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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4039

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jul 6, 2021

Senior Automation Designer - Mechanical



•    A working knowledge of common machine shop techniques.
•    Must have a thorough knowledge of drafting principles.
•    Must be proficient in AutoCAD and Solid Works.
•    Must be capable of designing tooling from sketches or verbal concepts.
•    Must be capable of working as part of a team.
•    A thorough knowledge of the use of pneumatics and hydraulics.
•    A thorough knowledge of the use of electrical devices (i.e. switches, load cells, LVDT’s, etc.).
•    Must be capable of giving and taking direction.
•    Must demonstrate a strong ability to conceptualize and create solutions for complex design requirements.
•    Must have strong written and oral communication abilities.
•    Able to independently complete all specific responsibilities with minimal supervision.

Specific Responsibilities

•    Perform engineering calculations with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs.
•    Analyzes engineering drawings, and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes and products.
•    Examines feasibility of using one or more machines to carry out sequential operations.
•    Produces working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product, using AutoCAD and Solid Works.
•    Analyze designs and systems for compliance to applicable standards (i.e. OSHA, CE or customer specific)
•    Review drawings for accuracy, material selection, proper machining techniques, finishes, hardness, etc. 
•    Provide design support related to construction of CSA B51 and CSA N285.0 pressure boundary components within the ATS Certificate of Authorization as required.
•    Strictly follow CSA N285/NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures
•    Will liaise with customers and in-house technical and engineering staff.
•    Will liaise with vendors for technical information and specifications.
•    Communicates all requested design changes to their Mechanical Design Group Leader.
•    Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.
•    Adhere to all ISO procedures pertaining to the job responsibilities.
•    Responsible for communicating progress on tasks to supervising designer.
•    Will periodically assist with the Group Leader’s responsibilities during their absence.
•    Will periodically supervise the mechanical design effort on a project level delegating tasks to a team of people.
•    Organize documentation, including quotes, drawing registers, correspondence, requisitions, drawings, schedules, etc. on projects you are supervising.
•    Responsible for communicating time estimates and resource requirements on design tasks to the Director, Mechanical Design and Project managers.
•    Review electrical requirements with respect to input and output devises with electrical designers.
•    Review machine operations and machine sequences with programmers.
•    Assist the fabricators, machinists, toolmaker and electricians in the debug, integration resolving problems and completion of systems.
•    Determines tools, fixtures and equipment to be used in fabrication and assembly of mechanical components and complete assemblies.
•    Select appropriate purchase component for mechanical assemblies and create requisitions with appropriate delivery dates. 
•    Examines project instructions and drawings to determine test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment and problems involved in designing, changing or re-arranging materials.
•    Will assist in developing design and department standards.
•    May assist implementing or achieving corporate objectives. (i.e. new developments, policies, etc.)
•    Periodically oversees Co-op students, Junior and Intermediate Designers on various projects.



•    A post secondary diploma or degree in mechanical design, mechanical engineering or equivalent.



•    A minimum of 10 years’ Mechanical Design experience.

Why Join ATS?​

  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!
  • Monthly “In-Chair Massage” clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • And much more!

ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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