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Vision Engineer II
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. | Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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Job Description

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 ControlsTeam in our Rolling Meadows Division is currently looking for a bright, ambitious Vision Engineer who enjoys teamwork and ongoing challenging projects. The Vision Engineer will develop and program automated equipment hardware and software according to customer and internal specification and will be capable of being the Electrical Engineering Lead on small to medium size machines, or any replication project.



* Lead the development of Controls architecture for multiple module system and the engineering team.
* 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.


* 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.

(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.



* Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Engineering related field or equivalent experience.

Experience Required:

* Three to six years of automation experience.

* Primary: Proficiency with Cognex Insight and ATS Cortex vision systems.

* Secondary: Proficiency in Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC's, HMI's, Servo control, and Electrical design.

* Controls background preferred. Keyence Vision experience a plus.


* Computers, including programs such as 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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