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PLC Programmer, Engineer (or Technologist)

PLC Programmer, Engineer (or Technologist)

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Nicholson Manufacturing Ltd

  • Nicholson Manufacturing Ltd. is the leading manufacturer of log debarkers, log loaders and yarders. Our equipment is used around the globe in forests, sawmills, OSB and plywood mills, and pulp mills. Established in 1948 the company operates facilities in Sidney, BC and Pell City, Alabama. The 110,000 square foot Sidney facility is a modern and complete machining, fabrication and assembly shop that builds new equipment and supports aftermarket sales and service. Production is supported by an on-site, industry-leading team of R&D engineers. Nicholson focuses on continuous improvement of its people, products and processes. Employees are empowered and accountable with opportunities to learn and grow in a safe environment.

    Sidney, BC
    28 Jan 2021
    29 Mar 2021

  • Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in confidence.

    In a covering letter and resume describe exactly how your education and experience meet each of the requirements of this position.

    Please email resumes to

    We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    No phone calls please. 

    No agents please.



The PLC Programmer, Engineer (or Technologist):

  1. work in the R&D Team developing new products
  2. providing technical support to our customers, production, sales and service
  3. providing technical and quality control support to our partner companies
  4. provides support, as required, to all areas of the R&D Team


  • Design and/or redesign products utilizing best practices
  • Review designs for manufacturability following a structured design review process
  • Participate in the Continuous Improvement Activities
  • Participate in the Lean Manufacturing Initiatives
  • Carry out assigned projects relating to R&D and production
  • Backfill for the other team members, as required


  • Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of AutoCAD and electrical panel design
  • Experience programming, designing and troubleshooting PLCs (Siemens, Allen Bradley)
  • Prior experience programming, layout design and troubleshooting experience for HMI display units
  • Solid knowledge and experience in industrial control system engineering
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Efficiently plan time to manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership and responsibility for assigned tasks
  • Demonstrated detail oriented and organized work style
  • Ability to systematically analyze problems and procedures
  • Proven project management skills

QUALIFICATIONS, Education and/or Experience required:

  • BSc. in Electrical Engineering with experience in a related industry (or Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology with equivalent experience)
  • Registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (or ASTTBC) or eligibility for registration
  • Three to five years’ experience in design and programming of industrial electrical systems, preferably in forestry
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and oral) with the willingness and ability to travel internationally

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Sidney, BC

Experience Level : ""

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