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Electrical Engineer


Toronto, ON, CA

Req ID:  25121
Date:  Sep 28, 2021

Redpath Sugar is located on Toronto’s historic downtown waterfront and has been a part of Canada’s heritage for more than 160 years.  Our brand is the oldest food-related trademark in Canada and is recognized across the country.  Redpath Sugar is part of ASR Group, the largest cane sugar refiner in the world.



The Electrical Engineer provides technical leadership and expertise in overseeing electrical systems to optimize and improve plant reliability and efficiency.  Performs a variety of engineering work in designing, maintaining, and overseeing process and plant electrical systems. Responsible for troubleshooting process equipment as directed and for engineering to maintain and improve the reliability of equipment.



  • Provides leadership, direction and oversight in troubleshooting and maintenance of all plant electrical systems and processes
  • Designs develop and tests electrical distribution systems, load centers, and associated services.  Prepares electrical drawings and specifications
  • Perform electrical studies and specifies electrical equipment (transformers, switchgear, motors, VFD’s, MCCs, etc.).as required to support improvements
  • Oversees root cause analysis of technical issues and develops and implements plans to address
  • Establishes maintenance plans for plant electrical systems and ensures that PM and PDM  plans and schedules are maintained. Supervises pant electrical resources and provides training as required
  • Develops capital improvement projects and specifies vendors and equipment specifications
  • Manages project schedules and budgets and works with the Engineering group to ensure priorities are aligned
  • Able to handle projects of moderate or large scope requiring detailed coordination. Oversees contractors and suppliers to ensure parts availability and acceptable work performance
  • Accountable for ensuring that all equipment is capable of meeting the plant objectives
  • Ensures compliance with all safety, quality and environmental requirements and standards for all work
  • Works with purchasing and finance to prepare requests for proposals and vendor specifications and evaluate bids.
  • Ensures all code requirements are maintained and provides skill and knowledge on electrical code for all maintenance and improvement work


Knowledge and Experience

  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience with medium and high voltage systems and power distribution
  • Experience with PLC control systems. Knowledge of Allen-Bradley and  similar control systems
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Experience supervising mechanical, electrical, or other skilled personnel
  • Strong knowledge of ESA code, and associated safety systems
  • Good communication and presentation skills. 
  • Experience with food manufacturing; Food Safety and Quality systems
  • Knowledge of Continuous improvement, lean manufacturing systems, and root cause analysis
  • Knowledge of SAP and computerized maintenance management systems
  • Familiarity with Food Manufacturing, Food Safety, GMP’s



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college in Electrical Engineering preferred or 309A license and experience required


Other Requirements

  • Able to work and support teams in a 24/7 operating environment
  • Self-starter with good organizational skills and high standards of workmanship
  • Willingness to learn and expand knowledge and scope of experience/skills



For more than 100 years, our employees have taken pride in “Making Life a Little Sweeter” by providing our customers and consumers with quality service and sugar products. Our commitment to that principle drives us in all that we do and encourages us to uphold our company’s high ethical standards of business conduct to ensure our continued success