Instrumentation & Controls Engineer

Date: May 8, 2024

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Medical Ltd. is a trusted source for the development and manufacture of nuclear medicine for biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceutical companies and academia partners. Headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, BWXT Medical Ltd. employs over 300 highly-skilled people in Kanata and Vancouver, British Columbia. 


BWXT Medical is hiring an Instrumentation & Controls Engineer at our production facility in Kanata, ON. 


Work Location: On-Site - 447 March Road, Kanata


Job Purpose:

Performs and is responsible for varied engineering, scientific or applied scientific functions is the design, development, testing and commissioning of company products. Has responsibility for the overall execution (budget and schedule) technical performance of development projects or developed processes. Performs review and approval of process changes as Technical Design Authority.


Job Structure & Communications:

  • Reports to the Development Engineering Manager.
  • Has full control of project activities within budgetary constraints and reporting guidelines.
  • Normally makes independent decisions until these conflict with guidelines and, if this occurs, suggests alternative actions for disposition, unless these have a safety or environmental consequence.



  • Identifies, plans and carries out, or is responsible for the performance of, necessary research, design and development associated with assigned projects.
  • Prepares concepts and solutions to technical problems.
  • Gains stakeholder consensus on scope of work and prepares estimates including direct and indirect costs and schedule.
  • Provides Project Leads with Project Management and Technical oversight.
  • Provides direction and work instructions to assigned staff on projects.
  • Assists with high value equipment and systems procurement.
  • Coordinates tasks with others, both internal to and outside of the company in order to achieve project objectives.
  • Provides technical assistance to others, including the assessment of impact of changes to the validated state of products and technical justifications in support of quality dispositions.
  • Is assigned the role as Technical Authority to establish product and process requirements and to authorize changes and to approve procedures, technical reports and drawings.
  • May perform hands on technical tasks for new projects.
  • May represent the Company on committees, boards, panels, study groups and/or commissions -national and international.


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Science or Engineering, plus at least 8 years of relevant technical experience. In some cases, professional certifications may be required.
  • Must have a detailed technical knowledge within an engineering specialty - Instrumentation & Controls, Mechanical and/or Chemical and have a good knowledge of other related disciplines and a general appreciation of peripheral fields.
  • Have a demonstrated capacity to lead and motivate co-workers in project related activities.
  • Experience with computer system validations; knowledge of 21 CFR part 11; PLC programming and troubleshooting, ideally with Allen Bradley an/or Siemens.
  • HMI/SCADA programing experience ideally with FactoryTalk View, WnCC or Ignition.
  • Experience integrating automated equipment or systems into manufacturing environment including design, installation, commissioning, troubleshooting and support of automated equipment.
  • Programming Experience with Ladder Logic, SQL Server, machine vision.
  • Experience with QA systems would be an asset.
  • Experience with Fanuc, Motoman robots would be an asset.


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!



The base salary range for this position in Ontario (CA-ON) at the start of employment is expected to be between $83,668 and $155,383 per year. However, the base salary offered is based on local job market factors and may vary further depending on factors specific to the selected job candidate, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to these considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as an annual cash incentive in addition to a full range of medical, retirement, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided at such time the selected job candidate receives an offer of employment.

Learn more about how BWXT employs nuclear technology to solve some of the world’s most important problems. BWXT’s capabilities video showcases our innovation in commercial nuclear power, addressing climate change, as well as our advanced nuclear medicine products treating patients around the world. We are People Strong. Innovation Driven.

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. BWXT Medical Ltd. is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.

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