Robotics & Automation Specialist


Position details:

The Robotics & Automation Specialist, working with the Design Team, is primarily responsible for electrical design and PLC/HMI programing of custom automated machinery and robotic cells. This role also involves field service work such as commissioning of automated cells and troubleshooting of industrial control systems. The goal is to provide competent and effective automation and controls support to our client base. Kilmarnock’s automation Team works in virtually every industry in Ontario. This is an opportunity to use your creativity to solve our Client’s complex and diverse problems.

Company Values

TRUST means we will trust each other to be accountable for our actions. We accept the consequences of our actions and inactions. We realize we are not perfect. When we err, we will admit our error and learn from it.

RESPECT means we will respect the dignity of each other, our clients, our suppliers, and everyone we come in contact with.

INTEGRITY means that as a corporation and as individuals we will always do what is right. If we have to ask ourselves the question, “is this right”, we already know the answer.

PROFESSIONALISM means we will conduct ourselves in a professional manner in all of our dealings, so that as members of the Kilmarnock team we can always be proud of the way we conduct ourselves with everyone inside and outside the company.

Job Duties

  • Communicate with customers to gather the project requirements
  • Investigate any regulatory requirements associated with the project
  • Participate in the quoting process
  • Perform site visits to confirm measurements as required
  • Create concept models for customer approval
  • Building, configuring, and testing of robots
  • Designing software systems to control robotic systems
  • Interact with the trades to ensure your designs are built as per its intent
  • Technical support for robotic systems created
  • Research design, operation and performance of robotic components or systems
  • Understands how to read and translate the information found within PLC code, schematic wiring, ladder, and P&ID process diagrams
  • Understands PLC, HMI, VFD’s servo, sensors, instrumentation, and industrial control systems, including advanced programming techniques and configurations
  • Understands and can troubleshoot industrial networks including Ethernet, DeviceNET, ControlNET and others
  • Creates and maintains electrical schematics and manufacturing BOM’s
  • Coordinates with production shop floor and manufacturing clients during debug and troubleshooting of equipment
  • Provides support of continuous improvement and current equipment
  • Communicates effectively with management, engineers, mechanics, and equipment operators. Demonstrates equipment functions and features to machine operators
  • Prepare estimates pertaining to robotics, automation, components of projects
  • Ongoing commitment to learning and continual development
  • Other duties as required.

Basic Requirements

  • Team player with good interpersonal/customer service skills and a positive attitude
  • Self starter, ability to work with minimal direct supervision
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to describe technical information in easy to understand terms
  • Degree or diploma from a recognized college or university with specialization in automation controls or similar.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in industrial electrical design, controls, and programing.
  • Experience using CAD systems to prepare technical drawings.
  • Hands on robotic experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of local, provincial, and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances, and legislation.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ABB and/or Fanuc robots
  • Experience with robot programming and simulation software (Robot Studio, Robo guide)
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Knowledge of specific codes – CSA Z434, Z432
  • Applied knowledge of Automation and Controls, preferably with Allen Bradley, Schneider, and Siemens software.

Work Conditions

  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Travel to client location, construction sites and other off-site locations may be required.
  • Lifting or moving up to 50 lbs. may be required.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Valid Driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  • Working both indoors and outdoors required
  • Will be exposed to construction sites.
  • Hazards associated with the trade
  • Require the use of personal protective equipment.

Benefits for you and your family:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Care
  • Life, LTD and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan – Company Contributed
  • Uniform and Boot Allowance

Kilmarnock Enterprise provides a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed. If you are energetic and eager to be part of a great team, we would love to hear from you. Forward your resume to or use the Apply for this Position form below.


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Why work FOR us?

WE ARE COMMITTED TO OUR EMPLOYEES HEALTH AND SAFETY This is a top priority for us. We have a full time Health and Safety Coordinator who is responsible for all internal safety requirements, and we continuously invest in best practices related to health and safety.

WE HAVE COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS We offer competitive wages along with comprehensive health, dental and vision care benefits. We have RRSP/DPSP with company matching up to 2.5% of your base salary.

WE INVEST IN OUR EMPLOYEES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT We offer a minimum of 25 hours of training per year for every employee. Also, the wide variety of work we do across diverse industry sectors offers unique opportunities for skills development. This is the #1 reason why our employees love to work here!

WE HAVE UNIQUE PERKS We offer the opportunity to use the shop and equipment for personal use, we provide a boot allowance, uniform provisions, community involvement, team events and company parties.

WE LOVE SOLVING COMPLEX PROBLEMS We solve our clients’ complex problems by collaborating with each other and working together as a high performing team; and we have fun doing it. We hire skilled people that others want to work with!


End-to-End Industry Solution Provider Solving Complex Problems


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Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1
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