Onward Automation Inc. is looking for energetic and creative people to continue our growth within the automation sector. Are you looking for new challenges and a chance to grow with an up-and-coming company?

Our company focus is to provide quality automated solutions including robotic cells and various automated equipment. We are currently looking for a Senior Controls Specialist to fit within our team and compliment our full design and build capabilities.

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in machine build and automation commissioning environments
  • Pride in workmanship
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Post-secondary certification in related field
  • Clean vehicle driving record with 3 years’ experience & 3 years insurance history
  • Valid passport and must be willing and able to travel locally, throughout the USA and Mexico

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Configuring and programming automation and controls systems using PLC, HMI, Robotic and SCADA systems
  • Commission automation systems at the machine builder and final customer facilities
  • Troubleshoot PLC, robot, and other automation problems
  • Update program backups for engineering changes and improvements
  • Provide detailed documentation throughout each project
  • Manage project hours/time tracking with Operations Manager
  • Assist with controls design and design updates

Specific Knowledge Required:

  • Programming all controls related devices, including but not restricted to:
    • PLC & HMIs (Rockwell, Siemens, Omron)
    • Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence, Omron)
    • Barcode scanners and printers (Zebra, Keyence, Cognex, Honeywell)
    • Smart sensors (IO link devices, IFM, Balluff etc.)
    • Welding equipment (Telsonic, Hermann)
  • Programming knowledge of various robots including but not restricted to:
    • Fanuc
    • Nachi
    • ABB
    • Motoman