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Director, Operations

Cambridge, ON

Be part of the change. Help us build better automation.

From concept to deployment, our team is focused on helping our customers realize the connection between Smart Conveyance and higher performing automation. If you’re looking to drive change in the automation industry, working with an innovative and collaborative team, SuperTrak CONVEYANCE™ is the place for you.

ATS is focused on growing SuperTrak Conveyance’s market leading position while sustainably growing through new product introductions and inorganic activity. A world class operations team is critical to our success. As a core member of the ATS Products leadership team, you will manage the complete fulfillment of our customer orders. In this role you will work directly with the business unit leadership to create a product manufacturing strategy, drive continuous improvement through value stream mapping, and implement lean principles to support aggressive, sustainable long term business growth.

Functional Reports:

  • Production
  • Scheduling
  • Supply Chain
  • Material Handling
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Quality


Reporting directly to the General Manager, SuperTrak; the Director, Operations has accountability for the fulfillment of all orders received, from order entry to Purchase Order close. You will establish processes for overseeing, evaluating, and driving management direction for all manufacturing, production, manufacturing engineering, materials, assembly related disciplines as defined by the Quality Management System.

The focus of the role will be to continue effectively scaling SuperTrak’s manufacturing footprint as part of the growing business unit, including support of a satellite operation in Europe. This will require planning and close coordination with the leadership team to establish strategic direction and supported investments. In this capacity you will work closely with the sales teams, applications engineering, product management, general manager, and key customers to drive continued and sustainable growth.

The Director, Operations will also be instrumental in fostering an ATS Business Model (ABM) mindset and culture of Continuous Improvement within day-to-day operations, which will be essential to our long-term success.


The Director, Operations is accountable for the below three key objectives, inclusive of strategic planning and budget ownership required to drive their completion:

  • Continuous improvement in operational efficiencies and reductions in cost.
  • Delivery of projects on time and on budget.
  • A culture of customer focus.

Health and Safety:

  • Demonstrate leadership in Health, Safety and Environment compliance.
  • Ensure that the requirements of the health, safety and environment management system are implemented and maintained.

Additional Information



  • A degree in engineering, business, or other related field.
  • Computer literacy as applied to manufacturing management.


  • Demonstrated leadership in a product-based production environment for 10+ years.
  • Experience with developing, recommending, evaluating and obtaining approval of sound business plans and programs to optimize the division for the short and long term. This includes Annual Operating Plan (AOP), Goal Deployment, Level 1 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), as well as customer specific opportunity bids and pursuit strategies.
  • Experience providing clarity of direction, motivation and development of capability within the team.
  • Experience delivering financial performance of the business unit by ensuring that cost, risk and quality is managed to plan.
  • Proven success driving results in a continuous improvement data-driven culture. You will lead and support the use of the ATS Business Model (ABM) lean tools & principles, driving execution of plans with key performance metrics, daily visual management, problem solving and Kaizen ensuring continuous improvement through accountability and ownership of the team.
  • Well versed in manufacturing operations, regulatory compliance, and planning development – including supply-chain, procurement, drawings, planning/scheduling, and management.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in MRP (material resource planning) and/or Kanban, inventory control and supply chain methodologies.
  • Experience directing capital expenditure and asset redeployment activities, controlling the human resource cost and growth, and providing leadership in the preparation and implementation of effective operating budgets for the division.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills are required - this position requires the maturity, education, presence and competence to achieve credibility and respect from within the Company and from professionally qualified customer personnel who are responsible for placing multi-million dollar orders.
  • The ideal candidate should have proven experience leading teams in a product-based and change management environment.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement concepts, tools and methodology.

At ATS, it starts with our People!

We believe the foundation of a great company is having the best team and winning as a team. Take your place among the best in the business and grow your career with the SuperTrak CONVEYANCE division at ATS Corporation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

Why Join ATS?

  • Be a part of a thriving organization that is a global leader in advanced automation solutions
  • Collaborate with other bright, talented professionals focused on innovation and continuous improvement
  • Discover opportunities for growth within ATS as we strive to develop, engage, empower, and energize our people
  • Make an impact and give back to our community in a meaningful way
  • Work in a safe, positive, and inclusive environment where everyone is respected and given the opportunity to do their best
  • Enjoy an attractive compensation package including flexible work schedules (where applicable)
  • Participate in company sponsored events and annual picnics
  • And much more!

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.

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