Automation Control Systems Specialist - PLC & HMI Programmer

New Electric Enterprises Inc. - Barrie, ON (30+ days ago)

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The position includes responsibility for design, programming and commissioning of turnkey automation solutions, as well as troubleshooting, servicing and debugging of software and hardware utilized in automated controls systems.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Prepare functional descriptions of process controls and sequence of operations
Development and support of PLC and HMI programs for use on industrial equipment
Application and setup of VFD and multi axis servo control systems
Integration of specialized hardware and software into manufacturing systems to enhance automation and control with an emphasis on efficiency
Panel design (AUTOCAD)
Commission and trouble shoot robotic applications
Assist customers and/or co-workers with electrical/programming issues
Assist with specifications for purchase of electrical components
Respond to emergency service requirements including participating in a weekend coverage schedule with fellow team members
Provide electrical machine commissioning and/or technical support both on and off-site
Field installation work requires travel to customer's facilities


A minimum of 5 years "hands on" electrical experience required
Proficient in industrial machine controls, electrical systems, PLC and HMI programming with a working knowledge of multi axis servo systems
Able to create CAD drawings for assembly and wiring control panels and instrumentation
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Skill in organization and problem solving
Ability to work in a team environment
Understanding of production machine, and machine tool capabilities
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures related to the automation field
Program Allen-Bradley, Omron and Siemens PLC's and HMI's
Robot Programming and troubleshooting is a plus
Vision systems experience would be an asset
Travel could be required, depending on Branch interested

Necessary Requirements for Canadian Applicants:
5-10 years industrial experience and minimum 5 years' experience working with HMI and PLC programming
A valid 309 or 442 electrical license with minimum 5 years of Canadian experience would be an asset.
Hold a valid Canadian driver's license with a good driving record
Solid technical communication skills and able to work with minimal supervision