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Vision Engineer

Cambridge, ON, Canada

Job Type

Permanent, Full-time


Job description

The Vision Engineer is responsible for integrating and supporting advanced inspection technologies, and machine vision solutions for a wide variety of automated applications. Successful candidates will possess excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and excellent problem-solving skills. Vision Engineers are expected to produce solutions independently, as well as within a team environment when required, 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:

  • Develop, test, debug and maintain machine vision processes and hardware for different applications

  • Develop inspection algorithms especially for work with robots and autonomous systems

  • Gather and analyze process data to improve performance/ functionality

  • Develop technical documentation for end users to understand how the system works, and how to use it

  • Working with existing systems, ie. Cognex, Keyence, Matrox etc.

  • On-site commissioning of vision solutions, and automated equipment on customer sites across Canada, United States and Mexico.

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems with visons systems and communicate solutions for complicated issues

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

  • Other duties as required


  • 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

  • Experience

  • One to two years’ experience of assisting in programming vision equipment is considered an asset;

  • Knowledge of PLC, electronics, robot programming and automation is an asset;

  • Experience using Java, C++, Python is an asset

  • Knowledge of computer programming including Microsoft Visual C# is considered a strong asset.

  • Knowledge of industry systems, Cognex, Keyence, Matrox, etc. a strong asset

  • Strong math and analytical skills;

  • Strong ability to communicate both written and verbal

Base Rate: $24.00-$68.00 CAD/hr, plus overtime, and doubletime rates as applicable. Base rates will be determined based on skill and experience.

Travel and fieldwork throughout Canada and the USA is required.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $24.00 - $68.00 per hour


  • Dental care

  • Extended health care

  • Paid time off

  • Vision care

  • Long-term Disability

Supplemental pay types:

Overtime pay

Doubletime pay

Ascension Automation Solutions Ltd. is committed to providing accommodations for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know.

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 it, we can do it.

We are currently looking for an experienced Vision Engineer to join our team.

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