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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4107

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Sep 10, 2021

Intermediate Mechanical Designer (Innovation)


Job Description

As a Mechanical Designer, you will develop world-class mechatronic products and technologies for sophisticated automation equipment. We are looking for a creative individual, an out of the box thinker who still has practical grounding.  Someone who can grasp the fundamentals of a problem and solve the problem in effective and innovative ways.

Duties include generating new concepts, designing and validating prototypes, finalizing production designs and assisting in the transfer of new innovations to sales and production. These products require a strong combination of mechanics, electronics and software. The primary focus of this role is Mechanical Design but solutions require a multi-disciplinary approach.  

This position will contribute to new and next generation SuperTrak® linear motion conveyor products and other industry leading mechatronic technologies. The Innovation Center is an exciting venture developing state of the art technologies within a large, industry-leading, global automation supplier.

General Experience

•    Proficient at creating high performance, robust and elegant mechanical designs.
•    Thorough knowledge of drafting principles, proficient in SolidWorks and AutoCAD.
•    Able to deal with high unknowns up front as challenges are often being solved for the first time.
•    Adapt quickly to new learnings from prototypes and incorporate findings into designs. 
•    Team player able to communicate effectively in status meetings, perform design reviews, and contribute to solving challenging problems.


•    Generate concepts to solve new customer mechatronic problems/needs.
•    Perform engineering calculations to validate new concepts.
•    Generate detailed designs for prototypes ensuring all purchased and manufactured parts meet acceptable cost/performance/delivery. Support operations in the build of prototypes.
•    Contribute to test plans for prototypes and either execute the test plan or support others that are performing the test plan.
•    Analyze test results, mitigate risks and resolve the unknowns. Get agreement on final designs both internally and with customers and finalize production designs.
•    Support Sales and Operations during the transfer to production of new products/innovations.
•    Work in compliance with divisional health, safety and environmental procedures.
•    Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.

Additional Information

Specific Experience

•    A minimum 5+ years’ Mechanical Design experience.  Responsibilities, title, and compensation will be set based on the successful candidate.
•    Proficient in 3D CAD doing mechanical design, preferably SolidWorks.
•    Strong ability to conceptualize and create solutions for complex design requirements.
•    A working knowledge of common machine shop techniques.
•    Capability in these areas is an asset: materials, precision, GD&T, FEA, thermal.
•    Familiarity in these areas is an asset: industrial automation, control systems, electrical designs, electronics, magnetics.
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•    A self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

•    A post-secondary engineering degree or diploma in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Systems Design or equivalent.

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 Innovation Group 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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