Headquarters Australia
Beckhoff Automation Pty. Ltd.

Building 4, 163–179 Forster Road
Mount Waverley, VIC, 3149, Australia

+61 3 9912 5430

Application Specialist – Calgary, AB

Headquarters Canada
Beckhoff Automation Ltd.

Beckhoff Automation is currently seeking a full-time Application Specialist to support Western Canada working from home office in Calgary Alberta. We are a fast-growing automation and controls manufacturer, specializing in PC-based controls. This position is responsible for providing applications support to customer accounts implementing Beckhoff Automation hardware, software and networking. Candidates should have working knowledge and understanding of industrial automation equipment such PLCs, motion controllers, robotics, fieldbus systems and HMI. Candidates with strong programming proficiency are preferred.


  • develop machine programs according to customer specifications while assisting in the definition of those specifications
  • advise customers on proper technology selection, use, maintenance and training for specific applications
  • understand customers’ needs while offering standard and custom training as subject matter experts to support Beckhoff products and projects
  • document and record all project activity using established methods and tools
  • represent the organization in a professional, ethical and socially responsible manner


  • Bachelor or college degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related technical field; or equivalent combination of education and experience, 2-5 years’ experience
  • experience with IEC 61131-3 programming languages (PLCOpen), including (object oriented extensions),
  • C#, C++, Python, JavaScript, objective C-programming knowledge a plus
  • understanding of PLCs, motion controllers, robotics, distributed I/O, fieldbus systems (EtherCAT) and HMI technologies
  • previous technical training and/or Beckhoff Automation experience preferred
  • experience with other control platforms such as Rockwell, Siemens, Omron & Schneider considered an asset
  • Visual Studio and/or object-oriented programming (OOP) in automation
  • motion control experience
  • experience with electrical schematics a plus
  • experience with Windows, networking and Microsoft Office applications
  • maintain a high degree of relevant technical knowledge in order to fulfill the listed job responsibilities
  • self-starter with a results driven personality
  • strong analytical and reasoning skills to collaborate in a fast-paced, action oriented team
  • ability to work in a high stress environment while maintaining professionalism
  • excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present to customers, companywide, and/or departmental meetings in English
  • approximately 25% travel


  • exciting tasks in an international environment at the technology leader in automation
  • a future-proof job with an economically sound global player
  • all advantages of an owner-managed family company
  • an open and family-oriented corporate culture
  • freedom for personal expansion and professional development

Ms. Monira Masoodi
Headquarters Canada
Beckhoff Automation Ltd.
4 Schiedel Court, Unit 1-3
Cambridge ON N3C 0H1