Controls Technician

Website Magna International

Controls Technician Job Highlights

Title Controls Technician
Type Full Time (night shift)
Experience Required
Function Engineering/IT
Location Newmarket, ON, Canada
Company Magna International

Company Profile

Magna International is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers and is dedicated to delivering mobility solutions. The company’s competitive capabilities include body exteriors and structures, power and vision technologies, seating systems, and complete vehicle solutions.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Controls Technician who will work in conjunction with the maintenance team providing day-to-day troubleshooting, programming, and technical support within the processing departments.

Educational Qualification

  • Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronic Technician or similar Engineering Degree, Diploma, Certificate, or Trades Qualification and significant equivalent work experience

Work Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in the following PLC/HMI programming and troubleshooting, Robot programming and troubleshooting is an asset.
  • Previous experience and exposure to robotics (ABB, Motoman) are an asset.


  • Abide by all AODA and C-TPAT procedures that apply to their position.
  • Ability to create and modify electrical drawings, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, and schematics when required.
  • Adhere to the IATF16949 Standard as required
  • Assist with mechanical repairs as needed.
  • Direct manufacturing line support.
  • Ensure safety by working in accordance with the Ontario Hydro Electrical Code and CSA-Z432 safety standards.
  • Follow the Maintenance Manager and Team Leaders’ direction and task prioritization.
  • Interface with suppliers and contractors on a technical level when required for the purpose of troubleshooting and debugging.
  • Must adhere to all MAFACT requirements.
  • Must comply with all ISO 14001 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety) systems and standards as it pertains to their work.
  • Perform PM inspections as required.
  • PLC/HMI programming and maintenance to support production.
  • Procure spare components and provide justification for ordered spares.
  • Reteach and troubleshoot robotic material handlers and weld cells.
  • Service, maintain, repair, install, and test equipment in accordance with current machine specifications.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process problems to complete quality improvements as required.
  • Use Fiix Daily to manage WO History, and track progress and repairs.
  • Use Fiix to document and track maintenance activities for all types of equipment
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by a Maintenance TL, Supervisor, or Manager


  • The ability to read and understand technical documents, schematic design specifications, and update drawings as required is an asset.
  • Demonstrates ability to be Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, and embrace continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrates Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates Willingness to build strong working relationships and contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Familiar with Vision Systems (Keyence, Cognex, Omron) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the following software packages: Allen Bradley RSLogix 500,5000, Factory Talk View Studio, Allen Bradley Panel Builder32, Omron CX-Programmer, and Omron NT-series Support Tool is an asset.
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot industrial networks (DeviceNet, EthernetIP) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot machine safety circuits and applications (ABB Jokab) is an asset.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills are an asset.
  • Understanding of Data Tracking and the use of Barcode Scanners or RFID is an asset.
  • Understanding of VFD, DC, and Servo Drive systems is an asset.
  • Understanding of welding and welding processes is an asset.
  • Wiring and panel building experience is an asset.


  • The company offers a flexible benefits package inclusive of Health, Dental, Insurance, Profit Sharing, and RRSP Matching.

Employer’s Statement

Magna International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company hires 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.

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