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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7716

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Sep 16, 2022

Team Lead, Production

Job Description


Coordinates and supervises the work of production team members to ensure compliance to safety, quality, and production requirements. Works with the Production Supervisor, Team Leads and Operations team members to meet customer requirements (quality & on time delivery) for all daily production requirements



  • Plans, organizes, and directs the various build cells so assemblies & products are produced at the highest quality standards, at maximum production efficiencies.
  • Communicates information relating to equipment, scheduling, inventory, quality, health and safety to appropriate staff and management as needed
  • Review and approve all ATS People transactions, including timesheets and vacation approvals.
  • Monitors performance of staff and identifies training and development needs.
  • With support of the Production Supervisor, formally review employee’s development during performance reviews.
  • With the support of the Production Supervisor, deliver corrective actions as required 
  • Accountable for the health and safety of employees under your supervision by; making sure that employees work in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures and providing adequate training for employees in specific work tasks to help reduce or eliminate the risk of workplace injuries. 
  • Read and provide direction on detailed work instructions related to the assemblies.
  • Effective troubleshooting and ability to communicate efficiently regarding problems that may arise during assembly and final testing.
  • Maintain and update daily visual management boards, KPIs, metrics and goals of production.
  • Coordinate work according to the skills and experience of team members assigned.
  • Communicate and be a channel of any constructive or objective ideas that arise; helping to keep the manufacturing standards up-to-date and at the highest level.
  • Ensures checklists, work instructions and final acceptance test plans are followed and completed accurately. 
  • Conducts transactions and activities in the ERP system.
  • Available to be a customer liaison, including travel as required.

Additional Information

Required Skills & Competencies:

  • Effective written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement Principles
  • 5S knowledge (training, implementation & sustainment)
  • Displays technical expertise & understanding (mechanical and electrical assembly aptitude)
  • Ability to collaborate cross functionality
  • Supervisory & leadership experience in a repetitive production environment utilizing build cells and one-piece flow
  • Ensure compliance to all procedures and policies


Experience Needed:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • Previous Lead role experience an asset



  • Preference given to a technician or technologist diploma in Engineering or Mechanical/Electrical skilled trade certification



At ATS, it starts with our People! 

We believe the foundation of a great company is having the best team and winning as a team. Take your place among the best in the business and grow your career with the SuperTrak CONVEYANCE division at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality. 


Why Join ATS?   

  • Be a part of a thriving organization that is a global leader in advanced automation solutions 

  • Collaborate with other bright, talented professionals focused on innovation and continuous improvement 

  • Discover opportunities for growth within ATS as we strive to develop, engage, empower, and energize our people 

  • Make an impact and give back to our community in a meaningful way 

  • Work in a safe, positive, and inclusive environment where everyone is respected and given the opportunity to do their best 

  • Enjoy an attractive compensation package including flexible work schedules (where applicable) 

  • Participate in company sponsored BBQs, annual picnics, and holiday parties 

  • 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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