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PLC Programmer Engineer

Shell-O-Matic Inc

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted January 31, 2019.

Shell-O-Matic is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of robotic cells specialised for the investment casting industry. With over 40 years of experience in that field, Shell-O-Matic’s team includes experts in mechanical, robotic, automation and electrical engineering along with specialists in PLC programming, industrial computing and manufacturing that allow the company the build unique automation solutions for foundries around the world.

Our employees recommend Shell-O-Matic as a good business to work at because of:

  • The variety of challenging projects
  • The positive work environment
  • Continuous learning opportunities
  • Great professional autonomy
  • The flexible schedule and the competitive benefits

Position: Professional Engineer – PLC Programmer


Under the supervision of the Engineering Manager, the Professional Engineer – PLC Programmer is responsible to plan, direct, develop and test the PLC programs for the robotic cells manufactured by Shell-O-Matic. He oversees the delivery of the automation portion of the robot cells manufactured by the company in coordination with his team, and ensure to meet the customer’s for everything software related. The Professional Engineer – PLC Programmer will coordinate his work as be part of a team effort with a highly specialized crew including mechanical, robotic, automation and electrical engineering along with the project managers. The candidate must master PLC programming and be skilled in deriving the proper software architecture to optimize the machine functions and meet the dead lines. Being organized, result oriented and having strong skills in problem solving are essential in this position.


  • Develop and deploy robot cell supervision systems to control the production line delivered by Shell-O-Matic;
  • Program and commission PLC system used to supervise robotic cells and HMI applications and consoles;
  • Participate in the current products line development by including the Industry 4.0 concepts as part of the platform being developed
  • Master real time machine control techniques on PC and PLC platforms ;
  • Be proficient in databases and industrial IT networks to deliver integrated solutions to the customers;
  • Oversee the delivery of a complete automation and control software solution customized for the customer;
  • Be available to travel around the world to participate in the robotic cell start-ups;
  • Provide customer support services to ensure the robotic cells meet their performance targets
  • Any other related tasks.

Mandatory requirements:

  • University degree in automation, industrial computing, electrical engineering or other related discipline;
  • Have a minimum of 10 years experience in project management involving PLC programming, with a minimum of 5 years in a similar position involving employee management;
  • Advanced PLC programming experience, preferably with Siemens PLC and TIA Portal ;
  • Experience with industrial networking;
  • Experience with AC drive programming;
  • Advanced knowledge of the MS Office suite
  • Bilingual ( French-English) spoken and written.

Bonus requirements:

  • Master Rockwell PLC, Panorama (from Codra) Scada and the Ignition software suite;
  • Experience with Siemens, Allen Bradley and robot programming
  • Knowledge in motion control systems
  • Knowledge of the investment casting process.
  • Familiar with the ODOO ERP;
  • Knowledge in customized industrial machines manufacturing( asset)

Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 10+ years


Salary: N/D