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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  7492

Woodbridge, ON, CA, L4L 8K9

Date:  Sep 20, 2022

Controls Systems Software Designer



Designs and implements custom software based on customer and project requirements.  Programming assignments may involve PC and/or PLC’s, and the integration of various third-party instrumentation or data acquisition devices. Integration stage will combine software with associated custom-built machine(s) and involve proving out mechanical, electrical, and software components to produce a fully functional system.  Systems span a wide variety of industries and technologies. Work is performed under the supervision, guidance, and direction of more senior software developers and is commensurate with level of ability.




Interest in working in automation in a hands on environment
Some manufacturing experience along with some PC programming experience
Exposure to PLC's



  • With input and guidance from more senior developers, will design programs specific to customer and project requirements based on standard ATS Test Systems programming methods.
  • Debug and commission test system programs on our shop floor during systems integration stage and then on the customer’s site during installation.
  • Works with customers, project managers, other software developers, designers, toolmakers, and technicians to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a complete functional system.
  • Provide thorough testing of machine functionality to verify test system program completeness.
  • Works with other members of the software development department and other groups to continuously improve methods of integrating test system software and instrumentation technology.
  • Provide accurate user documentation for each project.
  • Programs should be written in clear concise high-level structured software development languages.
  • Object oriented design methods should be used whenever appropriate so that systems can be easily integrated and enhanced for use in future applications.
  • All procedure methods and data structures should be documented within the source so that other programmers can easily learn to work with the software.
  • Informs customer project personnel regarding documentation and advises them on solving technical problems.
  • Provide customer with training specific to their current project, i.e.: machine operation, programming principles, program functionality and program structure.
  • These responsibilities are subject to change as a function of the individual’s abilities.
  • Ensures that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS code of business conduct. 
  • Adhere to all Health and safety rules and procedures.

Travel is required to both domestic and international customer locations

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with Health Canada-approved vaccines as a condition of employment prior to start date




Requires an engineering degree or equivalent, specializing in mechatronics, electrical, mechanical, software or controls technology.


Hands-on programming and troubleshooting experience with current PC hardware, and programming software, preferably in an industrial automation environment.
Background in object oriented programming languages and design methodologies.
Preferably has experience developing real-time data acquisition and control applications.
Ideally has some experience designing and implementing real-time software systems.

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 employee referral program, safety glasses and safety shoe programs and employee events.  
  • We offer COMPETITIVE Total Rewards: Competitive starting salaries, overtime pay eligibility, paid vacation, Employee Incentive Bonus program, comprehensive health and dental benefits including Lifestyle Spending Account, RRSP matching program and optional Employee Share Purchase Program. 
  • We support internal GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT: ATS Automation offers endless opportunities for professional growth and development. Ask about our tuition reimbursement program and our commitment to promoting from within.


ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

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