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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3967

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jun 8, 2021

Senior Nuclear Engineer


Major Duties

Works with the customer and ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. design team and project manager to design the system solutions, including hardware and software that meet the customer's process requirements. 

Job Description

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develops and verifies design concepts and labour hours budget in quote preparation
  • Accountable for the engineering of the system, including analysis and design of all aspects of a machine
  • Prepare engineering calculations and analysis with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs according to applicable codes and standards.
  • Responsible for learning a customer process and becoming the local expert in it, to support the design and eventually the integration of the machine once it is built.
  • Responsible for systems design and development planning, execution and monitoring including:
  • Evaluates design output for conformance to design input requirements
  • Plans and conducts design reviews at appropriate stages of design development
  • Responsible for documenting the results of design reviews
  • Conducts design verifications to confirm that design output meets the design input requirement
  • Responsible for performing design validation under defined operating conditions
  • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes and products.
  • Produce working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product, using AutoCAD and Solid Works.
  • 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
  • Assists in the supervision of others within the department.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Organize documentation, including quotes, correspondence, requisitions, drawings, schedules, etc. on projects you are supervising.
  • Responsible for communicating time estimates and resource requirements on design tasks to the Manager, Nuclear Engineering and the Project Manager
  • Accountable for the development of engineering specifications such as: Design Requirements, Functional Specification, and Acceptance Test Plans.
  • Leads or participates in design reviews with customers, vendors and internal design groups
  • Coordinates project activities with suppliers of process critical third party equipment
  • Conducts acceptance tests and approving process critical third party equipment
  • Models and conducts experiments on high risk system elements to validate design assumptions
  • Works with the project team to solve design related problems.
  • Participates in the integration of some or all of the tasks for which he/she has design responsibilities.
  • Reviews machine performance from internal factory acceptance tests conducted on prototype machines
  • Assists with continuous systems design improvements on production machines.
  • Assists in the development of design standards and procedures
  • Willing to work as a Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW), and work in radioactive environments including nuclear site work.



  • A post secondary degree in Systems Design, Engineering Physics, Engineering Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering or equivalent.
  • A Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.



  • Ten years of experience in engineering design, development and qualification of custom machinery, systems or equipment. 
  • Thorough understanding of robotics, machine controls, structured problem solving, DOE, statistical analysis, precision engineering principles is necessary. 
  • Good written and oral communication skills and ability to lead or work as part of a multi-disciplinary project team are essential. 
  • Five years of experience in nuclear tooling and equipment development and testing. 
  • Field support and experience is required. 
  • Thorough understanding of machine design and build, and structured problem solving is necessary. 

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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