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Automation & Control Specialist

Sidel Canada

This is a Contract position in Laval, QC posted March 9, 2023.


The Automation and Control Specialist will program & start up the control system on a production line under the supervision of the Project Manager or the Senior Automation and Control Specialist.


He or she will accomplish the following tasks:

  • Participate in the setting up of the control system philosophy
  • Prepare the automation programming
  • Write technical reports
  • Participate in the verification of the installation and the start-up of the line or equipment
  • Improve and manage the growth of the installation and start-up department
  • Carry out simple mechanical adjustments as required
  • Follow and respect quality procedures according to Gebo Cermex’s standard
  • Respect the time limits for each phase of the project in which he is involved
  • Contribute to and promote a good team spirit and respect other team members
  • Contribute to and promote the image of the company by his/her professionalism, reliability, accuracy, innovation and good customer service relations

Available to travel for a period spread out over several consecutive weeks to the United States and possess a valid passport.

Education : Univeristy Degree in technical field (Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering) or equivalent experience

Experience : At least 3 years of experience or participation in 5 projects with multiple equipments.

Competences / Specific knowledge :

  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC, Allen-Bradley, TI, Siemens or Modicon);
  • with Variable Frequency Drives, Proximity Sensors, Photo eyes, Sonic;
  • with Communication networks such as Modbus, Sinec, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet;
  • with the development of operator interface such as Wonderware, Intouch, Ifix, RSView, ZenOn and with electrical wiring
  • Knowledge of PID Loop, instrumentation
  • Basic knowledge of PC’s for the installation of automation specific software and of control concepts and machine diagnostics
  • Fluent in both English and French (written and spoken); Spanish will be an asset.