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Automation Supervisor

Job Number:  62493
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Co-Ex-Tec
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Concord, ONTARIO, CA, L4K 2R2

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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

The Magna Exteriors portfolio of products includes access systems such as liftgates, exterior trim, modular systems, front-end modules including fascia, active aerodynamic systems and other lightweight structural components for automotive, commercial truck and other industrial markets.

Recognized globally as an innovator in all aspects of vehicle exteriors, Magna provides everything needed, from materials development and design through manufacturing and assembly, to help automakers create sleek, state-of-the-art vehicles across the world.


About the Role

Supervise the activities of Robotics Technicians, and Robot Simulation Technicians. Interview, hire, schedule staff and work-related travel and issue disciplinary action as needed. Monitor project timelines and adjust manpower levels as required. Co-ordinate the purchasing of all robots and related hardware. Develop and enforce department software and design standards and buyoff documents. Must also ensure that buyoffs are performed correctly and on a consistent basis and take part in program launches and integration of new equipment.

Your Responsibilities

  1. Oversee the completion of quality repairs by providing "on the floor" direction to Robotics/ Automation personnel within the applicable area(s) to ensure that work requirements are properly prioritized; that the work is completed to an acceptable level of quality within and acceptable time frame. Effectively communicate with production to ensure maintenance efforts are focused on equipment that is causing downtime and scrap. Effectively communicate with required personnel to ensure that part requirements are managed timely and cost-effectively. Minimize downtime by ensuring that the P/M schedule is effective, up-to-date, and that all required spare parts are available. Assist in the scheduling of Automation PM activities, as required.Provide support to production during trouble-shooting activities
  2. Responsible for modifying existing automation control systems as well as designing, estimating, and commissioning new automation control systems integrated with Robots based on PLC’s
  3. Implement Safety Category 4 for all required installations, presses and robotics work cells
  4. Integrate equipment with robots and various testing and monitoring instruments
  5. Troubleshoot process problems and initiative and/or participate in Continuous Improvement initiatives and quality improvements
  6. Maintain and service automated work cells, Robots, Camera, Error proofing, Barcode Etching. Set up and conduct predictive and preventative maintenance programs for required equipment

Who we are looking for

  • Degree/diploma in Electrical Engineering, or Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Certified Electrician, an asset
  • Minimum 3 Years of experience in Electrical / Controls Design and Programmable Logic Controllers / Human Machine Interface Programming (PLC / HMI) / Vision Systems / Robot programming and troubleshooting including debugging, testing and commissioning.
  • Strong MS Office skills

Your preferred qualifications


  • Proven experience in maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Good knowledge of related codes, health and safety act, fire codes, building codes, environmental laws
  • Able to read any circuit diagram and correlate to actual work piece
  • Well-developed communication, organizational, interpersonal and analytical abilities
  • Good understanding of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems and controls
  • Sound computer skills, including knowledge of software in current use and a good understanding of lean manufacturing, an asset

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

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

  • Overtime after 40 hours worked per week. 
  • Medical and Dental Benefits after 1 month of employment
  • Profit Sharing (EEPPP) and Company Match Group RRSP Program
  • Company Paid Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Corporate Plans for Roger's Cellphone Data Plans
  • Employee Discounts: Auto and Home Insurance, Retail, Restaurants, etc...
  • Educational Assistance Program

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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