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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7488

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Nov 23, 2022

Applications Engineer III

ATS Life Sciences Chicago is a fast paced, exciting and progressive company experiencing incredible growth! We are currently looking for reliable, ambitious and hardworking employees to join our team. As a company, we pride ourselves on building a culture that values employees and promotes innovation, diversity, excellence in communication and commitment to personal/professional growth. Join our team and you will find we advocate a healthy working environment and opportunities to experience the rewards of contributing to a proactive and competent team. 

The Applications Engineer III performs a wide variety of technical assessments of customers' and markets' requirements in support of sales and business development activities, reviews design, performance and overall systems requirements and functional data with the engineering group; develops and prepares detailed proposals for potential and existing accounts/customers. Capable of efficiently leading and executing proposal development and approval process for a range of systems. These systems will vary in size and complexity, but are not limited to, proposals ranging from $3M – $10M+ in customer value.



  • Responsible for conceptual development, preparation of cost model and writing detailed technical proposals for all types of automation equipment and projects.
  • Involves key members of engineering management in cost models and conceptual layout, in projects where technical complexity is large.
  • Assists engineers and other technical staff in design and development of products, systems, processes and equipment by analyzing technical problems and working closely to customer specifications.
  • Involves third party vendors and suppliers in the quoting process, where necessary.
  • Travels to the customer's site to assist in project or product development, working with engineering design specifications, objectives and standards.
  • Provides sales presentations to customer personnel, when required.
  • Obtains and prepares detailed estimates of time, quantities, labor and material costs required for work areas such as; product design, testing, machine building, equipment installations and manufacturing processes.
  • Assembles and collects all necessary technical information and customer specifications from engineering and sales & marketing, in order to prepare detailed proposals.
  • Assists in special projects in support for engineering and sales and marketing.
  • Adequately defines scope of work in proposals to allow project manager and project team to begin work on system.
  • Meets agreed upon goals and objectives in a timely manner.
  • Assist and attend technical seminars and industry exhibitions.
  • Assist in formulating departmental strategic plan.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial design/Engineering or equivalent.
  • Five to eight (5-8) years’ experience in mechanical/electrical systems design and applications engineering, working knowledge of material handling, robotics, machine controls and manufacturing engineering and processes; Requires solid technical assessment and presentation skills, knowledge of preparing complex proposals and quotes.
  • Familiar with standards and regulations that apply to the design and build of capital equipment for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and design tools such as 2D and 3D software ACAD or Solidworks.
  • Customer – Provide DFM guidance to customer supporting low-cost compliance philosophy.
  • Provide progress updates; alert to problems in technical, budget or timeline issues.
  • Independently present work to senior management.



  • The employee may be required to stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead, and bend to the floor.
  • Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or exert up to 10 pounds of force frequently.
  • Visual acuity – Normal requirements for reading written instructions and computer screens.
  • Hearing ability – Normal requirements for understanding verbal instructions.
  • Working conditions – The employee is subject to a normal office environment with occasional exposure to high noise levels and/or physical hazards when visiting manufacturing floor.
  • Capable of wearing appropriate related PPE for extended periods of time.


We are an equal employment employer. All applicants considered are subject to a pre-employment screening.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment.  Our company is not able to provide sponsorship to candidates wanting to work legally in the United States and needing an H1-B Visa.

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 Science Chicago 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!!! Watch us work here!


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


Benefits ATS Life Sciences Chicago 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!

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