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Automation Technician (Contractor)

Job Title: Automation Technician (Contractor)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Galway
REF: 91059
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Contact: Caroline Kingston
Telephone: 086 8395531

Automation Technician - Contract
Our Client are now interested in recruiting a Automation Technician to work in their Equipment Engineering Department in Galway, Ireland, on a contract basis.

Job Purpose
  • Support equipment (Production and R&D manufacturing equipment) to maintain its accuracy, performance, and reliability. Maintain compliance to Quality, EH&S and FDA/ISO systems.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Is recognised Equipment Technical Expert.
  • Responsibility for troubleshooting / commissioning of PLC controlled equipment. (Allen Bradley, GE Fanuc, Mitsubishi.)
  • Responsibility for troubleshooting / commissioning of PC controlled equipment. (Visual basic, SQL)
  • Responsibility for troubleshooting / commissioning of Vision systems and Motion control systems (Cognex, DVT, Parker motion control).
  • Responsibility for PC hardware commissioning and troubleshooting.
  • Effective completion and ongoing review of planned equipment maintenance routines.
  • Identify, quantify, implementation and presentation of equipment continuous improvement projects.
  • Minimise downtime on Equipment, through fast response, effective root cause analysis and good problem solving techniques.
  • Generate / Edit Maintenance procedures to reflect work practice.
  • Understand and comply with quality and EH&S procedures.
  • Access equipment spares requirements, Monitor usage and review consumption.
  • Effective analysis and elimination of recurring equipment problems.
  • Capability to retrofit / upgrade existing equipment.
  • Stay current with technology & training.
  • Commissioning and validation support of equipment.
  • Build Quality into all aspects of work by maintaining compliance to all Quality requirements.

  • NCEA Certificate / Diploma in Mechanical / Production / Manufacturing / Mechatronics Engineering and / or Senior Trades.
  • Proven experience in the troubleshooting / commissioning of equipment controlled by PLC's, PC Control, Motion Control, Vision systems.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a modern manufacturing environment with previous experience in some of the following: Pneumatics; PLC's; Instrumentation; Electrical Control Systems; Hydraulics; Vision Systems; PC Troubleshooting.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

For further information on this Automation Technician role in Galway please contact Caroline Kingston on 086 8395531 / Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website –