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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  6639

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jun 19, 2022

Industrial Electrical Apprentice

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 apprenticeship duties mentored by managers, electricians and senior apprentices. 
The apprentice/wireperson learns to read and interpret layout and schematic drawings in order to assemble, install and wire electrical components and sub-assemblies on robotic work cells and industrial automation systems.  

Specific Responsibilities

•    Locate and convey tools and materials to specific project locations in the plant.
•    Using layout drawings, determine mounting locations for devices, din rail, wireways and other components.  Drill, tap and mount all components using appropriate fasteners.
•    Measure, cut and bend conduit, using tape measures, hand benders and electric benders.
•    Learn to use and maintain all tools and associated electrical equipment.
•    Read and interpret schematic drawings, layouts and other specifications supplied by our design department and the customer in order to perform the tasks required.
•    Perform panel wiring, cell wiring and system wiring, including installation of conduits and wireways to electrical design package, applicable regulations and customer specifications.
•    Assist senior electricians to isolate and correct defects in wiring, switches, motor and other electrical equipment.
•    Assist in the tear down and shipping process.
•    Travel to customer sites as required for installation and re-integration of systems.
•    Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
•    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 grade 12 diploma specializing in electricity and electronics or equivalent is preferred.


A practical, working knowledge of electrical wiring, electrical troubleshooting and electronics, along with a keen interest to learn are essential.  Must be capable of working in a team environment and be able to maintain a positive attitude and consistent contribution to the projects assigned.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements

•    Due to arc flash and shock hazards, voltage-rated gloves and 100% cotton, long-sleeve shirts must be worn at all times when working on live panels.
•    Employees must comply at all times with the specific PPE requirements identified on the ARC Flash and Shock Hazard Warning Labels (see below for your information.) These will be posted at Switchgear locations, breaker panels, bus ducts and equipment related power drops.
•     Please refer to the Workplace Electrical Safety Program for specific details.

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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