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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  3690

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Controls Engineer II

Join 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.   


You are the right person for the job if …
… you enjoy bringing machines to life.
… you consider yourselves organized.
… you consider yourselves focused and driven to succeed.
… you look for a place to make a contribution.
… you find enjoyment to figure out how to get the job done.
… you are ready to lead a team of controls engineers.
… you are ready to be responsible for project schedule and budget.
… you can collaborate with other discipline team members to achieve success with the project.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop architecture of controls system (including large, multi-machine systems)
  • Programming of PLC, HMI, and Robots (cam operated machines, indexing machines – Often featuring large count of servo axes)
  • Guide electricians on wiring and codes.
  • Debug and function verification at our production floor. Culminating in Factory Acceptance Testing)
  • Domestic & international travel to assist in machine re-commissioning at customer site.
  • Contribute, together with your fellow controls engineers to improve standards and processes.



  • College’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Three to six years of automation experience.
  • Proficiency in Allen Bradley PLC’s, HMI’s, Servo control
  • Experience in design of electrical enclosures and machine control circuits a plus.


  • 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.

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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