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Director of Automation



Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Director of Automation (Turnkey Platform) in Waterloo, ON

YOUR Opportunity

The “game changer” opportunities are rare and we are working on one of them at VueReal. When we are done with what we are developing, the entire technology landscape will have changed forever and every single team member at VueReal will look back and say “I was a major part of it.”

We take a huge pride in our team and its achievements such as being the first team to make 7000 ppi microLED array and top it by 30000 ppi, the first team that has made high efficient sub 10 micrometer microLED, the first team to make a true printing microLED solution, being named one of the top ten Scale-up companies in Canada, and even more that we cannot talk about publicly.

Come and join us and be part of a team that challenges you to be your best, where you will be empowered to make a difference, and where we are extremely proud of what we deliver, together.

Job Summary

We seek an experienced and dynamic director of automation to spearhead the development and implementation of our automation strategy, overseeing the creation of a turnkey platform designed for easy integration by our partners across various industries. This role requires a blend of technical expertise, leadership skills, and a deep understanding of manufacturing processes and automation technologies. The successful candidate will be instrumental in shaping our future, driving innovation, and ensuring our position as a leader in microLED and microsensor product development.

YOUR Day-to-day Activities:

  • Strategy Development: Define and execute a comprehensive automation strategy that aligns with our organizational goals, enhances efficiency, and delivers value to our partners.
  • Team Leadership: Manage, mentor, and expand a high-performing team of automation engineers and developers to create innovative tools and systems.
  • Platform Development: Oversee the design and development of a scalable turnkey microSolid Printing platform that supports low- to high-volume productions.
  • Partnership Collaboration: work closely with our partners (e.g., tool vendors, components suppliers, and material providers) to accelerate the development of the turnkey platform.
  • Innovation and Research: Stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in automation and manufacturing to incorporate cutting-edge solutions into our platform.
  • Operational Excellence: Ensure the highest standards of quality and efficiency in developing and deploying our automation solutions.
  • Stakeholder Management: Effectively communicate progress, challenges, and opportunities to stakeholders at all levels, including presentations to executive teams and partners.

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or mechatronics engineering or a related field; a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in automation, with at least five years in a leadership role overseeing automation technology development and implementation.
  • Proven track record of developing and executing automation strategies that have significantly improved operational efficiencies.
  • Strong technical knowledge of automation, mechatronics, software development, and perception processes.
  • Excellent leadership and team-building skills, with a history of mentoring engineers and developers.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence partners and stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinker with a problem-solving mindset and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

About us:

VueReal is engineering the next electronics revolution by developing and commercializing technology platforms, enabling efficient, practical, and scalable production and integrating micro- and nano-devices.

VueReal is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered for employment without discrimination regarding any condition or characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to