Transformer Controls Designer

Northern Transformer

Northern Transformer Corporation, Vaughan, CA

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A Canadian-owned, fast growing manufacturer of power transformers is looking for an experienced mechanical designer. Our team delivers transformers of the highest quality through proven design, quality workmanship, and rapid response to our clients’ special needs. Transformers are either custom designed to meet a client’s unique needs, or built to CSA C88, ANSI C57, or IEC standards.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Reads and interprets customer specifications and translates into an optimal design
  • Completes full design and drawings of transformer control system including schematics and panel layout
  • Communicates with customer on requirements and acts as the technical contact person for all controls related issues.
  • Prepares manufacturing shop drawings and documents including schematics, panel layouts, and BOM’s
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing team and client.
  • Manages revision control for each job to ensure accuracy of information
  • Meets customer deadlines for drawings while managing multiple jobs at varying design stages
  • Populates relevant information in the ERP system to allow procurement of necessary material


Electrical Engineering degree
3+ years experience in transformer controls design for North American power transformers
Familiarity with industry standards applicable to design and manufacturing of power transformers
Knowledge and ability to read and understand schematic diagrams, single and three phase diagrams
Direct experience with Beckwith and Tapcon AVR’s for OLTC control
Direct experience with designing and programming control systems that use Eclipse, SEL or Qualitrol 509, 505 transformer control systems
Experience with gas monitoring devices including calibration, setup and programming
Excellent computer skills. Experience with electrical design software tools. Knowledge in Zuken E3 is a plus
Communicates in English (spoken, read/write)
Capable to read and interpret customer and industry specs
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: modern and clean manufacturing facility. Manual dexterity, Attention to detail, Standing for extended periods
Collaborates well with a multi-disciplinary team
Excellent organization, high degree of accuracy and attention to detail


Competitive salary and benefits package
Clean, modern and friendly working environment

We foster an open environment, believing in the circle of success. We take care of our employees, our employee’s take care of our clients, and our clients take care of us