IT Automation Specialist


About this role

About this role

We’re hiring for an full time perm IT Automation Specialist for a Nuclear Solutions company located in Kanata, Ontario

The IT Automation Specialist job is an experienced role supporting the client’s Medical business unit. It is responsible for overseeing IT’s role in the development and integration of new and existing automation systems supporting the company’s efforts to optimize and expand its automation footprint. The job coordinates with engineering, manufacturing, and quality to lead the IT contribution for the execution of automation projects which will streamline operations, reduce production costs and improve product. Design, build and deploy mission-critical automation systems in a highly regulated, process-oriented environment.


  • Reporting to the Senior IT Manager, Nuclear Power Group
  • Position does not have formal direct report relationships
  • The position may act as a “working lead”, involving significant technical and functional activities in addition to project leadership of other IT staff as automation projects require
  • Ability to negotiate complex issues with stakeholders having cross functional interests and competing priorities
  • Communication with external automation vendors for technical and design reviews
  • You will lead a cross-functional team of experts to operationally deliver defined clinical studies or assigned clinical project activities to time, cost and appropriate quality in line with ICH/GCP and.
  • Act as an IT SME for enterprise-wide automation projects; coordinate team members from the various segments of the IT organization (infrastructure, applications, cyber, client services) during project execution.
  • Assist in the identification of automation and digitization opportunities in the business; craft innovative and practical solutions for their realization.
  • Assist in the development and execution of test plans and related documentation.
  • Participate in technical reviews of solutions proposed by external automation vendors and during internal design efforts.
  • Actively coordinate, troubleshoot, and drive resolution of automation issues affecting production or the business; determine the technical, interfacing and operational requirements to resolve issues.
  • Lead, mentor and develop other technical IT staff in automation technologies, methods and implementations to promote knowledge sharing within the team.



  • University degree (or equivalent), preferably in medical or biological sciences or discipline associated with clinical research
  • Bachelor degree in computer science, information systems, or engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working on enterprise-wide automation implementations especially in a manufacturing environment.
  • Technically fluent in automation, robotics, data acquisition and control systems.
  • Programming skills in languages such as C#, SQL and Java, or similar.
  • Experience in practical application of advanced concepts in analytics, IoT, big data, cloud, AI and machine learning.
  • Fully conversant with software and system design lifecycles, the V-model, and able to coordinate and generate the necessary documentation for system validation in a GMP environment.
  • Able to design, develop, troubleshoot and technically support business-critical automation systems and integrations, as well as provide technical guidance to IT support staff.
  • Project management and technical leadership capabilities for short as well as multi-month projects.
  • Able to work in a time-sensitive, high-pressure environment for problem resolution within tight timelines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications. Able to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Leadership skills and ability to negotiate complex issues with stakeholders having cross functional interests and competing priorities.
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Experience working in environments under strict formal design and change processes.
  • Knowledge of regulatory issues and requirements associated with IT systems supporting the manufacture of medical isotopes, radiopharmaceuticals, and/or medical devices is considered an asset.



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We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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