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ATS Company:  ATS Corporation
Requisition ID:  11469

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Apr 1, 2024

Controls Engineer II

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 Controls Engineer II helps develop the electrical design for automated equipment according to customer and internal specifications; develops automated equipment hardware designs according to customer and internal specifications; capable of working with Controls Engineering Lead on any size project, eventually being able  to be the Controls Engineering Hardware Lead on small to medium size machines ($500K – $1.5M), or any size replication project.




  • Lead the development of controls architecture for small to medium sized machines. 
  • Program control and vision systems for cam, servo, and air operated stations, along with test and electrical devices.
  • Ensure the electrical design and software architecture is functional, robust, and cost effective. 
  • Innovate and use good judgment to incorporate ATS Life Sciences Chicago standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Research and specify appropriate purchased and preferred components. 
  • Create electrical wiring schematics, flow diagrams, panel layouts, bill of materials, organize release packages, and update schematics. 
  • Participate in internal and customer design reviews, installations, and service calls when needed. 
  • Guide Electricians in wiring and codes. Support software validation requirements. 
  • Work with suppliers to find/develop the most functional and economical solutions to design issues.
  • Participate in the Project Execution Plan meeting, developing the controls engineering execution plan.
  • Work under the confines of the project schedule and budget. 
  • Problem-solve with Mechanical Builders and Electricians, debug software issues and update all appropriate documentation. 
  • Communicate ideas and comprehend information both verbally and in written form.
  • Work closely with Mechanical Engineering and Assembly and exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views. 
  • Help guide and mentor level I Controls Engineers with the execution of their projects.


  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of ATS Life Sciences Chicago internal and international standards.
  • Full compliance to the terms and conditions within the employee signed work from home policy.
  • Set and maintain departmental goals in keeping with company objectives.
  • Support and participate in quality management program.
  • Provide necessary documentation and support for machinery operating manuals.
  • Make recommendations for quality and cost improvements.
  • Keeps abreast of current product developments.
  • Domestic or International travel or extend workday if required.
  • Adhere to International Standardization Organization (ISO) standards.
  • Prioritize, plan and organize work and workspace.
  • Comply with all ATS Company policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Travel range between 20 - 25%.





  • Preferred college degree in electrical engineering, engineering related field or equivalent experience.
  • Two to six (2-6) years of automation experience.
  • Proficiency in Allen Bradley PLC’s, EPLAN hardware design software, Servo sizing, and general electrical design preferred.
  • Proficient with computers, including programs such as Eplan, AutoCAD, Solid Works, Microsoft Office suite, etc.
  • Able to operate fax machines, copiers and printers/plotters, etc.
  • Able to use inspection and measuring tools such as scales, calipers, micrometers, multi-meters, dB meters, etc.



  • 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.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at ay time with or without notice.


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!!!  



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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