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Maintenance and Automation Engineer

Our client, a major multinational food company with a leading position in its industry and annual revenues of over leaders in its sector and generating annual revenues of more than 50 billion Canadian, is currently looking for a Maintenance and Automation Engineer for its plant in Montreal.

Nature of position

Under the supervision of the Technical Services Manager, your main mandate will be to support maintenance and participate in the realization of automation mandates in order to optimize the manufacturing process manufacturing process of the plant. As such you will :

  • Act as the technical expert for similar major equipment on all production lines (electronic and automatic equipment, all fillers, all labelers, all packers) ;
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving KPI's specific to the equipment for which he/she is the technical expert ;
  • Carry out programming modifications to PLCs and operator screens according to the needs of continuous improvement of the industrial process ;
  • Program and deploy solutions ;
  • Organize and direct the management of anomaly reports on equipment failures ;
  • Implement the root cause blocking strategy to equipment problems ;
  • Reflect and implement the long-term equipment replacement/overhaul/obsolescence strategy ;
  • Participate in and consult on the viability of improvement projects for the packaging department ;
  • Lead a team of expert technicians and act as the 24-hour equipment and performance manager ;
  • Responsible for the identification, development and succession planning of maintenance technicians ;
  • Responsible for the coaching and development strategy for operators, technicians and managers on packaging equipment and machinery processes ;
  • Carry out every other task compatible with your functions.

Required qualification

  • University Degree in Engineering ;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in maintenance management, production equipment or in a technical intervention/troubleshooting role or in production equipment optimization ;
  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English ;
  • Experience with PLC programming in Allen-Bradley Control Logix and Allen-Bradley PLC 5 ;
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint and strong computer skills with a maintenance management system ;
  • Computer troubleshooting skills (hardware and software) ;
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment ;
  • Experience in troubleshooting and HMI development (an asset) ;
  • Knowledge of industrial computer networks and industrial mechanics ;
  • Experience in automation and experience with PLC hardware, variable frequency drives and industrial control devices.

Salary and condition

Salary and conditions according to the candidate's experience.


Job Location

The location shown on the map is approximate and is included for information purposes only.

  • Paid Vacation Time

  • Flexible Hours

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Public Transit Nearby



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