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Electrical / Automation and Facilities Management Engineer

Job Title: Electrical / Automation and Facilities Management Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 84252
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Electrical / Automation and Facilities Management Engineer

Our client, a manufacturing company in Galway are currently looking to recruit an Electrical / Automation for their site.

The role of the Electrical/Automation Engineer is to support the technical team in Assembly ? Vibrant progressive industry that has doubled production output in the past 3 years.

Job Purpose:
? The role of the Electrical/Automation Engineer is to support the technical team in Assembly, and provide expertise on all Electrical and control systems within the facility.
? The individual must have proven experience in PLC logic and programming with any of the following PLCs: Siemens S5 & S7, etc.; and HMI or SCADA programming and configuration
? This person will provide the company with the technical resource and expertise to ensure that current and future equipment is maintained, upgraded and protected - ?future proof? against obsolescence and changes/upgrades to hardware/software.
? The individual must have strong Project Management expertise and an ability to lead a multi-discipline project team on a range of projects
? Ideally the individual will also have a mechanical aptitude and an excellent understanding of mechanical automated equipment.

Job Responsibilities:
? Control Engineer should have a Degree in Electrical Engineering/Automation with at least 5-7 years? experience in programming machine or process control with a good knowledge of both electrical and mechanical design.
? The applicant ideally would have experience in machine building environment and have the ability to work in a high pressure manufacturing environment.
? The applicant should have experience with the following applications - Program Ladder logic PLCs, Siemens S5 and S7 PLCs.
? Experience in Project Management, and leading a cross functional team on various projects
? Experience with Program & install M.I.S and HMIs SCADA packages and Interface panels.
? Experience in the areas of programming and installing Robotic application for Palletising, Packing, Pick & place and continuous motion assembly machines.
? Exposure with Visions applications ? Cognex cameras - insight. To be able to program and install servo systems and configure the install networks including Ethernet networks.
? Acquire a detailed understanding of all of the different automation systems
? Implement code changes on the automation systems under change control.
? Investigate and provide technical advice and support and educate our technical team in manufacturing and other engineering disciplines on automation related issues.
? Operate according to SOPs developed for site engineering and maintenance.
? Partner with different disciplines to deliver automation projects to improve performance of the assembly machines ? Increasing OME/reducing scrap.
? Generate documentation and SOPs associated with each of the Automation systems as required, and provide technical training to the technician/TL/Maintenance team
? Manage the specification, development, installation and validation of automation projects within CAPEX budget and corporate guidelines.
? Support operations & Quality with technical queries
? Work on a list of continuous improvement project, to drive performance improvement in the Assembly area
? Have demonstrated experience in Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement programmes
? Work to enhance the preventative maintenance programme and be the owner of the PM schedule and content, and co-ordinate PM activities with the technical team.
? Oversee all facilities maintenance actions, budget and team.
? Build and maintain excellent working relationships with all team members. Actively interfacing with cross?functional team members, always practicing good team work in support of day to day operating requirements.
? Be capable of working and building relationships with sister sites, recommending improvements to tool design, set up and overall manufacturing performance
? Promote an environment of Continuous Improvement and Innovation in line with Lean thinking and Process Excellence. Develop and support structured problem solving practices to resolving technical problems
? Support the Preventative Maintenance Programme and ensure equipment is maintained to a very high standard safety is priority.

? B.Sc. degree in Electrical/Automation Engineering or equivalent, with particular emphasis in electrical, mechanical, electronic, automation discipline.
? Minimum 5+ experience in Manufacturing Environment working as an Electrical or Automation Engineer
? Experienced with distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and vision systems in operating environment.
? Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
? Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects.
? Strong team player, self-motivated, can-do attitude and career orientated.
? Excellent problem skills with attention to detail.
? Should have a good knowledge of the principles of 5S, SMED, and Kaizen

For further information on this Electrical / Automation Engineer role in Galway please contact Anna McGowan on 091730022 /
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