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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  6817

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  May 12, 2022

Specialist, Pre-Automation Services


Job Description

ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world's most successful companies. ATS utilizes its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services, including pre-automation and after-sales services to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers. Markets include life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, food, beverage, transportation, energy, and oil and gas. Founded in 1978, ATS employs approximately 3,800 people at 21 manufacturing facilities and over 50 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China. ATS shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA.TO.

Life Sciences, operating as a Segment within ATS, is a $500M+ business with 5 manufacturing locations. Over 35% of our employees are highly trained professional engineers. We currently operate in Europe, North America and Asia. Our many customers include most of the major life science, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies. 

Within the Life Sciences Segment is our Pre-Automation Services group, whose objective is to develop industry leading automation strategies utilizing the right combination of vision and due diligence. Drawing upon a broad technical base and seasoned experience in multiple markets, our experts develop optimized manufacturing strategies that consider everything from process design and time to market, to unit cost and maximum return on investment. Through close collaboration with our customers and disciplined data-driven analysis, we conceptualize, simulate, and perfect comprehensive automation solutions before our customers invest.

This role is based out Cambridge, Ontario. Travel will be required due to the many locations in which our customers are located and where our businesses operate. The Specialist is responsible for two primary objectives

1.    Lead all aspects of Pre-Automation Services projects from purchase order to project completion. You will develop and execute project plans, coordinate the activities of your cross-functional teams, and ensure high quality deliverables and an exceptional customer experience

2.    Perform technical functions on Pre-Automation Services consulting assignments as required

•    Become a subject matter expert in the Pre-Automation Service offering
•    Lead concurrent end-to-end Pre-Automation Services projects from receipt of order to project completion
•    Perform Pre-Automation Service activities as required, including customer site visits, process mapping, concept development, feasibility study planning, validation planning, writing design specifications, writing user requirement specifications, financial analysis, business case development, developing strategic roadmaps for implementing factory automation, report writing
•    Support continuous improvement initiatives to improve and expand the service offering
•    Support other business areas as required including Account Managers, Applications Engineering, and Operations

Additional Information

•    Post-secondary degree or equivalent specializing in Engineering (Industrial, Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Mechatronics), Life Sciences, or similar is required
•    Master’s Degree or MBA is preferred
•    Certification or demonstrated equivalent experience in Continuous Improvement disciplines including Lean, Six Sigma, etc. is preferred
•    Completion of or working towards the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is preferred

•    5 years leading projects in the field of pharmaceutical or medical device operations, preferably in a consulting, project engineering, or automated manufacturing environment
•    Experience in leading and coordinating a multi-discipline project team
•    Excellent communication skills and ability to present ideas, concepts, and information to varied audiences
•    Technical experience in pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing, validation, or project engineering
•    Understanding of various automation system platforms, robotics, vision systems, machine controls, problem solving methodologies, design of experiment, design for manufacture and assembly, statistical analysis

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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