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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3494

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Feb 18, 2021

Reliability Engineer


Job Description

We are looking for a bright, ambitious Reliability Engineer who enjoys team work, client relationships and on-going challenging projects. As a Reliability Engineer you will be responsible for project management and quality oversight in the delivery of Reliability engagements including development of  maintenance plans for new Capex systems and legacy ATS systems, remote analysis of equipment performance data, Root Cause Analysis, Line Performance optimization support, and other on-site efforts intended to improve the operational performance and reliability of the customer’s asset.  You will also be responsible for supporting business development activities including service solution scoping, cost commitments, proposal documents, and resource planning for reliability services opportunities.



Project Management:
•    Schedule Management - define scope of work, coordinate resources and estimate duration of activity.  Responsible for managing and controlling the reliability project plan.
•    Scope Management - Initiate project, define activities and manage the agreed contractual scope of supply.  
•    Cost Management - estimate budgets and control the project costs through the duration of the initiative.
•    Risk Management -Plan, identify and effectively manage the project scope and financial risk.
•    Communications Management - manage the information distribution, progress and performance reporting with key internal and external stakeholders
•    Client Management - Manages client interaction and expectations for multiple or large-scale projects. Anticipates client’s needs and proposes alternative business solutions capitalizing upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

Reliability Engineering:
•    Lead team efforts in the development of risk-based asset maintenance plans that include, value added preventative maintenance tasks, predictive, condition based and remote monitoring opportunities mitigate reliability risks.
•    Develop, facilitate and lead Reliability training programs for internal and external customers.
•    Develop, Facilitate and lead planned preventive maintenance training programs for internal and external customers, machine operators and maintenance personnel.
•    Utilize standard Engineering practices to assess equipment operational and reliability risk, using FMEA, Process Flow Diagrams, Value Stream Mapping, Relationship Modeling, Lean Systems analysis and any other engineering tools as may be necessary.
•    Provide technical oversight and management for the development of the facility’s equipment hierarchy.
•    Leverage ATS Illuminate™ OEE and Asset Management software to analyze asset failure data to determine the need for adjustments in MRO inventory, planned maintenance frequencies, and equipment design.
•    Use statistical methods and reliability modeling to determine optimized equipment maintenance strategies based on cost of process downtime, cost of direct maintenance, MTBF, MTTR, EHS, safety, and other key metrics.
•    Reviewing and validating maintenance tasks to mitigate risk of equipment failure.


•    A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent related experience. Master degree preferred.
•    Minimum of 5-8 years of experience as a Reliability Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, or Maintenance Manager / Engineer working in a discrete manufacturing environment such as Life Sciences, Automotive, Energy, or Consumer Goods.
•    Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), or Certified Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt preferred
•    Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus.
•    Must have in-depth working knowledge of Risk-Based analysis tools such as Criticality Analysis and Failure Modes Effect Analysis
•    Experience working with Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and/or Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) programs preferred.
•    Strong data base (Excel) and statistical analysis capability.
•    Demonstrated experience and understanding of Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA).
•    Understanding of Preventive / Predictive Maintenance technologies, strategies, and the ability to lead teams in the development and implementation of sustainable systems.
•    Understanding of Bill of Materials, Critical Spares, and Asset Hierarchy and how each impacts the optimization of asset maintenance systems.
•    Must have thorough knowledge of Technical Drawings /Blue Prints, P&IDs, and technical manuals.
•    Working knowledge of SAP, MAXIMO, MP2, or similar CMMS /EAM software is a plus.
•    Must have a working knowledge of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles and their use on mechanical systems.
•    Must have working knowledge of tool room and assembly processes and practices.
•    Good oral, written, and presentation skills, ability to work with and motivate team members
•    Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and Project
•    Willingness to take responsibility for key aspects needed for job completion.
•    Hands-on experience in manufacturing, machine debug, and root cause failure analysis
•    Willing to travel up to 50% (Domestic and International travel is possible.)

Ability to set priorities, meets aggressive deadlines, balance technical and business requirements.  Strong leader able to work in a team matrix environment, trainer, coach and mentor to peer groups.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential in addition to strong planning skills. Open to working with internal and external Engineering Leaders, Customers, and Contractors to further develop Engineering standards, processes and methodology focused on eliminating Reliability risk.  Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for developing presentations and speaking to small and large groups of people.

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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