Automation Controls Technician

by Parmerit Inc.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Strathroy, ON
Date Posted: Jul 05, 2024
Parmerit Inc.

Job Description

Automation Controls Technician

About Us: Established in 1988, Parmerit is a leader in custom machining, fabrication, and automation. Parmerit works with the latest technology to design and fabricate automated tooling, systems and components for a diverse client base across a variety of industries including automotive, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and defense. Over the past 33 years, we have been dedicated to being an elite supplier of service, quality, and technical expertise.

We value passionate and highly motivated team members who want to make a difference. We pride ourselves on our culture of working as a team to find innovative solutions, relentlessly pursuing excellence, and taking on challenging assignments.

Parmerit is also a manufacturer of downstream equipment for companies producing extruded plastic pipe. The Adescor product line is now being engineered and manufactured at Parmerit’s plant in Strathroy, Ontario.

Role Purpose: We are seeking a highly skilled Automation Controls Specialist to join our dynamic team. As an Automation Controls Specialist, you will play a vital role in developing, implementing, and maintaining automated control systems for our clients. The Automation Controls Specialist will work with cross-functional teams to develop solutions that meet the needs of our customers. This role requires a strong technical background, problem-solving abilities, and the willingness to travel to client sites as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with clients to understand their automation requirements and develop customized control systems to meet their needs.
  • Develop PLC programs using Allen-Bradley PLCs (such as CompactLogix, ControlLogix) and other PLC platforms as required.
  • Develop and execute test plans and troubleshooting of control systems to ensure optimal performance and functionality.
  • Perform system commissioning and provide on-site support during the installation and startup phases.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, technicians, and project managers, to ensure successful project execution.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in automation and control technologies to provide innovative solutions to clients.
  • Document all system designs, changes, and troubleshooting procedures for future reference.
  • Provide technical training and support to clients and internal teams.


  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Automation Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with Rockwell Automation controls (Studio 5000 Logix Designer, FactoryTalk View Studio, View Designer) including programming, troubleshooting, and system integration.
  • Strong knowledge of industrial automation and control systems, including PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, and other field devices.
  • Experience with other PLC platforms (Siemens, Omron, etc.) is a plus.
  • Proficient in programming languages commonly used in PLC systems (e.g., ladder logic, structured text).
  • Experience with industrial networking protocols (e.g., Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP) and communication interfaces.
  • Experience with robotics (Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, etc.), including programming and trouble shooting.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and control system drawings and schematics.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills to identify and resolve technical issues effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with clients and internal teams.
  • Willingness to travel to client sites for project installations, commissioning, and support

We offer competitive compensation packages and a challenging work environment that encourages professional growth and innovation. If you are passionate about automation, have strong Allen-Bradley PLC expertise, and are willing to travel, we would love to hear from you.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay


  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)


  • Rockwell Automation controls: 3 years (preferred)
  • PLC Programming: 3 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person