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Automation Technician

Avery HR

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted May 25, 2017.

We are assisting one of the largest manufacturers of containers for food and dairy across North America to add an experienced Automation Technician to their team in the west end of Toronto. The professional will be responsible for troubleshooting, repairing and preventative maintenance in robots, equipment and machinery.


The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Setting up robots and associated equipment for production run
  • Load programs and make adjustments
  • Adjusts inline section, belt space and speed tension of belts and services mechanized pulleys
  • Calculates and setup the angle, space and speed differences for spin bars.
  • Adjust photo eye sensors to send signals to PLC
  • Adjusts pneumatic solenoids valves, and air regulators for required pressure
  • Makes guards with Lexan and mounts them
  • Maintains stacking machines safety switches on guards as per Ontario regulations
  • Maintains sealer equipment for each machine
  • Adjusts counter, cutting and separation time and PLC controlled magnetic switches on cylinder to move in and out
  • Levels stacking machines with take-out conveyors when they are brought closer to molding station
  • Balances equipment to eliminate vibration
  • Replaces and aligns vibrator feeder tray and ensures container is properly oriented
  • Sets up unscramble discs to separate parts to go on conveyors
  • Sets up spin bars for space and stack size
  • Adjusts operational sequences for PLC’s and cams
  • Fine tunes stacking machines
  • Replaces orientating heads
  • Perform preventative maintenance on parts handling equipment
  • Perform repairs on robots
  • Assist in regular housekeeping duties
  • Monitor and ensure Health & Safety / HACCP & SQF / 5S compliance

Suitable candidates will have the following experience:

  • 3-5 years automation experience – Plastic industry is an asset
  • Knowledge of operating drill press, lathe, milling machine and grinder
  • College Certificate/Diploma in Robotics / Automation preferred
  • Able to lift up to 50lbs.


 Position offers a competitive compensation package.

Interested candidates please forward your resume to Cibelly Zedan at czedan@averyhr.com.


We thank everyone in advance for your interest; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: N/D

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