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Manufacturing Automation Developer



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Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Company Overview

Forcen develops a digital sense of touch for high reliability robotics in surgery and advanced automation. The technology behind this is the company’s force-sensing film technology (ForceFilm) that can be laminated onto any structure to indirectly sense the forces applied to the structure. ForceFilm is precise and compact enough for surgery, robust enough for manufacturing, and light enough for aerospace. This digital sense of touch provides immediate use in human teleoperation and complex automation as well as for the development of future semi/fully autonomous systems.


The Manufacturing Automation Developer will act as the link between manufacturing and designers from an electrical and software background to enable mass production of our components as well as the full sensing systems. The candidate will develop and implement innovative automation routines, lead the design of new manufacturing fixtures for PCBAs and deal with contract manufacturers. This will be fast-paced and require the development of innovative automation solutions to enable the first truly efficient manufacturing of force sensing systems.
The successful candidate will have prior experience dealing with contract manufacturers, a keen eye to identify automation opportunities and decent software scripting background to implement solutions for them.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, commission, and test automation equipment (assembly lines, robotic cells)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as Sales/Operation / Quality /Maintenance & IT along with outside Supplier in automating various initial conceptual design phases of engineering projects, and manufacturing processes, and also building in-process quality
  • Organize, document, and present technical design reviews and project management overviews with minimal assistance
  • Hands-on electric/electronic installation, diagnostic, and troubleshooting experience
  • Develop and maintain software script for automation, data collection, and reporting


  • Minimum 3 years of previous experience in a custom automated equipment builder work environment
  • Decent working knowledge of Python for automation and data processing
  • Good working knowledge of hardware and software interfacing
  • Familiarity with good manufacturing practices and limitations
  • Must be capable of specifying and sourcing materials and equipment to best suit requirements
  • Must have the ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines, and adapt to fast-changing workload
  • Strong team player and excellent people skills and the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Degree / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering/Technology, Mechatronics, or Electrical/Controls Engineering/Technology

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with sensor integration and characterization
  • Experience with analog/digital circuit troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with UR robotic arms
  • Knowledge of ROS
  • Familiarity with Onshape
  • Familiarity with PLM systems

This job is no longer accepting applications

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