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Proposal Engineer
at ATS Automation
Wixom, MI

Proposal Engineer
at ATS Automation
Wixom, MI

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Join the Winning Team!

Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future!Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality. We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our competitive total rewards package, global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale. Our ATS Assembly and Test division is looking for a Proposal Engineer with test experience to join our team in Wixom, Michigan. 

Major Duties

Performs a wide variety of technological functions in various aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering, primarily in support of design and development of factory automation systems with a large emphasis on test products  Includes preparing and writing innovative detailed proposals for potential customers, working from general automation ideas and concepts.

Specific Job Responsibilities

•    Responsible for conceptual development, pricing and writing detailed technical proposals for all types of automation equipment and projects.
•    In projects where technical complexity is large, the applications engineer will involve key members of engineering management in pricing and conceptual layout.
•    Assists engineers and other technical staff in design and development of products, systems, processes and equipment by analyzing technical problems and working closely to customer specifications.
•    Involves third party vendors and suppliers in the quoting process, where necessary.
•    Travels to the customer’s site to assist in project or product development, working with engineering design specifications, objectives and standards.
•    Provides sales presentations to customer personnel, when required.
•    Obtains and prepares detailed estimates of time, quantities, labor and material costs required for work areas such as; product design, testing, machine building, equipment installations and manufacturing processes.
•    Assembles and collects all necessary technical information and customer specifications from engineering and sales & marketing, in order to prepare detailed proposals.
•    Analyzes material and writes in clear, concise language for initial draft.  Then selects, organizes, edits and revises proposal.
•    Makes sure proposal is sent to customer by most efficient route to ensure it arrives on or before deadline date.
•    May be assigned special projects in support of engineering and sales & marketing, as required.
•    Define scope of work adequately enough in proposal to allow project manager and project team to begin work on system.
•    Position involves extensive use of Computer Aided Design and computerized spreadsheets.
•    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.


5+ years’ of experience in mechanical or electrical engineering support, preferably in an automation environment.  Must have a working knowledge of robotics, machine controls and manufacturing processes and be able to keep abreast of leading-edge technology. In addition, must be familiar with the use of computerized word processing, computerized spreadsheets and AutoCAD or similar drawing package.  An ability to present ideas, concepts and pricing information in a clear, concise manner suitable for technical audiences is essential.


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

Why Join ATS?

•    401k with employer match
•    Eligibility to participate in Employee Stock Purchase Plan
•    Comprehensive benefits (including health, dental, employee assistance program)
•    Special discount program on products and services
•    Ability to participate in a variety of charitable events
•    Work with other bright, talented people and discover opportunities for professional growth
•    Be a part of a global organization that is a leader in its industry
•    And much more!

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