Automation Technologist

  • Full Time
  • Halifax

What will be your role?

Reporting to the In-Service Support Manager, the Automation Technologist will work closely with the Project Manager to commission (using PLC based control and HMI), troubleshoot, repair, and program control systems for Marine HVAC for Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) systems installed in large marine vessels.


The incumbent will play an important role as part of the Halifax team to act as company “expert” in Electrical Systems during installation, set to work (commissioning), troubleshooting, repairing and programming control systems in vessels.


Project Execution

  • Responsible for end-to-end testing, downloading programming, starting up, commissioning, and servicing on assigned projects.
  • Performing quality checks of the control panel assemblies including point to point testing, torque checks, and cable size validation.
  • Provides input to the project manager on forecast of schedule for commissioning.
  • Red line drawings and submit to the Automation & Controls Manager
  • Troubleshoot PLC programming to comply with the approved control philosophy (sequence of operation).
  • Troubleshoot HMI pages during start-up.
  • Checking the calibration of system sensors and transmitters
  • Filling out commissioning documentation.
  • Works closely with other teams such as Refrigeration and/or HVAC projects teams to start-up various HVAC-R systems.
  • Continually enforces safety to the highest standards and maintains security and accountability of company issued and procured assets by recording use, wear, and conditions.

Which candidate profile are we looking for?

  • 5 years + of experience in HVAC/Controls; or equivalent combination of education (Technical School)
  • Industrial Electrician or other equivalent Electrical trade (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience with various PLC, Industrial controls systems, and HMI’s
  • Familiar or have a strong interest in HVAC Systems (Fans, pumps, AHU’s, Chillers & Refrigeration systems)
  • Experience in drawing panel layouts in AutoCAD Electric (or other software) – an asset
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills
  • Red seal or registered apprentice – an asset.
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 10%

Who are we?

Bronswerk Marine is a global leader of complete marine heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) systems providing turnkey solutions for commercial and military vessels through its 12 offices worldwide. Bronswerk manages the entire process of the system life cycle; from design to commissioning, installation and in-service support.

Why work for Bronswerk Group?

  • Industry leader in Marine HVAC and Refrigeration Systems
  • A workplace that encourages teamwork and innovation in order to meet our customers’ needs
  • Competitive salary
  • Life & Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Retirement program

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