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106640 - Engineering Technician, Controls - Mayo

Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Mayo
Date: 24/01/2020
Job Reference: 106640
Contact Name: Tommy McKeown
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Job Description

Engineering Technician, Controls - Mayo - 106640
Engineering Technician, Controls - Continence Care (24-month contract)

Division/Department Engineering /Operations
Location: Mayo
Reporting Relationship Engineering Manager Maintenance and Reliability / Senior Controls Engineer
Travel ~ 15% (may increase due to project work)

The primary purpose of this position is to contribute to the profitability, continuity and growth of the company, by assisting in the continued development and support of the manufacturing processes. The main focus of this position will be to work, under the guidance of the Senior Controls Engineer in the area of design, commissioning, troubleshooting and maintenance of the electrical & control systems of both new & existing equipment in the plant.

Process Support: - The position will provide specialized technical support in the day-to-day operation of the assigned manufacturing processes, specifically supporting the various control systems. This work will involve troubleshooting problems encountered in the daily operation of the equipment, implement corrective measures to machine issues and propose preventative measures to prevent re-occurrence. Ability to explain an issue and communicate the path forward toward resolution to value stream technical support staff. This will require an individual to be work on their own initiative.
Perform preventative and corrective control system maintenance, completing all associated paperwork including software change control and software records to ensure high levels of up-time.
This position will involve out of hours support when necessary.

Process Improvements: - the position will identify and implement areas of process improvement, the role will also provide relevant specialized support for the implementation and development of machine upgrades performed by GE Engineering and NPC staff.

Support introduction of new equipment: - the position will liaise with Project Engineering and support the implementation of new manufacturing equipment, specifically in the area of Electrical and Controls.

Support introduction of new products: the position will support the introduction of new products in the assigned area.

Training: both provide and receive necessary training in order to perform required responsibilities

Maintenance: provide technical support to maintenance staff to ensure that equipment is properly maintained from a controls perspective and work on OEE projects to improve performance and waste.

Safety review – ensure design & implementation of any process change is in compliance with safety standards

Fully qualified Electrician and/or Diploma (Level 6) in Engineering

Length of experience
Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a Controls/PLC manufacturing environment

Specialized skills/technical knowledge
• Solid understanding of PLC systems and programming
• Networking of computers and machines
• Pneumatic systems and schematics
• Electrical drawings / CAD
• Vision systems
• Motion control, robotics and vision systems
• SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems
• Electrical standards, regulations and safety procedures
• Basic electronics knowledge to understand design and aid troubleshooting

For further information on this Engineering Controls Technician, role in Mayo please contact Tommy on 086 0100903 /

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