Culture & Careers

Unleash your passion for innovation

Enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-oriented, results-driven environment where you’ll be empowered to make decisions that make a real difference? Thanks to our dynamic and flexible structure, no two days at Promation are ever the same. Promation still operates with the same enthusiasm and passion for innovation and growth that we had when we opened our doors in 1997.

At Promation, innovation is baked into our DNA. We invest in R&D and task internal teams to find new ways to approach problems and develop processes that can be applied to customer projects. We are resilient in the face of challenges and thrive on coming together as a team to solve them. Watch how we prototyped a working ventilator in only three days.

Learn and grow on the cutting edge

Whether it’s pushing the envelope in advanced engineering, tooling robots for automotive manufacturing or innovating new ways to produce critical medical devices, Promation is the place to grow your automation career.

We’re looking for people to build robotic systems (not robots themselves)!

At Promation, we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic and team-oriented people to help us automate the planet. Whether you’re a student or an experienced robotics engineer, we look for people who are:

•  Committed team players – We value the “we” before the “I”

•  Analytical thinkers with a solution-focused orientation 

•  Growth-oriented with a passion for learning and development

•  Tenacious and resilient in the face of challenges 

•  Passionate about the work they do and the customers we serve

“Promation is an excellent company with a very robust program in place.”

Training and development – build a career with us!

At Promation, we promote and support a continuous learning culture in which employees are encouraged and financially compensated for engaging in additional training and development. We want our employees to feel empowered to reach their full career potential. Our goal is to develop a workforce of engaged employees armoured with the most cutting-edge skills and competencies.

We offer:

  • Up to 100% reimbursement for employee-initiated training and education programs
  • Paid professional license dues 
  • Regular company-initiated fully paid training opportunities selected to enhance and/or further develop employees’ skills and knowledge in their area of expertise
  • Individual career development plans
  • Coaching and mentoring

We believe that investing in our employees’ professional development is synonymous to investing in the growth of Promation! As you grow, we grow!

Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, we’ll give you the training and professional development opportunities you need to reach your goals.

Work-life balance

We believe that a healthy workforce results in a more engaged and productive workforce. Promation’s commitment to employee well-being is demonstrated through our policies and practices that support employee health and wellness.

Some of the ways we support employee health and wellness include:

  • Our flexible work environment
  • Our commitment to a hybrid workplace
  • The option for a compressed work week during summer
  • Competitive vacation entitlement – all new hires start at a minimum 3 weeks of vacation (Including new grads)!
  • Company-paid holidays beyond legislated minimum
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Competitive Health & Wellness Benefits for all full-time permanent employees and dependents
  • Company social events/activities – golf tournaments, barbeques, movie screenings
  • Strong Health & Safety workplace culture
  • Compensation and benefits

    Promation recognizes the value our employees bring to our operations and company success, which is why we provide our employees with a competitive total compensation package, including the opportunity to share in our successes.

    Our employees enjoy:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Retirement Saving Plan & Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Bonus eligibility for both individual and team performance
  • Comprehensive extended health and dental benefits for employees and their dependents (including prescription, paramedical, vision)
  • Life insurance
  • Emergency Travel Insurance
  • Professional training, education and tuition reimbursement
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion

    Diversity, equity and inclusion are central tenets to our core beliefs and company culture. We believe that bringing together individuals with diverse ideas and from different geographic, cultural and gender backgrounds leads to stronger innovation and forward-thinking approaches.

    Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is evidenced through our inclusive hiring practices and the diverse teams that represent our company. It is entrenched in our comprehensive Code of Conduct, which every employee commits to adhere to and promote starting from Day One, so you KNOW you are entering an environment that is inclusive, respectful and supportive!

    At Promation, we celebrate and leverage our differences to reach new heights in innovation! 

    Internships and co-operative education opportunities

    We know that the students of today are the thought leaders of tomorrow. That’s why we’re proud to partner with colleges and universities from leading engineering and robotics programs to offer real-world placement opportunities to students. We thrive on developing new talent and enjoy long-lasting relationships with many of our former students!

    Interested in completing a co-operative education placement or summer internship at Promation?

    Please send your resume to:


    Why you should join our team

    Promation has again been selected as one of Ontario’s Top 100 Small & Medium Employers for 2022!

    Why build your career at Promation? Find out here.

    Open Roles

    We are growing and are hiring people who value relationships and have a ‘can-do’ attitude. If that sounds exciting, do send us your resume and let’s discuss the best-suited opportunities. You may also apply for the below job opening.

    Senior Controls and Automation Programmer / Developer

    Job Summary:

    The Senior Controls and Automation Programmer/Developer is responsible for the integration of control processors, control devices, actuators, and specialty devices with their control systems, robots, pneumatic controls and devices, and other mechanical fixtures into one operating system.

    The Senior level candidate will act as an expert within our Controls Department, programming PLC, robots, operator’s interface, setting up industrial networks and specialty devices such as nut runners, bowl feeders, laser markers, etc. The candidate will be responsible for specifying and selecting industrial control devices and designing electrical control systems and servo motion systems.


    • Ability to program I/O systems in excess of 128 I/O. Systems could include networked components, motion control, vision, robotics, and weld control.
    • Ability to understand, and apply, high-end PLC commands and HMI usage.
    • Understand and apply SCADA systems.
    • Adhere to company’s scheduling and budget requirements and apply personal management skills to meet required time and material allowances.
    • Communicate effectively with management, fellow staff, and customers the status of current projects, project concerns and possible solutions.
    • Review machine function with mechanical design personnel associated with the project.
    • Analyze drawings, manuals, and specifications and select the appropriate software to write all necessary programs.
    • Develop all software written so as to achieve specified performance criteria Development will be done in a “team” environment, which will include electrical and mechanical interests.
    • Document all software written as per company standards.
    • Research and develop application and use of products involved in a project.
    • Mark drawings to “as built” throughout the project.
    • Project management throughout the entire phase.
    • Organize and manage multiple staff of similar skill levels where projects require team approach to maintain scheduling.
    • Prepare and present demonstrations in a professional manner.
    • Record and document non-conformances throughout the project (ISO policy requirement).
    • Initial Projects Requirements form once associated phase of a project is complete (ISO policy requirement).


    • College or University level Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering program
    • Minimum 5+ Years’ experience with engineering of automated machinery and robotics
    • Strong PLC programming experience with Siemens (preferred) and/or Allen Bradley
    • Strong electrical design experience with Eplan (preferred) or AutoCAD Electrical
    • Strong knowledge of Scada systems: Simatic Win CC Basic (preferred)
    • Experience with industrial robots: Fanuc or Motoman
    • Strong network configuration experience
    • Experience with safety systems design and programming
    • Ability to handle attention to detail, tight deadlines, responsibility and accountability and the ability to multi-task.
    • Occasional travel as required within North America

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religious creed, ethnic origin, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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