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Control & Drive Systems Specialist

City:  Hamilton

Requisition ID:  29847 


Do you want to work at one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers? We’re looking for people who are driven by excellence to work with innovative technology to create the material tomorrow’s world will be made of.


At ArcelorMittal Dofasco, we play a key role in North America’s advanced manufacturing supply chain working with the top automotive, energy, packaging, and construction brands to develop lighter, stronger and more sustainable steel products – from cans to cars.


We are at the forefront of the steel industry with a plan to change the way we make steel to significantly reduce GHG emissions in the short term, while reaching net zero before 2050. Ours will be the first integrated steelmaking site in the world to make this transformation and it will happen by 2028. Our global company is leading the world with significant decarbonization projects in North America and Europe and our site is key to this plan.

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Hamilton's largest private sector employer with more than 4,500 employees, shipping 4.5 million net tons of high quality flat carbon steel annually. Our iconic tagline "Our Product is Steel. Our Strength is People." is a true expression of our belief that our people are our competitive advantage.



ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Control & Drive Systems Specialist

Galvanize Business Unit



A Control and Drive Systems Specialist will be part of a highly specialized team that is responsible for a broad range of automation technologies across 4 large scale assets. You will be integrated into a specific asset’s team as control systems support working with other disciplines to meet reliability, improvement, and maintenance objectives.


As a Control and Drive Systems Specialist, the core function will be to have a highly technical understanding of the PLC’s across multiple assets along with their various communication protocols, drive systems, SCADA, and visualization systems in order to resolve issues and implement improvements. You will work effectively with other disciplines as part of a diverse team that demonstrates continuous improvement thinking, excellent problem-solving methodologies, and innovative solutions for equipment maintenance and reliability.




  • Implement specific equipment solutions or control systems under given framework for a local area and/or for specific equipment type under minimal supervision.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and stabilize control systems (drive speed/torque controllers, process control loops, or automated sequences) and develop action plans with Trade Specialists and Process Engineers to resolve any process or equipment function issues.
  • Assist others in any reliability or improvement initiatives and in the design, implementation, and commissioning of any system.
  • Perform physical or software work related to repair or regulation of any process sensor (flow, pressure, temperature, speed, tension etc.).
  • Work within a multi discipline activity group to solve process related problems.
  • Possess strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated control systems
  • Work closely with the Instrumentation group to resolve or implement changes.
  • Work closely with corporate IT groups to maintain level 0/1 Windows based computers and servers




  • College Diploma or University Degree in a related engineering discipline
    • Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Technology preferred.
  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be able to troubleshoot electrical circuits and program logic.
  • Must have a strong aptitude for learning and problem solving.
  • Must have the ability to develop a strong understanding of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and combustion systems.
  • Programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting experience with PLCs and drives is considered a strong asset
  • Work experience directly involving control systems, such as commissioning, integration, debugging, or troubleshooting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of industrial networks such as Profinet, Profibus, EtherNet/IP, and fundamental networking is an asset.
  • Ability to read and interpret Electrical single-line diagrams and PLC and Drive I/O schematics is preferred
  • Possess strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated control systems
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to take initiative; highly self-motivated.
  • Good Electrical, Mechanical, and Networking troubleshooting skills are required.
  • Working knowledge of Electrical Control Systems is required
  • General knowledge of Electrical standards is required


Work Environment:


  • Combination of office and plant environment
  • Personal protective safety equipment as required in the plant.




  • Monday to Thursday day shift (6:00 AM- 4:30 PM) with overtime as required
  • Shared 24/7 call-in support required



Total Rewards at ArcelorMittal Dofasco


  • We provide employees with a market competitive total compensation package. Our promise is to provide superior pay for superior performance, accompanied by comprehensive health and wellness, pension, vacation and related programs.
  • Competitive hourly rates and shift premium
  • On your first day you will immediately be eligible for:


  • Bonus paid twice a year based on Company performance on key goals. Your bonus target will be 10% of base salary earnings.
  • Company paid Defined Contribution Pension Plan. No employee contribution required. With employer contributions between 5 and 10%.
  • Competitive vacation allowances
  • Group Benefits with no health and dental premiums.
    • For health and dental claims you only pay amounts above the maximums the plan pays.
    • Life insurance premiums are shared with the company.


After two years of permanent company service you will participate in our Profit Sharing, where all permanent employees share equally in allocation of profits.
Other immediate benefits include:

  • Competitive vacation entitlements
  • PPE and workwear provided at no cost (if required)     
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Free access to three onsite fitness centers and our 70-acre recreation park with multiple arenas, fields and organized sports for you and your family

We would like to thank all those who apply in advance since only applicants selected to complete an online assessment will be contacted.  

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply and we are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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