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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4883

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Sep 14, 2021

Group Lead - Controls 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.


Plan, organize, direct and control the activities of a group of Control Systems Software Designers. This includes ensuring the quality and content of the deliverables generated by the group.  


•    Design and develop software programs as required
•    Responsible for building and supporting controls team for projects assigned to group
•    Provide support and leadership to an integration team in debug and commission control systems 
•    Contribute/Develop controls standards and department procedures, general technical leadership, training, and guidance of all designers that are part of his/her group,
•    Performs code reviews as required
•    Will be required, at times, to fulfill or facilitate mentorship and development plans for group members
•    Responsible for loading and assignment of tasks to employees and contractors within his/her group
•    Participate in regular loading meetings with other Group Leads.
•    Accountable for the quality, content and on-time delivery of deliverables issued by his/her group
•    Create and or provide guidance to project leads developing plans to support proposal and project deliverables.
•    Responsible for group performance in respect to meeting departmental and project-based milestones and KPIs.
•    Enforce department procedural compliance and best practices.
•    Works with other members of the Controls Engineering department to continuously improve methods and tools for integrating controls technology, driving enhanced safety and functionality.
•    Participate in recruitment activities and onboarding of new group members.
•    Collaborate with Manager to set goals and manage successful performance for his/her group members.
•    Evaluate group member performance and complete regular reviews
•    Conduct 1:1 meetings with group members on regular basis to continuously develop and coach
•    Responsible for Cost and Schedule oversight of all the projects assigned to the group
•    Facilitates daily visual management meetings with their group
•    Verifies that all work produced by his/her design group members is acceptable based on the functionality, adherence to standards, accuracy, completeness, and consideration for safety. 
•    Approves all material requisitions for projects assigned to his/her group.
•    Supports project leads in providing labour, material and schedule forecast information and any appropriate execution improvement plans provided to Program Management for programs assigned to his/her group.

  • Review and evaluates new controls related products to provide a cost effective, and up-to-date controls solution.


•    Ensures that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
•    Work in compliance with divisional health, safety and environmental procedures.
•    Ensures that all employees, under their direction, are aware of, and follow all Health and Safety procedures, established by ATS and assumes responsibility for their safety.



A post-secondary diploma, degree or equivalent qualification, specializing in electrical, mechanical or software controls technology.


Demonstrated experience in an industrial development environment, producing controls for automated assembly systems.

Proven leadership qualities including; good oral and written communication skills, ability to work with and motivate team members, and a willingness to take responsibility for key aspects needed for job completion.  

This includes hands-on experience in programming and trouble-shooting with current PLC hardware, and programming software.

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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