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Application Specialist

Job Location:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Job Type:


Remote Friendly
Posted on:

October 16, 2021

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Beckhoff Automation is currently seeking a full-time Application Specialist to cover the greater Montreal territory and work out of the company’s Laval, Quebec office. We are a fast-growing automation and controls manufacturer, specializing in PC-based controls. This position is responsible for providing application and technical support to customers that are implementing Beckhoff Automation hardware, software and networking. Candidates should have working knowledge and understanding of industrial automation equipment such PLCs, programmable safety systems, motion controllers, robotics, machine vision, fieldbus systems, and HMI. Candidates with strong programming proficiency are preferred.


  • Provide application and technical support to customers on a broad range of advanced controls and mechatronic technologies
  • Support sales management team in strategic business development activities
  • Develop opportunity specific seminars, workshops and demo equipment
  • Advise customers on proper technology selection, use, maintenance and training for specific applications
  • Understand customers’ needs while offering standard and custom training as subject matter experts to support Beckhoff products and projects
  • Document and record all project activity using established methods and tools
  • Represent the organization in a professional, ethical and socially responsible manner


  • Collegial or Bachelor degree in industrial electronics, electrical engineering, computer engineering or any technical related field
  • 2-5 years experience in PLC programming
  • Experience with IEC 61131-3 programming languages, including (object oriented extensions), C#, C++, etc. Python; objective C-programming knowledge a plus
  • Understanding of PLCs, motion controllers, robotics, distributed I/O, fieldbus systems (EtherCAT) and HMI technologies
  • Previous technical training and/or Beckhoff Automation experience
  • Visual Studio and/or object-oriented programming (OOP) in automation
  • Motion control experience
  • Experience with electrical schematics a plus
  • Experience with Windows, networking and Microsoft Office applications
  • Maintain a high degree of relevant technical knowledge in order to fulfill the listed job responsibilities
  • Self-starter with a results driven personality
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills to collaborate in a fast-paced, action oriented team
  • Ability to work in a high stress environment while maintaining professionalism
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present to customers, companywide, and/or departmental meetings in French & English
  • Approximately 25% travel


  • Exciting tasks in an international environment at the technology leader in automation
  • A future-proof job with an economically sound global player
  • All advantages of an owner-managed family company
  • An open and family-oriented corporate culture
  • Freedom for personal expansion and professional development
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