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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3234

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jan 9, 2021

Applications Engineer (Proposal Management, Automation)

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 Sciences division at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

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 on a global scale.

Job Description

The Applications Engineer is responsible for planning, managing and developing custom automation solutions for the Life Sciences industry.  The role requires a highly motivated individual with integrated engineering problem solving capabilities, project management skills, and general business aptitude.  

•    Analyzing and understanding customer’s technical requirements
•    Proposal development planning
•    Managing a proposal development team including ATS subject matter experts
•    Developing concepts for custom automation solutions
•    Understanding, defining, and managing technical risk  
•    Sourcing and managing “best-in-class” third party suppliers through the proposal phase
•    Traveling to customer sites to review current manufacturing practices/solutions and presenting technical proposals
•    Developing cost models for proposed solutions including estimates for labour and purchased items
•    Presenting solutions and costing to senior management to for approvals  
•    Participation in sales strategy development, working with the ATS capture teams 
•    Implementing sales strategies jointly with our sales team, including developing presentation materials
•    Writing technical proposals
•    Collaborating with other ATS divisions worldwide to integrate alternative technologies 


A post-secondary diploma or degree in mechanical/systems/electrical engineering or equivalent.   Previous co-op work term experience to complement school projects and assignments is ideal.

While years of experience are neither a requirement nor prerequisite, the preferred candidate must have the required post-secondary education coupled with a strong mechanical aptitude.  A working knowledge and/or familiarity with automation, robotics, machine controls, and manufacturing processes are beneficial.  Successful candidates have excellent communication skills and present engaging technical solutions with ease.  This individual sets themselves apart from others because they understand the big picture and are capable of diving deep into the details.  The ideal candidate is passionate about solving technical challenges and is compelled to beat the competition! 

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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