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Jr. Applications Engineer

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ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. Rolling Meadows , IL 60008

Posted 3 months ago

Join the Winning Team at ATS Sortimat USA, LLC, a great place to automate your future! Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with ATS sortimat. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

Our Applications Team in our Rolling Meadows Division is currently looking for a bright, ambitious Jr. Applications Engineer who enjoys teamwork and ongoing challenging projects. The Applications Engineer performs a wide variety of technical assessments of Customer and Market requirements in support of Sales and Business development activities, reviews design, performance and overall systems requirements and functional data with the engineering group; develops and prepares detailed proposals for potential and existing accounts/customers.

What is an Applications Engineer?

The role of the Applications Engineer is to work directly with our sales and management teams to develop world class automation solutions that ensure we win each and every program we quote. The Applications role has the ideal balance of both the technical and commercial aspects of our business. In this position, you will lead and participate in the following activities:

  • Proposal Management (similar to Project Management)

  • Equipment concept development based on your automation knowledge and standards developed at ATS

  • Development of customer relationships, representing ATS's technical capabilities to the customer

  • Preparing costs for multiple solutions

  • Proposal development

  • Providing input to proposal capture teams and implementing sales strategies

Why join the department?

Our capture rate at Life Sciences is currently world class and our goal is 100%. We need people who are willing and able to help us achieve this goal. Being exposed to the Front End of the Business (FEOTB) will provide you the opportunity to interact with other departments and business units, take a lead role in developing relationships with our customers, gain exposure to new products & technologies, build upon your knowledge of the automation business and have a significant impact on our ability to grow! The challenges you will face in this fast-paced environment will provide significant experience from a career development perspective and expose you to other possible career paths within the organization.

We are unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on a time-limited Visa status for this position



  • Work with lead engineers on the development of Controls architecture.

  • Program control systems for cam, servo, and air operated stations, along with test and electrical devices.

  • Ensure the electrical design is functional, robust, and cost effective.

  • Innovate and use good judgment to incorporate sortimat standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Research and specify appropriate purchased and preferred components.

  • Create electrical wiring schematics, flow diagrams, panel layouts, Bill of Materials, organize release packages, and update schematics.

  • Participate in internal and customer design reviews, installations, and service calls when needed.

  • Guide Electricians in wiring and codes.Support software validation requirements.

  • Work with suppliers to find/develop the most functional and economical solutions to design issues.

  • Work under the confines of the project schedule and budget.

  • Problem-solve with Mechanical Builders, debug software issues, and update all appropriate documentation.

  • Communicate ideas and comprehend information both verbally and in written form.

  • Work closely with Mechanical Engineering and Build and exhibit objectivity and openness to others views.

  • Prioritizes, plans, and organizes work and workspace.


  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of sortimat internal and international standards.

  • Set and maintain departmental goals in keeping with company objectives.

  • Support and participate in Quality Management Program.

  • Provide necessary documentation and support for machinery Operating Manuals.

  • Make recommendations for quality and cost improvements.

  • Keeps abreast of current product developments.

  • Domestic or International travel or extend work day if required.

  • Domestic or International travel or extend work day if required.

  • Maintain International Standardization Organization (ISO) standards.

  • Other duties as assigned.

(Health, Safety, & Environmental):

  • 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 any defect in any equipment or protective device.

  • Ensure that the required protective equipment is used for the assigned task.

  • Attend all required Health, Safety, and Environmental training.

  • Report any accidents/incidents, including near misses to your supervisor.

  • Assist in investigating any accidents/incidents or near misses if requested.

  • Refrain from engaging in any unruly conduct.

  • Ensure that equipment, materials and protective devices are functioning in a safe manner.

  • Ensure that employees are working in accordance with divisional health and safety procedures.

  • Applies progressive discipline as appropriate for health, safety and/or environmental violations.

  • Advise employees of the existence of any potential or actual health and safety risks.

  • Provide appropriate instruction for safe work.

  • Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of employees.

  • Conduct periodic inspections and audits in accordance with legislative and/or corporate requirements.

  • Conduct accident/incident investigations, prepare necessary reports and communicate to line management, health and safety personnel and health and safety committee.

  • Ensure that all employees, including temporary workers and contractors, adhere to safety requirements including the use of personal protective equipment.

  • Support activities and initiatives outlined by the Joint Health and Safety Committee.



  • Preferred College Degree in Electrical Engineering, engineering related field or equivalent experience.

Experience Required:

  • One to three years of automation experience or recent college graduate.

  • Proficiency in Allen Bradley PLC's, HMI's, Servo control, and Electrical design preferred.


  • Computers, including programs such as Eplan, AutoCAD, Solid Works, Excel, Word, sortimat databases, etc.

  • Fax machine, copiers and printers/plotters, etc.

  • Inspection and measuring tools such as scales, calipers, micrometers, multi-meters, dB meters, etc.


  • The employee may be required to stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead, and bend to the floor.

  • Exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or exert up to 25 pounds of force frequently.

  • Visual Acuity Normal requirements for reading written instructions and computer screens

  • Hearing Ability Normal requirements for understanding verbal instructions.

  • Working Conditions The employee is subject to a normal office environment with occasional exposure to high noise levels and/or physical hazards when visiting manufacturing floor.

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Jr. Applications Engineer

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ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.