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Lead Automation Specialist

Job Title: Lead Automation Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 90719
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Anne Gough
Telephone: 0860449473

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

Role & Responsibilities:
  • To provide specialist technical knowledge and project management expertise to the Automations engineering team at the company.
  • To lead the Automation team to deliver site automation projects, developing project scope, budget, capital approval and implementation plan.
  • To be responsible for maintaining control of the automation cost within annual budget.
  • To manage and develop the staff in the automation engineering department through involvement, delegation, and regular reviews of performance.
  • To work closely with Manufacturing engineering/Product R&D within the company to design/develop future products/processes leading to more cost effective manufacturing capability at the company
  • To have overall responsibility for implementing capital expenditure projects and budget preparation for the plant.
  • To maintain control of financial and human resources of the automation engineering department in compliance with policies and systems.
  • To develop, establish, and maintain the infrastructure and systems of control required to achieve conformity to product and servicing requirements including control of the design and build phases ( CE-Mark, ISO13485 )
  • To liaise on a cross-company basis with operations, engineering, R&D, marketing, manufacturing staff.
  • To make provisions for having Production Engineering Support available to existing Production Processes
  • To scope out automations projects with due regard to objectives; need, cost, risk, lead time and resources.
  • To identify & implement improvement opportunities on existing processes to include; lower costs, higher efficiency, higher capacity, greater process capability, higher levels of operator comfort & work station satisfaction and greater compliance.
  • To manage the installation and qualification of new or additional processes.
  • To manage the development and delivery of all automation KPI's in association with plant KPI's. To propose and implement measures for business risk minimization and disaster recovery.
  • To maintain an oversight of New Product Introduction to the company and how this can impact on custom equipment requirements.
  • To manage the development of concept designs, with estimate of costs, as part of the capital requisition process.
  • To understand the automation resources skill set and capabilities and to plan the development of the team.
  • To provide effective supervision of people which includes headcount planning; recruitment and selection; training & development; timekeeping and attendance; resolution of issues, and timely completion of annual performance appraisals
  • Successful candidate must have a track record of success in an engineering environment, an Engineering Degree or equivalent and at least 10 years' experience in medical device manufacturing environment is required, with at least 5 years at supervisory/managerial level
  • A background in machine building, automation, polymer processing, moulding is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational ability.
  • Track record in project management.
  • Strong engineering background with good analytical skills.
For further information on this Lead Automation Specialist role in Galway please contact Anne Gough on 0860449473 /
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