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Controls and Robotics Technician

by Presstran Industries

Reference #: 61714
Location: St. Thomas, Ontario
Date Posted: Dec 08, 2023
Presstran Industries

Job Description

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.


Role Summary

The Controls / Robotics Technician contributes to the program launch team by ensuring new assembly equipment is designed and built to Presstran Standards.  In this role, the individual will also be responsible to re-write the electrical, controls & robotics build standards for Presstran Industries.

Why Work at Presstran?

  • Vacation: 2 weeks of paid vacation + 3 Personal Paid Holidays

  • Weekly pay via direct deposit.

  • Barbecues and Children’s Christmas Party.



  • Medical and Dental Coverage.

  • Incentive Bonus if requirements are met.

  • Magna Profit Sharing.

  • Matched GRRSP.

  • Company paid life insurance and AD&D coverage.

  • Educational Assistance program. 

  • Work boot, safety glasses and custom molded earplug allowances.

  • Roger’s cell phone plan available to Presstran Team Members.

  • Monthly Employee discounts (new vehicle, amusement parks etc.).

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Completion of post-secondary education, and eligible for registration as a C.E.T., with three years of electrical experience.

  • Experience with various PLC and Industrial controls systems. Familiar with PLC programming and implementation (Allen-Bradley).

  • Experience with safety circuit design, program startup, verification and trouble shooting.

  • Create and modify electrical and fluid schematics.

  • HMI development and implementation (RsView, Panelview).

  • Microsoft Operating system setup and maintenance.

  • AutoCAD, Office applications.

  • Minimum two years experience with robots and electronic control systems in a robotic welding process, preferably in an industrial setting is required.

  • Advanced robot automation programming and troubleshooting skills are required.

  • Robot and Machine Automation experience.

  • Works directly with the MES to validate programming as well as functionality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Vision programming projects.
  • Design reviews with integrators evaluating tooling, spill detect, sensors, overall equipment reliability and maintainability.
  • Training Maintenance on new launches.
  • Computer programming, AutoCAD, Office applications.
  • Good understanding of Siemens controllers and Bosch Weld Controllers.
  • Update the Presstran Electrical / hydraulics /pneumatics/ Controls & Robotics Build Standard.
  • Technical research on selecting the right automation products for new applications and improvements to existing equipment.
  • Establishes, evaluates, collaborates and maintains the Controls, Robotic and IoT interface standards for hardware, software and programming structure.
  • Ensures compliance with IoT (I4.0) standards and requirements
  • Plant / Engineering support in troubleshooting/repairs and systems improvements (optimization).
  • Communicate to piers and suppliers in a concise manner.
  • Lead ALL New Program Controls Activities.

Additional Information

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

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Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Presstran Industries
Application URL: Click here to apply online