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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4717

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Sep 13, 2021

Technical Writer

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 Energy & Industry 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.




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


•    Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
•    Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.
•    Adhere to all aspects of the Technical Documentation department procedures and workflows.
•    Learn complex concepts and generate content in a clear, concise and organized manner that aligns with the Technical Documentation department writing and content development guidelines.
•    Interview subject matter experts and work from drawings, schematics and engineering documentation to develop technical manual content and other technical documentation.
•    Create clear, illustrations and photographs to support written information that align to Technical Documentation department guidelines.
•    Prepare customer documentation shipments, including printed and electronic copies and archive, as required.
•    Organize and index third-party manufacturer documentation.
•    Support the training department as required.
•    Routinely track and record status for project technical documentation.
•    Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and other technical documentation duties, as assigned.
•    Occasional overtime and weekend work may be required.
•    Strictly follow CSA N299/B51/N285/NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures.



Required Education and Experience:


•    Minimum engineering technologist college diploma, or equivalent technical field related work experience and education (mechanical technician etc.).
•    A minimum of two years of experience in technical writing, technical support, or report writing in an engineering or manufacturing environment.


Must Have:


•    Critical thinking, analytical skills and ability to read drawings and schematics.
•    An aptitude for and understanding of dynamics of machinery, mechanical systems, electrical, pneumatic systems, and PLCs.
•    Excellent communication skills (written and oral), and an aptitude for explaining technical information.
•    Demonstrated writing skill.
•    Ability to maintain clarity, conciseness, consistent style, and consistent terminology in documents.
•    High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint.
•    Basic proficiency with SolidWorks, and AutoCAD to generate illustrations.
•    Basic proficiency with vector-based illustration software.
•    Ability to rapidly learn new software applications and hardware concepts.
•    Ability to juggle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment. 
•    A passion for learning, continuous improvement and a ‘can-do’ attitude. 


Nice to have:


•    Experience with CorelDRAW, and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, Inkscape, Adobe Photoshop.
•    Experience with Adobe FrameMaker.
•    Nuclear, aerospace, manufacturing or aseptic packaging industry experience.



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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