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ATS Automation Senior Mechanical Automation Designer in Wixom, Michigan

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Date:Sep 25, 2020

Location:Wixom, MI, US, 48393

Company:ATS Automation

Major Duties

In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the Mechanical Engineer, a Team Leader’s responsibilities also include the duties listed below.

Specific Responsibilities

  • General supervision, training, and guidance of all Mechanical 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 Mechanical design that provides the functionality required, based on ATS standards and the customers specifications.

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

  • Works with other members of the Mechanical Engineering department and other teams to continuously improve methods and tools for Mechanical design, driving enhanced modularity, standardization, and functionality.

  • Works with members of the Mechanical 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 his/her design team members are acceptable based on the functionality, adherence to standards, accuracy, completeness, and consideration for safety.

  • Approves all material requisitions for projects assigned to his/her team.

  • Maintains labour, 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 Mechanical engineering design are achieved.

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

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

  • Leads and mentors his/her team members.

  • Reviews and evaluates new Mechanical design related products to provide a cost effective, and up-to-date mechanical 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.


  • Demonstrated experience in an industrial development environment, producing custom machinery design.

  • Proven leadership qualities including; good oral and written communication skills, ability to work with and motivate team members, and a willingness to take responsibility for key aspects needed for job completion.

  • This includes hands-on experience in manufacturing and machine debug.


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


  • 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