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Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a world-renowned integrated cannabis company with an industry-leading reputation for continuously elevating and setting the global cannabis industry standard.

Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, strategic investments, and global partnerships, Aurora provides a wide range of premium quality cannabis and hemp products and services, develops innovative technologies, promotes cannabis consumer health and wellness, and delivers an exceptional customer experience across all its brands.

Aurora’s operations span multiple continents and focuses on both the medical and recreational cannabis production and sales, patient education and clinic counselling services, home hydroponic cultivation, extraction technologies and delivery systems, and hemp-based food health products.

We operate around the globe pursuing new and emerging cannabis markets where possible through our owned network of import, export and wholesale distributors, our e-commerce and mobile applications, brick and mortar retail stores, as well as grocery store retailers, and pharmacies.



Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Controls and Automation Specialist will be located in Nisku, AB at our Sky Facility.




  • Troubleshoot and program PLC system used to operate robotic cells, transport systems and HMI applications and consoles;
  • Master machine control techniques on PC and PLC platforms;
  • Be proficient in databases and industrial IT networks to deliver integrated solutions to the customers;
  • Learn and master climate control software (Priva) to support healthy plant life and optimize systems to improve yields
  • Be available to travel on occasion for training and startup requirements
  • Provide customer support services to ensure the automation systems meet their performance targets;
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 5+ years in a related role, preferably in a manufacturing or industrial environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in an Engineering or related discipline.
  • PLC programming experience using multiple types of software such as Rockwell, Siemens or Omron
  • Experience with automated equipment and industrial systems
  • Proficiency with reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Strong diagnostic, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities; high degree of ability to think strategically, prioritize, retain and analyze information.
  • Experience working with Industrial Network Protocols and sound knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and use time effectively in order to set action plans to achieve various business targets.
  • Basic understanding of hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to establish excellent business relationships with key suppliers, business associates and stakeholders and start up new general systems in cooperation with vendors.
  • Relentless pursuit of learning and growth in the world of industrial automation.
  • Ability to create a positive, safe and productive team atmosphere.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills within a multi-disciplinary team and diverse internal and external customers/suppliers.
  • Able to follow and uphold standard operating procedures precisely and consistently; accountable for results, strives to meet and exceed expectations.
  • Experience in responding to complex situations with competing interests and resolving issues positively.
  • Operational excellence and continuous improvement oriented; safety minded and able to follow strict safety protocols at all times.
  • Proven PLC knowledge will be required by the correct candidate.
  • May be required to complete shift work if needed.


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Aurora Cannabis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.