Jr. / Intmd. Controls Technologist / Engineer (Automation / Manufacturing)
PFM Pkg Machinery Corporation
Newmarket, ON, Canada
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PFM is an industrial group consisting of 15 companies specialized in the flexible packaging sectors: from the handling of incoming products from process lines to dosage and weighing, through to horizontal and vertical packaging.


PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation the is the North American headquarters for PFM Groupbased in Newmarket, ON CANADA. Our industrial group designs, builds and markets around many models of flow-wrapping and vertical form-fill-seal machines, stand up pouch packaging machines together with various automatic feed systems and the ancillary equipment employed for custom-made installations.


Controls Technologist

The controls engineer position is to ensure the success of our packaging machinery projects through design, implementation, and testing of the machinery controls. This skilled position is located at our Newmarket location.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Write code to control machine motion per requirements
  • Problem solving and solution recommendation
  • Provide engineering support to customers
  • Support the testing and installation of equipment
  • Support continuous improvement efforts
  • Assist with training of internal and external customers
  • Provide support to the Customer Technical Service department


Required Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge of programming practices
  • Knowledge of motion and timing
  • Mechanical, controls, and electrical system knowledge
  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic components
  • Experience or training with PC’s, servos, and PLC’s
  • Must have previous programming experience with Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley products
  • Experience with Siemens products is preferred
  • Knowledge of international codes/standards OSHA, NFPA, CSA, EN, and IEC
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to visualize concepts and develop control philosophies
  • Ability to accept assignment broad in nature
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of people both verbally and in writing, including presentation skills
  • Self-starter, creative and problem solver
  • Ability to work independently and execute a plan
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada
  • Must have knowledge of Allen Bradley motion control software platforms as well as programming experience.



  • Extended Medical 
  • Dental &  Life Insurance 
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Long term disability
  • On site parking
  • PPE provided
  • Laptop and mobile phone, as/if required
  • Opportunity for Growth
  • Opportunity for International travel (Paid by company)


Our machinery is produced for various sectors of the food industry including cheese, meat, confectionery, bakery goods, fruits and vegetables as well as non-food industries such as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. PFM’s packaging machines are capable of producing different types of packages, providing a wide range of cutting-edge solutions that fit any need or application.

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