Automation Technician in Woodbridge, Ontario

Stratosphere Quality

The Automation Technician is responsible for ensuring the efficient and high-quality operation of various automation equipment. They play a key role in minimizing downtime and maintaining routine production activities. Additionally, the Automation Technician contributes to the continuous improvement of automation processes and analyzes the current state for optimization.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines to ensure their smooth operation.

  • Operate equipment in compliance with SOPs, GMP, and safety procedures, while maintaining detailed documentation.

  • Conduct changeovers on automation equipment according to product specifications.

  • Troubleshoot and repair process automation problems, including root cause analysis, to minimize production downtime.

  • Proactively address bottlenecks, slowdowns, and peak demands in the production process.

  • Interpret and improve Overall Equipment Efficiency systems to enhance processes.

  • Monitor and adjust processes based on upstream and downstream production needs.

  • Fabricate repair parts and maintain equipment, parts, and supplies inventory.

  • Coordinate contracted maintenance work for major repairs and collaborate with vendors on system maintenance.

  • Backup PLC and robotic programs when necessary.

  • Develop training plans and documents for automation and machine operators to improve efficiency.

  • Lead meetings with supervisors, coworkers, and employees to plan activities and update operational projects.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area in line with 5S principles.

  • Collaborate with technicians to ensure smooth production flow, including parts availability and setup.

  • Document procedures, logic sequences, data integration, and communication between automated lines.

  • Perform routine building maintenance, such as structural repairs.

  • Prepare mechanical maintenance reports by analyzing information and trends.

  • Understand electrical/electronic schematic diagrams, blueprints, and pneumatic/hydraulic systems.

  • Stay updated by attending educational workshops and reviewing technical publications.

  • Adhere to safety regulations and maintain a clean work environment.

  • Ensure all equipment meets CSA, OSHA, and Electrical Safety Code requirements.

  • Electronics Technician/Technologist Certificate or equivalent.

  • Basic knowledge of computer networking and Ethernet connections.

  • Certificate of Qualification or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Licensed Electrician 442A or 309A (preferred).

  • Experience with PLCs/HMI/motor controllers/Vision Camera programming and troubleshooting.

  • Experience in industrial manufacturing is an asset.

  • Advanced technical or college training is preferred.


  • Strong mechanical and technical aptitude.

  • Exceptional troubleshooting and analytical skills.

  • Team-oriented and self-directed.

  • Commitment to quality, safety, and communication.

  • Effective problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to coach and train employees and coworkers.

  • Willingness to learn and adapt.

  • Familiarity with advanced PLC troubleshooting (Allan Bradley, Beckhoff, Siemens, and Mitsubishi).

  • Ability to work independently as a team player.

  • Physical capability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods.

  • Availability for shifts, overtime, and emergency calls.

  • Experience with ABB, Schubert, or similar Robots is a plus.

Requisition ID: 2023-6255

of Positions: 1

Wage Type: Bi – Weekly

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