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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3575

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Apr 3, 2021

Manager, Nuclear Engineering


Major Duties

Works with the ATS design team, project manager, and the customer to develop, test, and implement system solutions that meet the customer's process requirements including prototype machines or systems.  Direct responsibility for mechanical systems, with input and support for controls software and hardware.  

Job Description

Team Leadership & Culture:

  • Plan, organize, direct and control the activities of Nuclear Engineering and Technology Department using specialized knowledge of general engineering principles and knowledge in nuclear related tooling for nuclear power plants, decommissioning, radio-pharmaceuticals and more.
  • 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.
  • Prioritize resources to ensure all work is achieved. Work closely with Engineering Team Leads to ensure resources are properly deployed.
  • 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.
  • Develop outside suppliers in anticipation of overload situations.
  • 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



  • Provides input and engineering review of design requirements and drawings
  • Prepares, or provides input to plans, specifications, test plans and procedures
  • Guide trouble-shooting of tooling and equipment
  • Evaluates test results for conformance to design input requirements
  • Participates in design reviews with customers, vendors and internal design groups
  • Plans and oversee experiments/qualification testings on high risk system elements to validate design assumptions
  • Works with the project team and to solve design related problems.
  • Reviews machine performance from internal factory acceptance tests conducted on prototype machines
  • Responsible for oversight on engineering and assembly activities related to construction of CSA B51 and CSA N285.0 pressure boundary components within the ATS Certificate of Authorization.



  • A post-secondary degree in engineering or equivalent, specializing in mechanical, mechatronic, nuclear or chemical engineering is required. 



  • At least 7 – 10 years of experience in nuclear tooling and equipment development and testing. 
  • Field support and experience an asset.  Thorough understanding of machine design and build, and structured problem solving is necessary. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to lead and work as part of a multi-disciplinary project team is essential. 
  • 2 or more years with demonstrated experience in a leadership or management role.
  • A valid Professional Engineering License for the province of Ontario is required.

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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