Controls Engineer

TCA Technologies is seeking an experienced Controls Engineer to join our growing ranks. 

Are you the ultimate problem solver? Does trouble shooting complicated and intricate technological challenges make your day? If you have a passion for creating innovative automated machinery through effective programming, this job is right for you.  


  • Create electrical drawings for systems, includes control and power circuits, and panel layout. Prepare and maintain electrical drawings in AutoCAD Electrical
  • Design and programming of safety system (Safety PLC and Controllers)
  • Design and development of PLC programming (AB, Omron, Siemens, Beckhoff, etc.)
  • Design of industrial networks (Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, Profinet, DeviceNet, Profibus, RS-232)
  • Programming and implementing HMI (AB, Siemens, Omron, Proface, Automation Direct, etc.)
  • Design of SCADA systems (Ignition)
  • Robot systems design (Fanuc, Denso, ABB, Motoman)
  • Configuring AC/DC drives (AB, ABB, Siemens, Omron, Emerson)
  • Servo motion systems configuring and programming (AB, Omron, Siemens, ClearPath, etc.)
  • Machine vision design (Cognex, Keyence, Banner, Omron)
  • Database design (PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL, and Microsoft Access enquiries)
  • Assist with machine start-ups (I/O checks, devices setup, program upload, safety system checks, robot teaching, and machine test and debugging)
  • Troubleshooting of electrical controls and mechanical mechanisms
  • Provide instructions for other controls personnel, electrical panel builders and machine assemblers
  • Initiate preliminary PHSR’s with Safety Engineers as required
  • Complete system documentation including drawing updates, operation manuals, electronic settings and SR&ED claims
  • Travel to customer sites to assist in machine start-up, operator training, maintenance training and machine service as required
  • Provide after-sale customer service for technical support
  • Support Sales & Applications personnel by providing estimated time and materials required for jobs under consideration.

Qualifications & Experience

  • University or College degree/diploma in Mechatronics, Electromechanical, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, System Design, Controls Technology or equivalent
  • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience in system/controls development, design and integration of factory automation equipment
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and electrical ladder diagrams
  • Thorough understanding of PLC’s robotics, control systems and machine operation
  • Familiarity with design standards including CE, CSA, NFPA, SEMI, EN and others
  • Solid understanding of electrical design fundamentals such as but not limited to: power calculations, wiring, fuse sizing and type selection
  • Solid understanding of safety systems design
  • Good oral and written communication skills. Must exhibit professional and courteous communication / interaction under pressure with Customers, Vendors and TCA staff
  • Strong organizational skills and a high level of self-motivation
  • Strong logical and methodical reasoning capabilities
  • Desire to keep abreast of leading-edge technology
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Candidates must have a valid passport and drivers license with which to travel seamlessly through Canada, the USA, Mexico, Europe, New Zealand and China
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends when required

Please CLICK HERE to submit your resume and cover letter to our posting on Indeed.