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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5948

Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Date:  Jul 29, 2022

Senior Mechanical Automation Designer


  • Investigate alternative design methods and improve existing methods based on direction from the Manager of Mechanical Design.
  • Mentor less experienced designers.
  • Prepare concepts and complete design work through the whole design process.
  • Prepare and present internal and external design reviews.
  • Check the work of other designers.


•    Assist in developing design and department standards.
•    Design and detail parts and assemblies related to test and assembly automation equipment.
•    Assist implementing or achieving corporate and department objectives (i.e. new developments, policies, etc.).
•    Lead the mechanical design effort on various projects delegating tasks to other Mechanical Designers.
•    Manage project documentation, including quotes, cost sheets, correspondence, requisitions, drawings, schedules, etc.
•    Responsible for communicating time estimates and resource requirements on design tasks to the Manager of Mechanical Design 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.
•    Provide assistance during the manufacture of parts, bench and floor assembly, debug and integration.
•    Perform engineering calculations with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs.
•    Analyzes engineering drawings, and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes and products.
•    Drafts working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, subassemblies or product, using AutoCad and Solid Works.
•    Determines tools, fixtures and equipment to be used in fabrication and assembly of components and complete assemblies.
•    Examines project instructions and drawings to determine test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment and problems involved in designing, changing or rearranging materials.
•    Formalizes 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 devises such as verniers and micrometers.
•    Adhere to the ISO Operating Procedures for the Mechanical Design and Fabrication departments.
•    Ensures 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 principals and their importance.
•    Maintain project schedule, making use of earned value system to track progress.
•    Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.


•    Post Secondary school diploma or degree in mechanical design, mechanical engineering or equivalent.

•    Minimum of 10 years of experience in custom automation and testing.
•    A working knowledge of Solidworks, Autocad.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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