Share this Job
Apply now »
ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3998

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Apr 29, 2021

Applications Engineer


Major Duties

Works with new and returning customers in the Electric Vehicle, Transportation, Consumer, Nuclear and Energy segments, in collaboration with the ATS account/sales team, management and subject matter experts to develop and propose factory automation equipment and systems to meet our customers’ specific demands.


By engaging with our customer’s, the employee will use their knowledge of mechanical systems, motion systems, robotics, machine vision systems, controls, and data management to collaboratively develop and sell a winning solution.


Typical activities include reviewing customer specifications and drawings, developing machine concept layout drawings including performing cycle time calculations, summarizing machine cost estimates, writing detailed technical proposals, and presenting to both internal management and customers.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Perform detailed review of available customer information, which could include specifications, drawings, procedures, sample parts, and similar production equipment to gain a full understanding of the customer’s needs.
  • Travelling to the customer’s site to enhance understanding and develop a personal relationship with the customer’s personnel.
  • Develop creative, innovative and detailed automation concepts for equipment, machine or systems.
  • Managing involvement of internal engineering management and subject matter experts, where appropriate.
  • Collaborate with ATS account managers and customers to ensure all customer needs are addressed.
  • Summarize system labour and material costs by engaging internal management and other stakeholders, external third party vendors and suppliers to support the estimates.
  • Summarize and present ATS offerings and cost estimates to ATS management for approval.
  • Writing detailed technical proposals with a focus on ATS’s strategic advantages in the industry or application at hand, while also clearly and concisely forming the scope of work for awarded project.
  • Creating technical sales presentations, in collaboration with ATS management and account managers.
  • Presentation of ATS and the proposed solutions to customers through conference calls, online or in person meetings and formal presentations.
  • Transfer information, ideas and details to the project manager and project team to begin project execution upon receipt of order and be available throughout project to support the project team.
  • Position involves extensive use of AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • May be assigned special projects in support of engineering, sales & marketing.
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.



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



  • Three years’ experience in mechanical, manufacturing, mechatronics, electrical engineering or similar support role, preferably in an automation environment. 
  • Must have a working knowledge of robotics, machine controls and manufacturing processes and be able to keep abreast of leading-edge technology. 
  • In addition, must be generally proficient with Word, Excel, AutoCAD 2D; proficiency with PowerPoint and SolidWorks is also an asset. 
  • An ability to present ideas, concepts and pricing information in a clear and concise manner suitable for technical audiences is essential.

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.

Apply now »