Job Description

Automation Technician - Co. Galway

Ref No: DT18136

County Galway, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Automation Technician - Co. Galway. 

We are currently seeking an Automation Technician to join our client firm in Galway. This role is within the Medical Device Manufacturing sector. 

We are seeking a candidate to join on a permanent basis. You will be reporting in to the Senior Automation Engineer. 

We are seeking a person with strong electrical & mechanical skills. This is an essential requirement. 

Job description:

  • You will be responsible for completing all electrical & mechanical assembly work. This will be conducted on in-house custom made machines for specific Medical Device purposes and you will also be expected to be able to upgrade and retrofit existing equipment. 
  • You will be responsible for maintaining and repairing of manufacturing equipment. 
  • Completion of electrical wiring of the electrical & control systems on the equipment in accordance with the design schematics. 
  • Complete the assembly of mechanical systems including pneumatics in accordance with design schematics. 
  • Complete electrical wiring of electrical/control systems on equipment in accordance with design schematics.
  • Perform corrective & preventative maintenance, completing all the associated paperwork as required to ensure records are up to date. 
  • Follow systematic root cause problem solving and troubleshooting to resolve equipment issues.
  • Implement corrective measures to machine issues and propose preventative measures to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Assist with the commissioning of new equipment / projects.
  • Order and maintain appropriate stock of spare parts.
  • Complete assigned continuous improvement projects and train others as required.
  • Flexibility to travel to support new equipment.
  • Ability to explain an issue and communicate the path forward toward resolution.
  • Ability to work as part of a core team. Actively promote and participate in a cross-functional teamwork environment.
  • Equipment adjustment and technical/process resource for production and/or process development staff.
  • Fully comply with all elements of GMI environment Health & Safety Management System.
  • Adhoc duties as required.

Experience sought: 

  • Automation background with 2+years experience within Electrical and Mechanical Instrumentation is preferable. 
  • A Level 6 qualification (or equivalent trades) within Electrical Engineering, Mechanical, Controls & Automation, Electronics or Mechatronics. 
  • Experience within Electrical Panel wiring is desirable. 
  • Experience in Mechanical/High volume automation/Robotics is desirable. 
  • Experience within a Medical Device Manufacturing Environment is desirable. 
    Experience in Pneumatics, Electronics, Programmable controllers, Vision Systems and Workshop machining is also desirable. 
    Strong problem solving skills in a Mechanical sense is essential. 

For all interested parties, please apply via the link or for additional queries please email


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