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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  8168

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Senior Control Systems Hardware Designer

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 600 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. 

Major Duties


Produces complete controls solutions and electrical design packages based on customer specifications and standardized design practices used at ATS

Specific Responsibilities


• Work with mechanical designers during mechanical design process to design a control system that will enable the machine to perform its intended function safely and reliably.
• Formulate and produce complete electrical design package, which includes detailed schematics, cable routing diagrams, panel layouts, bills of materials and material requisition forms, based on ATS standard specifications and the customers’ requirements.
• Work with other members of the Controls Engineering Department and other groups to continuously improve methods of integrating controls technology, with the goals being enhanced safety, enhanced functionality and reduced cost.
• Work with other members of the Controls Engineering Department and other groups to ensure that labour budgets and material budgets are adhered to or improved upon.
• Specify all electrical and controls-related hardware and software and produce requisition forms for material purchases.
• Integrate third party equipment and electronic component entry into electrical design package. Examples include serial communications, hardware handshaking, opto-isolation, electrical and ultrasonic welding applications, vision systems, motion control products, transducers and signal conditioners.
• Verify that electrical design package is complete, accurate and safe based on sound design practices and accepted standards, and that the I/O lists meet program requirements prior to issue to shop floor.
• Work with customers, project managers, designers, toolmakers and electricians to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a complete, functional system.
• Work with other members of the Controls Engineering Department and other groups to continuously improve methods of integrating controls technology.
• Provide customers with training specific to their current project (i.e. electrical hardware, machine operation, programming principles, program functionality and program structure).
• 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.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements


• Due to arc flash and shock hazards, voltage-rated gloves and 100% cotton, long-sleeve shirts must be worn atall times when working on live panels.
• Employees must comply at all times with the specific PPE requirements identified on the ARC Flash andShock Hazard Warning Labels (see below for your information.) These will be posted at Switchgear locations,breaker panels, bus ducts and equipment related power drops.
• Please refer to the Workplace Electrical Safety Program for specific details.




A post-secondary technology diploma or engineering degree or equivalent, specializing in electronics, electrical or controls technology.



Three years experience in electrical control systems design, preferably in the industrial automation field. A working knowledge of AutoCAD and the ability to keep abreast of leading-edge technology is essential.


Join our ATS Industrial Automation Team because:

  • We VALUE our People: The foundation of a great company is having the best team which is why we continuously work to develop, engage, empower and energize our people.
  • We’ve got GREAT Work Perks: We provide a variety of perks to our employees. Make sure you ask more about our treat days, free gourmet coffee beverages, employee referral bonus and onsite cafeteria.
  • We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, overtime pay eligibility, paid vacation, Employee Incentive Bonus program, comprehensive health and dental benefits including Lifestyle Spending Account, RRSP matching program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development. Ask about our tuition reimbursement program and our commitment to promoting from within.


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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