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Automation Technician (Afternoon Shift)

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted May 15, 2023.

Group Description

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.



  • Maintain and troubleshoot all automation fixtures and equipment
  • Maintain all PLC/HMI/Servo/Vision program up to date
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics and specifications
  • Source and order material and all necessary supplies to perform assigned work
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities
  • Assist in Robotics and IMM troubleshooting
  • Perform all job functions in a safe and healthful manner, abiding by all health, safety and environmental rules and regulations, promoting safety in the workplace
  • Report all accidents/incidents and unsafe conditions/behavior
  • Adhere to applicable quality systems and IATF16949 standards
  • Adhere to and promote the Employee Charter and work within the rules, regulations and guidelines of the Plastcoat Employee Handbook
  • Comply with the requirements of C-TPAT/PIP
  • Conduct business in an ethical manner in compliance with the Magna Code of Conduct
  • Participate in and support Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Maintain work area in accordance with the principles of 5S and operate daily within these standards
  • Ensure work area is kept neat and organized
  • Perform other duties as required



  • Minimum completion of college education in Mechatronics or Automation
  • Licensed Electrician 442A or 309A


  • Experience with programming and troubleshooting PLCs/HMI/motor controllers/Vision Camera
  • Experience with programming robots
  • Experience in automotive industry an asset


  • Excellent understanding of Automation, Robotic system
  • Working knowledge of industrial communication protocols (EIP, Dnet, Serial)
  • Proven innovative thinker with the ability to solve complex problems
  • Able to operate with minimum supervision
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate in word & spreadsheet programs
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively solve problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills