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PIA Automation Canada Inc.
Lisa McCormick
355 Norfinch Drive
Toronto, North York, Ontario
+1 416 665 9797 550




Canada - Toronto, North York, Ontario



The Applications Engineering Specialist role is responsible for the development of technical quotations for automation equipment and to assist the Sales Manager in securing the business from a technical point of view. You will utilize other team players to help perform proper research - conceptualizing mechanical, electrical systems for machine applications. Coupled with these efforts you will put together cost sheets and build the financials for the project. Approx. 10% travel required.


  • Use knowledge of company’s suite of services (stations, lines, systems, standards, after-sales, etc.) to propose applications solutions
  • Assess clients' needs and recommend the appropriate solution
  • Assist applications supervisor (as required) in achieving quote target due dates
  • Be available to prepare cost estimates, concept models, quotes, and participating in sales calls as required
  • Provide input into customized product design to meet customers’ needs
  • Take on ownership of assigned quotes and work through the various steps to create a detailed quote.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and work ethic both at work and in front of customers to build new customer relationships
  • Maintain the CRM database, track contacts, leads, and opportunities
  • Proposal delivery and follow-up
  • Research information required by the applications team
  • Identify and resolve client concerns with quoted solutions by reviewing with the applications supervisor
  • Work with applications supervisor to resolve problems and to provide ongoing support
  • Estimate costs of producing, installing and maintaining equipment
  • Propose solutions to the technical problems related to customer needs
  • Prepare proposals and review purchase orders for accuracy
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 7 Years of Mechanical Design experience, primarily in automotive automation
  • Experience in Sales, Aftermarket sales or product costing
  • Ability to use SolidWorks, Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Industrial Automation product(s), application and associated standards
  • Exposure to machinery, Mechatronics, mechanical design, millwrighting an asset.
  • Creative capacity, willingness to learn and willingness to adapt to the needs and requirements.
  • Strong familiarity with the automotive industry’s production cycle and terminology
  • Ability to effectively utilize CRM (or other data tracking systems) tools to monitor performance and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication and problem solving skills


  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in engineering or engineering technology or equivalent


  • Must be resourceful in resolving problems
  • Ability to listen and understand the task at hand
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize issues
  • Maintain a professional appearance and providing a positive company image to the public
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including overtime as needed
  • Must have positive morale, pride in workmanship and a teamwork mind-set
  • Must have a valid Ontario G Driver’s License
  • Fluent in English
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Work collaboratively with applications supervisor sales reps to plan and implement product familiarization


  • Excellent in-house training programmes (PIA Academy)
  • PIA Life, because we care about the well-being of our employees
  • International working experience at PIA locations worldwide
  • Comprehensive Benefits

Package PIA Automation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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