Automation Specialist

Stratford, Ontario
Job Type Permanent
Job ID 16843
Job Description

Our client is a manufacturer in the Automotive Industry and they are currently looking at hiring for an Automation Specialist.

Title: Production Engineering Automation Specialist

Location: Stratford, ON
Type; Full Time Permanent
Salary range: $70,000 - $80,000 a year [Based on Experience]
Benefits: Yes
Reports to: Assistant Manager, Production Engineering

Area of Accountability: Provides support to the Production Engineering department.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Commissioning of new equipment including mechanical adjustments, dimensional quality tuning, control design/modifications, coordinating contractors to commission on a project and continuous kaizen basis.
  • Create and develop PLC, HMI, Robot, control programs as required during new equipment commissioning and modifications, ECI’s (Engineering Change Instructions)
  • Review and coordinate modification of safety control systems as needed to comply with PSHSR process.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, countermeasure/modify control systems including electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, updating of applicable drawings.
  • Develop and write specifications for equipment modifications, engineering changes and commissioning. Obtaining supplier quotes, writing purchase orders and supplier contracts.
  • Direct contractors and trades people as necessary in performing related work.
  • Coordinates equipment commissioning trials, problem follow-up documents (PFS), and status updates.
  • Support and coordinate equipment modification/installation schedules.
  • Developing and training of Futaba control specifications/standards for, local, internal commissioning and equipment procurement commonality.
  • Responsible for coordinating new/modified equipment spare parts, engineering documentation and equipment audits.
  • Coordinate and support stamping equipment modifications and efficiency improvements, utilizing internal and contractor resources.
  • Utilize engineering practices and principles to optimize process parameters including, cycle time reduction, line balancing, error proofing and other tools of lean manufacturing.
  • Observe internal Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to identify and initiate opportunities for process improvement.
  • Provides guidance/directs maintenance team members as required during projects or during major repairs.
  • Produces drawings and documents for various projects using AutoCAD.
  • Auditing, modifying equipment parameters are matching documented values.
  • Development and support of service parts processes, including support to production    during the building stage.
  • Responsible for preparation of cost reduction proposals on production and maintenance spare parts and production consumables.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of FIO’s Environmental Policy and participate in programs that enhance environmental performance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the significant environmental impacts of your work activities; follow work instructions to ensure positive environmental performance is sustained.  Understand the consequences of delineating from them.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the EPRP (Emergency Preparedness Response Plan).
  • Other duties as assigned.




Minimum Qualifications:


  • Degree in Electrical/Mechatronics Engineering or Diploma in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering Technology – Robotics & Automation with a minimum of five (5+) years previous manufacturing engineering experience in an automotive robotic welding/stamping manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in equipment electrical design including safety and pneumatic design.
  • Deep understanding of PSR reviews and CSA code an asset.
  • Comprehensive experience programing Toyopuc and Mitsubishi PLC’s, teaching of Yaskawa, Kawasaki and Panasonic robots.
  • Experience with Laser Cutting (programming and background) an asset.
  • Experience with heavy stamping presses and peripheral equipment an asset.
  • Must be highly organized and motivated with strong initiative.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Strong communication skills including written and verbal.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, AutoCAD.
  • Sound judgment in decision making and establishing priorities.
  • Proactive and oriented to make improvements in systems and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork, ability to support overtime as required.

If you have the skills and experience that we are looking for to be successful in this role please apply online, email or fax your resume to Aneezah Dhir.

fax to 416-495-8487

We are an equal opportunity Employer


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