Automation Engineer

Job Title: Automation Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
REF: 122901
Contact Name: John Reid
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 5 years ago

Job Description

Automation Engineer:

Due to continued expansion my client a multinational Manufacturing Healthcare company now require an Automation Engineer

The Automation Engineer will design and fabricate automation technologies (custom machines, upgrades/retrofits and robotics conveyor systems and automation lines) to factory approved standards. They will work as part of the project team from design concept to implementation of custom built solutions

This is a permanent role based in Galway

Key Responsibilities of Automation Engineer:
  • 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
  • Finalise 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 (i.e. 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 Health & Safety Management System
Key requirements of Automation Engineer:
  • 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, ability to demonstrate creativity and innovativeness
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated self-starter, can be left to work on own projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player abilities
  • Strong attention to detail and technical report writing skills
Please send an up to date CV and cover letter to John Reid at The RFT Group / / on 01-2302400 /

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