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Job title:  Electrical Engineer

Job family:  Engineering
Business area:  Hydro
Contract location: 

Peterborough, ON, CA

Working location:  Peterborough, Ontario, CA
Location type:  Office Location / Office-based
Contract type:  Permanent Full-Time
Job description: 

ANDRITZ is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries. The company is one of the technology and global market leaders in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the company is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas and exhaust gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.


ANDRITZ stands for passion, partnership, perspectives and versatility – core values to which the company is committed. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With almost 170 years of experience, 27,800 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.


The open position is for an Electrical Engineer in the hydro generator engineering group. The team is responsible for the design of large hydro generator components, with a primary focus on North American generator projects.  This team is located at the Andritz Peterborough Generator Center, which includes a modern coil and bar manufacturing facility.  This position includes technical responsibility for the electrical design during all stages of a project life cycle (proposal, contract design, manufacturing and installation). The unique requirements of each hydro project make this a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a candidate with related skills and experience.


The Electrical Engineer is expected to work closely with the local engineering and drafting teams, as well as externally located engineering specialists, project management, manufacturing and installation teams.  Occasional travel to customer locations, project sites or other Andritz offices is required.


Individual duties will vary based on project requirements, but generally include the following: 


  • Optimization of hydro generator electromagnetic design, for proposals, contracts and studies;
  • Analysis of electrical components, using in-house tools or developing calculations as necessary;
  • Documentation for proposals, technical reports and customer O&M manuals;
  • Review and approval of electrical drawings to ensure contractual and internal requirements are met;
  • Creation of engineering instructions that define technical requirements for manufacturing , installation and testing;
  • Disposition of non-conformances during manufacturing and installation;
  • Review and analysis of site data and testing;
  • Creation and calibration of design tools;
  • Work on R&D projects for development of new generator technologies.



The ideal candidate is an individual that understands the generator product and has the following skills:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering;
  • Existing or potential for Professional Engineer registration;
  • Minimum of 5 years design experience with hydro generators or other rotating machinery;
  • Computer skills in common PC applications - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel et PowerPoint);
  • Electromagnetic finite element skills – desired;
  • Excellent problem solving skills, sound judgment, initiative & creativity;
  • Ability to work with people in a team environment;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in English & French languages - desired;
  • Ability to travel & work with various cultures.

* Legal status to work in Canada is required.


ANDRITZ HYDRO CANADA  Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Requisition ID:  649

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