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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7962

Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Date:  Mar 18, 2023

Technical Writer

Join our globally growing team at ATS Corporation 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. What we do matters - both to our customers and to their customers. With over 1,600 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. 

Major Duties

The Technical Writer will create, edit and review written content and create illustrations for custom automation systems. The Technical Writer will execute all documentation activities with a high degree of attention to detail and precision through demonstrated exposure to cutting-edge technologies in the automation field.

Job Description

  • Learn complex concepts and combine text with supporting visual elements to present content in a clear, concise and organized manner.
  • Create clear, professional illustrations that support written information that follows ATS/Customer standards.
  • Maintain clarity, conciseness, consistent style, and consistent terminology in documents.
  • Coordinate with engineering to facilitate the preparation, and creation of technical documentation
  • Prepare customer documentation which include printed and electronic copies as required and ensure that accurate records are kept.
  • Organize and index third-party manufacturer documentation.
  • Support the training and complete other duties as assigned.
  • Photograph systems and components for record-keeping and documentation purposes.
  • Routinely track and record status for project technical documentation.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives as required.
  • Perform other technical documentation duties as assigned.
  • Ability to follow CSA N285/NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct and ISO processes.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.



  • Engineering technologist college diploma, or equivalent technical field related work experience and education (mechanical technician etc.).



  • Two plus years of experience in technical writing, technical support, or report writing in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint) or equivalent word processing software.
  • Experience with graphics software (ex. Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Inkscape, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP)
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and oral), and an aptitude for explaining technical information.


Nice to have:

  • Experience with CorelDRAW, and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
  • Experience with SolidWorks, and AutoCAD.
  • Experience with Adobe FrameMaker.


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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