Automation Engineer

Job Locations IE-Galway
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 11 months ago(4/11/2017 12:43 PM)
# of Openings


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


  • 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.


  • 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 Health & Safety Management System


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