PLC Automation Coordinator- Guelph, ON

Mars - Guelph, ON (30+ days ago)

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A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Mars Canada is a subsidiary of the US family-owned business known as Mars, Incorporated, one of the leading global manufacturers of branded products. Established in the late 1940's, our three segments – Petcare, Mars Wrigley Confectionary and Food help Canadians celebrate life everyday through food experiences. We are an organization that is guided by our Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. It is putting these principles into action that allows us to make a difference to people and the planet, through our performance.

Job Summary

Preventive action plans for automated machinery
Corrective action plans for automated machinery
Investigation and trouble shooting of any issues related to automated machinery
Continual improvement for new and existing automated machinery
Provide SOP’s and Instruction Manuals related to automated machinery for Associates
Write Siemens PLC codes
Train all Associates on PLC, HMI

Essential Responsibilities


LOTO (Lock out tag out)
All PPE must be worn in compliance with the OHSA/RC requirements
Enforce/Respect the safety rules and the internal policy
Stop any equipment / operative works / external company works if safety/environment protection/fire protection rules are broken


Guarantee and apply ISO 14001(Environment), and all related working procedures
Ownership of environmental responsibilities listed in ENV-REF-002 – Associates SEA Matrix


Guarantee and apply ISO 9001, FSS/ISO22000, Mars Standards, and all related working procedures
Support the HACCP program in the department


Attend any training program as scheduled by company management and train any designated person in the position
Participate in plant visits when needed


Maintain and improve new and existing PLC, HMI systems.
Continuous improvement
Improvement of existing machinery / organization / working place
Fire protection
Technology transfers from overseas
Set up operating instructions
Supervise external companies
Manage designated projects
Perform area-related equipment first level maintenance
Provide help to Management Team for Performance, Quality and Safety
Department (operations, maintenance)
Any task as delegated by Manager


Perform Housekeeping Checks to ensure compliance to 5S
Support pest control activities within department


Provide any requested documentation to other Departments according to internal rules

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma PLUS additional education (IE: associates degree, bachelor’s degree, completed certifications, diplomas, etc)
3+ years’ experience with automated systems within a manufacturing environment
Previous experience writing PLC code
Previous experience within project management and continuous improvement
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and ability to walk up multiple flights of stairs
Experience in Omron and Siemens.
Fully functional Microsoft Office

Preferred Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree
5+ years’ experience with automated systems within a manufacturing environment
A criminal records check will be required for this position.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Mars Canada is committed to equity in employment and diversity. Mars Canada will provide an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform Mars Canada of your requirements. For more information please review Mars Canada's Accessibility Policy and address any questions about that policy to