Controls Technician

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2024 1:21 PM)
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Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

A Controls Technician is responsible for the installation, calibration and maintenance of and improvement of automated industrial machinery.  A Controls Technician keeps things running smoothly as they check on and maintain machinery. Successful Controls Technicians are able to respond quickly to any problems that might arise.


  • Test, troubleshoot, and oversee implementation of new processes
  • Install retrofits to existing systems and troubleshoot hardware, software, and instrument problems
  • Supports start-up activities
  • Create and maintain automation processes
  • Over-see testing procedures, writing reports and making sure that the instruments you develop comply with quality standards and safety regulations.
  • Available for support calls 24/7
  • Install, diagnose and fix programmable logic controllers and other devices that operate automated equipment.
  • PLC, robot and HMI programming, implementation and troubleshooting
  • Preventative maintenance of production and support equipment
  • Repair of equipment
  • Assist in proper maintenance of all programming software, application files and programming hardware
  • Responsible to improve equipment reliability and uptime related to automation and controls
  • Implementation of Continuous Improvement Ideas related to automation and robotics as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions

  • Physical ability to lift 60lbs
  • Manual dexterity
  • Overtime as required
  • Industrial workplace, where PPE is required.
  • Support 3 shift operation (days, afternoons, midnights)


  • Graduate of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Technology (Robot and Automation Program) or Completion of a 2-year degree or technical certificate program
  • Manufacturing experience and a strong technical knowledge in the programming, installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of equipment
  • Knowledge of PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens), Robotics (Nachi, ABB, Fanuc), HMI programming, Vision Systems (Cognex, Keyence, Omron)
  • Superior analytical capabilities
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple projects


• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance
• RRSP retirement savings plan
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer.   Ontario Human Rights Code and AODA.


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