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Controls Specialist

Job ID:  280

Barrie, ON, CA

Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Prodomax is hiring a Senior Controls Specialist in Barrie, Ontario.  The Senior Controls Specialist will report directly to the Controls/Electrical Design/Robotics Manager.


Prodomax Automation Ltd., is a member of JENOPTIK Group and is located in Barrie Ontario Canada. Prodomax is a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex automation with a blue-chip customer base since it was founded in 1971.  Operating from 2 facilities totaling 200,000 square feet with 200+ employees; we are ISO 9001:2015 certified.


JENOPTIK, our parent company, is an integrated photonics company, employs 4,000 people with representatives in over 80 countries, and divides its activities into Light and Optics, Light and Production and Light and Safety divisions.

Prodomax employees have the benefit of working for an entrepreneurial minded company, while collaborating with our JENOPTIK colleagues from many countries around the world.


Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, amateur chefs, video game heroes, musicians, community volunteers, kayakers, race-car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, TV & potato chip experts.


Fact we are very proud of - we are a diverse and inclusive work culture - everyone is welcome!


As a Senior Controls Specialist, you will program, develop and troubleshoot PLC controlled automation systems designed for the manufacturing environment with an emphasis on the automotive industry.

We support growth within our Team Members and promote from within whenever possible. 


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:


  • Program PLC’s and HMI’s in an automotive automation environment utilizing:
  • Allen Bradley Logix based programming software
  • Allen Bradley HMI development software
  • Siemens Step 7 based PLC programming software
  • Siemens Win CC Flexible based HMI development software
  • Troubleshoot complex automation
  • Coordinate with other disciplines to streamline delivery
  • Develop efficient means and standards to ensure budgets and schedules are met; and
  • Validate system safeties function as designed.


Senior Controls Specialist Key Professional Attributes:


  • Minimum 6 years direct working experience
  • Working knowledge of Safety PLC Systems and Safety Standards
  • Working knowledge of communication networks (Devicenet, Ethernet IP, I/O Link, Profibus)
  • Direct experience with robot integration and understanding of robot programming
  • Direct experience with multiple process types (Assembly, MIG Welding, Spot Welding); and safety circuit design.


Our Benefits:


  • Competitive salary and profit-sharing bonus
  • Comprehensive Group Health & Dental Benefit Plan
  • A competitive matching Registered Retirement Savings Plan and Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Employee assistance and wellness programs
  • Employee training, development, tuition and professional fees reimbursement
  • Subsidized onsite café with takeout meals by David and his amazing Team. Scrumptious weekly lunch menu and items made to order throughout the day.
  • Partial tuition reimbursement for employees’ children enrolled in technical program at recognized Canadian college/university
  • Annual performance review
  • Safe, professional work environment
  • Casual business dress
  • Referral Bonus: Earn up to $3,000 if you recommend an approved permanent hire – family & friends included
  • Safety shoes and safety glasses reimbursement
  • Prodomax Employee Excellence Recognition (PEER) Awards


Prodomax Barrie is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.


Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. Accommodations may be available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you would like to request a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please advise your Human Resources contact when you are selected to participate in the recruitment process.




Name: Michelle Koopmans 

Phone.: +1 705 726 5841-351 

About Prodomax

Our employees are mountain bikers, road bikers, skiers, golfers, runners, video game heroes, musicians, community volunteers, race car drivers, fitness enthusiasts, hockey players, outdoor sportspeople, world travelers, TV & potato chip experts, single people, family people, and every other variety of people. Everyone is welcome.

We are minutes away from the GO Station connected to Toronto and close to beautiful Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe. Barrie has something for everyone.

Prodomax, a member of the JENOPTIK group, is a specialized industrial engineering firm focused on designing complex manufacturing production systems for the automotive sector with a blue-chip customer base. Since it was founded in 1971, over a billion dollars of automation equipment has been delivered to Canada, the US, Mexico and Europe. Prodomax consistently delivers automation of any size and complexity by a team professionals.

Have we made you interested in this position?

If so, we look forward to receiving your online application.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.