Electrical/Instrumentation Technician - 40030
Placement Type: Direct Hire
Location: Whitecourt
Category: Industrial
JobID: 40030
ABOUT STAFFING is an Alberta-based recruitment and employment agency specializing in temporary, direct hire and temporary to direct hire placements. Headquartered out of Calgary, Alberta, we are a full service staffing agency that can fill jobs all across Canada. As experts in staffing since 1996, we believe in enhancing workplace connections by introducing top quality candidates to our top notch clients all while creating career opportunities that are both positive and fulfilling.

We currently have an opportunity available for an experienced Electrical & Instrumentation Technician for our Central Alberta client.

The position is are located in Whitecourt, Alberta, a family-oriented town with a great combination of commercial, residential, leisure, and recreational opportunities. The successful incumbents will be required to relocate to Whitecourt.

ABOUT The Company

Our client is a newsprint mill and a leading manufacturer of premium newsprint. They have also diversified into other businesses such as Transloading and Power generation. The company is an incredibly successful, well-financed, progressive organization that is regarded as one the best companies in the industry.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to be part of a world-class organization with a bright future. The successful candidates will be joining a positive and progressive environment, which has some of the best and most experienced pulp and paper makers at the core of its operations, and in which people are respected and engaged. The company also supports individual growth by providing diverse training opportunities, assistance with advancing education, and internal succession planning.

ABOUT the Position

Reporting directly to the Electrical & Instrumentation Coordinator, the EI Technicians will be responsible to:

Maintain instrumentation including valves, transmitters, analyzers and other analytical equipment
Maintain and develop DCS/PLC process control systems
Perform, develop, and update PM requirements for process plant equipment
Participate in shutdown planning and scheduling activities as required
Participate in RCM investigations of equipment failures and reliability issues and follow-up of corrective actions
Update and create equipment documents and job procedures

Work Conditions:

Regular workweek is 4 – 10 hour days (on a rotation); typically two weekends off per month


Alberta Certified Journeyman Instrumentation Technician, ideally dual ticketed journeyman in Electrical and Instrumentation.

Minimum of 5 years of industrial journeyman maintenance experience

Experience in DCS/PLC programming

Experience in process control design and troubleshooting

Demonstrated maintenance best practices for equipment care

Experience with projects and project management

Ability to work independently while contributing to a self-managing team

A valid driver’s license

Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, trouble-shooting and English communication skills

Preference will be given to candidates that possess the following: a Degree/Diploma in Process Control or Instrument Technology; experience with ABB Infi90 and 800xA; relevant Pulp & Paper maintenance experience

ABOUT The Compensation

A competitive salary, benefits, and pension package will be provided, including participation in a yearly companywide bonus plan. Compensation will vary from $85k-110k dependent on skills and experience.

ABOUT The Next Steps

Please be advised that we will only be considering applicants who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or those who have a valid & current Canadian work permit.

If you meet the qualifications, including an ability to relocate to Whitecourt, Alberta, please send your resume including cover letter to: industrial@aboutstaffing.com
Please indicate Electrical Instrumentation Technician in the title line.

We encourage all interested applicants to consider this excellent opportunity, but please note only those with directly aligned educational credentials, skills, and experience will be contacted for an interview.