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ATS Company:  ATS Corporation
Requisition ID:  7202

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  May 15, 2024

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. 
•    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 Group Leader.
•    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.
•    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. 

Additional Information



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



•    A minimum of 10 years’ Mechanical Design experience with expertise within an Automation design environment (designs utilizing pneumatics, valves, servos, mechanisms, etc). 


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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