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Controls Engineer

Location: Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions, East Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada

Posted: March 11th, 2024

Company Overview:

Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions (MDS) is a premier supplier of advanced suspension products and welded assemblies to the global automotive industry. Equipped with the latest technology in metal stamping (up to 2500 tonne), state-of-the-art robotic welding cells, and automated assembly lines, the 240,000 square foot facility is staffed by expert personnel to manufacture front and rear suspension control arms, links, stabilizer bars and various high value-add assemblies.

Position Overview:

Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions is looking for a Controls Engineer who will be responsible for increasing company profitability and improving employee working conditions by studying, recommending, and implementing changes to new and existing manufacturing processes. Candidates must be willing to work on the Night Shift

Plant Address:

Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions 125 Corcoran Court East Gwillimbury, Ontario Canada L9N 0M8

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement PLC based controls systems for industrial equipment.
  • Configure PLC hardware and programs (ladder, structured text, function blocks).
  • Develop PLC Code.
  • Assist in the development of equipment motor and device lists.
  • Understand safety risk assessments and design.
  • Assist design engineers with electrical drive and PLC panel design.
  • Develop and maintain HMI architecture.
  • Install HMI hardware and software.
  • Set up I/O Drivers.
  • Develop databases and screens.
  • Participate in field commissioning and troubleshooting equipment.
  • Assist with equipment breakdowns.
  • Train engineers, robotic technicians and tradespeople on controls.
  • Review changes made on asset manager to ensure that there are no risks to safety, quality or production.
  • Co-ordinate the proper timing of ECN's to minimize obsolete stock and ensure production at the required engineering level.
  • Develop and co-ordinate plant and equipment layout improvements, process improvements, die changes, and first off improvements.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining standard costs for all products.
  • Co-ordinate the introduction of new products to the company and assist in selecting appropriate suppliers for subcontracted operations.
  • Research and pursue opportunities for improvement in the operation to increase organization competitiveness.
  • Participate in the engineering change process by designing and updating Process Failure Mode Effects Analyses as needed.
  • Maintain up to date documentation of all assembly equipment, this includes issuing work orders and documenting all changes and repairs through MVP.
  • Make recommendations for Preventative Maintenance plans.
  • Review operator instructions and ensure the readiness of assembly equipment, packaging requirements, and completion of all manufacturing engineering tasks. 
  • Maintain a daily presence on the production floor. Provide engineering support to assembly in the areas of ergonomic evaluations, methods improvement, the procurement and fabrication of equipment, and safety.
  • Research, investigate, and report manufacturing concerns for improvement of overall plant productivity. This includes process cost reductions and implementation of corrective actions to minimize process downtimes and rejects.
  • Complete additional projects as assigned.
  • Develop critical spare parts inventory for the assembly equipment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Basic Requirements:

  • Completion of a college diploma or university degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a related field or discipline.
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes and systems.
  • Good technical report writing abilities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and C.A.D.
  • Excellent problem solving techniques and methods.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, as well as a friendly work environment.  Learn more about us at

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume. We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request during the recruitment, assessment, selection and placement process.

Multimatic is an equal opportunity employer.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.