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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5442

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Junior Automation Designer - Mechanical


Job Description


•    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.
•    An understanding of the use of pneumatics.
•    An understanding of the use of electrical devices. (I.e. switches, load cells, LVDT’s, etc.)
•    Must be capable of 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 working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product using AutoCAD and Solidworks.
•    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 Team Lead or Project Lead.
•    Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.
•    Adhere to all ISO procedures pertaining to the job responsibilities.
•    Responsible for communicating progress on tasks to supervising designer.
•    Formalize and update drawing documentation. 
•    Liaise with fabricators, machinists, toolmaker and electricians in the completion of equipment and resolving problems. 
•    May periodically assist the Engineering Administrative Assistant in preparing customer documentation.



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



•    Preferably one or two Co-op terms in Mechanical design/drafting.

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 Life Sciences 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.



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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