Intermediate/Senior Controls Specialist

Job Details

LocationMaidstone, ON,
Job TypeFull-Time Regular
Degree RequiredDiploma/Degree

Job Description

On behalf of our Automation/Controls client we are currently recruiting for an experienced Controls Specialist to join their team. This position is a member of the controls department and is responsible for the controls design, programming and commissioning of all automation projects.


  • Configuring and programming automation and controls systems using PLC, HMI and SCADA systems
  • Commission automation systems at the machine builder and final customer facilities
  • Troubleshoot PLC, robot and other automation problems
  • Update program backups for engineering changes and improvements
  • Provide detailed documentation throughout each project
  • Manage projects within a given timeframe including keeping track of project hours/time tracking with Operations Manager
  • Assist with project quoting, controls design and design updates
  • Collaborate and assist with Mechanical and Electrical Build Leader
  • Provide feedback through project lifecycle
  • North American travel associated with project requirements


  • Post - secondary education in a related field (Electrical, Controls, Automation)
  • 3 years of demonstrated work experience in an automation environment performing machine programming on all controls related devices
    • PLC & HMI’s (Rockwell, Siemens, Omron)
    • Vision systems
    • Barcode scanners and printers
    • Smart sensors
    • Welding equipment
  • Experience and comfort with robots
  • Ability to conduct set up of machines from beginning to end
  • Strong machine troubleshooting and diagnostic skills
  • Able to read and comprehend controls/mechanical design drawings and prints
  • Able to translate prints into a functional machine
  • Demonstrated experience with being able to work with cross functional teams across all levels in house and at customer facilities
  • Possess a clean driving record with 3 years’ of driving experience
  • Must have a valid passport and willingness and ability to travel without any restrictions throughout North America
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