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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4001

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Jul 2, 2021

Technical Writer


Job Description


The Technical Writer will create and edit written content and create illustrations for custom automation systems. Through demonstrated exposure to cutting-edge technologies in the automation field the Technical Writer will execute all documentation activities with a high degree of attention to detail and precision.



  • Learn complex concepts, and combine text with supporting visual elements to present content as discrete units of information (concepts, tasks, and references).
  • Create clear, professional illustrations that support written information that follows ATS standards.
  • Maintain clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology in documents.
  • Interview subject matter experts.
  • Routinely track and record project status.
  • Prepare customer documentation shipments, including printed and electronic copies.
  • Organize and index third-party manufacturer documentation.
  • Photograph systems and components for record-keeping and documentation purposes.
  • Archive completed projects.
  • Support the training department and complete other duties as assigned.
  • Complete all business activities with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct and ISO processes.


Required Education and Experience:

  • A university degree or college diploma (preferably in science/engineering) with demonstrated writing and technical abilities, or equivalent education and related work experience.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in technical writing or technical support in an engineering or manufacturing environment.


Must Have:

  • Exceptional communication skills (written and oral), and an aptitude for explaining technical information.
  • Ability to rapidly learn new software applications and hardware concepts.
  • A passion for using visual elements to augment technical content.
  • Superior organization and file management practices.
  • Ability to juggle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Proficiency with Adobe FrameMaker.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint.
  • A mechanical aptitude (an understanding of mechanical systems, pneumatic systems, and PLCs).


Nice to have:

  • Experience with CorelDRAW, and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
  • Experience with SolidWorks, and AutoCAD.

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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