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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  6589

Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Date:  Jun 17, 2022

Project Manager

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.



  • Project planning, control, and leadership of assigned projects in the development and implementation of Automated Test and Information Systems.  Each implementation specific to the customer and project requirements.
  • Accountable for all aspects of projects including; customer satisfaction, delivery, performance to schedule, performance to budget.
  • Will be the main point of contact between ATS Test Systems and our Customers. 
  • Will co-ordinate the interaction between departments to ensure the equipment proceeds on time and on budget.



  • Ensure that the order received from the Customer is compatible with the terms of specifications in the proposal. Conduct a project “Kick-Off” meeting with the Project Team.
  • Direct project activities and co-ordinate the work of the Project Team, through Department Managers  Supervisors, to ensure that objectives are accomplished in accordance with established priorities.
  • Co-ordinate the concurrent development of design and build activities.
  • Co-ordinate getting Long Lead Item requisitions to purchasing and follow-up to ensure material arrival meets schedule requirements.  
  • Plan and monitor/control the project from the receipt of the order through installation at the Customer’s site. 
  • Track all contract changes with a written Change Order Request and maintain a revision summary with respect to contract scope, schedule and “cost” as well as “sell” value of project.
  • Conduct regular project meetings with both in-house personnel and with the Customer and record and distribute the minutes for these meetings. Ensure a written record of all Customer communications. 
  • Acts as primary Customer contact for design, costing, scope and function related issues.
  • Develop project schedules including phases and milestones, track schedules and initiate corrective action through the Department Managers and Supervisors.
  • Review the project schedule and budget with the Project Team and discuss the tasks and preliminary hours budgets.
  • Monitor progress of the project during design, build and installation by reviewing the performance of the team members against the project schedule.  Resolve conflicts through the Department Managers and Supervisors.
  • Responsible for getting machine acceptance both at ATS Test Systems facilities and the final Customer location.
  • Responsible for buy-off of major purchased equipment.
  • Inform ATS Test Systems management of cost of labour overruns and formulate actions to keep project on time and on budget.
  • Instruct all vendors as to conduct while at ATS Test Systems; including observing all safety rules.
  • Ensure that all documentation for the job is shipped to the Customer as required.
  • Responsible for completion of a project review after final acceptance of project.
  • If assigned is an active member of the Management Steering Committee and works towards company wide continual Improvement goals. 
  • Ensure that all personnel, over whom they have responsibility, comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and its Regulations and the ATS Health and Safety Program.
  • Ensure that all persons having authority over workers, acquaint those workers with any hazards in the work, handling, storage, use, disposal, and transport of any article, device, equipment, or biological, chemical, or physical agent.
  • Responsible for ensuring a Build safety risk assessment is completed and agreed to by team members. 
  • Ensures that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS code of business conduct. 
  • Assist Application Engineers with pre-order Customer visits and contribute to the proposal preparation as required.




Post- secondary College Diploma, Engineering degree or equivalent experience, specializing in Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical or Controls Engineering.  
Additional management level training or equivalent experience would also be an asset.
PMI Certification is an asset. 

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with multi-disciplined project teams, preferably in an automation or systems integration environment.
  • Must have a practical working knowledge of, PLC’s, instrumentation or other machine controls packages, sensors and pneumatics.  
  • Preference will be given to those who possess an excellent manufacturing or process engineering background, a superior mechanical aptitude and proven trouble-shooting skills.  
  • An ability to work effectively with Customers according to deadlines and under pressure-filled conditions is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others and to complete related management tasks on time.  
  • A total commitment to the success of the assigned project and to ATS Automation Tooling Systems.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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