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Controls Technician

Job Number:  66048
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Promatek Research Centre
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Brampton, ONTARIO, CA, L6R 4C8

Work Style:  On-Site



Job Number: 66048 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Promatek Research Centre 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: BRAMPTON 
Work Style: On-Site 


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

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.

About the Role

Your Responsibilities

  • Support R&D projects.
  • Design and integrate new automated work cells.
  • Electrical design.
  • Build, service, maintain, repair, install and test new or existing common controls and sensors including PLCs, HMIs, press controls and robotic systems.
  • Troubleshoot and repair I/O logic circuits and devices, including mechanical, infrared, laser, and inductive sensors, hydraulic systems.
  • Build, troubleshoot, and repair electrical panels utilizing relay and programmable logic circuitry
  • Write advanced programs for PLC logic and/or robot controllers and make modifications as the process requires.
  • Ensure that the delivery on all projects is to the appropriate levels of quality, engineering level, on time and within the budget.
  • Carry out preventative maintenance activities.
  • Coordinate activities of apprentices, helpers and assigned contractors.
  • Perform related mechanical/electrical duties as required.
  • Assist with the preparation of quotations and job costing.
  • Prepare and maintain applicable documentation:
    • Electrical drawings, procedures, maintenance logs.
  • Able to complete hands on work requiring heavy lifting.
  • Support and participate in all continuous improvement projects.
  • Liaison with internal and external customers.
  • Other duties as required.


General Expectations:

  • Continuously adhere to and apply the Magna Employee’s Charter, the Magna Corporate Constitution, and the Cosma Way of Thinking in all aspects of position and interaction with others.
  • Appreciate and maintain proper level of confidentiality.
  • Understand, promote and work by Promatek’s vision statement.
  • Work in a safe, organized, effective, efficient and proactive manner.
  • Able to work overtime, including afternoon, evening shifts and weekends as required.
  • Travel may be required occasionally. Note: some of the travel may be outside North America.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively within a team environment.


Working Conditions:

  • Industrial and manufacturing environment 


Health & Safety:

  • Work in a safe, organized, effective, efficient and proactive manner.
  • Ensure all safety and non-safety plant rules and regulations are followed.
  • Ensure adherence to established quality and housekeeping standards.
  • Review and adhere to Promatek’s health & safety, environmental, operating procedures, and policies.
  • Understand and uphold the principles of Bill 168 which prohibits domestic violence, workplace violence, and workplace harassment.
  • In addition to the above, the duties include those specified under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Sec. 28.

Who we are looking for

Your preferred qualifications

  • Must be certified tradesperson or have completed a specialized course from a community or recognized college.
  • Skills gained from a minimum of 3 years of experience in applicable automotive production.
  • Background in troubleshooting and programming PLC’s, preferably in an automotive environment.
    • PLC programming experience with Allen Bradley and Siemens.
    • Experience with programming PLC and HMI SCADA systems.  
    • Experience with Inductive Automation Ignition software an asset.
    • Experience in programming and troubleshooting automated equipment, robotic systems and press controls.
  • Experience with Ethernet communications, wireless networking and PLC networking (ProfiNet, DeviceNet and ModBus).
  • Experience with data collection devices, sensors and controllers.
  • Field wiring installation and industrial wiring safety standards experience.
  • Python/Java/SQL experience an asset.
  • OPC-UA and/or MQTT experience an asset.
  • Familiar with the Ontario Electrical Code.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Able to be flexible in hours of work in order to meet internal/external customer requirements (scheduled and non-scheduled overtime, etc.).
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Valid passport and driver’s license.
  • Familiarity with Cosma parts and manufacturing processes.
    • Experience with automotive industry equipment and cell control systems.

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

Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

Wellness programs and events

On-site cafeteria

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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