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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5151

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Oct 12, 2021

Senior Controls System Software Designer


Job Description

As a member of a highly motivated, dynamic, multi-disciplined team, you will design and develop world-class automation solutions. 
•    Planning and leading projects including oversight of a project team
•    Responsible for project tracking, project milestones and project budget for assigned project including attending project team meetings
•    Contributing to machine concepts
•    Design of control software
•    Integration of software with electrical and mechanical systems
•    Mentoring more junior members of the controls team
•    Process development and machine installation at customer sites worldwide
•    Programming and integration assignments involve leading-edge technologies and processes utilizing PLC’s, PC’s, robotics, motion controllers, vision systems, laser and other controllers.  


•    Complete yearly assigned department objectives
Design and develop software programs (PLC and/or PC based) specific to customer and project requirements based on standard ATS programming methods.
•    Debug and commission control systems at our facility, during the system integration stage and then at the customer’s site during installation. 
•    Travel as required to customer and supplier sites to perform installation, commissioning and training duties.
•    Select, test and integrate hardware and software components such as robots, analog devices, motion controllers, sensors, vision systems and lasers.
•    Work with other members of the control systems design department and other groups to continuously improve methods of integrating controls technology, with the goals being enhanced safety, enhanced functionality and reduced cost.
•    Provide thorough testing of machine functionality to verify software program completeness.
•    Advise customer on solving technical problems.
•    Provide customer with training specific to their current project (i.e. machine operation, programming principles and program structure).
•    Responsible to work with leader on development plan, updating Skills/Training Matrix and attending 1:1 meetings.
•    Responsible for advancing self-knowledge, and demonstrating the use of a variety of ABM tools including but not limited to: PDCA, Formal Problem Solving (A3, RCCA), Kaizen, Just-Do-It CIs, 5S, 8W, Visual Management (Control Boards)
•    Responsible for meeting Team Member level KPIs as assigned. (Budget, Schedule, Quality, CI)
•    Assist with the Team Leader’s responsibilities during their absence and periodically supervise the software development and integration effort on at a team level delegating tasks to a team of people.
•    Responsible for communicating time estimates and resource requirements on controls tasks to the Team Leader and at times the Project managers.

Additional Information

•    A post-secondary Engineering degree, diploma or equivalent, specializing in mechanical, electrical, systems or computer engineering.
•    Minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience in automation industry.
•    Strong programming, mechanical and electrical problem solving skills.
•    Knowledge of Siemens or Rockwell Control Logics PLC Processors, Rockwell Panel view Plus HMI’s, and Rockwell Servo motors systems is a definite asset.
•    Effective communicator both orally and in writing.
•    Potential to lead a team or spearhead a project
•    A demonstrated understanding of robotics, control systems, and machine operation with hands-on experience is desirable.

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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