Career Opportunities

Controls and Network Engineer

Fossil Power Systems Inc.

Fossil Power Systems Inc. (FPS) is a privately owned Canadian company that has been supplying system hardware/software and services to international customers for more than 30 years. By providing exceptional expertise and technical knowledge FPS has become a trusted world class leader in the supply of control solutions and instrumentation for electrical utilities, pulp and paper processing plants, and petro-chemical facilities. Our outstanding customer service and industry knowledge distinguish FPS as a leader in the industry. FPS is highly active in the research and development of new and existing products. A dedicated team of professionals is constantly working towards innovative solutions. This approach has allowed FPS to continually refine our product line, and develop new products as we focus on the future.

Job Description

The successful candidate must have a post-secondary education degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Networking or other related field, with at least 5 years of relevant work experience. Exceptional computer and networking skills are essential in this role.

We require a candidate with expertise in VB scripting, C language programming and the development of custom applications. You should have competency and experience in network security within an industrial control setting, including configuration and routing of switches and firewalls and network access control. You should have strong knowledge and experience with all of the various Windows operating systems and with user and domain security administration. You will be configuring and troubleshooting various client/server applications and knowledge of Ethernet and serial based communication protocols will be required.

The ideal candidate will have experience in design, installation, programming and maintenance of industrial control and automation systems in an industrial setting. Experience around industrial process equipment and hardware, and low voltage electrical and/or electronic equipment is considered valuable.

You are expected to be available for travel within Nova Scotia approximately 1-2 weeks per month. Flexible work hours and dress are the norm and you are expected to handle your projects with little supervision. The work environment is relaxed and rewarding.

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax is a modern port city teeming with culture and heritage. The entire Halifax region delights with its impressive array of entertainment, museums, galleries, historic sites, fine restaurants, colorful gardens and lively nightlife.

Engineering Degree or Computer Science Degree
Valid Canadian Passport
Valid Canadian Driver’s License
A criminal background check will be required for access to our customer sites.

Salary will be based on experience. FPS salaries are in line with Engineers Nova Scotia annual salary survey.
Annual performance based bonus paid to all employees.

RRSP Co-contribute
Health Spending Account
Dental and Medical coverage
Post-Secondary Education Assistance for Children
Gym memberships

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