Senior Project Engineer - Assembly & Packaging Automation
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
3d ago


The incumbent leads and manages the implementation of assembly / packaging automation equipment projects. He / she supplies management and IPEX facilities with technical analyses, system analyses, economical studies and equipment selection scenarios on production automation opportunities.

He / she makes recommendations to upper management to identify highest return projects to implement and is responsible to manage other engineers in the execution of diverse automation projects.

He / she acts as a leader to other engineers by supplying project management and technical design assistance.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Analyze business opportunities in automation; identify and evaluate efficiently the available technologies in order to propose high potential projects with the lowest risks & cost possible.
  • Be responsible to work in collaboration with all manufacturing plants to evaluate opportunities in term of complexity, feasibility and propose & investigate automation solutions for those opportunities.
  • Evaluate the financial benefits, find the best suitable outside partners to deliver the automated solutions and work with them to deliver the best final solution to the plants.

  • Be responsible for project management duties such as; planning projects, reviewing current status of projects against timelines, tracking expenses, preparing progress and cost reports and hiring contractors as projects require close management.
  • Realize the conception of projects, including layout & deliverables, in order to continuously improve plant performance.
  • Act as an onsite project supervisor to contractors, third parties or employees in order for projects to run according to schedule and within the budget.
  • Prepare economical analysis and comparisons to provide management with information to use in decision-making processes.
  • Research, prepare and write Authority for Expenditure for submission of various projects.
  • Secondary Activities

  • Propose and put in place strategic directions for our automation program resulting in tangible returns on investment.
  • Manage the work of a small team of engineers that may grow in the future. Be the leader of his / her team.
  • Be responsible of all production automation projects in North America locations. Multiple projects, in a cost range of 100,000$ to over 1M$, are simultaneously going on.
  • Technical skills :

  • Completion of Bachelor of Engineering, preferably in Mechanical or Electrical or Industrial Engineering.
  • Experience in engineering and project management specific to assembly & packaging automation.
  • Specific experience in integrating systems and mechanical & electrical automated controls of assembly and / or packaging units.
  • A recent experience as a permanent employee in a manufacturing and / or industrial environment.
  • Ability to perform mathematical analysis.
  • Knowledge of computers, CAD systems, 3-D perception.
  • Strong analytical and economic analyses skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Bilingual in French and English, an asset.
  • Personal skills :

  • Regularly encounters differing complex problems, which requires judgement to analyze and identify alternative course of action where established procedures / policies may not exist.
  • Problems encountered are seldomly simple, but engineering in nature. There are always many possible scenarios. The incumbent can rarely rely on past events and sometimes tries to avoid doing so.
  • The incumbent usually has to conduct in depth research prior to project final application or startup.

  • Work involves non-routine tasks that normally require different and unrelated methods within authorized limits.
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