Aug 25, 2021

Automation Technician

  • Linamar Corporation
  • Guelph, ON, Canada
Full time Automotive Manufacturing

Job Description

Automation Technician


About Us

Linamar Corporation is a Canadian diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products across global industries & markets. From the entrepreneurial seeds planted by our dynamic founder, to the support provided along the way, all Linamar employees are poised for success in this fast-paced and rapidly growing environment. With access to the tools you need to succeed, you will make an impact along with other motivated and engaged people.



·        Completion of a minimum 3-year program in Electronics Technician/Technologist Certificate, Electrician Qualification or equivalent or equivalent working experience.

·        Must be willing to work towards obtaining certification of qualification for 442A Electrician

·        Minimum five years’ experience in CNC and robotic repair/ programming.

·        Understanding of electrical / electronic schematic diagrams, blueprints, and pneumatic/hydraulic systems.

·        Knowledge of advanced PLC programming including Allen-Bradley, ControlLogix/RSLogix, Siemens S7, Fanuc. Knowledge of robot systems (ABB, Motoman, Fanuc, Kuka).

·        Basic knowledge of computer networking, Ethernet connections, TCP/IP protocol.

·        Experience with the use of statistical analysis software and computer-assisted design, manufacturing and machining.

·        Ability to refer to quality specification forms to verify that products comply with required standards.

·        Ability to evaluate condition of new and damaged mechanical equipment and make recommendations for repair or replacement.

·        Ability to work in teams that include engineers, machinists, and architects to provide technical support and services to engineers.

·        Attend formal professional development seminars and conferences as needed.

·        Must be able to work all shifts.




·        Act as a plant resource for line improvements, line automation, realignment of product flow equipment and machinery in conjunction with Engineering and Maintenance.

·        Work with program managers and project engineers at the APQP stage of a program start-up.

·        Plan assigned work in an efficient method to minimize machine downtime while ensuring employee safety is maintained.

·        Troubleshoot process automation problems.

·        Perform regular housekeeping duties.

·        Work within Quality standards, procedures, and requirements.

·        Work with engineering following PPAP approval in resolving non-value-added processes.

·        Assign work tasks where applicable to co-worker(s).

·        Ensure work is performed in a manner that minimizes downtime.

·        Have knowledge of CSA, OSHA, and Electrical Safety Code.

·        Perform root cause analysis failure.

·        Perform periodically PLC and program backup.

·        Maintain updated and controlled PLC program data base.

·        Maintain equipment documentation updates.

·        Work with Engineers for all phases of design, maintenance, and inspection to meet the time requirements.

·        Participate in meetings with supervisors, co-workers, and employees to plan upcoming activities and to update projects.




What Linamar Has To Offer

·        Opportunities for career advancement.

·        Community based outreach supporting both local and global initiatives and charities.

·        Social committees and sports teams.

·        Discounts for local vendors and events, including auto supplier discounts.




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Cemtol Mfg. 41 Minto Road, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1A9

Comtech Mfg. 355 Silvercreek Parkway North, Guelph, ON, Canada N1H 1E6

Corvex Mfg. 12 Independence Place, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1H8

Eston Mfg. 277 Silvercreek Parkway North, Guelph, ON, Canada N1H 1E6

Hastech Mfg. 301 Massey Road, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1B2

Linamar Gear 32 Independence Place, Guelph, ON, Canada, N1K 1H8

Linamar Innovation HUB 750 Woodlawn Road W, Guelph, ON N1K 1G4

Linamar Performance Center, 30 Minto Road, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1H5

Linergy Mfg. 87 Campbell Road, Guelph, ON, Canada N1H 1B9

Linex Mfg. 355 Massey Road, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1B2

LPP Manufacturing Inc. 347 Silvercreek Parkway North, Guelph, ON, Canada N1H 1E6

PowerCor Mfg. 545 Elmira Road North, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1C2

Quadrad Mfg. 30 Malcolm Road, Guelph, ON, Canada, N1K 1A9

Roctel Mfg. 415 Elmira Road, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1H3

Spinic Mfg. 285 Massey Road, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1H3

The Frank Hasenfratz Centre of Excellence 700 Woodlawn Road W, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1G4

Transgear Mfg. 400 Massey Road, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1C4

Traxle Mfg. 280 Speedvale Ave West, Guelph, ON, Canada N1H 1C4

Vehcom Manufacturing 74 Campbell Road, Guelph, ON, Canada N1H 1C1


Wage: $29.94 - $39.00


Wages will be reviewed annually in accordance with the company’s performance management program.


Hours: 40 hours per week + overtime


Overtime: Paid at time and one half after 40 hours


Shift Premium: 0.75c per hour for afternoon and night shifts


Stepping Stool Bonus: Eligible for 0-3% of base earnings, paid out 45 days after each

Quarter closes. Waiting period applies.


Benefits: Safety Shoes, Safety Eye Protection, Hearing Protection, Tooling Allowance, Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Extended Health, Vision Care, Dental, Drug, Pension and Health Spending Account. Waiting periods and restrictions apply.


Signing Bonus: $2,500.00 from August 19, 2021 to September 30, 2021.


Language: English


Number of Positions: 25


Successful candidate may apply online at to Req#1955.  Only qualified candidates will be considered.



Linamar is committed to promoting accessible recruitment as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Linamar will attempt to accommodate persons with a disability in an appropriate and effective manner throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Accommodations will be provided upon request.

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