Senior Automation Designer - Mechanical (Nuclear)
ATS Automation
Cambridge, ON, CA
3d ago

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Energy & Industry division at ATS Automation.

Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale.


  • The key skill required is a strong ability to conceptualize and create solutions for complex design requirements.
  • A working knowledge of common machine shop techniques.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of drafting principles.
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD and Solid Works.
  • Must be capable of designing tooling from sketches or verbal concepts.
  • Must be capable of working as part of a team.
  • A thorough knowledge of the use of pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • A thorough knowledge of the use of electrical devices (i.e. switches, load cells, LVDT’s, etc.).
  • Must be capable of giving and taking direction.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication abilities.
  • Able to independently complete all specific responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare concept designs, often from limited information, to support proposals and new innovative developments for the nuclear automation business.
  • Support applications with estimates for mechanical design hours

  • 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.
  • Examines feasibility of using one or more machines to carry out sequential operations.
  • Produces working drawings, detail drawings and bills of materials for equipment, sub-assemblies or product, using AutoCAD and Solid Works.
  • Analyze designs and systems for compliance to applicable standards (i.e. OSHA, CE or customer specific)
  • Review drawings for accuracy, material selection, proper machining techniques, finishes, hardness, etc.
  • Provide design support related to construction of CSA B51 and CSA N285.0 pressure boundary components within the ATS Certificate of Authorization as required.
  • Strictly follow CSA N285 / NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures
  • Will liaise with customers and in-house technical and engineering staff.
  • Will liaise with vendors for technical information and specifications.
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.
  • Adhere to all Quality procedures pertaining to the job responsibilities.
  • Will periodically supervise the mechanical design effort on a project level delegating tasks to a team of people.
  • Organize documentation, including quotes, drawing registers, correspondence, requisitions, drawings, schedules, etc. on projects you are supervising.
  • Responsible for communicating time estimates and resource requirements Review electrical requirements with respect to input and output devises with electrical designers.
  • Review machine operations and machine sequences with programmers.
  • Assist the fabricators, machinists, toolmaker and electricians in the debug, integration resolving problems and completion of systems.
  • Determines tools, fixtures and equipment to be used in fabrication and assembly of mechanical components and complete assemblies.
  • Select appropriate purchase component for mechanical assemblies and create requisitions with appropriate delivery dates.
  • Examines project instructions and drawings to determine test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment and problems involved in designing, changing or re-arranging materials.
  • May assist implementing or achieving corporate objectives. (i.e. new developments, policies, etc.)
  • Periodically oversees Co-op students, Junior and Intermediate Designers on various projects.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Education :

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

  • A minimum of 10 years’ Mechanical Design experience.
  • Why Join ATS?

  • Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
  • Subsidized breakfast and lunch daily; free gourmet beverages - coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Plus, Treat Day is every other week!
  • Monthly In-Chair Massage clinic on-site with a Registered Massage Therapist
  • Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
  • Social Club that offers BBQs and other social events throughout the year
  • Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
  • And much more!
  • 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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