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ATS Company:  Sortimat
Requisition ID:  3692

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Apr 15, 2021

Controls Engineering Technician

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. 


Seeking a full-time Controls Engineering Technician for a rapidly growing company in the medical and pharmaceutical industry.  The Controls Engineering Technician assists with development and programming of automated equipment hardware and software according to a customer and internal specification; Capable of working with lead controls engineers on any size project. Duties include:

  • Commission and start up controls systems of new machines.
  • Troubleshoot electrical circuits.
  • Verify proper function of safety circuits and programming.
  • Execute commissioning checklists.
  • Assist machine debug, operating programming software.
  • Make temporary program changes as required to support debug process.
  • Execute permanent program changes as directed by lead controls engineer.
  • Support performance runs.
  • Support software validation requirements.
  • Support customer factory acceptance testing (FAT).
  • Work under the confines of the project schedule and budget.
  • Problem-solve with Mechanical Builders, 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 Build and exhibit objectivity and openness to other’s views.


Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Work with lead engineers on the development of controls architecture.
  • Research appropriate purchased and preferred components.
  • Create electrical wiring schematics, flow diagrams, panel layouts, bill of materials (BOM), organize release packages, and update schematics as directed by lead controls engineer.
  • Program control systems for cam, servo, and air operated stations, along with test and electrical devices as directed by lead controls engineer.
  • Provide necessary documentation and support for machinery operating manuals.
  • Participate in internal and customer design reviews, installations, and service calls when needed.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of ATS internal and international standards.
  • Maintain departmental goals in keeping with company objectives.
  • Support and participate in Quality Management program.
  • Make recommendations for quality and cost improvements. 
  • Keeps abreast of current product developments.
  • Domestic or international travel (20-50%) or extend workday if required.  




  • Associate degree in electrical engineering, engineering related field, equivalent experience, or enrolled in a program which results in an associate degree in electrical engineering, engineering related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel).


Preferred Experience: 

  • Prior work experience with or courses for electrical design.
  • Prior work experience with or courses for PLC Programs.



  • Computers, including programs such as RSStudio 5000, FactoryTalk View Studio, EPLAN, AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, Microsoft suite, ATS databases, etc.
  • Copiers and printers/plotters, etc.
  • 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.


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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