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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5566

Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Date:  Mar 12, 2023

Intermediate Controls Engineer - Automation

Join our globally growing team at ATS Industrial Automation where we create complex automation solutions at the highest level that sustainably impact lives around the world. 


At ATS, a publicly traded global company with a proud 40-year history, we help drive the future with our factory-wide automation solutions. At ATS Industrial Automation, what we do matters - both to our customers and to their customers. With 600 skilled employees around the world, we design, build and service mission-critical automated assembly and test solutions for mobility, nuclear and specialty automation. Our customers are leaders in their industries and rely on us to deliver what we promise - on time and on budget.  Combined with our broad product portfolio, financial strength and global presence, we provide our customers with the best automation solutions wherever and whenever they need them. 


Join our ATS Industrial Automation Team because:

  • We VALUE our People: The foundation of a great company is having the best team which is why we continuously work to develop, engage, empower, and energize our people.
  • We’ve got GREAT Work Perks: We provide a variety of perks to our employees. Make sure you ask more about our flexible work schedules, employee events, employee referral program and safety shoe programs. 
  • We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, overtime pay eligibility, paid vacation, company paid short- and long-term disability and life insurance, comprehensive health benefits, 401K matching program, Employee Incentive Bonus program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development, including tuition reimbursement programs and our commitment to promoting from within.


As a member of a highly motivated, dynamic, multi-disciplined team, you will design and develop world- class automation solutions.  Duties involve contributing to machine concepts, design of control software, integration of software with electrical and mechanical systems, process development and machine installation at customer sites worldwide.   Programming and integration assignments involve leading-edge technologies and processes utilizing PLC’s, PC’s, robotics, motion controllers, vision systems, laser and other controllers.  


•    PLC’s: Allen Bradley (Studio 5000), Siemens (Step 7, TIA Portal)
•    Robots: ABB, Fanuc, Epson
•    HMI’s: FTView Studio (ME/SE), Siemens, WinCC Flexible/Explorer
•    Industrial Networks: EthernetIP, ProfiNet


•    Design and develop software programs (PLC based) specific to customer and project requirements based on standard ATS programming methods.
•    Debug and commission control systems at our facility, during the system integration stage and then at the customer’s site during installation. 
•    Travel as required to customer and supplier sites to perform installation, commissioning and training duties.
•    Occasional shift work/ overtime may be required with minimal notice.
•    Select, test and integrate hardware and software components such as robots, analog devices, motion controllers, sensors, vision systems and lasers.
•    Work with control systems design department and other groups to promote continuous improvement.
•    Work with customers, project managers, designers, toolmakers and electricians to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a complete, functional automation system.
•    Provide thorough testing of machine functionality to verify software program completeness.
•    Provide accurate documentation for each project.
•    Advise customer on solving technical problems.
•    Provide customer with training specific to their current project (i.e. machine operation, programming principles and program structure).
•    These responsibilities are subject to change as a function of the individual’s abilities.


•    A post-secondary engineering degree, diploma or equivalent, specializing in electrical, systems or computer engineering.

•    3-5 years of experience with systems integration and programming within the automation industry
•    Strong programming, mechanical and electrical problem solving skills.
•    Strong understanding of mechanical systems and their interactions.
•    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•    Strong understanding of robotics, control systems and machine operation with hands-on experience.
•    A self-starter with the ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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