Lead Systems Technician

Job Title: Lead Systems Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Midlands
REF: 123314
Contact Name: John Reid
Contact Email: johnr@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

Lead Systems Technician:

Due to continued expansion of their operations our client a well-established Multinational Healthcare Manufacturer now require a qualified and experienced Lead Systems Technician.

The Lead Systems Technician will work alongside Engineering and Technician teams across the site to provide front-line support, project design and implementation. They will develop and mentor the system technician team to support manufacturing requirements across the site.

This is a permanent role based in The Midlands with excellent progression opportunities

Key Responsibilities of Lead Systems Technician:

Work with engineers and systems technicians to identify & implement new projects.
Provide training and mentorship to systems technicians
Ensure systems technicians core processes are in place and adhered to, e.g., Work dialogue, visual problem solving, identification of systems issues.
Issue resolution, escalation process and system technician shift practices management
Work with technical communities across the site to prioritize and execute systems projects.
Create and distribute systems performance reports and ensure corrective actions are in place.
Liaise with contractors when on site.
Plan and manage maintenance week systems activities.
Liaise with EHS on Risk Assessments on equipment and contractor risk assessments and method statements.
Ensure PM schedule is effective and compliant - carry out periodic reviews.
Apply knowledge of PLC programmers, Motion Control, sensors, in-line vision systems (Cognex in particular), Barcode systems, Network topology, PC skills, PC application software, and Systematic troubleshooting/problem solving skills.
Apply knowledge of Allen-Bradley Controllogix5000 and PLC5, ControlNet/DeviceNet, Visual Basic applications, Motion Control programming (Sercos, AB, Emerson, Lenze), Barcode systems (SICK, DVT).
Provide innovative inputs to new production lines in the areas of control, data collection, motive power, robotics and communications.
Apply knowledge of FDA regulations, 21CFR Part 11, Electronic records, electronic signatures and Part 820, Quality system regulation.
Support Equipment and Software Validation, IQ, OQ and PQ.
Actively contribute to the enhancement of compliance initiatives for areas of responsibility.
Requirements of a Lead Systems Technician:

Fully Certified Electrician or Certificate/Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Automation or Mechatronics.
Eight years' experience in high volume automation or plant control. Experience in SCADA, Allen Bradley {Control Logix & PLC 5}, Siemens or similar PLC programming and control.
Experience of equipment and software validation.
Demonstrate a high level of technical ability and good verbal and written communication skills.
Must be flexible to work shifts

Please send an up to date CV and cover letter to John Reid at The RFT Group / johnr@rftgroup.ie / on 01-2302400 / www.rftgroup.ie

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