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Automation Engineer



Software Engineering
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Company Description

Vention helps some of the most innovative manufacturing companies automate their production floor in just a few days. Vention's online-first manufacturing automation platform (MAP) enables its clients to design, automate, order, and deploy manufacturing equipment directly from their web browser.

Vention is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Berlin and Boston, and is used in over 3,000 factories on 5 continents. As one of Canada’s Most Admired Cultures and Great Place to Work, we are a performance driven culture that cares deeply about happiness. We like ambitious goals, facts & data, and constructive debates. But at the same time, we know that we can’t repeatedly push ourselves if we are not surrounded by an uplifting and caring work environment. Those two sides of our culture, feed each other and are safeguarded with the same level of attention. Our values & principles include:

  • We make our clients successful - we do what’s right for our customers, even when it makes our roles more challenging.
  • We execute and deliver - we set ambitious goals for ourselves and are energized about meeting them.
  • We debate, then commit - we challenge our own perspectives and ideas in pursuit of the best solutions.
  • We innovate to inspire - we value innovation in products, user experiences, and business practices.
  • We collaborate to achieve more - we work as one team to achieve more than we would on our own.
  • We empower our people to reach their full potential - we hold ourselves to high standards but know when to celebrate progress & achievements

Job Description

*this is an in=person role based in our Montreal office*

As an Automation Engineer on Vention’s Applications team, you will be responsible for designing, building, and testing system-level automation solutions which leverage Vention’s hardware, automation and software ecosystem as well as our partners. You will work closely with Robotics Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Mechanical Engineers from Vention’s core product teams.
The Automation Engineer is called to work in various phases of a product, integrating solutions end-to-end from mechanical design to robot arms, to end-of-arm tools, to other peripherals like vision and safety systems, to Vention’s controller ecosystem. More specifically you will:

  • Design, build, test and characterize automated and robotic solutions leveraging Vention’s ecosystem.

  • Inform the “core product” roadmap by creating prototype and early-version components alongside the Mechanical Hardware and Automation Hardware teams to broaden the scope of Vention’s productized Applications and overall product offering.

  • Leverage off-the-shelf industrial automation hardware where needed to enable Vention’s Productized Applications.

  • Support pre-sales teams with feasibility testing of client projects and demos with equipment in the Applications Lab.

  • Support post-sales teams in the delivery of early-maturity Applications.

  • Assist in the early drafting of documentation for Applications (Design Guides, Integration/Assembly Manuals, Installation Manuals, User Manuals).


  • Hands-on experience deploying automated or robotic solutions

  • University degree in Mechanical/Mechatronic Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Robot Technology, or related industry experience

  • Strong programming skills (ideally Python)

  • Experience with CAD software is an asset

  • Knowledge of industrial communication protocols (ex: Modbus/TCP, Modbus/RTU, Ethernet/IP)

  • Knowledge of design and safety standards for automated equipment

  • Excellent understanding of machine safety and standards (ISO13849-1/2, CAN/CSA Z434, CAN/CSA Z432 and similar)

Additional Information

How We Take Care of You

  • Complimentary beverages and snacks so that you are fuelled and ready for your day
  • Career growth opportunities. Your future matters.
  • Fun-filled social events curated based on diverse interests for our team to celebrate together. From sponsored sports teams to trivia nights.

What to Expect in Your Interview

  • Initial Call
  • Meet the Team
  • Technical Assignment
  • Final Interview
  • Decision & Offer

Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

Our culture is an uplifting environment for high achievers. The fast-paced, high-performance environment will give you the opportunity to build products, processes and strategies that will have a lasting impact.

When you join Vention, you join a team of professionals with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. Together, we strive to nurture a supportive and inclusive work environment for all. We push each other to achieve extraordinary results and forge long term relationships as a result of the intensity and passion.

We’re passionate about helping you do your best work. Claim your seat and find out what you can do!

If you're unsure if your experience perfectly matches our job posting, we encourage you to apply anyway! We are happy to chat and get to know you better while you can understand the role as well.