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Automation Design Manager – Canada (GAA)

Location:9-1500 Sandhill Drive
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 4V5
Reports To:Director of Global Automation and Assembly

The Automation Design Manager is responsible for managing the design team’s day to day activities for quality and efficiency. This role will track performance to target, provide leadership and guidance to the department to maintain progressive product design advancement and may be assigned to supervise the GAA equipment manufacturing team.


  • Meet project objectives
  • Provide systematic corrective actions when objectives are not met
  • Manage corrective action and open issues list
  • Full supervisory responsibility for direct reports in the department relative to departmental and company policies
  • Provide leadership to all Design staff to ensure and promote personal growth
  • Continuous development of leading edge assembly and testing technology
  • Play a supporting role in the multi-disciplinary approach to equipment design / development
  • Create and manage quality check lists in line with the SOR and Machine Build Specification requirements to ensure equipment is fully tested prior shipment
  • Determine and develop training requirements
  • Develop and maintain a customer oriented department strategy
  • Assist in departmental budget process as it relates to new products and design tools
  • Follow 5S and organizational guidelines
  • Development and maintenance of Design System
  • Implementation and coordination of build standards
  • Develop CI ideas to improve the departmental systems
  • Work in compliance with Stackpole EP Quality, Safety and Environmental Systems
  • Other related duties as required


  • An undergraduate degree in Engineering and relevant experience
  • Good understanding of automated solutions and assembly processes
  • Able to synthesize and communicate concept and design solutions to a broad audience
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrated Team Management skills
  • Excellent communications, negotiating, conflict management, and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in FMEA and GD&T

Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume indicating how you meet the requirements for this role. Applications without this information will not be considered.

Stackpole International aspires to be your employer of choice. We are committed to providing: a safe and healthful workplace; fair and equitable treatment in an environment that values diversity and rewards individual and team achievement; opportunities for growth and development; and competitive total compensation programs. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Stackpole’s Accessibility For Ontarians Policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. HR will arrange for any required testing and interviewing to determine suitable candidates.

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