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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  4974

Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Date:  Nov 17, 2021

Mechanical Assembly Leader


Coordinate the activities of a group of Senior Toolmakers, Toolmakers/Assemblers and Apprentices involved in the mechanical build, coordinating, bench assembly, floor assembly and integration of robotic work cells, mechanical assemblies and factory automation products in order to ensure that a quality product is built on time, safely and under budget.


•    Manage the administration and delegation of work for team members within the Mechanical Assembly Group according to their skill and experience.
•    Plan work and work to plan.
•    Achieve on-time delivery.
•    With the help of Assembly Manager plan to achieve budgets or to be under budget in total labor hours.
•    With the help of Assembly Manager plan work to effectively manage overtime to departmental budget requirements.
•    Assist in managing your group to work safely and achieve no lost time accidents.
•    Give your team feedback on projects and personal feedback in regards to performance.
•    Create a team environment and work with your group to be a positive, motivating force. With the help of Assembly Manager manage problems (i.e. absenteeism, attitude, workmanship, efficiency, work habits).  
•    Train apprentices according to the ATS manufacturing standards and the Machine Tool Builder and Integrator apprenticeship training standards.  Delegate work, assigning work as to skills and experience to group members.
•    Participate in reviewing objectives/continuous improvement initiatives with your team.   
•    Participate in the planning stage of the project with the Assembly Manager, Project Manager and project team.  This information will equip you to communicate the functionality of the customer’s needs.
•    Attend design review(s) to critique mechanical design for manufacturability and functionality.
•    Coordinate manufacturing needs through own group and at times with other trades as required.
•    Ensure that ATS standards are met during the assembly process and appropriately apply our internal NCR & DCI processes where applicable.
•    Strictly follow ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures
•    Build projects according to floor plan layout, assembling the job in a safe manner and according to ATS assembly procedures.  Coordinate and collaborate well with internal stakeholders to appropriately address their needs in a timely manner to provide internal customers the tooling needed to accomplish their tasks according to the schedule.  
•    Participate in the debug/integration of the line and station start up.  Complete the set up checks of stations before the PLC is scheduled to be on the station.  Check to see if cycle times are achievable and advise design of potential problems.  Run the entire line with group and others if required to check functionality of operator stations, operator interface, loading and unloading areas and guarding for ease of maintenance.
•    Work with assigned manual writer to instruct special requirements of the line.


•    Provide mechanical support during the duration of debug/integration and acceptance.
•    Manage tear down and shipping of the equipment, dismantling in an orderly fashion to minimize the installation time at customers’ site and coordinate these efforts.
•    Support Assembly Manager in the Selection of Toolmaker/Assembler to be an ambassador for ATS at the customers’ site.  Provide a quick and efficient installation of the equipment at customers’ site.  Follow all safety procedures according to the ATS Health and Safety Manual in addition to following any onsite customer health and safety procedures. 
•    Manage the selected Toolmaker/Assembler to reassemble equipment to the point of buy-off at customer’s site and train maintenance and operators on running equipment and following ATS safety procedures (lockout procedure) plus any customer safety requirements.
•    Communicate and be a channel for any constructive or objective ideas that arise; helping to keep the manufacturing standards up-to-date and at the highest level.  Use the group as a pool of technical knowledge, solving problems together efficiently and advising on the use of outside sources.
•    Ensuring the health and safety of employees in their group by ensuring that machinery and equipment are safe, making sure that employees work in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures and providing adequate training for employees in specific work tasks to help eliminate the risk of workplace injuries.
•    Complete performance appraisals, keeping in mind that performance is key.  Complete apprentice progress reports as needed.
•    Provide input on planned capital expenditures for manufacturing equipment during the fiscal budgeting process.
•    Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.
•    Demonstrate leadership in Health, Safety and Environment compliance.
•    Hold team members accountable for health, safety and environmental compliance as part of the annual performance review process.
•    Ensure that the requirements of the health, safety and environment management system are implemented and maintained.
•    Implement appropriate corrective measures for unsafe conditions and unsafe acts.
•    Ensure that appropriate equipment, materials and protective devices are provided and maintained in safe condition.
•    Provide information, instruction and supervision to employees.
•    Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of employees.



A Certificate of Qualification as a Machine Tool Builder and Integrator or equivalent.


Completion of a Certificate of Apprenticeship and Certificate of Qualification in the above trade.  Five to ten years of hands-on experience in the integration and assembly of custom factory automation.  Previous supervisory experience considered an asset.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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