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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  6342

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Jul 28, 2022

Mechanical 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 role of the Mechanical Engineer II is to conceptualize and design automated equipment according to customer and internal specifications; 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.
  •  To 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 others’ views.
  •  Follow all policy and procedures to adhere to International Standardization Organization (ISO) 9001 and 13485 certification requirements.
  •  Help guide and mentor Level I Mechanical Engineers with the execution of their designs and projects.



  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of ATS Life Sciences Chicago internal and international standards. 
  • Prioritize, plan, and organize work and workspace.
  • 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.
  • Adhere to International Standardization Organization (ISO) standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  •  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
  •  Can operate fax machine, copiers and printers/plotters, etc.
  •  Proficient with inspection and measuring tools such as scales, calipers, micrometers, etc.


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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