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ATS Company:  ATS Corporation
Requisition ID:  6344

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Jul 12, 2024

Mechanical Engineer II

ATS Life Sciences Chicago is a  fast paced, exciting and progressive company experiencing incredible growth. We are looking for reliable, ambitious and hard-working employees to join our team.


The role of the Mechanical Engineer II is to conceptualize and design automated equipment according to customer and internal specification; capable of being the Mechanical Engineering Lead on small to medium size  machines ($550K -  $1.5M), or any size replication project.




  • Design cam, servo, and air operated stations and to make changes to existing designs.
  • Execute cam (drive) design.
  • Ensure the design 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 materials and purchased components.
  • Create detail drawings, assembly drawings, bill of materials, organize release packages, and update drawings.
  • Participate in internal and customer design reviews. 
  • Prepare pneumatic and timing diagrams and select appropriate sensors.
  • Work with suppliers to find/develop the most functional and economical solutions to design issues.
  • Work under the confines of the project schedule and budget.
  • Problem-solve design or detail issues and update all appropriate documentation.
  • Communicate ideas and comprehend information both verbally and in written form.
  • Assimilate well within a team and exhibit objectivity and openness to other views.
  • Follow all policy and procedures to adhere to International Standardization Organization (ISO) 9001 certification requirements.
  • Help guide and mentor Level I  Mechanical Engineers with the execution of their designs and projects.


Secondary Responsibilities:


  • 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.
  • Travel or extend workday if required. 
  • Travel 10 %.



  • College degree in mechanical engineering, technology or equivalent experience.
  • Two to six (2-6) years of automation experience.
  • Proficiency in 2D AutoCAD, 3D Solid Works or similar CAD systems.
  • Proficient with computers, including programs such as AutoCAD, Solid Works, Microsoft Office suite, etc.
  • Able to operate fax machines, copiers, printers/plotters, etc.
  • Proficient with inspection and measuring tools such as scales, calipers, micrometers, 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 the 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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