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Robot Programmer

Cambridge, ON, Canada

Job Type

Permanent, Full-time


We are currently looking for experienced Robot Programmers to join our team.

Job description

The Robot Programmer is responsible for the setup and installation of single robots ranging to multiple robot cells. Successful candidates will possess programming capability, start-up support and troubleshooting skills. Robotic Programmers are expected to work efficiently alone or as part of a team while ensuring excellent customer service. Additional support for skills development will be available through training offerings provided by Ascension Automation Solutions after a 90-day waiting period.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program Fanuc robot systems in an automotive, industrial manufacturing, or assembly setting

  • Commission, setup, install and troubleshoot industrial robot systems

  • Work on spot welding, MIG welding, dispense/sealing, and material handling applications

  • Perform quality inspections prior to machine shipments as required

  • Clearly communicate mechanical, electrical, or process issues discovered while programming

  • Generate documentation to support quality compliance programs

  • Adhere to all related safe work practices and customer safety requirements


  • A diploma or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required (Automation/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology etc.)

  • Relevant work experience will also be considered


  • 4+ years of industry experience preferred

  • General Motors GRS (Global Robotic Specification) certification an asset

  • Experience with major automotive manufacturers (Chrysler, Ford, Magna, etc) an asset

  • Experience with robot brands such as ABB, Yaskawa / Motoman, Nachi, and Kuka an asset

Base Rate: $29.00-$45.00 CAD/hr, plus overtime rates as applicable.

Base rates will be determined based on skill and experience. Industry specialists may be eligible for rates above $50.00 CAD/hr based on customer requirements. Travel and fieldwork throughout Canada and the USA is required.


  • Dental care

  • Extended health care

  • Paid time off

  • Vision care

About the Company

Established in 2013, Ascension Automation Solutions are the experts in the field of industrial robotics with a specialty in robotic manufacturing applications, providing everything from system design to machine commissioning. We tackle any project, including but not limited to custom automation (design and build), machine retrofit, automation integration, and all required maintenance and service. Our team is always up for a challenge – if you can think of it, we can do it.

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