Automation Controls Designer

by BOS Innovations Inc.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Dorchester, ON
Date Posted: Jun 20, 2022
BOS Innovations Inc.

Job Description

Automation Controls Designer

Create electrical and pneumatic schematics for custom automation systems. Develop a detailed layout of the project in an accurate, organized, cost efficient manner that the electrical department can implement efficiently and meets customer requirements.



  • Primary role is to develop electrical and pneumatic schematics within SolidWorks Electrical and Eplan
  • Present concepts/designs at concept reviews, internal design reviews, and at customer design reviews
  • Support the Applications group by developing concepts, estimating design labour, and estimating controls purchases
  • Identify and research electrical and pneumatic components for the project to ensure they meet requirements
  • Develop RFQs for major control system purchases and communicate with the supplier(s) involved
  • Communicate with suppliers to discuss component specifications, pricing, and lead time
  • Document information for Customer Manuals: As built Schematics, BOMs, spare parts lists, maintenance items, and OEM documentation
  • Work in conjunction with manufacturing to review schematics confirming accuracy and identifying ways to optimize the system
  • Communicate with customer throughout project to ensure controls system meets customer specifications and standards
  • Lead a team of controls designers on medium to large projects to ensure that functional specifications, budget, and timelines are met
  • Mentor and train junior employees
  • Develop and document department standards and best practices



  • 3-5 years’ experience.
  • College Level Electrical Engineering Technologist Diploma
  • 442A Industrial or 309A Construction Electrical License (not a prerequisite)
  • Computer Expertise: Microsoft Office, SolidWorks Electrical, Eplan, AutoCAD Electrical


  • Knowledge of custom machine building and processes including vision, laser, assembly, welding, etc.
  • Understanding of Ontario Electrical Code
  • Knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, CSA guarding and robot safety standards
  • Thorough understanding of various styles of electrical schematics
  • Familiarity with physical panel build and wiring
  • Understanding of electrical circuits and function


Skills & Abilities

  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization and execution skills.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Effective research and Information gathering
  • Ability to work and collaborate effectively within a team environment
  • Troubleshooting and communicating clearly and concisely
  • Ability to meet deadlines and execute multiple project tasks.

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. BOS welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



Competitive salary

Flexible work hours

Profit sharing

RRSP Program

Multiple extended health care plans to choose from

Subsidized Lunch Program

Training development program

Staff appreciation lunches & Socials

Bi-annual company events

Career planning & goal setting

Employee recognition program

Performance appraisal program

BOS Promotional Clothing

Employee Assistance Program

Employer Supported

Volunteer Program


Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.