“Prime Automation Inc. is committed to enriching students by providing them credible work to become experts in their professions.”
– Mike Taub, Co-Founder of Prime Automation Inc.
Prime Automation Inc. offers the opportunity for students to work within a growing organization and apply their knowledge to develop real-world expertise. Each co-op student is taught various industry skillsets, including electrical design, PLC programming, panel building, and project management skills on existing customer projects.
Our goal at Prime is to be as versatile in our teaching while supporting independent and collaborative work for our co-op students.
“I had a fantastic experience working for Prime. The exposure to the automation industry and the hands-on work with electrical drawings were very helpful with my third-year lab courses. Not only was this practical experience invaluable, but it was also a great group of people to work with.”
"In the six years of my post-secondary education, Prime Automation was one of the best co-op employment experiences. From the first day, I felt welcomed and part of a team, making my industry growth, and learning their priority. Each project that I was assigned was backed with tremendous support from dedicated professionals. Working at Prime encouraged me to set high expectations for myself, to take pride in my work, and to be meticulous."
Controls Designer and Panel Builder
“Prime provides a work environment to learn the fundamentals of automation, with the freedom to grow and specialize in different areas. I have the opportunity to work with a diverse team of industry role models who are eager to share their knowledge of the industry. Working Prime has been a continuous cycle of teaching, learning, and collaborating.”
“My time at Prime Automation was a very beneficial learning experience. Using hand and power tools, I built and wired several electrical panels. I installed many control and drive components, understanding their purposes along the way. This would serve me in several courses in Conestoga’s Robotics and Automation program. As my first co-op, Prime provided me with a great electrical foundation. The team is hard working, very knowledgeable and willing to teach. I appreciate everyone at Prime and wish them nothing but success.”
“My knowledge of the industry is very limited. I have some ideas about what fits within the scope of my schooling but there is so much more out there that I have no clue about. My skillset is mainly set towards designing, although I can say panel building is an asset I have now. I have some experience working with PLCs it is all in the class setting so anything that any of the guys here do I would have to learn first. As my time continues at Prime the experience has been a net positive for sure. Some days are harder than others or longer, but everyone is always ready to answer any questions I have or help me with anything I need. It is a small group I see daily and as a result it is very easy to get along with everyone. Generally, with co-op I have found to expect to get anything, and everything thrown at you since you cannot ever stay dedicated to just one project. You might be working on 3 different projects in a day to try and meet a tight deadline or to cover for someone who is busy working on something else. There is a bit of an art to building the panels because it is very rare that 2 projects are the same, which makes having great supervisors that much more helpful.”
"Working at Prime has been a wonderful experience. Before starting at Prime, I had hoped to get a co-op that would allow me to improve upon the skills I learned at Conestoga while also preparing me for a full-time job in the industry, and that is exactly what Prime has allowed me to do. I get to spend every day building on my education to develop skills, habits, and procedures that exceed industry standards. My time at Prime has also allowed me to better understand the automation industry so that I can better prepare for a rewarding and successful career. Everyone at Prime has been incredibly patient, understanding, and helpful as I have made mistakes, striven to grow, and endeavored to perfect my technique. I would happily recommend that anyone looking for work in this industry check out Prime Automation."
Marian Reisa Tolentino
“Working at Prime Automation was a game changer because it was a self-reflecting and career growth experience. Throughout my time at Prime, I was given the chance to coordinate all marketing activities more independently – which was challenging but helped me understand where my strengths and weakness were. The entire team has been helpful, supportive and understand throughout this firsthand learning experience. The responsibilities given and expectations set from the entire team has helped me become a better marketer in the industry. If you are looking for a company that will put you to the test, check out Prime Automation. They give you an opportunity to become experts in your industry!”
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