Process Automation Specialist

, Ontario
Job Type Permanent
Job ID 16919
Salary $0.00
Job Description

Title:  Process Automation Specialist

Location: Nanticoke, ON

Type: Full Time Permanent

Salary: TBD

Bonus:  15% bonus based on company profitability.

Benefits: Full Benefits +  4% RRSP contribution, plus some amount of RRSP matching based on much the individual’s contribution


Our client a well known steel company is looking for a Process Automation Specialist


  • Implement manufacturing process improvements through software changes in multiple high-level languages;
  • Design, develop, troubleshoot and otherwise maintain critical process control system servers, HMIs, relational databases, and web servers;
  • Learn and understand the steel hot rolling process and apply appropriate software control technologies to maximize operating efficiencies;
  • Analyze manufacturing process improvement requests and design software solutions based on those requirements;
  • Work with personnel from various disciplines in a manufacturing environment toward continual improvement in production capabilities;
  • Demonstrate leadership skills by successfully managing projects from start to finish, including significant interactions with internal customers;
  • Design, develop, test, verify and document software changes for the production environment;
  • Support the critical production systems in a timely fashion to maximize operating efficiencies with minimal interruption, including off-hours on-call response;
  • Use a mix of computer software technologies including C, Fortran, VB, SQL, C++, C#, Java to extend automation functionality.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or similar program,
  • Vocational experience with programming in one of C, C#, C++ or Fortran;
  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming and the ability to learn new programming languages;
  • Working knowledge of SQL, including experience with one of the following: Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL;
  • Knowledge of communication network protocols including TCP/IP and UDP;
  • History configuring the MS Windows family of operating systems;
  • Preference given to those candidates with previous experience in process control in a manufacturing environment such as steel, automotive, oil and gas;
  • Experience with OpenVMS, Linux, QNX operating systems would be considered an asset;
  • A positive attitude with an interest in expanding responsibilities.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required


  • Background in Process Control theory including sampling, filtering, signal processing, PID control, and process modeling;
  • Strong verbal communication, written communication, and listening skills;
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills;
  • Demonstrated analytical/mathematical abilities;
  • An interest in career development.

  Work Environment

  • Includes work in both office and mill environments with a high impact team.

If you have the skills and experience that we are looking for to be successful in this role, please submit your resume to Masood Noor by email at

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