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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  6122

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  May 14, 2022

Intermediate Mechanical Designer - Automation

Job Description

Position type: Full Time 


•    A working knowledge of common machine shop techniques.
•    Must have a thorough knowledge of drafting principles.
•    Must be proficient in AutoCAD and Solid Works.
•    Must be capable of designing tooling from sketches or verbal concepts.
•    Must be capable of working as part of a team.
•    A thorough knowledge of the use of pneumatics
•    A thorough knowledge of the use of electrical devices (i.e. switches, load cells, LVDT’s, etc.).
•    Must be capable of giving and taking direction.


•    Perform engineering calculations with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs.
•    Analyze engineering drawings and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes and products.
•    Produce concepts, working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product, using AutoCAD and Solid Works.
•    Analyze designs and systems for compliance to applicable standards (i.e. OSHA, CE or customer specific).
•    Review drawings for accuracy, material selection, proper machining techniques, finishes, hardness, etc. 
•    Liaise with customers and in-house technical and engineering staff.
•    Liaise with vendors for technical information and specifications.
•    Communicate all requested design changes to the Project Lead or Team Lead.
•    Responsible for communicating progress on tasks to the supervising designer.
•    Formalize and update drawing documentation.
•    Periodically supervise the mechanical design effort on a project level, delegating tasks to a team of people.
•    Organize documentation, including quotes, project plan, correspondence, requisitions, drawings, schedules, etc. on projects you are supervising.
•    Responsible for communicating time estimates and resource requirements on design tasks to the Team Lead or Project Lead
•    Review electrical requirements with respect to input and output devices with electrical designers.
•    Review machine operations and machine sequences with programmers.
•    Assist the fabricators, machinists, toolmakers and electricians in the debug, integration resolving problems and completion of systems.
•    Determine tools, fixtures and equipment to be used in fabrication and assembly of mechanical components and complete assemblies.
•    Select appropriate purchased components for mechanical assemblies and create requisitions with appropriate delivery dates. 
•    Examine project instructions and drawings to determine test specifications
•    Periodically oversees co-op students and Junior Designers on various projects.

Additional Information


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


•     A minimum of 4 years of mechanical design experience.

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