Automation and Process Improvement Specialist

About Us

Taylor Steel Inc. is a privately owned Steel Service Centre that sells and processes high quality, value added flat rolled steel to customers throughout North America.  With facilities in both the United States and Canada, Taylor Steel operates out of six different plants with eighteen processing lines and a corporate throughput of over two million tons.  With over fifty years of success, our focus on people, quality, service and our continued commitment to innovative and leading edge technology has made Taylor Steel a leader in the North American flat rolled steel industry.

Job Description

We have an immediate requirement for an Automation and Process Improvement Specialist with a background in automation systems in a manufacturing environment.  The successful candidate will be responsible for participating in the design, implementation and maintenance of automated systems, as well as identifying and implementing process improvements to improve the company’s efficiency and productivity. This role requires the individual to participate in multiple high value and time sensitive projects simultaneously with a cross-functional team.


Work with cross-functional teams from across the company to improve the efficiency and productivity of the company's manufacturing processes.

  • Participate in the design and implementation of automated systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for automation and continuous improvement.
  • Troubleshoot and coordinate maintenance of automation systems.
  • Coordinate the development of documentation for automation systems.
  • Train staff in the use of automated systems.
  • Lead business process reengineering efforts to streamline operations, including the design and implementation of a warehouse management system.
  • Participate in the redesign or improvement of existing equipment and production lines to maximize efficiency and safety.
  • Analyze plant floor operations and identify opportunities for business process improvement through automation or other means.


  • Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in engineering, automation, or a related field, or extensive related experience.
  • Experience with automation systems in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience leading multiple projects in a project management role.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated, possessing strong leadership, communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.

We Offer

  • Competitive salaries plus a discretionary bonus plan based on combined company and personal performance
  • Extensive benefits with employer paid premiums
  • Competitive vacation allowances
  • Employer matched Registered Pension Plan
  • Participation in our Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan after 2 years of full time company service

Additional Information:

  • Job Location: Hamilton, Ontario
  • Only Applicants under consideration will be contacted

Taylor Steel welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

If you are interested in this position please submit your application using our online career centre.