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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  6508

Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Date:  Nov 24, 2022

Service Mechanical Design Lead



The Service Mechanical Designer (SMD) is responsible for all mechanical design activity in the ATS Wixom technical services department. Responsible for making design changes for retrofit projects, generating concept design, releasing drawings for production, providing input for quoting design work effort, and supporting the service team.

Job Description

•    Produce working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product, using AutoCAD and Solid Works.
•    Select appropriate purchased components for mechanical assemblies and create requisitions with appropriate delivery dates.
•    Analyze engineering drawings and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes, and products.
•    Review drawings for accuracy, material selection, proper machining techniques, finishes, hardness, etc.
•    Formalize and update drawing documentation.
•    Organize documentation, including quotes, drawing registers, correspondence, requisitions, drawings, schedules, etc. on assigned projects.
•    Review electrical requirements, with respect to input and output devices with electrical designers.
•    Perform engineering calculations with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs.
•    Examine feasibility of using one or more machines to carry out sequential operations.
•    Analyze designs and systems for compliance to applicable standards (i.e. OSHA, CE or customer specific).
•    Liaise with customers and in-house technical and engineering staff.
•    Work with vendors for technical information and specifications.
•    Communicate all requested design changes to the Project Manager.
•    Create drawings of existing tooling using precision measuring devices such as verniers and micrometers.
•    Communicate time estimates and resource requirements to supervisor and Project Manager.
•    Review machine operations and machine sequences with programmers.
•    Assist the fabricators, machinists, toolmakers and electricians in the debug, integration resolving problems and completion of systems.
•    Determine tools, fixtures, and equipment to be used in fabrication and assembly of mechanical components and complete assemblies.
•    Examine project instructions and drawings to determine test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment and problems involved in designing, changing, or re-arranging materials.
•    Periodically oversee co-op students on various projects.
•    Adhere to all ISO procedures pertaining to the job responsibilities.
•    Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.


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


•    5+ years of mechanical design experience.
•    Working knowledge of common machine shop techniques.
•    Well versed in drafting principles.
•    Proficient in AutoCAD and Solid Works.
•    Capable of designing tooling from sketches or verbal concepts.
•    Well versed in the use of electrical devices (i.e. switches, load cells, LVDT’s, etc.), pneumatics and hydraulics.
•    Must be capable of giving and taking direction.
•    Ability to conceptualize and create solutions for complex design issues.
•    Ability to work effectively with both internal cross functional teams and customers according to deadlines.
•    Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, & Excel.
•    Ability to read, speak, write, & understand English in a professional manner
•    Strong initiative, innovative, and keen attention to detail
•    Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environment 
•    Excellent interpersonal & communication skills; Experience working with customers to resolve problems  
•    Willingness and ability to work at a customer site in California for a 6-month project (return trips home will be provided) and 10% thereafter
•    Must be eligible and able to travel domestically & internationally within 30 days from hire date and legally eligible to operate a vehicle, as this is an essential job function

Health, Safety, and Environment

  • Work in compliance with divisional health, safety, and environmental procedures
  • Refrain from removing or altering safety devices or guarding unless hazardous energies are controlled through lockout-tag out methods
  • Report any unsafe conditions or unsafe acts
  • Report defect in any equipment or protective device
  • Ensure that the required protective equipment is used for the assigned tasks
  • Attend all required health, safety, and environmental training
  • Report any accidents/incidents to supervisor
  • Assist in investigating accidents/incidents
  • Refrain from engaging in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running, or rough and boisterous conduct

Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with ATS Global Service. Join an environment where a passion for innovation combines with an uncompromised commitment to quality. Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future!

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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