Nov 05, 2022

Automation Technician

$30.67 - $39.00 hourly
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Guelph, ON, Canada
No Vaccination Mandate 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 diploma or degree program in a Technologist or Engineering program from Electrical/Mechatronics/Electronics or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in PLC programming, troubleshooting and modifications across platforms that could include: Allen Bradley, SLC500, MicroLogix, CompactLogix and ControlLogix using Rslinx, RsLogix 500, Rslogix 5000, Connected Component WorkBench and Safety PLC’s
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in troubleshooting and making HMI modifications using various software which could include: Rockwell Automation software (Rslinx, FactoryTalkView, Rsview 32, RsNetworx, PanelBuilder 32)
  • Knowledge of industrial automation networks Like Ethernet, DevicNet, ControlNet, DH+, DH-485, RS-232, Profibus & Asi
  • Experience in CNC and robotic repair/ programming would be an asset.
  • Understanding of electrical / electronic schematic diagrams, blueprints, and pneumatic/hydraulic systems.
  • Siemens S7 would be an asset.
  • SolidWorks or AutoCAD would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of robot systems (ABB, Motoman, Fanuc, Kuka).
  • Knowledge of Powerflex, Danfoss and Rexroth drives and Kinetix Servo drives, sensors, smart actuators would be an asset


  • Program, debug and commission automation system, during the system integration stage and then perform a runoff of automated equipment.
  • Test and integrate hardware and software components such as robots, analog devices, motion controllers, sensors, vision and laser system.
  • Act as a plant resource for line improvements, line automation, realignment of product flow equipment and machinery in conjunction with Engineering and Maintenance.
  • Complete design parameter of the automation to the level of resources able at the plant level.
  • Work with Engineers for all phases of design, maintenance, and inspection to meet the time requirements; provide technical support and services and plan upcoming activities and to update projects.
  • Work with program managers and project engineers at the APQP stage of a program start-up.
  • Work with engineering following PPAP approval in resolving non-value-added processes.
  • Evaluate the condition of new and damaged mechanical equipment and make recommendations for repair or replacement.
  • Plan assigned work in an efficient method to minimize machine downtime while ensuring line productively, and employee safety is maintained.
  • Troubleshoot process automation problems.
  • Perform regular housekeeping duties. Updated and controlled PLC program data base.
  • Perform periodically PLC and program backup.
  • Maintain equipment documentation updates.
  • Have knowledge of CSA, OSHA, and Electrical Safety Code.
  • Work within Quality standards, procedures, and requirements.
  • Attend formal professional development seminars and conferences as needed.
  • Must be willing to work all shifts.


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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Wage: $30.67 - $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: $1.00 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: $1,500.00

Language: English

Number of Positions: 95

Req#4178.  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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