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Engineering & Technical

Automation Engineer - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 1/07/2017
Job Reference: 87767

Job Description

Automation Engineer

Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit an Automation Engineer for their site.

General Description
  • To design and fabricate automation technologies (custom machines, upgrades/retrofits and robotics conveyor systems and automation lines) to factory approved standards within the company.
  • To work as part of the project team from design concept to implementation of custom built solutions.
Job Description:
Role & Responsibilities
  • To evaluate process related problems and develop a precise design statement/brief.
  • To develop concept designs with estimate of costs as part of the capital requisition process.
  • To present design concepts for formal review. Develop scope of solution and review of costs.
  • To complete 3D modelling of machine design specifying Actuators / Hardware / Control systems.
  • Finalize capital spend and prepare capital requisition documentation.
  • To present all aspects of design as part of formal machine design review process.
  • Complete capital requisition.
  • To procure quality components at appropriate cost and complete/oversee fabrication/wiring for machine build. To complete/oversee PLC programming / HMI programming and functional testing.
  • To ensure all new machine builds are fully calibrated ( ie temperature controllers / pressure gauges / force sensors etc ).
  • To perform detailed process review, establishing process development criteria. & operating ranges for the machines.
  • To complete detailed technical reports and approval documentation for release of new technologies to manufacturing.
  • To fully comply with all aspects of the GMIL Health & Safety Management System.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Level 8 Engineering degree with 3+ years' experience or Level 7 Degree with 5+ years' experience in Automation Engineering.
  • Extensive experience in designing fabricating and commissioning new machine technologies
  • Experience and proficiency in PLC programming is desirable and a distinct advantage
  • Experience with vision systems, robotics, data handling and SolidWorks 3D Modelling will be a distinct advantage
  • Strong communications skills, creative and innovative
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Self motivated self starter, can be left to work on own projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player.
  • Strong attention to detail and technical report writing skills.

For further information on this Automation role in Galway please contact Anne Gough on 0212066287 /
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