Automation Specialist

ProVantage Automation

Who we are

ProVantage Automation is a Systems Integrator manufacturing Specialized Machinery and integrating full Packaging Systems with expertise in advanced motion control. Our clients are primarily based across North America with a focus in Paper Converting and Food & Beverage industries.

We Want You!

We seek solution-orientated and driven individuals to join our team. With dedication to providing ultimate customer satisfaction, you will be providing your own touches to all phases of projects. Participating in phases such as: applications, design, assembly checks, testing and commissioning.

Our client’s success is our prime responsibility. Collaborative innovation is what sets us apart.

You’ll be faced with projects that will challenge and excite you. As a specialized Systems Integrator, our growing and enthusiastic staff all share a common passion for pushing the limits of automation and ensuring each project is a success.


Job Description: Automation Specialist (Full-time)

As an Automation Specialist, experience will help drive project decisions and you will be tasked with creating creative solutions to client requests. Automation Specialists are given mentors to learn our methods; we will equally listen to recommendations to adapt and evolve our standards. Projects will range from small service trips up to multi-million dollar projects with teams. The successful candidate for this position will be involved in component selection, design, electrical schematic drafting, programming (PLC’s, robots & HMI’s), testing and commissioning! The opportunity to take a project through all life cycles of the project is something our Automation Specialists pride themselves on.

The machines we work on range from small special purpose assembly machines to large converting machines, no two projects are ever the same. We operate in a fast-paced, high empowerment workplace so self-motivated individuals looking for a challenge, this is for you.

Essential Skills & Experience

Required skills and experience:

  • Automation based diploma or degree (co-op programs preferred) or at least 1 yr of relevant experience in design or programming

Well qualified candidates will have:

  • Allen-Bradley based PLC & HMI programming experience
  • Experience with industrial robots
  • Experience with AutoCAD and a strong ability to read 3rd party schematics is required
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work alone or in groups
  • Ability to work remotely while maintaining efficiency and quality of work
  • Ability to Travel (International) up to 2 weeks at a time
  • Located within 45 minutes of our office (Brantford, Ontario)

Experience Required

  • 3+ Years North American Electrical/ Controls Experience


  • Degree or Diploma in Electrical or Controls Engineering


  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid overtime after 40 Hours
  • Employer paid group benefits
  • Employers pension plan match program
  • Per diem for travel
  • Positive and Accommodating workplace
  • Sufficient training and support to complete tasks assigned


All applicants must be able to perform the following tasks as an automation specialist

  • Walk up to 5 km per day
  • Lift up to 50 lbs
  • Stand and work at heights (training will be provided if required)
  • Work in confined spaces (training will be provided if required)
  • React quickly to sounds
  • Wear protective gear, including safety shoes, glasses, vests, and masks as required


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

ProV welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.