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Electrical Technician

Date Posted: March 16, 2023
Closing Date: March 30, 2023
Reports To: Instrumentation & Electrical Supervisor
Duration: Full-time, Permanent

Position Summary

The Electrical Technician maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and commissions all electrical equipment, including controls and power systems. In addition, the position can be involved in the design development process for new installations.  This position has the potential for growth into a leadership position.

Position Responsibilities

  • Ensures the reliability of electrical and instrumentation equipment throughout the facility
  • Maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical equipment such as Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) and Battery Charger Systems, Electric Motors, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), Motor Operated Valves (MOVs), and Low and High voltage switchgear
  • Executes general maintenance of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) as well as basic programming
  • Cooperates with Operations and other departments to determine causes of failures
  • Recommends system modifications and procedures to prevent future failures
  • Develops and performs predictive and preventive maintenance tasks
  • Maintains calibration records for all critical equipment
  • Maintains a high standard of safety when working on Electrical Systems
  • Participates in audits with respect to Electrical Safety
  • Ensures electrical safety equipment is maintained and tested as per site practices
  • Assist the Technical department in developing designs for new and upgraded systems
  • Liaises between trades and contractors for the installation of new systems
  • Commissions new installations and maintains commissioning records
  • Assists in developing lists of spare parts for stock
  • Reviews existing procedures to ensure that they are applicable and current.
  • Develops new procedures as required for new equipment or maintenance processes.
  • Reviews Methanex Best Practices to ensure compliance and accuracy.
  • Networks with other Methanex sites to the mutual benefit of all sites
  • Acts as the relief I & E Supervisor when required
  • Ensures employee and contractor compliance with Methanex policies, procedures, and applicable standards
  • Orients and trains new hires and summer students
  • Oversees, coordinates, and works with contractors during plant turnarounds and outages
  • Ensures alignment with annual Maintenance department and I/E Team plan
  • Effectively communicates current activities and policies
  • Ensures implementation of and compliance with all Methanex Human Resource policies and procedures, including performance optimization
  • Designated legislative compliance contact person with responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code and that proposed changes/updates to the legislation are appropriately communicated
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of municipal standards related to electrical systems and liaise with the municipal Electrical Inspector as required
  • Remain current with all safety and procedural training
  • Ensures compliance with all Pressure Equipment Integrity Management (PEIM) responsibilities, relative to role, as per the PEIM Manual.
  • Contributes to the organizational vision of Global Methanol Leadership and as a team member demonstrates the core values of integrity, trust, respect, and professionalism
  • Demonstrates through feedback from team and leaders
  • Undertakes all aspects of the role through living the Methanex values
  • Conducts all business in a manner which supports the Responsible Care® ethic

Position Qualifications

Technical Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Journeyperson Electrician, Red Seal preferred
  • Master Electrician Certification preferred
  • Journeyperson Instrumentation preferred
  • Electrical Engineering Technologist Diploma or equivalent an asset
  • Journeyperson Instrumentation Technician certification is an asset
  • Fire alarm certification preferred
  • Proven understanding of general UPS systems, backup generators, motors, switchgear and other electrical equipment
  • Ability to source reference data for new and legacy equipment
  • Familiarity with Canadian Electrical Code
  • Proficient in Modicon PLC programming and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of Delta V DCS systems
  • Skill with various specialized multimeters and test equipment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Comprehension of complex control systems
  • Knowledge of general Instrumentation and Valves is an asset
  • Knowledge of infrared thermography is an asset
  • Thermal Graphic Imaging and CMS software proficiency an asset.
  • Experience with Adobe/Visio/Bluebeam software is an asset
  • Proficiency in reading Piping and Instrumentation drawings, loop drawings, data sheets and electrical diagrams is an asset



  • Customer-focused; dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and listening skills
  • Superior interpersonal and team collaboration skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with solid time management, planning and prioritization skills
  • Results-driven with a demonstrated ability to consistently meet identified goals and achieve results
  • Ability to maintain Tech VI designation within the electrical maintenance scope
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage ambiguity and stress, including the ability to successfully respond to competing and shifting priorities and maintain composure in highly stressful situations
  • Independently motivated with a superior ability to maintain focus and work quickly and accurately in demanding circumstances
  • Exceptional critical thinking, decision making and troubleshooting skills, based on sound judgment and a demonstrated ability to make valuable decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, and experience, including the ability to exercise appropriate discretion in discontinuing work when safety may be compromised
  • Demonstrate leadership potential by building a team skillset, being a team role model, and showing strong Core Values.
  • Demonstrate safety leadership by doing the right thing always and holding oneself and the team accountable.
  • Supporting each department as needed and actively seeking out feedback on improvement opportunities.

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