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ATS Company:  ATS Corporation
Requisition ID:  12108

Irvine, CA, US, 92606

Date:  May 12, 2024

Controls Engineer

Job Duties


  • Design and develop software programs (PLC) specific to customers and project requirements based on standard ATS programming methods.
  • Debug and commission control systems at our facility, during the system integration stage and then at the customer’s site during installation. Collect data from software reviews to populate department DVM, KPI’s and individual metrics.
  • Problem-solve with Mechanical Builders, debug software issues, and update all appropriate documentation.
  • Provide thorough testing of machine functionality to verify test system program completeness.
  • Participate in internal and customer design reviews, installations, and service calls when needed.
  • Work with suppliers to find/develop the most functional and economical solutions to design issues.
  • Select, test, and integrate hardware and software components such as robots, analog devices, motion controllers, sensors, vision systems and lasers.
  • Travel as required to customer and supplier sites to perform installation, commissioning, and training duties.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of ATS internal and international standards.
  • Works with other members of the software development department and other groups to continuously improve methods of integrating test system software and instrumentation technology.
  • Work with other members of the control systems design department and other groups to ensure that labor and material budgets as well as scheduled delivery dates are adhered to or improved upon.
  • Work with customers, project managers, designers, toolmakers, and electricians to solve problems and provide the customer with a complete, functional automation system.
  • Provide accurate documentation for each project.
  • Advise customers on solving technical problems.
  • Provide customers with training specific to their current project (i.e., machine operation, programming principles and program structure).


  • A post-secondary engineering degree, or equivalent, specializing in electrical, systems, or computer engineering.


Experience Required:

  • Greater than five years of automation experience.
  • Proficiency in one or more of Industrial Automation Platforms:
    • B&R Automation (Preferred)
    • Allen Bradley
    • Beckhoff
    • Siemens
    • Omron
  • HMI’s, Stepper/Servo control, AIO, and Electrical design. 
  • Knowledge of Communication Protocols such as EtherCat, CANopen, J1939, UDS, DS301, DS402, Modbus/TCP, Ethernet/IP, and Profinet etc.

Join the Winning Team at BioDot, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Life Science BioDot division at ATS. 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 throughout the world. We want you to be a part of our TEAM!!! 


Work in an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

Benefits BioDot offers:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits (including health, dental vision and employee assistance program)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan Eligibility
  • 401k with employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Annual paid volunteer day off
  • Fully climate-controlled environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • And more!

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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