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Automation Technician

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Automation Technician

Reporting to Automation Department, the Automation Technician must have strong electrical and mechanical skills.                                                                                                   
They will be responsible for completing electrical and mechanical assembly work on in-house custom made machines as well as upgrades and retrofits of existing equipment.
They will also be responsible for maintaining and/or repairing manufacturing equipment.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Complete electrical wiring of electrical/control systems on equipment in accordance with design schematics.         
  • Complete assembly of mechanical systems including pneumatics in accordance with design schematics.                    
  • Complete machine setup and functional checks.
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance, completing all associated paperwork and records to ensure high levels of uptime.
  • Follow systematic root cause problem solving and troubleshooting to resolve equipment issues. Implement corrective measures to machine issues and propose preventative measures to prevent re-occurrence.                                              
  • Assist with the commissioning of new equipment / projects.
  • Order and maintain appropriate stock of spare parts.
  • Complete assigned continuous improvement projects and train others as required.
  • Flexibility to travel to support new equipment.                                                                      
  • Ability to explain an issue and communicate the path forward toward resolution.
  • Ability to work as part of a core team. Actively promote and participate in a cross-functional teamwork environment. 
  • Equipment adjustment and technical/process resource for production and/or process development staff.                 
  • Fully comply with all elements of GMI environment Health & Safety Management System.

 Qualifications Experience & Education Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will preferably have an Automation background with at least 2 years’ experience with electrical and mechanical instrumentation.
  • Level 6 qualification or equivalent trades in electrical engineering, mechanical, controls and automation, electronics or mechatronics.
  • Experience in electrical panel wiring is desirable.
  • Experience in interpreting technical drawings is essential.
  • Experience in mechanical / high volume automation / robotics desirable.
  • Experience in a medical device manufacturing environment desirable.
  • Experience in Pneumatics, Electronics, Programmable controllers, Vision Systems and Workshop machining desirable.            
  • Strong mechanical problem solving skills essential.

For further information on this role in Galway please contact Danielle Quinn: at 086 044 9371 or 

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