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Robotics Programmer/Technician

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.


  • Program robot paths, set up program structure and implement offline programming
  • Configure robot IO, weld interface and program call
  • Set up structure for robot programs
  • Provide robotic support and training as required
  • Develop and control program structure as jobs progress
  • Work on Robot drawings and configurations
  • Train and work with other programmers to enhance skill level
  • Read and interpret electrical blue prints, schematics and specifications
  • Order materials for Robots
  • Anticipate and solve robotic problems (troubleshoot)
  • Operate various tools and equipment including precision equipment (testers), megger, scope
  • Fastening down of tooling and robots
  • Work closely with Robotic Supervisor regarding projects, monitoring workload and deadlines
  • Perform assigned tasks in a safe manner and know how to properly lock out all energy sources, including stored energy
  • Consult your Supervisor/Assistant Supervisor if you are not 100% sure of how to perform tasks in a safe manner
  • Perform other reasonable duties as required




  • Hands-on experience programming robots Fanuc and/or Kuka (# of years determine level)
  • Good understanding of IO, transfer of information between Robot and PLC, and PLC functionality
  • Good understanding of robot program flow and basic programming theories
  • Knowledge of the CSA Z434 and RIA robotic safety standards and how they apply
  • Experience in robotic spot welding, mig welding, material handling is required
  • Practical experience and good understanding of electrical circuitry and wiring
  • Sound mechanical ability to work on robot dress packages and peripheral equipment
  • Must have own tools
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and Autocad
  • Superior mathematical and organizational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and individually




  • Office and shop floor environment
  • Overtime hours will be required
  • Day/overnight and/or extended travel required to customers sites