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Robotics and Controls Specialist

by JMP Solutions

Reference #: ROBOT001090
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jan 30, 2024
JMP Solutions

Job Description

What Would a Typical Day Look Like?

As a Robotics & Controls Specialist at JMP, you will play a crucial role in contributing to various robotic projects, including case packers, palletizers, and assembly cells. Your primary responsibilities will revolve around programming PLCs, HMIs, industrial robots, and vision systems for JMP's custom automation equipment. In addition to software development, you will also be responsible for testing at JMP's facility and providing equipment installation support at customer sites across North America. This position will provide you with exposure to diverse industries, such as food, consumer packaged goods, and heavy machinery.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise and guidance to the engineering team during the early project stages to develop functional specifications and set design direction.
  • Assist the mechanical and electrical design teams in the selection, testing, and integration of hardware such as robots, motion controllers, sensors, and vision systems.
  • Design and develop code for automation equipment (PLCs, HMIs, Industrial Robots, Vision Systems) aligning with functional requirements and JMP's internal programming standards.
  • Design and develop software programs tailored to customer and project requirements, following standard JMP programming methods.
  • Debug and commission control systems during integration at JMP's facility and customer sites.
  • Conduct comprehensive testing of machine functionality to ensure the integrity and compliance of the system with customer specifications.
  • Travel to customer and supplier sites for installation, commissioning, and training purposes.
  • Collaborate with the systems design department and other teams to continuously enhance controls technology integration for improved safety, functionality, and cost-efficiency.
  • Ensure adherence to labor and material budgets and scheduled delivery dates.
  • Work collaboratively with customers, project managers, designers, toolmakers, and electricians to provide comprehensive and functional automation systems.
  • Prepare accurate documentation for each project including operator, maintenance, and training manuals for each project.
  • Provide technical problem-solving support and training to customers.

Note: The nature of the role may require working over weekends or outside standard business hours. Trips to customer sites in North America several times per year, with travel expectations of up to 20% of your time, typically lasting 1-2 weeks.


What Qualifies You for this Opportunity?

  • Eagerness to troubleshoot equipment, turn wrenches, and check wiring.
  • Experience with industrial robotics, PLCs, HMIs, sensors, and vision systems.
  • A strong drive for continuous learning and growth in the field of industrial automation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, capable of collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team and interacting with diverse customers.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the US and Canada.
  • Intermediate skill level with Fanuc or ABB robots, Rockwell/AB controls and FactoryTalk View HMIs
  • Proven track record of delivering successful projects on time, on budget, and with customer satisfaction.
  • A background in debugging, testing, and solving programming, mechanical, and electrical problems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A bachelor’s degree or diploma in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, or comparable) is preferred.
  • Intermediate skill level with Cognex/Keyence vision systems is preferred.
  • Diligent attention to detail and the ability to think through unique and potentially abstract project constraints is preferred.
  • Portfolio showcasing projects where significant contributions were made is preferred.
  • Experience with robotic line tracking and palletizing applications is preferred.


How to Boost Your Application:

  • Demonstrate a diligent attention to detail and problem-solving capabilities for unique project constraints.
  • Showcase your ability to proactively identify and mitigate risks in previous projects.
  • Highlight your portfolio of projects where you made significant contributions to automation systems.
  • Emphasize any experience you have with robotic line tracking and palletizing applications.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to feel objects, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, talk and hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required for the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally lifts or move up to 25 pounds

What does JMP Offer You?

Here at JMP, we offer a very generous compensation and benefits package including:

  • Health
  • Dental coverage
  • RRSP Matching
  • 401K Matching
  • and more!


Convergix Automation Solutions is a Global Systems Integrator specializing in custom automated manufacturing systems including, robotics, controls, material handling, information and software systems, process automation in a variety of manufacturing industries. With over 900 employees, 25+ Locations worldwide and $300M in Sales, Convergix is growing organically as well through acquisition to become a leading $1B Automation Integration global partner.  We are a single source automation solutions provider that leverages the geography, technology, industry expertise and capacity of the entire Convergix portfolio across the entire value chain for our customers in a diverse set of industries.

Learn more about us:


JMP Solutions (a Convergix Company)

Founded in 1987, JMP is an automation systems integrator offering solutions to diverse industrial and consumer end markets. It designs, engineers, and integrates hardware and software to automate its customers’ manufacturing and production facilities. Headquartered in London, Ontario, with an established North American footprint consisting of 17 office locations across the U.S. and Canada, the Company’s multi-geographic branch model provides it with a strategic advantage over smaller, sub-regional competitors, allowing it to provide targeted, local support while also growing with its blue-chip customer base across geographies and applications. We are certified as a “Great Place to Work” in both Canada and US. We have also been awarded one of the “Top 50 Best Workplaces Canada” nine (9) times, including Best Workplaces for Inclusion, for Women and Professional Services 2021 and 2022.


What does JMP value?

Our values are our foundational concepts on which we build JMP; we adhere to these no matter what mountain we climb.

  • Integrity: We do what we say we will do, every time, all the time.
  • Relationships: We identify professional working relationships and create opportunities to develop those relationships
  • Collaboration: We team together to achieve far more than we could on our own
  • Leadership: We value people who lead by example, take pride in what they do and inspire others
  • Respect: We promotes a caring environment of mutual respect for employees, customers, partners, and communities
  • Excellence: We set high standards of performance for ourselves and our team


Why join the JMP team?

As a growing company in the industrial technology industry and rooted with strong corporate values, JMP Solutions can offer a unique value proposition to employees. Our employee promise is a rewarding employee experience delivered through a focus on three key areas:

  • Development and Career Growth
  • Impact and Recognition
  • Flexibility and Collaboration


We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


JMP Solutions has an accommodation program in place that provides reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please contact Human Resources.

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