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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4160

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Jul 18, 2021

Applications Support Engineer

ATS Life Sciences Chicago is a fast paced, exciting and progressive company experiencing incredible growth! We are currently looking for reliable, ambitious and hardworking employees to join our team. As a company, we pride ourselves on building a culture that values employees and promotes innovation, diversity, excellence in communication and commitment to personal/professional growth. Join our team and you will find we advocate a healthy working environment and opportunities to experience the rewards of contributing to a proactive and competent team. 


The Applications Support Engineer performs a wide variety duties supporting the applications group assessing customer and markets requirements in support of sales and business development activities, reviews performance and overall systems requirements, functional data with the engineering group; assists in preparing detailed proposals for potential and existing accounts/customers.



  • Support activities necessary for conceptual development, preparation of cost model and writing. .detailed technical proposals for all types of automation equipment and projects.
  • Assist engineers and other technical staff in design and development of products, systems, processes and equipment by analyzing technical problems and working closely to customer specifications.
  • Direct Project Procurement Leads (PPL) in sourcing and interacting with third party vendors and suppliers in the developing final solutions.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing vendor technical specifications (VTSs).
  • Travel to the customer's site to assist in project or product development, working with engineering design specifications, objectives and standards.
  • Obtain and prepare detailed estimates of time, quantities, labor and material costs required for work areas such as; product design, testing, machine building, equipment installations and manufacturing processes.
  • Assemble and collect all necessary technical information and customer specifications from engineering and sales & marketing, in order to prepare detailed proposals.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing compliance matrices.
  • Assist in special projects in support for engineering and sales and marketing.
  • Adequately defines scope of work in proposals to allow project manager and project team to execute a successful project.
  • Meets agreed upon goals and objectives in a timely manner.
  • Support enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation.
  • Support (program and service) vision engineering, installation and field needs.
  • Assist and attend technical seminars and industry exhibitions.



  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial design/Engineering or equivalent.
  • Educational experience in mechanical/electrical design, working knowledge of material handling, robotics, machine controls and manufacturing engineering and processes. Requires solid technical assessment and presentation skills. 
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and design tools such as 2D and 3D software ACAD and SolidWorks.


  • Up to 20% travel; domestic and international.
  • The employee may be required to stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead, and bend to the floor.
  • Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or exert up to 10 pounds of force frequently.
  • Visual acuity – Normal requirements for reading written instructions and computer screens.
  • Hearing ability – Normal requirements for understanding verbal instructions.
  • Working conditions – The employee is subject to a normal office environment with occasional exposure to high noise levels and/or physical hazards when visiting manufacturing floor.
  • Capable of wearing appropriate related PPE for extended periods of time.

We are an equal employment employer. All applicants considered are subject to a pre-employment screening.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Life Science Chicago division at ATS. We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand throughout the world. We want you to be a part of our TEAM!!! Watch us work here!


Work in an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.


Benefits ATS Life Sciences Chicago offers:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits (including health, dental vision and employee assistance program)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Eligibility
  • 401k with employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Annual paid volunteer day off
  • Fully climate-controlled environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • And more!

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