An Entry-Level Control / Automation Technician earns an average wage of C$23.23 per hour.

C$37,017 - C$63,256
C$37K
C$49K
C$63K
MEDIAN: C$48,709
10%
50%
90%
C$17.87 - C$32.05
C$18
C$22
C$32
MEDIAN: C$22.45
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$71K
Salary C$37,017 - C$63,256
Bonus C$50.00 - C$5,087
Profit Sharing C$983
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$37,753 - C$71,289
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 46
Hourly Data C$0C$52
Hourly Rate C$17.87 - C$32.05
Overtime C$22.47 - C$52.38
Annual Data C$0C$71K
Bonus C$50.00 - C$5,087
Profit Sharing C$983
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$37,753 - C$71,289
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

Job Description for Control / Automation Technician

Control/automation technicians are in charge of providing technical solutions to automation-related tasks for their organization. They are responsible for designing programs for logic controllers, as well as providing maintenance for programmable devices used in production equipment. Control/automation technicians also ensure correct performance of motion controllers and human machine interfaces. They repair and debug control devices to avoid production loss, as well as create documentation based on the schematics and wiring plans for each device. Additionally, control/automation technicians create sketches of electrical circuits using specialized computer programs. Control/automation technicians also label circuit wiring, test and monitor equipment for compliance with engineering specifications, and identify operational problems. Technicians also must follow electrical regulations and inspect controllers to ensure code compliance.

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Control / Automation Technician Tasks

  • Diagnose, test, and debug complex equipment, and include recommendations for operation.
  • Program, modify, and audit programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
  • Create and audit maintenance tasks, procedures, and logs, and maintain documentation of downtime and repairs.
  • Build and implement improvements and fixes.

Control / Automation Technician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$50,189

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Key Stats for Control / Automation Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
17%

Skills That Affect Control / Automation Technician Salaries



▲2%

National Average
C$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 18%