IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for an AUTOMATION SPECIALIST for our Regina, SK client.

This position is responsible for the implementation, maintenance, database management and systems support for the Human Machine Interface (HMI), Programmable Logic Control (PLC) system including logic development, planning, layout and communication protocols.


Develops, documents, tests, and commissions production repairs and major projects related to facility control systems.

Ensures all company standards relating to automation development and support are followed.

Monitors and maintains real-time, historical and support databases to company standards.

Analyzes new developments in control system hardware/software, and provides recommendations to enhance the efficiency of facility operations.

Collaborates with a support team to provide troubleshooting guidance to Operations, Maintenance and Automation personnel.

Conducts preventive maintenance on automation software and hardware in all Operations facilities.

Liaises with maintenance staff and contractors in the installation, commissioning and quality control of automation systems.

Plans daily, weekly and monthly tasks to meet project schedules and estimated budgets.

Supports proactive health, safety, environmental and security programs and communicates safety procedures to Country Operations staff, contractors and other site personnel.

Performs other duties as required.


Minimum of four (4) years progressively responsible experience in an industrial environment with three (3) years’ experience in HMI, PLC systems design and/or software development. Certified Applied Science Technologist in a related discipline or Journeyed certificate in Electrical or Instrumentation.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience that result in the required level of knowledge skill and competence will be considered.


Demonstrated experience in both low and high-end automation development methods is required.

Valid Class 5 vehicle operator’s license.

Extensive travel is required.

Control System Application Development

Possess a strong understanding in general equipment

Experience such as, but not limited to Mechanical related experience

Agriculture experience

On-farm experience

Possess a strong understanding of electrical components and control system components

Education such as, but not limited to Control Systems Technology, Electronic Systems Technology

Be capable of understanding operational needs and how they are complemented by control system applications

Has provided control system operation narratives

Received formal training in Schneider Control Expert (formally Unity Pro)

Formal accreditation in mentioned software

Received formal training in Aveva Application Server (formally Wonderware System Platform Application Server)

Formal accreditation in mentioned software

Successfully developed or assembled applications based in Schneider Control Expert

Provide proof of project

Successfully developed and assembled applications based in Aveva Application Server (formally Wonderware System Platform Application Server)

Provide proof of project

Ability to review and understand existing control code components and apply them to similar applications

Ability to understand and follow documented processes related to control system application development and build

Provide specific examples processes

Effectively diagnose mechanical, electrical and system related issues

Strong logical trouble shooting ability

Coordinate resources and delegate tasks to resolve issue

Effective communication skills

Verbal, Oral

Ability to meticulously document reported issues and their resolution

Follow documented processes related to control system support



Confident in a team environment

Valid Class 5 vehicle operator’s license. YES

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to –