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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7383

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Supplier Quality Assurance Specialist

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

•    Provide technical expertise and leadership to sourcing and development of suppliers with respect to technology, performance, quality, cost, logistics and delivery.
•    Collaborate with suppliers and engineering teams on process and quality improvements.
•    Stay abreast of technological advancements in the field and identify how to leverage them to improve cost, quality or assurance of supply.
•    Contribute to continuous improvement activities.
•    Direct engagement with suppliers to accomplish improvements in supplier quality and shipping performance.
•    Support and participate in ABM initiatives.
•    Audit the supplier to applicable codes and standards (ISO 9001, CSA N299, CSA N285, NQA-1).

Specific Responsibilities

•    Strictly follow CSA N285/NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures.
•    Existing Supplier Development to improve KPI’s (e.g. OTD, Conformance to Specifications, Receiving issues)
•    Perform rough cut capacity planning and resolve gaps at ATS Approved Suppliers
•    Benchmarking new potential suppliers (pre-audit)
•    Supplier scorecard delivery and follow up 
•    On-going Supplier engagement ensuring both ATS and Suppliers are informed and in compliance with change management.
•    Supplier Excellence Program:  Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of technological developments and trends for guidance of commodity teams in advancements of design, quality, and manufacturing.
•    Act as consultant to communicate and coach the Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering and procurement organizations to drive cost effective improvements (VA/VE) to Quality and Manufacturing processes, minimizing waste, introduce new products and improve product design.
•    Identify “value add” opportunities within existing Supply base
•    Support Product Sourcing Strategy and provide technical leadership in new supplier selection.
•    Support new business ramp with Suppliers (drawing reviews, Inspection plans, etc.)
•    Assist the Quality Department with SCAR resolution, more complex NCR’s, external Supplier training, and Audits as assigned by the Quality Manager.
•    Review and approve FAI’s, deviations, process change notifications and corrective actions.
•    Identify cost savings opportunities.
•    Travel will be required to local and international destinations.



•    A post-secondary technology diploma or equivalent, specializing in toolmaking, machining, welding or mechanical engineering, mechanical technologist, quality engineering or equivalent work experience is required
•    ASQ CQE or ASQ SSBB or equivalent work experience is required
•    Nuclear Auditor training and qualification

•    Six Sigma Experience is an asset.
•    Strong problem-solving skills.
•    Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team.
•    Understanding of change management principles and Change Agent Skills.
•    JD Edwards or similar ERP systems – data mining and report generation
•    Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint – Intermediate level.
•    At least 5 years in nuclear environment or other highly regulatory industry
•    At least 5 years of quality assurance engineering experience in a manufacturing and/or fabrication environment. 
•    Experience with the Nuclear requirements relating to Quality and Inspection plans
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage multiple projects from various diverse organizations 
•    Strong working knowledge and experience working with ISO 9001, N299, NQA-1,10CFR50, 10CFR21, N285, N286, B51 and ASME Section III guidelines. 
•    Commercial Grade Dedication background and experience 
•    Capable of being certified to Jaeger-1 Test Chart and Bausch and Lomb Vision test (including color and far- and near-distance test)  

Health and Safety

All employees have the responsibility to work in a safe manner and report any health, safety or environmental concern to their manager or supervisor in a timely manner.

Employee responsibilities for Health, Safety and Environment include:
•    Work in compliance with divisional health, safety and environmental procedures
•    Refrain from removing or altering safety devices or guarding unless hazardous energies are controlled through lockout-tagout methods
•    Report any unsafe conditions or unsafe acts 
•    Report defect in any equipment or protective device
•    Ensure that the required protective equipment is used for the assigned tasks
•    Attend all required health, safety and environmental training
•    Report any accidents/incidents to supervisor
•    Assist in investigating accidents/incidents
•    Refrain from engaging in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct

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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