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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7517

Lewis Center, OH, US, 43035-9424

Date:  Sep 20, 2022

Controls Engineer (PLC Programmer)




ATS Industrial Automation Ohio is a fast paced, exciting and progressive company experiencing incredible growth! We are a global leader with proven experience providing end-to-end automation solutions. Our expertise includes electric vehicles (EVs) battery assembly, energy storage, medical device, and consumer product automation. ATS Industrial Automation turns today’s innovation and automation into tomorrow’s reality because every day matters.






Design, develop, troubleshoot, and document complete control programs for custom automation equipment. Programming of control systems using PLCs, PCs, servo drives, robots, and other more specialized controllers is a requirement. Skilled in troubleshooting of electrical controls and mechanical mechanisms. Need for good organization skills as wells as self-discipline and works with minimal supervision. Set an example of company culture with integrity and professional competence. Adhere to all established procedures as defined by ATS Quality Procedures, Process Flows, Work Instructions, Safety Procedures, and the Employee Handbook.



Project Organization


  • Produce designs, programs and documentation within schedule requirements and in support of the control program(s)
  • Utilize previously implemented standard products, designs and software modules wherever practical
  • Logical and methodical reasoning to evaluate the WHAT-IF scenarios in a timely manner.
  • Participate in daily visual management meetings.
  • Participate in periodic project design reviews.
  • Periodic travel to customer’s facilities to participate in equipment installation and perform operation training.



Communication Skills


  • Customer - Provide technical support throughout the design and build phase.  
  • Engineering Manager and Project Manager - Provide progress updates; alert to problems in technical design, or schedule issues.  
  • Systems Project Engineer - alert to opportunities, issues, and problems with technical design coordination.
  • Purchasing Dept - Review long lead items.  
  • Technical Writer - Provide input for documentation.  


EDUCATION:  An Associate's or Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, system design, or controls technology or equivalent. 




  • Two plus years of experience in systems/controls development and integration of factory automation equipment; thorough understanding of PLCs, robotics, control systems and machine operation is preferred.
  • Experience with several platforms such as Allen Bradley PLCs, Panelviews, Fieldbus networks (including Ethernet/IP) and related components is advantageous.
  • A working knowledge of PCs and PC based applications, especially Microsoft Office, is essential.
  • Must have ability to work with and communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization. 








Join our ATS Industrial Automation Team because:



  • We VALUE our People: The foundation of a great company is having the best team which is why we continuously work to develop, engage, empower, and energize our people.
  • We’ve got GREAT Work Perks: We provide a variety of perks to our employees. Make sure you ask more about our flexible work schedules, employee events, free coffee beverages, and employee referral and safety shoe programs.
  • We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, overtime pay eligibility, paid vacation, company paid short- and long-term disability, company paid life insurance, Employee Incentive Bonus program, comprehensive health benefits, 401K matching program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program.
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development, including tuition reimbursement programs and our commitment to promoting from within.

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