Global Robotic Systems Engineer


Website McCain Foods

Position Title: Global Robotic Systems Engineer

Position Type: Regular – Full-Time

Position Location: Florenceville Main

Requisition ID:27002


This is a highly critical role who will interface closely with Global and regional engineering & supply chain organizations to design, develop and implement innovative robotic and automation technologies across the company. Additionally, this role will develop and own the global innovative robotic and automation engineering design standards. A key member of the new Robotic Centre of Excellence (COE). Opportunity to interface and influence across the company and senior stakeholders. Looking for an energetic, passionate leader who can help pave the future for McCain.

Candidates will primarily work at the Robotics Centre of Excellence in Fredericton but will need to travel to our main office in Florenceville as necessary.


  • Design and develop robotics and automation solutions.
  • Design, develop and program robotic sensors and control systems.
  • Design and test robotic solution simulations
  • Design, build and operate robotic system test assemblies.
  • Construct, configure, test, and debug robotic and automation systems.
  • Collaborate with fellow engineers, project managers, plants, and other stakeholders to understand the requirements and scope of the robotics and automation project.
  • Ensure that robotic machines and automation systems operate safely, dependably, and with precision; identifies and implements modifications.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting services for robotic and automation systems.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement enhancements and improvements to increase production volume or precision in high-throughput operations.
  • Maintain documentation of development process, modifications, maintenance requirements, and other data.
  • Assist with cost estimates, project calculations and project management.
  • Maintain knowledge of existing and developing technology and trends in robotics and automations.
  • Assist in the implementation and operations of the McCain Automation and Robotics System (MARS)
  • Assist in the operations of the Robotics Center of Excellence (COE)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


To perform this position successfully, the individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


  • Tertiary qualification or recognized trade in field of Robotics Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Required Length & Type of Experience:

  • Experience in simulation and modelling of robotic systems using industry standard software tools.
  • Experience in robotic sensor system design, programming, and calibration
  • Experience and working knowledge of Studio 5000 or similar and C++ and/or Python.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience in robotics.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work within teams.


  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 30%
  • Flexibility to work across multiple time zones.

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.

McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.

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Job Family:Engineering & Technical
Division:Global Manufacturing Operations
Department: Global Innovation Robotics Engineering
Location(s): CA – Canada : New Brunswick : Fredericton CA – Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol

Company:McCain Foods (Canada). Date posted: 12/22/2023


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