Automation Specialist 

Belleville, OM


Hannafin Automation & Industrial Controls is an expanding business in the city of Belleville, Ontario, seeking a full-time Automation Specialist with high-level programming expertise between systems and networks. Ample experience (7+ years) is essential for consideration.

Summary of Position:

Design/develop software programs with a strong ability to identify problems and fluently provide solutions for resolution in ever-changing industries to satisfy our customers’ needs. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Develop programs for:
    • Robotics such as ABB, UR, Fanuc
    • PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) for various equipment that may use Allen Bradley, Omron, Siemens, Mitsubishi
    • Vision Systems such as Cognex, Keyence, 
    • Servo Systems such as Kinetix, GML (1394)
    • HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems such as Panelmate, Panelview,
    • VFD such as Allen Bradley, Omron, Siemens, Mitsubishi
  2. Prepare installation instructions for contractors or clients to understand the work completed 
  3. Perform IO checklist, validation documentation
  4. Understand, demonstrate, and promote company safety culture procedures and practices to prevent injuries
  5. Assist/complete other tasks as requested

Secondary responsibilities:

  1. Prepare project documentation such as single line diagrams and data sheets using Autocad and PromisE
  2. Prepare electrical and control designs of systems and equipment. The design activity entails development of electrical and instrumentation systems, panel layouts, pneumatics, part descriptions, Bills of Material and installation instructions
  3. Ability to read prints and understand Engineering Instructions
  4. Prepare installation specification for contractors and ensure proper coordination of their activities with the project
  5. Perform modifications and as-built changes to current project designs and to standard/project drawings and documents

Preferred Skills:

  • Practical experience with Robotics
  • ABB Robot Studio Software Training
  • Strong ability to independently communicate effectively and professionally with clientele
  • Ability to troubleshoot automation equipment and design/modify programs
  • Multiple programming languages (C+, C++)
  • Database or Server Management
  • Electrician


  • 7 years minimum experience working in the field
  • Integrating systems, Troubleshooting, and commissioning in a manufacturing environment
  • Power systems, vision systems, and electronics for automation
  • Technical/instrumentation knowledge
  • Understanding/awareness of the Ontario Electrical Code and hydraulic/pneumatic principles, mechanical and pneumatic drawings
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Windows such as Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. 
  • WHMIS, CPR and/or other certificates/programming languages considered an asset

Desired Attributes

  • Strong software-oriented aptitude
  • Logical thinker
  • Setail-oriented
  • Self-motivated by challenges
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Multi-task and prioritize responsibilities accordingly 
  • Communicate effectively with clientele including persons of diverse backgrounds 
  • Commitment to professional development and superior command of the English language (verbal & written)

Other Requirements

  • Able to work overtime when necessary
  • Some limited travel and shift support may be required

What we Offer

  • Flexible work hours
  • Benefit Package through Manulife 
  • 5% Employer Group RSP Contribution through RBC 
  • Annual boot allowances
  • A personal development allowance 
  • Paid training opportunities to advance your skill-sets
  • Opportunities to attend Social Events relative to the field
  • Competitive pay rate in accordance to skills, qualifications, and years of experience. 

Application Details

Please submit your resume and cover letter to no later than February 28, 2021. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. 

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Competitive compensation offered.

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