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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  9393

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  May 24, 2023

Senior Automation Designer- Mechanical

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 1000 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.


  • A working knowledge of common machine shop techniques.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of drafting principles.
  • Must be proficient in SolidWorks.
  • 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.

Specific Responsibilities

  • 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 SolidWorks.
  • 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. 
  • Provide design support related to construction of CSA B51 and CSA N285.0 pressure boundary components within the ATS Certificate of Authorization as required.
  • Strictly follow CSA N285/NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures
  • Will liaise with customers and in-house technical and engineering staff.
  • Will liaise with vendors for technical information and specifications.
  • Communicates all requested design changes to their Mechanical Design Team Lead or respective manager. 
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.
  • Adhere to all ISO procedures pertaining to the job responsibilities.
  • Responsible for communicating progress on tasks to supervising designer.
  • 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.
  • Assist the Applications group on proposals and estimating mechanical design labour hours.
  • 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.
  • May assist implementing or achieving corporate objectives. (i.e. new developments, policies, etc.)
  • Periodically oversees Co-op students, Junior and Intermediate Designers on various projects.
  • 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 diploma or degree in mechanical design, mechanical engineering or equivalent.



  • A minimum of 10 years’ Mechanical Design experience.

Why should you join ATS Industrial Automation?

  • Be a part of an engaged, empowered and innovative global workforce
  • We offer a robust total rewards package- Competitive starting salaries, comprehensive health and dental benefits, overtime pay, employee bonus, RSP matching, Employee Share Purchase Program
  • We provide awesome work perks such as treat days, gourmet coffee and beverages, subsidized breakfast and lunches in our cafeteria, employee referral bonuses and lots more.
  • We are intentional about your professional growth and development through internal career opportunities and our educational reimbursement program.


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


 If you're excited about this role, but do not meet all the qualifications listed above, you are still encouraged to apply. 

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