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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Intermediate Electrical Drafter/ Designer

Burnaby, BC
Full Time

The Electrical Design Services team has an opportunity for an Electrical Drafter/ Designer at our Burnaby facility. The successful candidate will work with a team of product development engineers by providing drawing and design data management expertise to a variety of system and/or product related projects. Projects take place from conceptualization through final production release within the product development process.

Duties include creating and maintaining drawings throughout the course of a program and supporting continuous improvements to the design workflow.

Other responsibilities include:
  • Developing detailed electrical single line diagrams, cable-harness nailboard drawings, hazardous area classifications, electrical equipment layouts, schematics, control panel layouts, cable layouts, cable tray layouts, area classification drawings, general plant layouts, electrical block diagrams, wiring schematics, Process Flow Diagrams, and P&IDs using EPLAN Electric P8, EPLAN Harness pro3D, & AutoCAD Electrical
  • Interfacing with engineering and working with design teams to produce electrical drawing packages to corporate and engineer standards
  • Reading and extracting electrical and control information from P&ID's and mechanical equipment lists and managing electrical design data
  • Co-ordinating development of project with electrical & mechanical engineering
  • Working with suppliers and IQC (Internal Quality Control) to understand drawing callouts needed for QC and inspection
  • Ensuring all documentation is released through the formal Ballard change control process

Competencies/Qualifications Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree/Diploma in Electrical Engineering Design Technology
  • Electrical Engineer 3-5+ years of relevant design experience
  • Electrical Technologist 5-10+ years of relevant design experience
  • Proven expertise using AutoCAD Electrical (EPLAN Electric P8 is a strong asset)
  • Knowledge and application of electrical code and standards
  • Able to work with engineers in coordinating the completion and accuracy of schematics, harness diagrams, specification sheets and project files
  • Strong design skills are key for this position, someone who is keen and willing to learn new technologies are also key attributes for the position
  • Self-starter with good decision-making skills and the ability to take initiative and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables
  • Excellent oral and written communication and documentation skills are essential

  • Expertise using harness design applications and experience in the design of electrical harnesses is an asset
  • Knowledge of 3D design/drafting tools like PTC CREO Piping and Cabling or EPLAN Harness pro3D

Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.