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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3874

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Jul 23, 2021

Project Manager

Job Description


  • Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large-scale automation projects up to $4M in combined volume in order to provide a quality machine, on time and under budget.
  • Serves as primary interface with the customers, sales, engineering and operations in order to identify and resolve technical, schedule and financial issues.
  • Reviews high-level project deliverables based upon User Requirements and schedules/prioritizes them accordingly.
  • Prepares and presents progress reports, schedule updates, project reviews and performance reports to the Director and Customers as required.
  • Develop risk mitigation plans to prevent overruns to budget and schedule.
  • Proactively identifies and manages changes in project scope, identifies potential problems, and devises contingency plans.
  • Integrates financial data for multiple projects through the Estimated Cost to Finish process on a weekly basis.
  • Develops the Risk Assessment Plan requirement of ISO 13485 via procedures within our Business Quality Management System (BQMS).
  • Maintain International Standardization Organization (ISO 13485) standards.
  • Full compliance to the terms and conditions within the employee signed work from home policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Financial Management:

  • Manages to and exceeds revenue/profit goals set for projects.


Business Development:

  • Recognizes Change Order opportunities and executes in a profitable yet ethical manner.
  • Promotes aftermarket service offerings and spare parts.



  • Serves as key leader/participant in team and client project level meetings.
  • Keeps the stakeholders informed of all potential project risks for both the company and the customer. Escalates to the Director level if required.
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors and peers.
  • Proficiency using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Project.


Technical Understanding: 

  • Assists in the evaluation and redesign of project scope by engaging the appropriate Subject Matter Experts in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Possesses the appropriate automation experience to assist in problem solving and challenging solutions as presented by the team.
  • Solid knowledge of automation/packaging equipment preferred. Must have strong project management and project planning experience/knowledge with demonstrated ability to drive projects to successful completion.
  • Good organizational and schedule management skills.
  • Possesses a basic understanding of our technical direction, preferences and service offerings.



  • Evokes creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition.
  • Captures and shares lessons learned and best practices throughout the life project.


Client Management:

  • Manages day-to-day client interaction and expectations for multiple automation projects.
  • Anticipates client’s needs and proposes alternative technical solutions where appropriate.
  • Continually seeks and capitalizes upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

Additional Information


  • Education/Experience:
  • B.S. in Engineering/Manufacturing/Management or equivalent experience (2- 5 years in automation project engineering). 



  • Must be a success-oriented individual who overcomes obstacles both internally and externally.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge of automatic assembly equipment (mechanical and controls)
  • Detail oriented.

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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