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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3016

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Dec 30, 2020

Value Analysis Engineer

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 Corporate 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.

Job Description

Global Category Management is seeking individuals with positive attitude who enjoy working in a fast-pace, challenging environment.  We are currently recruiting for a Value Analysis Engineer.  Reporting to the Global Director of Category Management, the Value Analysis Engineer will work with the divisional engineering, corporate supply chain teams, and other stakeholders to identify and implement initiatives to standardize, re-source and re-design commodities, systems and components to reduce material cost within ATS segments and divisions globally. This position requires hands on and experience in a fast-moving high mix manufacturing environment. 


• Use accepted Value Engineering / Value Analysis methods and tools to evaluate cost, measure, and implement process and product improvements
• Analyze and prioritize the ideas for cost savings and product/process improvements
• Work with a multitude of cross-functional teams including Global Category Management, Sourcing, Marketing, Design Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing to implement cost reduction and standardization initiatives for key projects
• Optimize components and product designs for performance, cost, standardization, and manufacturability while working in consultation with divisional Design Engineering
• Evaluate performance, and various cost drivers associated with materials, labor, and overhead information as required for each project
• Provide cost estimates for process and product improvements
• Benchmark alternate designs, providing cost estimates as required.
• Challenge existing processes, systems, and procedures, while searching for more effective solutions.
• Manage and track various ideas, project, and programs from identification to implementation.
• Support divisional engineering and/or execute testing and validation of cost reduction initiatives
• Attend and support Global Category Managers when performing cost reduction workshops with ATS divisions and suppliers to generate cost reduction ideas and opportunities.
• Support Global Category Managers in the preparation of presentations of business cases including ROI of cost reduction initiatives.


Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field of study
• 4 – 7 Years of experience in ETO (engineering to Order) or repetitive manufacturing.  
• Direct experience with the application of Value Engineering/Analysis methodologies and tools is highly desired
• Experience in standardization of Assemblies, sub-assemblies and preferred components.
• Experience developing business cases, ROI calculations, and developing and proposing studies to help foster effective, fact-based decision making
• Broad background and understanding of manufacturing technologies (Assembly, Machining, Fabrication, Welding, and Paint) and / or Electronic components.   
• Excellent communication – written and verbal
• Proficient in the used of 3D CAD.  Experience with ERP software an asset.
• Proficient in Windows Microsoft (Excel, PP, Word, etc.)
• High proficiency with basic computer use

Other Requirements
Traveling (NA, Europe, and Asia) 20 to 30 %

Additional Information

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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