Automation Technician

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/13/2024 2:45 PM)
# of Openings


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

The Automation Technician’s role is to support and initiate automation programs throughout the facility by implementing and maintaining automation projects and equipment.


  • Test, troubleshoot, and oversee implementation of new processes
  • Install retrofits to existing systems and troubleshoot hardware, software, and instrument problems
  • Supports start-up activities
  • Develop new automation processes;
  • Develop and implement training programs for all new equipment and automation cells;
  • Over-see testing procedures, writing reports and making sure that the instruments you develop comply with quality standards and safety regulations.
  • 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
  • Establishing and bring all equipment up to both mechanical and electrical standards
  • 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
  • The incumbent is responsible for the awareness, understanding, specific responsibilities and management of the Environmental Management System (EMS) as stated in EMS policy CEVPL.00005.
  • The incumbent is responsible for the awareness, understanding, specific responsibilities and management of the Quality Management System (QMS) as stated in CQAM.00001 – Corporate Quality Manual.


Working Conditions

  • Physical ability to lift up to 75lbs
  • Manual dexterity
  • Overtime as required
  • Industrial workplace, where PPE is required
  • Hazards associated with the trade
  • 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
  • Exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership
  • 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.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed