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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7445

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Sep 17, 2022

Intermediate Project Controls Specialist

Join our globally growing team at ATS Industrial Automation where we create complex automation solutions at the highest level that sustainably impact lives around the world. 


At ATS, a publicly traded global company with a proud 40-year history, we help drive the future with our factory-wide automation solutions. At ATS Industrial Automation, what we do matters - both to our customers and to their customers. With 600 skilled employees around the world, we design, build and service mission-critical automated assembly and test solutions for mobility, nuclear and specialty automation. Our customers are leaders in their industries and rely on us to deliver what we promise - on time and on budget.  Combined with our broad product portfolio, financial strength and global presence, we provide our customers with the best automation solutions wherever and whenever they need them. 

Major Duties

The Intermediate Project Controls Specialist is responsible for creating and maintaining project schedules, working closely with the Project Manager and Director/Manager/Leads of various departments to assess project progress, identify issues & liaison between departments to facilitate solutions.  The Intermediate Project Controls Specialist is responsible for creating and maintaining a valid master production schedule (MPS) by working closely with shop scheduling and material handling, inventory control, purchasing, department Managers and Applications.  The Intermediate Project Controls Specialist prepares weekly forecasted activity reports so departments can plan their resource allocation to meet all project deliverables.

Specific Responsibilities

•    Biweekly (or more frequent as per contract) update of Primavera (or designated) project schedule.
•    Generate schedule changes as required to maintain visibility of the work in progress to accurately predict delivery dates.
•    Utilize Primavera (or designated) system to efficiently automate the data collection, manipulation and distribution of information.
•    Assess pending CORs for impact to project timing, resources required and project criticality 
•    Implement signed CORs into project schedule verifying timing, resources required and project criticality.
•    Weekly creation and maintenance of a valid master production schedule (MPS) for departmental review of divisional loading (as overseen by Senior Project Control Specialist).
•    Determine purchased and manufacturing material due dates using Project Schedules and information gained from working with the Sales department and the project team. 
•    Provide sufficient information to production control to promote the issuing of due-dated work orders to the shop floor. 
•    Coordinate work order issuance and kitting to meet the schedule.
•    Utilizing the benchmark labour hours, predict/plan manpower requirements by job classification and identify capacity constraints.
•    Working with the project procurement lead verify critical material deliveries.
•    Formally and daily check the floor status of deliveries to allow proactive corrective action to be taken.
•    Check with Purchasing to verify critical material deliveries.
•    Participate in the weekly Production Meeting & Loading Meeting, understanding the discussion document, outlining issues and constraints and promise dates with enough detailed information to allow the Project Manager to communicate with the Customer.
•    Run/review MRP report and finite schedule with requirements to generate plant schedule and vendor releases.
•    Communicate any scheduling or cost forecasting shortfalls to the Project Manager. 
•    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 education, including but not limited to, Materials Management or equivalent with practical working knowledge of MRP, shop floor control or manufacturing controls systems.  


•    Three to five years of scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment is required.  

•    Experience with computerized database systems is required.  

•    Primavera and Planview are an asset and Microsoft Project and Excel and are required.  

•    An understanding of common business practices relating to materials management, production control, logistics and procurement is essential.  

•    The Intermediate Project Controls Specialist will have a desire to learn, the ability to adapt to various situations and a high degree of professionalism.  

•    Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

Join our ATS Industrial Automation Team because:

  • We VALUE our People: The foundation of a great company is having the best team which is why we continuously work to develop, engage, empower and energize our people.
  • We’ve got GREAT Work Perks: We provide a variety of perks to our employees. Make sure you ask more about our treat days, free gourmet coffee beverages, employee referral bonus and onsite cafeteria.
  • We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, overtime pay eligibility, paid vacation, Employee Incentive Bonus program, comprehensive health and dental benefits including Lifestyle Spending Account, RRSP matching program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development. Ask about our tuition reimbursement program and our commitment to promoting from within.


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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