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Controls Engineer

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted March 13, 2023.


Job Number: 54265 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Magna Heartlake 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: BRAMPTON 


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

Under the general direction of the maintenance manager, the controls engineer works independently and confers regularly with division and corporate employees, contractors, customers, and suppliers. The controls engineer will provide support, leadership and direction to the engineering team in the development of standards and specifications as it pertains to new equipment and to increase uptime, throughput, efficiency and quality, through the process of maintaining, designing, developing and continuously improving our equipment.


**The successful candidate for this role will work at our new Magna Structures Heart Lake facility located in Brampton, ON**

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform continuous improvement activities to improve safety, increase productivity and reduce production cost, by development and improvement of electrical control systems.
  • Ensure up to date backups for PLCs, HMIs, Robots and any other digital controller in the plant
  • Assist in electrical documentation of control systems and power distribution
  • Assist in product selection as it pertains to controls design
  • Maintain awareness of existing and emerging technologies in PLC, Robots, instrumentation, and computer systems
  • Provide training and guidance to maintenance personnel related to control systems
  • Consider safety as top priority in design and implementation of any control system
  • Assist the maintenance department in the troubleshooting and repair of electrical problems as required.
  • Work with maintenance to develop PM strategies and identify areas of improvement
  • Update electrical schematics ensuring that all electrical codes are adhered to
  • Participation in pre-design reviews for new machinery
  • Direct contractors and employees to implement control systems following the plant specifications
  • Always adhere to all safety rules
  • Report any unsafe or unhealthy conditions immediately.
  • Ensure that area of responsibility is clean, tidy and organized
  • Attend training as required or as assigned
  • Know the operating instructions for all equipment where you are assigned. Know the pre start-up inspection process, hazards, protective measures, personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, start & stop procedures, and equipment limitations
  • Be knowledgeable of any chemicals that you work with or that are in your working environment.
  • Wear required PPE such as safety glasses, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves, aprons, respirators and head protection as required.
  • Other duties as required.
Key Qualifications/Requirements



  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience



  • Minimum 7 years experience in automotive and manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Fanuc robots, and able to troubleshoot code & touch-up points
  • Experience applying machine safety requirements (ISO 12100 & 13849)



  • Familiar with RSLogix5000, RSLinx, RSNetworx, and FactoryTalk View
  • Knowledge of efficiency tracking, root cause analysis, and KPIs
  • Knowledge of electrical code (NEC and NFPA)
  • Competent with AutoCAD Electrical
  • Preferred – Licensed Industrial Electrician with apprenticeship
Additional Information

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

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At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire 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. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.