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Automation and Continuous Improvement Technician – Canada (PMDM)

Location: 2430 Royal Windsor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L5J 1K7
Reports To: Value Stream Leader – Systems Engineering
Shift: Days
Posting Date: August 16, 2017

Job Description:

Automation and Continuous Improvement Technician is responsible for the design, fabrication, assembly, commissioning, troubleshooting, repair, and improvement of process/material handling equipment and automation. Coordinating and supporting all of the facilities continuous improvement activities, and the implementation plans, which includes coordinating multiple process improvement activities at the plant level; i.e. lean manufacturing initiatives, six-sigma projects, kaizen projects, through operations and support functional areas, as well as appropriate outside suppliers.


  • Work as a functional team member to identify, develop, design, fabricate, build, and install new automated material handling systems, gauges, and processes
  • Troubleshoot, repair, modify, and improve existing automated systems and machinery
  • Work with and assist Automation Engineering Specialist to successfully launch vendor sourced automated systems and machinery
  • Formulates and implements improvement plans and organizes project staff according to requirements.
  • Manages all phases of a continuous improvement project such as identification, requirements, research, design, prototyping, planning, testing and measurement.
  • Prepares interim and completion reports to document progress and achievement.
  • Uses lean practices to coordinate and support CI activities at plant level and work with other Stackpole plants as necessary.
  • Coordinates training and promotes understanding of lean principles and techniques to all employees
  • Exercises functional authority for reducing waste and variation in identified key business processes.
  • Accountable to produce measurable improvement results on projects.
  • Coordinate activities to promote general continuous improvement culture
  • Work in compliance with all applicable Stackpole PMDM Quality and HS&E Policies and Procedure
  • Other automation and continuous improvement technician initiatives and projects as assigned.


  • Must have good organizational skills, be a self-starter, be able to work both independently and on a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate effectively will all levels of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must be competent in the use of basic hand and power tools.
  • Must be competent in AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software. Ability to use AB RSLogix and FactoryTalk, Solidworks, and Microsoft Project is an asset
  • Ability to fabricate and assemble mechanical devices, machine, weld, paint, and build or repair pneumatic control systems are a must. Control wiring, PLC programming, panel building, plumbing, and Fanuc robot programming are a definite asset.
  • Must be able to read manufacturing, assembly, and pneumatic drawings. Ability to read electrical and hydraulic drawings is an asset.


  • Post-secondary education in mechanical, electrical, or automation technology, or Ontario industrial trade (Electrical Control (Machine) Builder, Industrial Electrician, or Industrial Mechanic Millwright preferred)
  • 3 to 5 year experience in an industrial environment or a 3rd year apprentice or higher

Application Instructions:

Please submit with your resume a cover letter indicating how you meet the requirements for this role. Applications without this information will not be considered.

Stackpole International aspires to be your employer of choice. We are committed to providing: a safe and healthful workplace; fair and equitable treatment in an environment that values diversity and rewards individual and team achievement; opportunities for growth and development; and competitive total compensation programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
We are a global company that values diversity. We seek exceptional talent at every employment level, and we reward results. At Stackpole International, we do not just fill jobs – we invest in careers.

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