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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4307

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jul 20, 2021

Mechanical Designer (Service)


Job Description

The Mechanical Designer (SMD) is responsible for all mechanical design activity in the ATS Cambridge Technical Services Department. Responsible for making design changes for retrofit projects, generating concept design, releasing drawings for production, providing input for quoting design work effort, and supporting the service team, including the release of spare assembly orders & support the assembly builds.


•    A working knowledge of common machine shop techniques.
•    Must have a thorough knowledge of drafting principles and GD&T principles and how they are applied 
•    Must be proficient in AutoCAD and SolidWorks.
•    Have experience with Microsoft 365 software applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Teams
•    Must be capable of designing tooling from sketches or verbal concepts.
•    Must be capable of working as part of a team.
•    A thorough knowledge of the use of pneumatics and hydraulics.
•    A thorough knowledge of the use of electrical devices (i.e. switches, load cells, LVDT’s, etc.).
•    Must be capable of giving and taking direction.
•    Must demonstrate an ability to conceptualize and create solutions for complex design issues.
•    Able to independently complete all specific responsibilities with minimal supervision.
•    Produce working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product, using AutoCAD and SolidWorks.
•    Select appropriate purchased components for mechanical assemblies and create requisitions with appropriate delivery dates.
•    Analyze engineering drawings and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes and products.
•    Review drawings for accuracy, material selection, proper machining techniques, finishes, hardness, etc.
•    Formalize and update drawing documentation.
•    Organize documentation, including quotes, drawing registers, correspondence, requisitions, drawings, schedules, etc. on projects you are assigned to.
•    Review electrical requirements with respect to input and output devices with electrical designers.
•    Perform engineering calculations with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs.
•    Examine feasibility of using one or more machines to carry out sequential operations.
•    Analyze designs and systems for compliance to applicable standards (i.e. OSHA, CE or customer specific).
•    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 Project Manager.
•    Responsible for communicating progress on tasks to the Mechanical Design - Team Lead
•    Create drawings of existing tooling through the use of precision measuring devices such as verniers and micrometers.


•    A post-secondary diploma or degree in mechanical design, mechanical engineering or equivalent.

A minimum of 5 years of mechanical design experience preferably with minimum of 2 years with focus on automation design or equivalent 

Beneficial Assets would include:

Machine Building, Integration & Troubleshooting in Automated Assembly systems, with CAD experience. 

Must be a good communicator, displays professionalism and has well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work with all levels of customer and ATS management in a multi-disciplined engineering environment under pressure. Excellent automation knowledge is an asset. Attention to detail and being well organized in engineering document management system is essential. Individual must have the ability to quickly gain knowledge to readily support troubleshooting systems. Successful candidates will be self-motivated & can problem solve when the process or next steps are not clear.  The candidate must be able to work independently, however should be able to ask question when the path forward is unclear.

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 Life Sciences 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.



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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