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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5718

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jan 14, 2022

Junior Automation Designer - Mechanical

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.


  • A working knowledge of common machine shop techniques.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of drafting principles.
  • Must be proficient in SolidWorks
  • 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 and hydraulics.
  • An understanding of the use of electrical devices. (I.e. switches, load cells, LVDT’s, etc.)
  • Must be capable of taking direction.

Specific Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Examine feasibility of using one or more machines to carry out sequential operations.
  • Produce working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product using 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 Manager, Automation Engineering OR Product Specialist.
  • 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. 
  • Create drawings of existing tooling through the use of precision measuring devises such as verniers and micrometers.
  • 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.
  • 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 post secondary diploma or degree in mechanical design, mechanical engineering or equivalent.

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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