Electronics, Controls

Orwell Cove - Prince Edward Island (PE),

Gerrit Visser

Job Description:

G Visser & Sons is a potato packing operation located in Orwell Cove on beautiful Prince Edward Island. We wash, grade and pack potatoes for the fresh table market. We have a longstanding reputation with retailers, distributers, co-packers and customers of providing exceptional quality, and having the capacity and flexibility to deliver what they need, when they need it. Our quality potatoes, or spuds as we often call them, are grown by our own farm, GW&R Visser Farms, and other trusted partner growers, who consistently harvest beautiful potatoes from PEI’s rich red soil.

The Electronics, Controls & IT Technician will help support our office, farm, storage and packing operations by bringing a broad knowledge and experience base covering Electronics, Electrical, Controls and IT systems.

Major Tasks Responsibilities (Electronics & Controls):
1. Inspect, install, troubleshoot, repair, wire and service all electrical apparatus, devices and circuits of any voltage and related equipment in assigned areas
2. Receive instruction diagrams, sketches, work orders, etc. to determine isolation of electrical circuits
3. Install electrical wiring, electrical heating units, motor and machinery controls, power and lighting transformers, electrical distribution panels
4. Diagnose logic circuits using ladder diagrams and PLC programming devices
5. Inspect, test, diagnose, & replace worn out parts and calibrate electrical and electronic equipment to obtain proper operation characteristics
6. Clean and lubricate electrical motors, generators, and equipment as required
7. Document / report preparation of work until completed
8. Returns tools, materials, etc. to proper storage bins. Performs work in conjunction with preventative maintenance program
9. When necessary, develop alternatives to sustain production and circumvent temporary malfunctions. Observe all safety rules. Refer to National Electrical Code as necessary
10. Participate in project installations
11. Works with other repair crews as required
12. Assist with inventory of spare parts and ensure accuracy of parts checked out
13. Assist with SOP and procedural generation as required
14. Ensure first hour efficiency after a changeover is optimal and call backs are minimized
15. Install and troubleshoot AC/DC VFD’s, electrical components as needed

Major Tasks Responsibilities

1. Maintain and support server (backups, security, data integrity, etc)
2. Set-up new PC equipment (computers, wireless access points, network switches, etc)
3. Maintain and support all network enabled equipment (security cameras, storage monitoring systems, machines with remote support access, etc)
4. Run, terminate, test network cabling
5. Help support new software development projects

Major Tasks Responsibilities (Electrical):
1. Build new extension cords
2. Replace cord ends
3. Service small job boards
4. Replace fixtures, etc

Education/Qualifications and Experience

1. 3+ years experience as an industrial electrician
2. 2 years Tech Degree as asset
3. IT education and/ or experience an asset
4. Experience with repairing and troubleshooting electrical and pneumatic packaging equipment including: seamers, fillers, and programmable logic controllers an asset

Key Skill/Competencies

1. Detail-oriented
2. Knowledge of Production equipment and electrical equipment: electrical testing – test lights, meters etc, PLC programmers, gauges, hand and power tools, measuring tools, etc
3. Ability to read Schematics
4. PLC knowledge a plus
5. Motor controls, power distribution, servo motors-controllers, electrical codes and safety knowledge
6. Mathematical knowledge associated with electronic circuits
7. Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
8. Reliable
9. Punctual
10. Attentive to detail
11. Team player with good interpersonal skills
12. Dependable
13. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
14. Effective time management skills
15. Proven ability to work independently or as part of a team
16. Ability to communicate clearly with fellow employees, suppliers, visitors etc, and as a representative of the company, treat them with respect and courtesy
17. Develop and practice strong communication and comprehension skills (verbal, written, phone, text, etc)
18. Strong computer skills (internet, email, word, excel)
19. Willingness to work in a variety of conditions (wet, cold, humid)
20. Willingness to work extended hours when required

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • IT : 1 year (Preferred)
  • experience as Industrial Electrician: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Secondary School (Required)

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