IoT PLC Developer
Linamar Corporation
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
20h ago

IoT PLC Developer

In this newly created position we are looking for a candidate who is eager to be at the forefront of new technology. The candidate should have a deep understanding of PLC code development and machine communications protocols, along with significant experience in fast-paced manufacturing and production environments, so as to effectively contribute to the development of our growing IoT platform.

This role may require up to10% international travel.

About Linamar

Linamar Corporation is a Canadian diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products across global industries & markets.

From the entrepreneurial seeds planted by our dynamic founder, to the support provided along the way, all Linamar employees are poised for success in this fast-paced and rapidly growing environment.

With access to the tools you need to succeed, you will make an impact along with other motivated & engaged employees.

Key Accountabilities

To support training and provide the necessary foundation for code development, the candidate will be tasked with six to twelve months of System Support prior to undertaking core PLC development.

System Support :

  • Connect to machines with various control systems to extract the required data signals to send to the Allen Bradley data concentrator using AB native protocols or implementing KEPWARE communications across various controls platforms.
  • Hands-on interaction with a large variety of control systems to understand processes and extract the required SCADA data signals for monitoring within an MES / IoT system.
  • Troubleshoot machine communications to support data transfers to control systems.
  • Work directly with machine and automationbuilders for LMMS Compliance during machine builds and support of IP changes and signal extraction as applicable.
  • Engage in continuous learning by attending formal professional development seminars and conferences as needed. Conduct self-directed studies by reading journals and trade publications.
  • Must be aware of new technologies and advances in the Controls and automation field.

    LMMS Development :

  • With full system understanding based on supporting the system, the candidate will contribute to the core PLC programdevelopment for specific modules within Linamar’s IoT Platform (LMMS) under the direction of the LMMS Systems Architect and LMMS PLC Controls leader.
  • Closely follow programming standards anddirection and contribute in Standards development.
  • Document changes made and best practices on machine connection and signal extraction
  • Minimum Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have understanding and experience in working with the following technologies that are backbone of our LMMS / IoT platform :

  • Expert-level knowledge in Allen Bradley PLC program development to contribute to other expert-level developers
  • Allen Bradley Studio
  • Allen Bradley Studio Factory Talk Transaction Manager (FTTM)
  • Good working knowledge of Kepware Manufacturing Suite, XML, JSON
  • Experience and knowledge on data, datastructure, database and data manipulation.
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of SQL 2016
  • The following would be a definite asset :

  • Knowledge and experience in programming Siemens PLCs / Step7 / TIA Portal
  • additional knowledge of Fanuccontrols, would be a definite asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of factory-floor datanetworking and machine communications (Ethernet, TCP / IP, OPC )
  • Trade license in Industrial Electrical Maintenance (442A) an asset but not required.
  • Direct experience of shop-floor automation build & support in a high production environment.
  • Desired Characteristics

    The ideal candidate will exhibit the following characteristics

  • Discipline, attention to detail and a passion for accuracy is a required compliment to your creative thinking.
  • Demonstrated leadership in creative problem solving
  • A skilled communicator, facilitator and team player
  • Exceptionally well organized and great at time management
  • A curious and continuous learner with a drive to stay current in a fast-changing environment
  • A track record of working in a high-volume manufacturing / production environment.
  • A track record of working in or with software application development teams
  • Why Linamar

  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Assistance with approved professional designations and fees
  • Community based outreach supporting both local and global initiatives and charities
  • Social committees and sports teams
  • Discounts for local vendors and events, including auto supplier discounts
  • Linamar is committed to promoting accessible recruitment as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

    Linamar will attempt to accommodate persons with a disability in an appropriate and effective manner throughout all stages of the recruitment process.

    Accommodations will be provided upon request.

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