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Automation Systems Technician

Job Number:  47575
Group:  Cosma International
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 47575 
Group: Cosma International  
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.


Role Summary

The Automation Systems Technician contributes to the safe and efficient operation of equipment and machinery by accurately programming and changing Programmable Logic Controls and testing/repairing the electronic components as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Familiar with PLC programming and implementation (Alan-Bradly/Siemens).
  3. Safey Circuit design, program startup, verification and trouble shooting.
  4. HMI development and implementation (RsView, Panelview).
  5. Microsoft Computer Operating system setup and maintenance.
  6. AutoCAD, Office applications.
  7. Proven ability to interact well with co-workers (Electricians, Millwrights, Tool Makers, Operators), and promote the “Team” attitude to troubleshoot and restore production flow.
  8. See Training Requirements Index [where applicable] for additional recommended and optional skills.
  9. Robot and Machine Automation experience.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Work independently and with minimal supervision.
  2. Plant support in troubleshooting/repairs and systems improvements (optimization).
  3. Specify and order safety components (e.g. light curtains, safety relays, safety I/O blocks for PLC’s).
  4. Keep current knowledge on PLC programming standards, robot safety, new safety components and materials, safety software for calculating reliability levels and other controls-related items.
  5. Establishes and follows-up full project implementation including timing, concept, feasibility, design, specifications, construction and commissioning.
  6. Plant support in testing, repairing, calibrating electric or electronic components.
  7. Maintains and upgrades all PLC related software: assist in training of staff on electronic equipment.
  8. Develops controls, and designs concepts.
  9. Computer programming, AutoCAD, Office applications
  10. Follows and complies with all operational procedures/policies as stated in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environmental programs (e.g.. ISO/IATF-16949, ISO14001).

Equipment and/ or Product Familiarity

Equipment:  Siemens S7 PLC’s, Allen-Bradley Control Logics 5000 PLC’s, Fanuc Robots.


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.)

Additional Information

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

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