My name is Geoff Spielman and I’m a mechanical automation designer. I work at ATS Automation in their Life Sciences division in Cambridge. That means I work on massive machines that assemble and test things like syringes, EpiPens, catheters, contact lenses, glucose sensors, and inhalers.
I’ve always been passionate about robotics and automation. My favourite TV show growing up was “How It’s Made” because it walks you through all the machinery in a manufacturing facility. This encouraged me to pursue a degree in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. My six co-op placements were focused on CNC machining, multi-axis robotics software, precision fixture design, small-scale automated station design, and full-size factory automation machinery design. These placements and my degree all prepared me for my dream job as a mechanical automation designer.
In terms of interests and hobbies, I like to design and 3D print things for around the house that make my life easier (various phone holders with wireless chargers, cable management solutions etc). I like to build small robots and program them, a few of them are shown on my project page . I also enjoy sailing; I trained every summer at the Sarnia Yacht Club from when I was 13 to 17 and have my CanSail Level 4 certification. I prefer to sail dingys under 25 feet but I’ll happily sail anything. I played intramural volleyball all through school and I’m involved with a few recreational leagues in Kitchener.
The intention of this website is to be an less formal resume to give employers a sense of who I am and to showcase some of my projects. The pictures, 3D models, and videos on my project pages also help me share what I’ve been up to with family and friends so they don’t have to rely on my hand gestures and lackluster descriptions.