Controls Engineer

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Position Summary

As a member of a highly motivated, multi-disciplined team, you will design and develop world- class automation solutions. Duties involve contributing to machine concepts, design of control software, integration of software with electrical and mechanical systems and process development. Programming and integration assignments involve leading-edge technologies and processes utilizing PLC's, PC's, robotics, motion controllers, vision systems, laser and other controllers.


? General input and guidance of all Controls engineering designers that are part of his/her team.

? Collaborates with Applications Engineering team in support of proposals and owns the jobs won from concept to through-life support.

? Works with other members of the project team, both ATS and non-ATS, to develop a controls architecture that provides the functionality required, based on ATS standards and the customers controls specifications.

? Participates in development and implementation of tools, methods and modules ensuring standards maintained.

? Works with other members of the Controls Engineering department and other teams to continuously improve methods and tools for integrating controls technology, driving enhanced safety and functionality.

? Works with members of the Controls Engineering department and other teams to ensure that cost and schedule budgets are adhered to or improved upon.

? Assigns his/her team to the day to day direct labour activities.

? Ensures checks and approves that all work product produced by the design team members are acceptable based on the functionality, adherence to standards, accuracy, completeness, and consideration for safety.

? Maintains labor, material and schedule forecast information and any appropriate execution improvement plans provided to Program Management for programs assigned to his/her team.

? Ensures that scheduled milestones relating to controls engineering design and integration are achieved.

? Provides primary technical assessments of team members to the department manager for performance evaluations with current and future personnel.

? Collaborate with Controls Managers to set goals and manage successful performance for his/her team members.

? Reviews and evaluates new controls related products to provide a cost effective, and up-to-date controls solution.

? Works with team members, customers, project managers, designers, toolmakers, and electricians to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a product or service compliant with their requirements.

? Ensures that all employees, under their direction, are aware of, and follow all Health and Safety procedures, established by the Company.

? Ensures that all employees receive job specific training so as to be able to work effectively, and where needed, provide the employee with written instructions.

? Ensures that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct.

? Adheres to all health and safety rules and procedures.


? A post-secondary engineering degree, diploma or equivalent, specializing in mechanical, electrical, systems or computer engineering.

? Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in automation industry

? Strong programming, mechanical and electrical problem solving skills.

? Knowledge of Siemens or Rockwell Control Logics PLC Processors, Rockwell Panel view Plus HMI's and Rockwell Servo motors systems is a definite asset.

? Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

? Leadership potential to lead a team or spearhead a project

? Understanding of robotics, control systems and machine operation with hands-on experience is desirable.

? A self-starter with the ability to work alone or as part of a team in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision.


? 10-25% Travel Required - On-site installation at client locations

Health, Safety & Environmental Responsibilities:

? Non-Management: All employees have the responsibility to work in a safe manner and report any health, safety or environmental concern to their manager or supervisor in a timely manner.

? Employee responsibilities for Health, Safety and Environment include:

? 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-tagout 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

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