Industrial Control Technician

Date: Nov 29, 2023

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Medical Ltd. provides its customers, who conduct life-saving medical procedures for patients around the world, the benefit of decades of experience in the development, manufacturing, packaging and delivery of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, BWXT Medical Ltd. employs over 300 highly-skilled people in Kanata and Vancouver, British Columbia. BWXT Medical Ltd. is part of the BWXT nuclear power segment (NPG) of BWX Technologies, Inc.


BWXT Medical Ltd. is seeking an Industrial Control Technician at our production facility in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. 



Reporting to the Facilities Manager, the incumbent is responsible for:

  • Using good electrical design principles to install or modify electrical equipment to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of systems.
  • Performing maintenance and repairs on electrical equipment and systems using up‑to‑date trade practices.
  • Maintaining and following quality programs, systems and procedures necessary to assure BWXT Medical of ISO/GMP compliance.
  • Monitors work activities in an effort to identify and implement any improvements which will provide improved service, function, or repair.



  • Working with blueprints, schematics and layouts, assembles, installs and maintains electrical and electronic equipment such as high and low voltage devices (e.g., motors, lighting, power generators, switching, control gear, alarm systems for safety and radiation detection, etc.) and distribution systems.
  • Using analytical test equipment (e.g., multimeters, amprobes chart recorders, meggar, etc.), conduct tests and analyze results to determine causes of malfunctions and develop remedial action. Carry out necessary repairs or advise supervisor with appropriate recommendations.
  • In conjunction with immediate supervisor, develops test procedures and maintenance programs for critical safety systems and control equipment to comply with AECB regulations, Labour Canada regulations, GMP and ISO‑9000 requirements. Follows all pertinent codes and regulatory requirements when making electrical installations and alterations.
  • Installs and maintains components of computer-controlled Building Management System to ensure efficient and effective operation of environmental and energy management systems.
  • Develops primary engineering and layout designs for electrical systems. Also, in cooperation with in-house technical staff and outside engineering consultants, inputs to design and specification of electrical equipment and systems.
  • Collects data necessary to effectively carry out and expand a computerized Preventive Maintenance Program for critical equipment. Carries out test methods and maintenance procedures for electrical systems to ensure proper functioning of equipment. Notifies Supervisor when spare parts inventory needs replacement.
  • Provides accurately marked up prints to indicate electrical system changes so that as‑built drawing records can be revised and kept current.
  • Provides trade support to Emergency Response Team and as such may be called upon to take part in initial investigation and carry out appropriate and quick actions in response to any type of emergency situation on site.



  • Must have a diploma from a community college in electrical, and at least 5 years’ experience as a journeyman.
  • Interprovincial seal on Ontario License for Electrical Construction and Maintenance.



  • Reads blueprints and schematics;
  • Produce freehand layout sketches, schematics and wiring diagrams for new designs, as built condition, etc.;
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise documentation including S.O.P.'s necessary to support the BWXT Medical quality system;
  • Possess sufficient colour vision to distinguish colour‑coded wires and cables;
  • Possess knowledge of appropriate code requirements (e.g., Ontario Hydro);
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of high voltage switchgear 13.8 and 44 KV, following appropriate safety procedures;
  • Knowledgeable in the use of appropriate test equipment;
  • Competent in operation of computerized building management system.




  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing  
  • Ability to maintain good rapport with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Provides clear, concise written reports/records as required.
  • Must be able to work effectively with others and in a team.



  • Required to be on standby on a rotational basis during weekends;
  • May be required to be on standby during off hours;
  • May be required to work unscheduled/scheduled overtime on weekends and evenings;
  • Works in confined spaces and at heights;
  • Nuclear Energy Worker
  • Subject to safety rules and regulations as appropriate to the job;
  • Required to work in all areas of BWXT Medical Kanata facility both inside and outside buildings and subject to work in all weather conditions;
  • Required to wear special protective apparel and respirators, which are awkward or uncomfortable, to perform specific jobs such as repairs to Production cells;
  • Heavy physical force is sometimes required;
  • May be required to work on an evening shift periodically throughout the year, related to Preventive Maintenance.


Why join BWXT Medical?

  • Work within the growing and exciting nuclear medicine industry as well as with highly skilled employees. 
  • Competitive salaries.
  • Company match pension plan.
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits.
  • Education Reimbursement Program.
  • Life insurance. 
  • Collaborative work environment... and so much more!



BWXT Medical Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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