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Laser Applications Specialist

Magna International

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted November 15, 2022.

Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Job Summary:

MASSIV Automated Systems, an advanced technology-based division of Magna International Inc., specializes in the design and build of automated/robotic assembly lines for the automotive industry. Our areas of expertise include hemming (robotic and table top), laser welding, and assembly line welding. Our customers include other divisions within Magna and the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as General Motors, Chrysler and Ford.

We are a true global supplier to the automotive industry! Our assembly lines provide a diverse range of automotive products such as doors, hoods, liftgates and underbody parts to customers in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Asia and Europe.

The Robot Programmer will be responsible for completing the setup and installation of robots from a single robot to multiple robot cells. Successful candidates will possess programming capability, as well as have demonstrated experience with good troubleshooting and startup support. Promoting good communication within the robotic department as well as other departments to ensure a quality product is essential. Robot programmers will ensure all equipment is in a working order and will assist and train other robot techs as required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support sale department on initial concepts and equipment required for new product. 

  • Work with the Project Team and design laser systems that meets all requirements for safety, throughput and product quality. 

  • Take project from concept and design, through manufacturing, assembly, and commissioning at Massiv, to customer buy-off and re-assemble and commission at the customer site.

  • Work closely with Robotics and Controls department leads on continuous improvement; in order to maintain competitive edge in the automotive industry

  • Assemble and prepare all required laser system documentation for your projects.

  • Ensuring all operator safety devices function properly on completion of installation or repair.

  • Train and work with other team members to enhance skill level(s)

  • Perform other reasonable duties as required


Minimum Qualifications:


  • University degree or College diploma in Physics or Photonics Engineering, Welding or equivalent combination of formal education and practical experience. 

  • Knowledge and experience with lasers or thermal welding and/or cutting processes. 

  • Knowledge with industrial robots (Preferably Fanuc)

  • Basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical design of automated industrial manufacturing equipment.

  • Laser Safety Officer Certified (preferred) or be qualified and prepared to take the LIA LSO with Hazard Analysis course. 

  • Practical experience with lasers, optics, optical systems and fiber-optics is highly desirable.

  • Experience with multi-kilowatt laser welding and/or cutting systems is desired, along with knowledge of inspection and cleaning methods for high-power optics.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a cross-functional team.  You will be embedded in a team that consists of mechanical and controls designers, robot programmers and project management. 

  • An ability to see the big picture (the whole project or program) and the ability to focus on details when needed.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project, AutoCAD and Catia.


Working Conditions:


  • Shop floor environment

  • Overtime hours will be required

  • Continuous travel required