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Full-time Industrial Electrician

at ATS Automation in Waterloo

Industrial Electrician

Join our globally growing team at ATS Industrial Automation where we create complex automation solutions at the highest level that sustainably impact lives around the world.

At ATS, a publicly traded global company with a proud 40-year history, we help drive the future with our factory-wide automation solutions. At ATS Industrial Automation, what we do matters - both to our customers and to their customers. With 1000 skilled employees around the world, we design, build and service mission-critical automated assembly and test solutions for mobility, nuclear and specialty automation. Our customers are leaders in their industries and rely on us to deliver what we promise - on time and on budget. Combined with our broad product portfolio, financial strength and global presence, we provide our customers with the best automation solutions wherever and whenever they need them.

Major Duties

  • Under general direction, builds, installs, and troubleshoots electrical wiring systems, electronic components, hardware, and equipment with a quality and timely focus in order to build special-purpose machinery, robotic work cells and factory automation projects. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • May be asked to lead a small team and push small to medium projects, or program cell/station with low to medium complexity successfully to completion. 
  • Take direction from the Manager, Electrical Assembly and/or the designated Lead Electrician. 
  • Using the electrical design package and customer specifications for reference; plans and coordinates work required to assemble and wire control panels, HMI’s, and other sub-assemblies. 
  • Use the MRP system to check on availability of parts for the job. 
  • Perform panel wiring, cell wiring and system wiring, including installation of conduits and wireways.
  • Report any issues regarding workmanship or design to the Lead Electrician or the Manager, Electrical Assembly. 
  • Ensure that all print updates are being completed and that rework is properly recorded. 
  • Following OHSC rules and regulations; determine power requirements for projects and install bus plugs, conduits and cord drops to transformers and/or directly to control panel disconnects. 
  • Using established procedures for “Power up and Test” perform power up and electrical testing and troubleshooting of the control system in order to enable the start of integration. Repair and/or replace defective components of the system as required. 
  • Work with engineering team in concept development of small to medium projects with low to medium complexity and provide labour estimates for manager review. 
  • Work with the electrical team as well as project managers, customers, designers, toolmakers and programmers to solve problems in order to provide the customer with a complete and functional system. 
  • Assist in providing status of completion information in order to maintain Project Status Sheets. 
  • Participate in tear down and shipping of the equipment, dismantling in an orderly fashion to minimize installation time at the customers’ site. 
  • Be able and willing to travel as required to the customer job site. 
  • Be an ambassador for ATS at the customer’s site, providing a quick and efficient installation of the equipment. Follow all safety procedures according to the ATS Health and Safety Manual in addition to following any onsite customer health and safety procedures. 
  • Reassemble equipment to the point of buy-off at the customer’s site. Provide customer training when required. 



  • A Certificate of Qualification as an Industrial Electrician (442A), a Construction and Maintenance Electrician (309A) or equivalent certifications from other Provinces or Countries. 


  • Completion of a Certificate of Apprenticeship and Certificate of Qualification in the above mentioned trades. 
  • Proven demonstration of skills outlined in the Job Description will qualify you for the Electrician position.


 Why should you join ATS Industrial Automation?

  • Be a part of an engaged, empowered and innovative global workforce 
  • We offer a robust total rewards package- Competitive starting salaries, comprehensive health and dental benefits, overtime pay, employee bonus, RSP matching, Employee Share Purchase Program 
  • We provide awesome work perks such as treat days, gourmet coffee and beverages, subsidized breakfast and lunches in our cafeteria, employee referral bonuses and lots more. 
  • We are intentional about your professional growth and development through internal career opportunities and our educational reimbursement program. 

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

If you're excited about this role, but do not meet all the qualifications listed above, you are still encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to: skilledtrades@atsautomation.com

List “Industrial Electrician as seen on Region of Waterloo Employment Services Job Board” in the subject line of your email.

If You Require Assistance in Applying: 

Submit your resume by email to EmploymentOntario@regionofwaterloo.ca 
Please add “ATS Automation – Attention: JD Christina” to the subject line as we have multiple employers and job postings.


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