In this newly created position, we are looking for a candidate who is eager to be at the forefront of new technology.  The candidate should have a deep understanding of PLC code development and machine communications protocols, along with significant experience in fast-paced manufacturing/ production environments, so ad to effectively contribute to the development of our growing IoT platform.  This role may require up to 10% international travel.

Key Accountabilities

IoT Platform Development

LMMS Development

  • Responsible for PLC program development for the specific modules within the IoT platform under the direction of the Systems Architect and PLC Controls Leader.
  • Work directly with machine and automation builders for IoT Platform Compliance during machine builds and support of IP changes and signal extraction as applicable
  • Closely follow programing standards and direction and contribute in standards development
  • Document changes made and best practices on machine connection and signal extraction

System Support

  • Connect to machines with various control system to update IP addresses and to extract the required data signals to Allen Bradley data concentrator using AB native protocols or implementing KEPWARE communications across various platforms
  • Hands on interaction with a large variety of control systems to understand processes and extract the required SCADA data Signals for monitoring within an MES / IoT system
  • Troubleshoot machine communications to support data transfers to control systems
  • Engage in continuous learning by attending formal professional development seminars and conferences as needed. Conduct self-directed studies by reading journals and trade publications.  Must be aware of new technologies and advances in controls and automation field

Skills, Experience, Attributes

The Ideal Candidate will have understanding and experience in working with the following technologies that are the backbone of the IoT Platform

Required:

  • Expert level knowledge in Allen Bradley PLC program development to contribute to other expert-level developers
    • Allen Bradley Studio 5000
    • Allen Bradley Factory Talk Transaction Manager (FTTM)
  • Good working knowledge of Kepware Manufacturing Suite, XML, JSON
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of SQL 2016

Beneficial:

  • Knowledge / experience in programming Siemens PLC / Step 7/TIA portal
    • Additional knowledge of Fanuc controls would be a definite asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of factory-floor data networking and machine communications (Ethernet, TCP/IP, OPC)
  • Experience and knowledge on data, data structure, database and data manipulation
  • Trade license in Industrial Electrical Maintenance (442A) an asset
  • Direct experience of shop-floor automation building & support in a high production environment is beneficial

Desired Characteristics

The ideal candidate will exhibit the following characteristics

  • Discipline, attention to detail and a passion for accuracy is a required complement to your creative thinking
  • Demonstrated leadership in creative problem solving
  • A skilled communicator, facilitator and team player
  • Exceptionally well organized and great time management
  • A curious and continuous learner with a drive to stay current in a fast-changing environment
  • A track record of working in a high-volume manufacturing / production environment
  • A track record of working in or with software application development teams

Benefits

  • Excellent opportunities for career development
  • Assistance with approved professional designations and fees
  • Community based outreach supporting both local and global initiatives and charities
  • Social committees and sports teams
  • Discounts for local vendors and events, including auto supplier discounts.

If you believe you are the right person for this position please email your resume and salary requirements to pat@canadianexecutivesearch.com

Only qualified candidates will be contacted

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