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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4613

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jan 15, 2022

Director, Applications Engineering

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

Performs a wide variety of technological functions in various aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering, primarily in support of design and development of factory automation systems.  Includes review and approval of concepts and proposals developed by Applications Engineering staff.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Engage technically on high profile and high risk projects as required.
  • Engage in conflict resolution between Operations and Applications as required.
  • Assist Sales with qualification of leads and customers.
  • Align Applications structure and processes to the Sales and Business Development strategy, as defined by the VP’s, Sales and Business Development, Industrial Automation, Nuclear, Mobility, and Specialty Automation.  Define, direct and achieve required service levels between Applications and Sales.
  • Mandate the development of, and adherence to, applications processes, tools, templates, SOPs and best practices which sustain the ATS brand (i.e. Cost Book, quote document, Risk Assessment).
  • Set the context for a high performance culture within Applications, Industrial Automation .  Ensure that staff are hired, focused and developed to the performance standards, competency requirements, succession plans and compensation strategy set by the VP’s, Sales and Business Development, Industrial Automation . 
  • Ensure the development and efficacy of knowledge transfer tools and processes which drives technical knowledge sharing between divisions.
  • Direct the distribution of RFQs within Industrial Automation to optimize capacity and leverage centers of experience/excellence.
  • Lead the formulation of the Applications operating budget. Provide context and parameters to managers, which results in the production of timely, accurate quotations.
  • Authorize quotes which exceed parameters set for Managers.  Establish a mutually agreeable variance range with Operations in regards to quote-to-actual resource utilization.  Resolve issues arising from variances between quote and actual resource utilization with Operations.
  • Set measures, reporting and contingency planning requirements for tracking performance within the function.  Deliver results in line with approved forecasts and budget.
  • Direct staff to achieve customer satisfaction targets and measures set by the VP’s Sales, Industrial Automation.  .
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
  • Demonstrate leadership in Health, Safety and Environment compliance.
  • Hold team members accountable for health, safety and environmental compliance as part of the annual performance review process.
  • Ensure that the requirements of the health, safety and environment management system are implemented and maintained.
  • Carry out hazard assessments, inspections, and audits as required by legislative framework and/or corporate requirements.
  • Ensure that training is provided to all departmental employees are per established in the training matrix.
  • Implement appropriate corrective measures for unsafe conditions and unsafe acts.
  • Ensure that appropriate equipment, materials and protective devices are provided and maintained in safe condition.
  • Provide information, instruction and supervision to employees.
  • Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of employees.
  • Attend HSE Due Diligence for Management training sessions.
  • Develops proposals and provides design support related to construction of CSA B51 and CSA N285.0 pressure boundary components within the ATS Certificate of Authorization as required.
  • Strictly follow CSA N285/NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures



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



  • 10 years’ experience in mechanical or electrical engineering support, 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 familiar with the use of computerized word processing and computerized spreadsheets and AutoCAD or similar drawing package. 
  • An ability to present ideas, concepts and pricing information in a clear, 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.

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