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Maintenance Technician - Automation

by Formet Industries

Position Type: Full-time
Location: St Thomas, ON
Date Posted: Sep 10, 2023
Formet Industries

Job Description


Maintenance Technician - Automation

Job Number: 23121 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Formet Industries 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: ST. THOMAS 

Group Description


Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Position Summary

The Technician is responsible for a variety of tasks which ensure the efficiency and reliability of all Company tooling or production equipment and processes.

Recommended Qualifications/Requirements

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a Technician diploma (Mechanical, Electrical, Robotics and Automation or Mechatronics).


  • Strong knowledge of PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens)
  • Strong knowledge of robotics (Fanuc)
  • Strong knowledge of HMI programming (Ignition, RSView)
  • Strong knowledge of various networks (Ethernet IP, DH+, RIO, DeviceNet, ControlNet, RS232)
  • Ability to interpret electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics
  • Excellent problem solving, judgement and decision-making skills
  • Strong awareness of safety and proven safety record
  • Demonstrated knowledge of English, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mathematics
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project)
  • Working knowledge of safety standards of equipment
  • Ability to work rotating and/or continental shifts
  • Ability to work independently, without supervision
  • Ability to work to deadlines and support multiple demands
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality
  • Ability to work in locations inside and outside of the Formet facility

Core Competencies

  • Troubleshooting
  • Problem Solving
  • Technical Expertise
  • Strong mechanical inclination
  • Communication skills (written and oral)
  • Mathematical skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Able to work in a team environment

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform all duties and promote themselves in a manner that reflects Formet Expectations, Formet’s Visions/Values through Magna’s Employee Charter.
  • PLC, robot and HMI programming, implementation and troubleshooting.
  • Preventative maintenance of production and support equipment.
  • Repair of equipment.
  • Design, verification and maintenance of electrical schematics.
  • Assist in setting up, maintaining programming, electrical components and schematic standards.
  • Assist in proper maintenance of all programming software and application files and programming hardware.
  • Completion of all required work orders and associated paperwork.
  • Responsible to improve equipment reliability and uptime.
  • Implementation of Continuous Improvement Ideas.
  • Monitors quality of welds and performs touch-ups as required.
  • Recommend necessary adjustments to parts and machinery to ensure proper production run.
  • Troubleshooting on robots and weld controls.
  • Operate lifting devices (overhead bridge cranes, fork/combi-lifts, and man-lifts such as scissor lifts and genie-booms)


Shift: Rotating every 2 weeks between days, afternoons and nights

Overtime after 40 hours per week.

Shift premiums of $0.85/hour (afternoons) and $1.35/hour (nights)

Vacation: 2 weeks of paid vacation (3 weeks after 3 years) + 3 Personal Paid Holidays (PPH) + 2 half days.

Medical and Dental Coverage.

Plant wide Incentive Program – based on a number of factors, all members of our team receive an Incentive Bonus, if requirements are met. 

Magna Profit Sharing.

Matched GRRSP.

Company paid life insurance and AD&D coverage.

Educational Assistance program.

Subsidized Cafeteria.

Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.

Weekly pay via direct deposit.

Company paid uniforms (if you choose to use).

Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.

Roger’s cell phone plan available to Formet Team Members - $40.00 / month

Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.)

Working Conditions

  • Manufacturing Environments
  • Able to work shift work.
  • Able to be flexible in hours of work in order to meet internal/external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime shifts, etc.)

Safety and Housekeeping

  • Responsible to adhere to all Health and Safety programs in accordance with the O.H.S.A.
  • Follow and ensure the company’s procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed throughout the plant.
  • Ensure that you work and operate equipment according to Formet’s safety rules and regulations.
  • Active role in maintaining excellent housekeeping through leading by example.
  • Ensure that your department is clean, tidy, organized and a safe workplace at all times.
  • As with Safety, Security is everyone’s responsibility and Formet requires its employees to contribute to this activity by immediately notifying your supervisor when you identify security issues that affect the integrity of our supply chain, in accordance with PIP (Partners in Protection) and C-TPAT (Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) requirements.


Follow environmental protocol as prescribed by the Environmental Management System (EMS).

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Thank you to all who apply. Only those who are selected to move forward will be contacted.


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