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Instrumentation and Control Technician - Powerhouse

General Motors

General Motors

Oshawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Job Description

GM Canada is now hiring an Instrumentation and Control Technician – Powerhouse!

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at GM’s Oshawa Assembly.

At Oshawa Assembly, we’re starting a brand-new chapter and are already building both the Chevrolet Silverado HD and LD trucks in less than a year.

We’re on the journey to achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, and building quality trucks play an integral role in helping us fund this future.

We’re looking for new team members to help bring this vision to life in Oshawa. Starting from day one, we’re creating a workplace where we work as One Team and embrace a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and supported. We want those who are bold, innovative, ready to take on challenges, and strive for excellence. Our journey is just beginning, and we want you to be a part of it.

Selected candidates will learn new skills and actively play an integral role in the development of new plant processes and people. The opportunities at Oshawa Assembly are endless as we build the organization from the ground up and shape it into a Workplace of Choice.

Join our team today!

The Opportunity

We are looking for experienced Instrumentation and Control Technician – Powerhouse to join our GM Oshawa Facility.

Key Responsibilities

The position requires experience in PLC, and DCS control systems, along with experience with both pneumatic and electronic controls.

The candidate will need knowledge in technical configuration, calibration, maintenance, assembly and wiring of Industrial Control Panels, and installation and field wiring of Control Systems

Position Requires:

  • 3-year Industrial Instrumentation Technologist diploma (preferred).

  • Will consider 2 Year Industrial Instrumentation Technician diploma + related work experience.

  • 5 years instrumentation and controls experience.

  • Excellent Troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong Communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Good self-management and the ability to work well within a small team environment.

  • Ability to read and interpret Electrical and PID drawings.

  • Experience in Microsoft Office

  • Electrical experience is preferred, although not required.

  • Experience in a Boiler and Air Compressor plant setting preferred, although not required.

Additional Job Description

  • High School Diploma with Instrumentation and Control Technician 447A (Preferred).

  • Apprenticeship or 5+ years practical experience.

  • Required to safely and efficiently , maintain and repair Control Systems for high pressure steam gas fired boilers, air compressors, and all auxiliary equipment in a first class power plant.

  • Able to trouble shoot and perform routine maintenance and calibrate devices.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficient Computer Skill.

  • Working knowledge of Delta V Controls.

  • Energetic and Self-Motivated.

  • Able to work with minimal direct supervision and work independently and as part of a team.

  • Electrician Certification is an asset.

What's in it for you at GM?

  • Compensation: Starting at a full rate of $52.69 .

  • Plus you will earn an afternoon shift premium of 5%, a night shift premium of 10%, paid overtime (x1.5 and x2.0) in accordance with the collective agreement (Position will primarily be day shift will possibilities of occasional night or weekend call ins).

  • COLA Adjustments on a quarterly basis.

  • DC Pension Program with Employer Match up to 2080 hours.

  • Annual General Wage increases scheduled in 2024 and 2025.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors of Canada total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan currently includes the following benefits, in addition to many others:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and supplemental benefits for pregnancy, parental and adoption leave.

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision benefits - subject to waiting period eligibility.

  • Life insurance plans to cover you and your family.

  • Company and matching contributions to a Defined Contribution Pension plan to help you save for retirement.

  • GM Vehicle Purchase Plan for you, your family and friends.

Voluntary Savings Plan

  • Vacation: 4% vacation pay in first year plus an average of 17 paid holidays/year, including days between Christmas and New Year; vacation entitlement also generally increases each year in accordance with the collective agreement up to a maximum of 240 hours after 20 years.

  • Supplemental Unemployment Benefits - after 1 year.

  • GM Employee Vehicle Purchase Discount Program.

  • $200 safety footwear voucher.

  • Company-provided personal protective equipment.

  • Training on safety, equipment and technology.

  • Opportunity to help support the launch of a Truck Plant.

We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest however; only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Pre-employment screening will be required.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities. Should you be contacted by General Motors of Canada, please advise if you require accommodation. General Motors of Canada values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.