Job Description

  • Job LocationsCA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date2 weeks ago(4/8/2019 7:00 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

    Scope of the Position

    The Automation Manager develops, edits, maintains, and troubleshoots automated actuators, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), vision systems and motion controlled programs on manufacturing equipment and machinery. They are responsible for priortizing, assigning and scheduling projects and maintenance activities to minimize downtime and excute such activities at the minimum cost to the organization.


    Troubleshooting & Problem Solving

    Leadership skills

    Team Work

    Establish and update schedules for all maintenance required to ensure the continued optimum performance of all robots.

    Program robot paths and operating parameters for new products and continuous improvement of existing programs.

    Design and construct robotic end of arm tooling for new products and continuous improvement of existing programs.

    Instruct and train all team Automation Technicians in trouble shooting techniques.

    Initiate robot application enhancements with regard to part quality and safety.

    Program vision systems and operating parameters for new products and continuous improvement aof existing programs.


    5+ Years of experience in manufacturing technology required

    7+ Years of management experience required

    Competency with Allen Bradley PLC programming hardware and software

    Competency with Nachi, Fanuc, Motoman Robots

    Ability so specify, assist with installation, debug and start-up of electrical control and power system equipment.

    Ability to manage multiple projects

    PLC programming skills necessary to make a machine function properly and safely.


    • Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance
    • RRSP retirement savings plan
    • Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
    • Paid holidays and vacation time

    What do our employees have to say?
    “It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
    “Lots of growth opportunity.”
    “The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
    Not just a job—a great place to work!

    Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. Ontario Human Rights Code and AODA.

    Application Instructions

    Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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