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Controls Designer

Job Number:  54809
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Massiv Automated Systems
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Brampton, ONTARIO, CA, L6R 0A9



Job Number: 54809 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Massiv Automated Systems 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: BRAMPTON 


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

MASSIV Automated Systems, an advanced technology-based division of Magna International Inc., specializes in the design and build of automated/robotic assembly lines for the automotive industry. Our areas of expertise include hemming (robotic and table top), laser welding, and assembly line welding. Our customers include other divisions within Magna and the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. 

We are a true global supplier to the automotive industry! Our assembly lines provide a diverse range of automotive products such as doors, hoods, liftgates and underbody parts to customers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Asia and Europe.

The Controls Designer will be responsible for working in a team environment on projects to develop a functional process for automated assembly lines. They will be required to design a process that adheres to all relevant safety regulations, develop controls schematics, PLC and HMI programming and be able provide direction in relation to robotic integration. Knowledge of electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and network design required as well as a thorough knowledge of the safety requirements related to automated assembly lines. Understanding of robot integration expected. Experience in robot programming and automated welding processes are considered an asset.

Key Responsibilities

•    Design and program welding lines from start of project to completion, including supervise the installation at the customer's facility
•    Observe standards set out by Massiv Automated Systems and its customers
•    Work on multi line projects as part of a team
•    Ensure that job is completed on time and functioning safely and within quoted cycle time
•    Ensure that the final design meets the customer's standards and specifications
•    Perform assigned tasks in a safe manner and know how to properly lock out all energy sources, including stored energy
•    Consult your Manager if you are not 100% sure of how to perform tasks in a safe manner
•    Follow all safety rules, standards and procedures at all times in all areas
•    Know what types of Personal Protective Equipment are required for the jobs in your area and always use them properly
•    Ensure that your work area is kept clean, tidy and organized at all times to prevent accidents and produce quality products
•    Report all unusual circumstances and actively participate in and support Continuous Improvements
•    Follow all ISO Standard Operating Procedures to ensure world class quality products are supplied to our customers

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Minimum 3 years’ experience in electrical design of welding lines
•    Extensive knowledge of PLC and Robotic programming and control
•    Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Allen Bradley/Rockwell software and communication 
•    Advanced knowledge of Ethernet IP, DeviceNet and other communication protocols
•    Excellent knowledge of resistance welding, electrical standards and latest safety standards
•    Strong attention to detail, with the ability to meet deadlines with accuracy
•    Good understanding of programmable motion control and robot integration
•    Ability to work as a team member and individually
•    Good communication skills
•    Good interpersonal and organizational skills 

Additional Information


•    Office and shop floor environment
•    Overtime hours will be required
•    Extended travel required to customers sites

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

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