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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4897

Rolling Meadows, IL, US, 60008-3833

Date:  Sep 13, 2021

Project Manager

Seeking a full-time Project Manager for a rapidly growing company in the medical and pharmaceutical industry.  This role manages most aspects of the development and implementation of automation projects. The Project Manager will take the projects from original concept through to final implementation while ensuring long-term customer satisfaction and repeat business.


The ideal candidate must have an B.S. in engineering/manufacturing/management or equivalent experience (2- 5 years in automation project engineering) and be a success-oriented individual who overcomes obstacles both internally and externally.  We offer a very competitive compensation package as well as a fully climate-controlled environment across both of our facilities on one campus.  the following specific responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large-scale automation projects up to $4M in combined volume in order to provide a quality machine, on time and under budget.
  • Serve as primary interface with the customers, sales, engineering and operations in order to identify and resolve technical, schedule and financial issues.
  • Review high-level project deliverables based upon User Requirements and schedules/prioritizes them accordingly.
  • Prepare and present progress reports, schedule updates, project reviews and performance reports to the director and customers as required.
  • Develop risk mitigation plans to prevent overruns to budget and schedule.
  • Proactively identify and manage changes in project scope, identifies potential problems, and devise contingency plans.
  • Integrate financial data for multiple projects through the Estimated Cost to Finish process on a weekly basis.
  • Develop the Risk Assessment Plan requirement of ISO 13485 via procedures.
  • Maintain International Standardization Organization (ISO 13485) standards.
  • Recognize change order opportunities and executes in a profitable yet ethical manner.
  • Promote aftermarket service offerings and spare parts.
  • Serve as key leader/participant in team and client project level meetings.
  • Keep the stakeholders informed of all potential project risks for both the company and the customer. Escalates to the Director level if required.
  • Effectively communicate relevant project information to superiors and peers.
  • Assist in the evaluation and redesign of project scope by engaging the appropriate Subject Matter Experts in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Evoke creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition.
  • Capture and share lessons learned and best practices throughout the life project.
  • Manage day-to-day client interaction and expectations for multiple automation projects.
  • Anticipate client’s needs and proposes alternative technical solutions where appropriate.
  • Continually seek and capitalize upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
  • Travel up to 20% (domestic and international)


  • B.S. in Engineering/Manufacturing/Management or equivalent experience (2- 5 years in automation project engineering).
  • Proficiency using MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Project.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organizational and schedule management skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Must have strong project management and project planning experience/knowledge with demonstrated ability to drive projects to successful completion.
  • Broad knowledge of automatic assembly equipment (mechanical and controls)
  • Possesses the appropriate automation experience to assist in problem solving and challenging solutions as presented by the team.
  • Solid knowledge of automation/packaging equipment preferred.

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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