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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3576

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Apr 7, 2021

Manager, Hardware Engineering


Major Duties

Administrative and technical management of the Hardware Engineering Team and projects as assigned by the Director, Engineering.

Job Description

Team Leadership & Culture: 

•    Plan, organize, direct and control the activities of Hardware Engineering Department using specialized knowledge of general engineering principles and knowledge in Controls Hardware Design.
•    Review project schedules on a timely basis to ensure the hardware engineering portion of projects are completed on time and take corrective action, coordinating with other departments as required.
•    Assess workload, assign leads to engineering projects and oversee the completion according to specific deadlines and project schedules.
•    Conduct employee performance evaluations, recommend salary adjustments, and initiate personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, discharges and disciplinary measures for staff reporting to him/her.
•    Encourage and mentor direct employees to ensure that departmental morale and efficiency are maintained at the highest level. Conduct regular 1:1 with leads and direct reports
•    Support employee training by analyzing needs on an annual basis using the training matrix
•    Based on business goals and annual growth, establish resource requirements skills and organizational needs that will sustain adequate capacity and leadership within the department.
•    Coach team members on ABM processes, A3s, RCCAs, cost benefit analysis, process development
•    Lead daily team meetings
•    Prioritize resources to ensure all work is achieved. Work closely with Engineering Team Leads to ensure resources are properly deployed. 
•    Deploy Visual Management tools for Engineering Team (i.e., Control Board)
•    Develop & deploy Team KPIs (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Cost, and Employee Engagement)
•    Measure departmental KPI results and rework and develop improvement plans where required.
•    Lead various Hoshin (High Level Objectives) activities as assigned through objective planning process.
•    Set objectives on a yearly basis that align with business unit objectives and track progress throughout the year on those objectives.
•    Provide engineering expertise for projects progressing through the manufacturing and system installation stages to overcome and correct problems and technical difficulties.  
•    Interview and select applicants on their technical qualifications and suitability for positions in the department when hiring new personnel.
•    Hold departmental communications meetings on a regular basis (minimum once per quarter).
•    Develop outside suppliers in anticipation of overload situations.
•    Maintain a co-operative working relationship with your counterparts in other ATS business units
•    Advocate and foster a team environment within both the department and throughout the business unit.
•    Emphasize continuous improvement as a long-term goal and with the Director, implement procedures and programs to achieve continuous improvement in this area.
•    Act as back-up coverage for Director, Engineering as required
•    Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.



  • A post-secondary technology diploma or engineering degree or equivalent, specializing in electronics, electrical or controls technology.



  • Several years of experience in the design and implementation of complete control systems for industrial automation projects.  This includes hands-on experience in programming and trouble-shooting with current PLC hardware, and programming software. Demonstrated experience in a management role.
  • Professional Engineering designation is an asset.

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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