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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  8863

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  May 20, 2023

Industrial Electrician (Life Science)

Join our globally growing team at ATS Life Sciences Systems, a division of ATS Corporation, an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world’s most successful companies. 


Within ATS Life Sciences Systems, what we do matters – we custom design, build and service critical automated solutions for medical device and pharmaceutical companies. We are dedicated to assisting our customers in improving the quality of life for people around the world. When there is no room for error, and product failure is not an option, leading life sciences companies trust us to resolve their production challenges. 

Job Description


Under general direction, builds, installs and troubleshoots electrical wiring systems, electronic components, hardware and equipment with a quality and timely focus in order to build special-purpose machinery, robotic work cells and factory automation projects.


· From time to time you may be asked to fulfill the lead role for your discipline.

· Take direction from the Manager, Electrical Assembly and/or the designated Group Lead Electrician.

· Using the electrical design package and customer specifications for reference; plans and coordinates work required to assemble and wire control panels, HMI’s and other sub-assemblies.

· Use the MRP system to check on availability of parts for the job.

· Perform panel wiring, cell wiring and system wiring, including installation of conduits and wireways.

· Report any issues regarding workmanship or design to the Lead Electrician or the Manager, Electrical Assembly.

· Ensure that all print updates are being completed and that rework is properly recorded.

· Following OHSC rules and regulations; determine power requirements for projects and install bus plugs, conduits and cord drops to transformers and/or directly to control panel disconnects.

· Using established procedures for “Power up and Test” perform power up and electrical testing and troubleshooting of the control system in order to enable the start of integration. Repair and/or replace defective components of the system as required.

· Work with the electrical team as well as project managers, customers, designers, toolmakers and programmers to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a complete and functional system.

· Assist in providing status of completion information in order to maintain Project Status Sheets.

· Participate in tear down and shipping of the equipment, dismantling in an orderly fashion to minimize installation time at the customers’ site.

· Be an ambassador for ATS at the customer’s site, providing a quick and efficient installation of the equipment. Follow all safety procedures according to the ATS Health and Safety Manual in addition to following any onsite customer health and safety procedures.

· Reassemble equipment to the point of buy-off at the customer’s site. Provide customer training when required.

· Fill out daily site reports.

· Work with the Manager to be a positive motivating force within the team. Assist in training apprentices according to ATS manufacturing standards and to the Industrial Electrician apprenticeship training standards.

· Communicate and be a channel for any constructive or objective ideas that arise, helping to keep the manufacturing standards up-to-date and at the highest level. Use the team as a pool of technical knowledge, solving problems together efficiently.

· Travel to customer sites as required for installation and re-integration of systems.

Additional Information



A Certificate of Qualification as an Industrial Electrician, a Construction and Maintenance Electrician or equivalent certifications from other Provinces or Countries.


A completed apprenticeship and/or two to three years of hands-on electrical wiring, troubleshooting and maintenance experience as a licensed electrician. Preference will be given to those with electronics, machine building or robotics expertise. Must be capable of working in a team environment and be able to maintain a positive attitude and consistent contribution to the projects assigned.

Why should you join ATS Life Sciences Systems? 

  • Be a part of an engaged, empowered and innovative workforce with cross-divisional and global growth opportunities 

  • We are intentional about your professional growth and development through internal career opportunities and our educational reimbursement program. 

  • We offer a robust total rewards package- Competitive starting salaries, comprehensive health and dental benefits, overtime pay, employee bonuses, RSP matching, Employee Share Purchase Program 

  • We provide awesome work perks such as treat days, gourmet coffee and beverages, subsidized breakfast and lunches in our cafeteria, employee referral bonuses and lots 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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