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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5969

Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Date:  Sep 21, 2022

Intermediate Automation Designer - Mechanical


  • Prepare Designs based on concepts prepared by Senior Designer or the Design Manager. 
  • Prepare and present Design Reviews both internal and customer. 
  • Check the work of other designers. 
  • Prepare detail designs for shop. 
  • Support the build of the tester in the shop as required.
  • Mentor less experienced designers.


  • Manage project documentation, including quotes, cost sheets, correspondence, requisitions, drawings, schedules, etc. on projects you are leading.
  • Design and detail parts and assemblies related to test and assembly automation equipment.
  • Communicate time estimates and resource requirements on design tasks to the Manager of Mechanical Design and/or the Lead Designer and Project Managers.
  • Review electrical requirements with electrical designers.
  • Ensure that the flow of information (IO, Timing Charts, etc.) to the Controls Department is completed as required.
  • Attend and present design reviews.
  • Perform engineering calculations with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs.
  • Analyze engineering drawings, and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes and products.
  • Draft working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, subassemblies or product, using AutoCad or Solidworks.
  • Determine tools, fixtures and equipment to be used in fabrication and assembly of components and complete assemblies.
  • Provide assistance during the manufacture of parts, bench and floor assembly, debug and integration.
  • Formalize and update drawing documentation.
  • Check drawings for accuracy, material selection, proper machining techniques, finishes, hardness, etc.
  • Liaison with customers and in-house technical and engineering staff.
  • Liaison with vendors for technical information and specifications.
  • Create drawings of existing tooling through the use of precision measuring devices such as verniers and micrometers.
  • Adhere to the ISO Operating Procedures for the Mechanical Design and Fabrication departments.
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS code of business conduct.
  • Must understand the 5S principles and their importance.
  • Maintain project schedule, making use of earned value system to track progress.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.



  • A post-secondary diploma or degree in mechanical design, mechanical engineering or equivalent.


  • A minimum of five years’ design experience in custom automation & testing.
  • A working knowledge of Solidworks, Autocad.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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