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Maintenance Technician- Automation

Job Number:  7046
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Formet Industries
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

St. Thomas, ON, CA





Job Number: 7046 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Formet Industries 
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.



Company Introduction

Formet is one of the largest manufacturing employers in Southwestern Ontario producing body and chassis components for assembly plants across North America. Our 1.1 million square foot facility features industry-leading hydroforming, roll-forming, hot-stamping, robotic assembly and post-assembly coating processes. At Formet, we take care of each other and live by the motto “One Team. One Formet.”

Position Summary

The Technician is responsible for a variety of tasks which ensure the efficiency and reliability of all Company tooling or production equipment and processes.

Recommended Requirements

Grade 12 diploma or equivalent.

Must possess a Technician diploma (Mechanical, Electrical, Robotics and Automation or Mechatronics).


Strong knowledge of PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens)

Strong knowledge of robotics (Fanuc)

Strong knowledge of HMI programming (Ignition, RSView)

Strong knowledge of various networks (Ethernet IP, DH+, RIO, DeviceNet, ControlNet, RS232)

Ability to interpret electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics

Excellent problem solving, judgement and decision-making skills

Strong awareness of safety and proven safety record

Demonstrated knowledge of  English, both oral and written

Demonstrated knowledge of Mathematics

Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project)

Working knowledge of safety standards of equipment

Ability to work rotating and/or continental shifts

Ability to work independently, without supervision

Ability to work to deadlines and support multiple demands

Ability to uphold confidentiality

Ability to work in locations inside and outside of the Formet facility

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform all duties and promote themselves in a manner that reflects Formet Expectations, Formet’s Visions/Values through Magna’s Employee Charter.

PLC, robot and HMI programming, implementation and troubleshooting.

Preventative maintenance of production and support equipment.

Repair of equipment.

Design, verification and maintenance of electrical schematics.

Assist in setting up, maintaining programming, electrical components and schematic standards.

Assist in proper maintenance of all programming software and application files and programming hardware.

Completion of all required work orders and associated paperwork.

Responsible to improve equipment reliability and uptime.

Implementation of Continuous Improvement Ideas.

Monitors quality of welds and performs touch-ups as required.

Recommend necessary adjustments to parts and machinery to ensure proper production run.

Troubleshooting on robots and weld controls.

Operate lifting devices (overhead bridge cranes, fork/combi-lifts, and man-lifts such as scissor lifts and genie-booms) as required.

Other duties as assigned.


Shift: Rotating every 2 weeks between days, afternoons and nights

Overtime after 40 hours per week.

Shift premiums of $0.75/hour (afternoons) and $1.25/hour (nights)

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.)

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

Additional Information

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

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