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PLC and Robot Programmers

Gohn Controls supplies quality PLC, HMI, and Robotics programming services to integrators and OEMs in the manufacturing industry.


  • Create functional PLC and HMI Programs using mechanical and controls design and information, using Allen Bradley Studio5000, FactoryTalk View, Siemens TIA Portal, and Ignition

  • Develop and implement the communication and I/O interfacing between devices and systems

  • Download offline programs into the machinery and troubleshoot I/O, communications, and machine function

  • Develop a safety PLC program in accordance with OSHA, RIA, and CSA standards for the automated system to ensure proper function. Document results on safety checklists

  • Understanding of standard communication protocols between machinery and functionality of custom equipment (Ethernet, DeviceNet, IO-Link)

  • Identify deficiencies within the process and make the necessary adjustments for improvement

  • Work with customers, project managers, designers, millwrights, and electricians to solve problems

  • Commission the equipment at the customer location by testing the interfacing between equipment, setting up communications between devices, performing I/O checks, and completing unit tests


  • A Degree or Diploma in Electrical Engineering and/or sufficient industry experience and training

  • Minimum 2 years PLC experience in automation/custom machine build field

  • Preference given to those familiar with GM and Magna standards

  • Computer Expertise: Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF


  • Knowledge of custom machine building and processes including welding, assembly, vision, laser, etc.

  • Ability to work openly in a team environment and communicate ideas and problems clearly to projects team

  • Strong ability to work with Allen Bradley Studio 5000 software, FactoryTalk View HMI development, Siemens TIA portal, and Ignition

  • Understanding of Ontario Electrical Code and Electrical Circuits

  • Knowledge of pneumatics and pneumatic circuit function

  • Familiarity with how the different systems interface to the PLC

  • Familiarity with common industrial networking protocols.

  • Knowledge of OSHA, RIA, CSA Safety Standards


  • Excellent verbal communication skills and able to participate in high-level machine operation discussions

  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills

  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy

  • Effective research and Information gathering

  • Ability to work openly in a team environment and communicate ideas and problems clearly to the projects team

  • Creativity and decision making

  • Troubleshooting and communicating clearly and concisely

  • Ability to meet deadlines and execute multiple project tasks

  • Ability to travel for on-site commissioning (USA, Canada, Mexico)

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please forward resumes to:

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