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Controls Manager – Canada (GAA)

Location:9-1500 Sandhill Drive
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 4V5
Reports To:Director of Global Automation and Assembly
Shift:Day Shift

Responsibilities:PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Manages the controls team’s day to day activities for quality and efficiency. Tracks performance to target. Provide leadership and guidance to the department to maintain progressive and controls systems advancement. Provides support to Operations – Responsible for the assembly, programming, debugging, installation and startup of new or modified production equipment from the perspective of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and controls installation.


  • Reports to the Director of Global Automation and Assembly and works with Mechanical Design Team, the Process Team and Program Management to successfully deliver solutions on time and on budget
  • Responsible for managing a team of programmers and electrical designers
  • Manages corrective action and open issues lists
  • Participates in bidding and design review meetings and reports weekly progress for weekly meetings
  • Oversees development of costs/estimates for materials and labor as the project is quoted and when it is contracted, manage the procurement of materials and coordinate in-house and sub-contractors as needed
  • Completion of run at rate process performance testing in conjunction with manufacturing operations
  • Creates and manages quality check lists in line with the SOR and Machine Build Specification requirements to ensure equipment is fully tested prior shipment
  • Supply technical support and troubleshooting for new and existing projects
  • Provides leadership to all controls staff to ensure and promote personal growth
  • Continuous development of leading edge assembly and testing technology
  • Determine and develop training requirements
  • Develops and maintains a customer oriented department strategy
  • Assist in departmental budget process as it relates to new products and design tools
  • Follow 5S and organizational guidelines
  • Work in compliance with Stackpole EP Safety, Environmental, Quality and Production Systems
  • Establish and maintain standards related to controls, programming and electrical design
  • Establish and maintain validation tools to meet required quality of work
  • Ensure operational quality and efficiency targets are maintained
  • Ensure that all levels of safety are implemented and tested for functionality
  • Maintenance of Quality Operating Systems with respect to equipment documentation and record retention as per ISO/TS 16949 standards
  • Assist in implementation of Automotive Operating Systems including APQP, PPAP, and QOS as per ISO/TS 16949 Standards as they relate to Facilities Engineering. This includes the machine program libraries
  • Coordinate and drive continuous improvement initiatives
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • A technical degree or diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology or similar and relevant industrial experience
  • 5+ years controls management experience
  • Solid understanding of electrical design, PLC and robot programming, SQL database
  • Must be able to troubleshoot electrical circuits and equipment as needed
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrated Team Management skills
  • Willing to travel local and overseas up to 10% of the time
  • Ability to perform duties under deadline pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communications, negotiating, conflict management, and problem solving skills
  • Able to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, at all levels of the organization
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation

Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume 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. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Stackpole’s Accessibility For Ontarians Policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. HR will arrange for any required testing and interviewing to determine suitable candidates.

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