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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  6242

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Senior Automation Designer - Mechanical

Job Description


•    A working knowledge of common machine shop techniques.
•    Must have a thorough knowledge of drafting principles.
•    Must be proficient in AutoCAD and Solid Works.
•    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 a strong ability to conceptualize and create solutions for complex design requirements.
•    Must have strong written and oral communication abilities.
•    Able to independently complete all specific responsibilities with minimal supervision.

•    Perform engineering calculations with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs.
•    Analyzes engineering drawings, and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes and products.
•    Examines feasibility of using one or more machines to carry out sequential operations.
•    Produces working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product, using AutoCAD and Solid Works.
•    Analyze designs and systems for compliance to applicable standards (i.e. OSHA, CE or customer specific)
•    Review drawings for accuracy, material selection, proper machining techniques, finishes, hardness, etc. 
•    Will liaise with vendors for technical information and specifications.
•    Will periodically assist with the Group Leader’s responsibilities during their absence.
•    Will periodically supervise the mechanical design effort on a project level delegating tasks to a team of people.
•    Organize documentation, including quotes, drawing registers, correspondence, requisitions, drawings, schedules, etc. on projects you are supervising.
•    Responsible for communicating time estimates and resource requirements on design tasks to the Director, Mechanical Design and Project managers.
•    Review electrical requirements with respect to input and output devises with electrical designers.
•    Review machine operations and machine sequences with programmers.
•    Assist the fabricators, machinists, toolmaker and electricians in the debug, integration resolving problems and completion of systems.
•    Determines tools, fixtures and equipment to be used in fabrication and assembly of mechanical components and complete assemblies.
•    Select appropriate purchase component for mechanical assemblies and create requisitions with appropriate delivery dates. 
•    Examines project instructions and drawings to determine test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment and problems involved in designing, changing or re-arranging materials.
•    Will assist in developing design and department standards.



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


•    A minimum of 10 years’ Mechanical Design experience.

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