsibility:

  • The Industrial Electrician performs preventative maintenance, repairs, and all related tasks with the objective to avoid/minimize downtime of production equipment.
  • The Industrial Electrician reacts immediately with a high sense of urgency on unplanned downtime events.
  • The Industrial Electrician strives for positive, outcome-oriented interaction at all times.
  • The Industrial Electrician follows all established company policies and procedures (e.g., “Dörken & I” handbook, Dörken Code of Ethics, Dörken Safety Policies, etc.).
  • All employees have a responsibility to constructively make colleagues aware of mistakes or deviations from established standards.



  • Industrial Electrician 442A, 309A or 309D with Certificate of Qualification (Red Seal)
  • Graduate of Electrical Engineering Technician program an asset
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in industrial/production environment (including troubleshooting VFDs, servo motors, motor controls, PLCs, etc.)


  • Siemens S7 300/500 and 1500 PLC trouble shooting and programming
  • AC Frequency drives (Siemens S120)
  • Relay logic and motor controls
  • Temperature controllers
  • HMI, PLC programming
  • Reading, interpreting, and designing electrical schematics (e.g., for troubleshooting)
  • Basic computer skills (e.g., MS Office, etc.)
  • Forklift certificate an asset

Personal Profile

The Industrial Electrician possesses a combination of skills, including:

  • Excellent analytical and hands-on troubleshooting and problem-solving skills (electrical, mechanical, etc.)
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a growing and fast-paced work environment
  • Strong communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of accountability and responsibility
  • Demonstrates initiative and attention to detail
  • Fully completes assigned work
  • Values providing service to others
  • Demonstrates pride and eagerness to support the Production Department with a high degree of urgency in case of equipment malfunction or breakdown
  • Ability to implement and carry out improvement initiatives and projects
  • Fluent in reading and writing English (German an asset)
  • Valid driver’s license (Class G)
  • Physically able to sit, stand and walk around for long periods at a time, and lift up to 23 kg repeatedly without assistance
  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Regular attendance and punctuality are vital attributes for all employees. It is imperative for employees to attend work regularly and to arrive at work on time, because failure to do so detrimentally affects employee morale and productivity.

Working Conditions:

  • Flexibility to accommodate a 24/7 production operation; regularly alternating work times as scheduled by Maintenance Manager:
    • Day Shift (6.30am – 3.00 pm), or Afternoon Shift (3.00pm – 11.30pm) plus overtime as required in case of breakdown
    • 1 weekend every 4 weeks (Saturday & Sunday), Day Shift or Afternoon Shift
    • Night Shift call-ins as required (during pre-scheduled “on-call” weeks)
    • Potential for change to 12-hour rotating shift system “Four on / Four off” to accommodate full 24/7 maintenance coverage
  • Overtime and/or weekend work as required by company needs (pre-approved by Maintenance Manager or Management)
  • 100% on-site at company premises
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Work times may be revised based on company needs at sole discretion of the company at any time.


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $38.00-$42.00 per hour

Supplemental pay types: Bonus pay



  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care

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