Job Description

Automation Engineer

Ref No: AM17308

Westmeath, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Competitive salary

Automation Engineer - County Westmeath.

In this role you will provide support to production by troubleshooting issues effectively, and by driving operating activities to maximise machine efficiencies and output. You will co-ordinate changeovers and perform preventative and routine maintenance programs.

As Automation Engineer your key responsibilities will be:

Delivering a high quality and reliable automation system
Responding immediately to machinery breakdowns
Provide out of hours phone support to technicians as required
You should ensure that maintenance works efficiently, effectively, safely and in line with the maintenance strategy
Responsible for carrying out planned work.
Ongoing improvements to the machinery’s performance
Updating the safety systems
Develop robot programs for new products and improve existing programs
Create develop and modify PLC programs
Sourcing and ordering spare and replacement automation components

Interested applicants should have:

Ideally electro-mechanical maintenance experience.
At least 3 years' experience in a similar role.
Experienced in fault-finding and problem-solving.
PLC Programming experience (ideally Omron, Siemens, or Mitsubishi).
Ideally ABB or Kuka Robot programming, or similar.
Good knowledge of automated controls and controls systems.
Familiarity with machine safety.
Pneumatic and hydraulic experience.
Able to work autonomously and within a team.


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