Senior Automation Engineer

  • ID: 531438
  • Posted: 9/15/2023
  • Location: Scarborough, ON
  • Category: Pro - Engineering
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Duration: Direct Placement


Are you a Senior Automation Engineer who is looking to join one of the top companies within the Manufacturing Industry?


Are you looking to further your career and grow?


Do you have experience with hands-on work designing, programming, testing, and commissioning advanced control systems mainly in industrial machinery?


If you answered yes to those three questions, then apply today!


Acara Solutions is seeking highly qualified candidates to work ON-SITE with our client in Scarborough, ON. Interested? 


Here's what you'd do:

  • The role of the Senior Automation Engineer will include automation and controls systems design, advanced PLC and HMI logic and programming, testing, and start-up commissioning using, but not limited to Allen Bradley, Schneider, and Bosch.
  • Complete software programming and hardware/software design using established standards as needed.
  • Provide detailed information to communicate design and operation to customers, consultants, or contractors as applicable.
  • Effectively communicates the status of projects to management.
  • Assists with the selection, ordering, and delivery of software and hardware for the assigned projects.
  • Assists in communicating both technical and business impact-related issues to customers and management.
  • Assumes a supportive and stand-alone role in the commissioning and testing of all systems defined under the scope of work. 
  • Validates complete system functionality and troubleshoots issues with contractors or customers to ensure proper operation.
  • Provide project-specific training for machine operators as needed.
  • Assists in the development and creation of system operation manuals and training material based on project deliverables.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior resources and share experience and knowledge in a collaborative environment.
  • Maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies and their potential applications.
  • Develops programming estimates to support cost estimation for quoting.
  • Ensure all documents and programs are complete, current, and stored appropriately upon project completion.
  • Keep track of lessons learned on projects and share the information with the engineering and sales teams.


Here's what you'll get:

Hours: 40 hrs/Week 

Length: DIRECT 

About Acara Solutions

Acara is a premier provider of recruiting and workforce solutions to help companies compete for talent. With a legacy of experience in a variety of industries around the world, we partner with clients, listen to their needs, and customize visionary talent solutions that drive desired business outcomes. We leverage decades of experience to deliver contingent staffing, direct placement, executive search, and workforce services worldwide.

Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Electronic or Computer Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in hands-on work designing, programming, testing, and commissioning advanced control systems mainly in industrial machinery
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in reading electrical schematics/wiring diagrams and drawings.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in .Net, C/C++, C#, VB/VB.Net, SQL/TSQL/SQL+ or other high-level language is an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Electrical design with AutoCAD Electrical.

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Budget, Computer Skills, Decision Making, Employee Development, Initiative, Innovation, Interpersonal Skills, Job Knowledge, Leadership, Organization Skills, Problem Solving, Quality, Self-Development, Teamwork, Technical Skills.
  • Possesses advanced knowledge and thorough understanding in the areas of control system integration, application programming, and system design.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks and maintain a schedule for multiple projects as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Ability to evaluate and convey the contractual scope of work and the impact of customer-issued project scope or schedule changes to the assigned project leader.
  • Background in electrical and instrumentation wiring and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Knowledge of the applicable Ontario or Canadian Electrical Codes
  • Written and oral English communication skills.
  • Customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic understanding of hydraulics.
  • Understanding of variable frequency drives (VFD).

Additional Information:

  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen.
  • Ability to travel to support projects as needed.
  • Sitting, standing, walking for an extended period
  • Driving a vehicle
  • Tolerating noise and temperature variations
  • Lifting to 50 pounds
  • Able to travel to customer job sites.
  • Some international travel could apply.
  • Ensure a 'Safety-First' climate on the job site at all times.

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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