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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4412

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jul 19, 2021

Automation Technician/Technologist


Job Description


As a member of a highly motivated, dynamic, multi-disciplined team, you will work together to integrate world - class automation solutions.  Duties involve integration of software with electrical and mechanical systems, process verification and machine installation at customer sites worldwide (if in project scope).   Integration assignments involve leading-edge technologies and processes utilizing PLC’s, PC’s, robotics, motion controllers, vision systems, laser and other controllers.  



•    Debug and commission control multiple systems at our facility in a repetitive build environment, during the system integration stage and then at the customer’s site during installation (if installation is in project scope). 
•    Travel as required to customer and supplier sites to perform installation, commissioning and training duties.
•    Test and integrate hardware and software components such as robots, analog devices, motion controllers, sensors, vision systems and lasers.
•    Use sound troubleshooting skills during integration to root cause and resolve problems during integration.
•    Work with other members of the control systems design department and other groups to continuously improve methods of integrating controls technology, with the goals being enhanced safety, enhanced functionality and reduced cost.
•    Work with other members of the control systems design department and other groups to ensure that labor and material budgets as well as scheduled delivery dates are adhered to or improved upon.
•    Work with customers, project managers, designers, toolmakers and electricians to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a complete, functional automation system.
•    Provide thorough testing of machine functionality to verify software program completeness.
•    Provide accurate documentation for each project.
•    Develop work instructions to assist in the integration of future equipment when beneficial.
•    Advise customer on solving technical problems.
•    Provide customer with training specific to their current project as required (i.e. machine operation and setup).

Additional Information


•    A post-secondary engineering diploma or equivalent, specializing in mechanical, electrical, systems or computer engineering.



•    Strong mechanical and electrical problem-solving skills.
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•    Understanding of robotics, control systems and machine operation with hands-on experience is desirable.  
•    A self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
•    Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) such as Rockwell or Siemens, computers and networking is essential.

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.



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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