Controls Specialist - Intermediate & Senior

Job Details

LocationMaidstone, ON,
Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Job Description

On behalf of our Automation client we are currently recruiting for experienced Controls Specialists (Intermediate and Senior) to join their high end machine building team.
If you are a team player looking for an opportunity to join a controls department responsible for design, programming and commissioning of all automation projects this is the job for you!


  • 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


  • Experience in machine build and automation commissions environment (3 - intermediate; 5 - senior)
  • Experience starting machine builds from scratch and carrying through until deployment at customer site
  • Post - secondary education in a related field (Electrical, Controls, Automation)
  • 3 years of demonstrated work experience in a machine build environment programming on all controls related devices including:
    • PLC & HMI’s (Rockwell, Siemens, Omron)
    • Vision systems
    • Barcode scanners and printers
    • Smart sensors
    • Welding equipment
  • Experience with robots
  • Strong machine troubleshooting and diagnostic skills
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Able to read and comprehend controls/mechanical design drawings and prints
  • Able to translate prints into a functional machine
  • Excellent communications skills; able to work with team members; internal departments; suppliers and clients in a manner as to foster relations
  • 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
MEDA offers an excellent referral bonus. Great people know great candidates.

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