In an employee satisfaction survey done in 2016, employees were given the opportunity to rate what keeps them working at Innovative.
The top 5 answers were:
The culture is welcoming and helpful to all people that are involved. We are pushed to be our best but not in a way that causes stress. The Innovative culture brings out the best in its employees while showing sufficient appreciation, causing employees to want to excel.
Overall culture is positive and friendly. Good workplace to learn and grow and be able to contribute to the team right away.
Everyone works well together in the shop and on the road. Everyone is always willing to help others when they can.
Progressive. I feel as though every single employee that innovative brings to the team all shares the same attitude to continuously improve and move forward. Not only for the benefit of themselves, but for the company as a whole. I really enjoy working around people who are always looking to improve.
It’s a real team environment, everyone working together for the same goal.
Innovative is like a family, always opportunities to learn and grow
Every day is unique, time goes by quickly–people are fun and have a good time doing their job, and the work gets done.
Innovative has been very open and friendly from the moment I started at IAI. My manager and fellow coworkers have been easy to get along with and are always very accommodating.
We offer a comprehensive benefit plan that includes Health, Dental, Life and LTD insurance. We also offer a Group RRSP for employees to participate in.
Our Training Model for Young Workers begins with a co-op placement. Successful candidates are then offered full time employment and immediately enrolled in an Electrical or Mechanical apprenticeship at our Barrie automation plant. This ensures that our employees are equipped with the Engineering knowledge and the hands on skills required to grow into more Senior roles such as Controls Programmers or Machine Builder. From mentoring, career coaching and career development, Innovative invests in every employee to ensure they have the proper resources and tools to do the job. Innovative loves watching our employees grow and learn new skills. We will always help employees become the best they can be
Many social and community events are available for employees to participate in. Social events include: Friday Morning Hockey league, Summer BBQs, Employee Appreciation Events, Golf Tournament, Summer Softball league, Family Colts night, Family Ski nights, Christmas Party, Kids Christmas party and many more.
Innovative Automation is always looking for talented people, so even if you don’t currently see a job that fits your skill set, please forward us your resume if you feel you would like to become part of our team. All resumes will be evaluated and kept on file.
We thank all applicants, but advise that only those to be considered for an interview will be contacted.
At Innovative Automation you are not just part of a team of creative minds, you are part of a family. Everyone is willing to help one another out and offer guidance and support when needed. In a recent survey we asked employees to rate the reason why they love working at Innovative. The #2 reason from the survey was Culture/Workplace Atmosphere. People describe the Innovative family as: “Positive”, “Passionate”, “Respectful” “Trustworthy” “Extremely friendly” “Open” and “Honest”. The Innovative family comes together to work on a common goal of quality manufacturing systems.
From winter hockey leagues and summer BBQs to throwing a pie in your boss’s face , the Innovator family knows how to have fun outside of their hard work. Whether you’re a fresh graduate, have a family or are close to retirement, Innovative has many activities and social events that fit all ages and hobbies.
Innovative Automation is committed to keeping their employees safe at all times. Safety is always the top priority and employees are always encouraged to bring any Health and Safety concerns or suggestions to management. We have worked over 1 million hours without a lost time accident and we are a proud recipient of Canada’s Safest Employer for Young Worker Safety in October 2015
Empowering and motivating employees to be the best that they can be is something Innovative takes pride in. Employees are an active part in decision making and are encouraged to bring any concerns forward with no hesitation. Here at Innovative the door is always open.
To generate individual sales to meet or exceed the annual specified sales target value established for the Sales Engineer.
Design the mechanical portion of custom automation equipment to client and IAI specifications. Use research techniques, combined with various outside sources of information, to create and verify the design.
To program and develop software’s for the operation of automated equipment, and for the manipulation of associated data.
The Machine Builder will use output from the Design & Machining departments, together with purchased parts to build custom automation equipment according to specifications in the Project Requirements Form and accepted quote.
To build and wire electrical control panels and sub-assemblies using the engineering package generated by the Electrical designer
Sets up and operates conventional, special purpose machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts by performing the following duties. Standard machine department equipment includes mills, lathe, drill press, surface grinder, inspection granite plate and accessories related to the machine process.
To engineer electrical schematics specific to project requirements through various sources of information.