Automation Technician

Sunset Converting Corp - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC (30+ days ago)

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Tired of being a number in a company that does not properly reward and recognize you for your hard work and dedication?

Looking to take part in the adventure of creating and developing an industry success story that will allow you to fast track your career development in a dynamic work environment, where you can really make a difference?

Then this opportunity is for you !


Sunset Converting Corp is more than a paper converter, it is the inspiring story of three well-known and respected industry experts, who decided to combine their strengths to create a huge success.

Based on the South Shore of Montreal, Sunset Converting Corp is building a new, ultra-automated plant for the transformation of tissue paper products for the North American redistribution market.

The company is currently looking for an experienced Automation Technician, passionate about working in manufacturing, to join their team.


Unique opportunity to be part of a HUGE industry success
Rewards in line with your contribution
Opportunity to learn from the best in the industry
Competitive compensation
Inspiring, hands-on leadership
State-of-the-art facilities

Job Summary and Responsibilities

The Automation Technician performs a wide range of functions to support a diverse and complex industrial process control system. Activities include research and analysis of plant control requirements, design of solutions to implement modifications and upgrades requested by system stakeholders. Install and maintain hardware, develop and backup software applications, troubleshoot and resolve system problems and process upsets to ensure reliable and continuous operation of process and critical equipment.

Scope of functions

Comply at all times with Sunset Converting HSLP policies and procedures and continuously engage with supervisors and peers to understand and adopt company ethics and values.
Prepare preliminary procedure documents and contribute to SOP and STP development.
Develop PLC logic and HMI graphics associated with minor system changes.
Help to develop programming and data presentation standards.
Participate in control system project teams and develop solutions to resolve problems.
Assist operators and other system stakeholders to resolve day to day operational difficulties or process upsets.
Comply at all times with Control Systems Change Management procedures.
Install new equipment and work with engineers and other external groups as necessary to achieve business needs.
Assist in training and development of others, ie; technicians and trainees.
Troubleshoot and resolve control system equipment conflicts and network communication errors.
Assist operators to develop plans, programs, control sequences and HMI graphics to improve data access and process performance.
Maintain records and backups of all software, programs, control wiring and logic changes.
Ensure system integrity by following robust antivirus and secured machine access protocols.
Participate in testing and evaluation of new process control hardware and software.
Bridge (Interlock bypasses), force and modify programs and applications when approved.

The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

DIMENSIONS - Number and Titles of Persons/Areas Supervised:
This position has no direct report or budget responsibility. The Process control systems must be maintained to ensure that plant operation remains within limits and meets all statutory and regulatory obligations.


Must be capable of and willing to work on night shift and/or weekend.
Wear personal protective equipment including steel toe shoes, ears and eyes protection, or any other equipment to perform duties safely as required by the Health and Safety plan.


The processing facilities at Sunset include converting tissue lines, robotics such as palletizer and LGV, air system i.e.: compressor, filter, dryers etc.

A DEC in electrical or electronic is highly desirable.
Experience working in a converting plant is highly desirable.
At least 3 years’ experience programming PLC’s (Allen Bradley & Siemens or similar).
Siemens Step 7
Simatic Series: S300-S400
Knowledge in Drive/VFD configuration, adjustment and troubleshooting.
Power Flex Series
Capability to read and understand drawing and schematic.
Good knowledge of communication type and protocol (Fiber Optic, Ethernet, TCP IP and Modbus)
Knowledge of the Electrical code
A high degree of competency reading and writing in French and English combined with strong technical and analytical skills.


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