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ATS Automation Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer - Automation in Wixom, Michigan

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Date:Sep 2, 2020

Location:Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Company:ATS Automation

Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with ATS Assembly & Test. Join an environment where a passion for innovation combines with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

Join the Winning Team atATS Assembly & Test, an ATS Automation company, a great place to automate your future!

Our Mechanical Design team in ourWixom, Michigandivision is currently looking for a bright, ambitious Intermediate Mechanical Designer- Automationwho enjoys team work and on-going challenging projects.

Job Description

  • Perform engineering calculations with respect to strength of materials, speeds, horsepower, temperature, pressure, force, etc. as related to machine and tool designs.

  • Analyze engineering drawings and specifications to determine shape, dimensions, hardness etc. in the development of equipment, processes and products.

  • Examine feasibility of using one or more machines to carry out sequential operations.

  • Produce 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.

  • Liaise with customers and in-house technical and engineering staff.

  • Liaise with vendors for technical information and specifications.

  • Communicate all requested design changes to the Department Manager.

  • Responsible for communicating progress on tasks to the supervising designer.

  • Formalize and update drawing documentation.

  • Create drawings of existing tooling through the use of precision measuring devices such as Vernier’s and micrometers.

  • 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 on design tasks to the Department Manager.

  • Review electrical requirements with respect to input and output devices with electrical designers.

  • 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.

  • Select appropriate purchased components for mechanical assemblies and create requisitions with appropriate delivery dates.

  • Examine project instructions and drawings to determine test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment and problems involved in designing, changing or re-arranging materials.

  • Periodically oversees co-op students and Junior Designers 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.

  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures.



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


  • A minimum of 5 years of mechanical design experience.

  • 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.