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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4614

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jan 14, 2022

Control Systems Hardware Designer

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 Industrial Automation 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.

Major Duties

Produces complete controls solutions and electrical design packages based on customer specifications and standardized design practices used at ATS.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work with mechanical designers during mechanical design process to design a control system that will enable the machine to perform its intended function safely and reliably.
  • Formulate and produce complete electrical design package, which includes detailed schematics, cable routing diagrams, panel layouts, bill of materials and material requisition forms, based on ATS standard specifications and the customers’ requirements.
  • Work with other members of the Controls Engineering 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 Controls Engineering Department and other groups to ensure that labour budgets and material budgets are adhered to or improved upon.
  • Specify all electrical and controls-related hardware and software and produce requisition forms for material purchases.
  • Integrate third party equipment and electronic component entry into electrical design package. Examples include serial communications, hardware handshaking, opto-isolation, electrical and ultrasonic welding applications, vision systems, motion control products, transducers, and signal conditioners.
  • Verify that electrical design package is complete, accurate and safe based on sound design practices and accepted standards, and that the I/O lists meet program requirements prior to issue to shop floor.
  • Work with customers, project managers, designers, nuclear technicians, toolmakers, and electricians to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a complete, functional system.
  • Work with other members of the Controls Engineering Department and other groups to continuously improve methods of integrating controls technology.
  • Provide customers with training specific to their current project (i.e., electrical hardware, machine operation, programming principles, program functionality and program structure).
  • 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 technology diploma or engineering degree or equivalent, specializing in electronics, nuclear, electrical or controls technology.



  • Three years experience in electrical control systems design, preferably in the industrial automation field.  
  • Basic electrical and mechanical knowledge as it pertains to the principals behind how nuclear reactors operate. More specifically, the maintenance, design, assembly, and testing of nuclear reactor service tooling.
  • A working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or EPLAN and the ability to keep abreast of leading-edge technology is essential.
  • A licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario would be an asset.

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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