Staff Engineer, Automation and Controls

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Publish Date: 
07/04/2017 - 01:00 to 31/05/2017 - 01:00
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Permanent Full Time
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We are currently recruiting for an experienced Staff Engineer with Automation and Controls experience to work at our customer premises based in Limerick. This is a very exciting opportunity for the ideal candidate to work with one of the world's leading medical technology companies

Position Summary:

The Staff Engineer will provide technical leadership in the manufacturing facility. They will possess and apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of a particular field of specialization and deliver complex assignments.


• Provide Technical leadership from an automation engineering perspective. 
• Lead initiatives in the standardisation of automated systems and equipment. 
• Ownership of the plant metrics from an engineering perspective. 
• Design and develop proof of concepts for new processes or process improvements as required. 
• Technical and operational support to manufacturing operations. 
• Act as a mentor to new or less experienced Engineers. 
• Management of significant Automation Engineering projects through PMO. 
• Developing machine design control systems including PLC, Servo, Robotics, Vision, RFID etc. 
• Ensure quality of process and product as defined in appropriate OS and Material specifications. 
• Provide structured problem solving and technical support for existing automated systems. 
• Continuously improve the performance of the process. 
• Participating within project teams, providing technical support and making informed decisions on hardware and architecture selection. 
• Optimisation of current floor space. 
• Designing and building tools and dashboards to help track changes in the automation KPIs across multiple platforms and applications. 
• Provide support to Advanced Operations on technology development and application within the manufacturing process. 
• Engage in the implementation of lean manufacture within manufacturing. 
• Develop Automation Dashboards and formulate KPIs to highlight automated improvement opportunities. 
• Interface with Materials Science, Design and Quality Assurance departments to provide customer with a quality product in a timely manner. 
• Validation, Appraisal and support of Automated equipment and application suppliers. 
• Provide guidance, training and mentoring to project teams for the implementation of automation processes and best practices as needed. 
• Support process development and scrap and cost reduction activities within the business units. 
• Communicate and participate in system and process troubleshooting with support team members and with external agents.

Qualifications and skills necessary: 
• Level 8 Degree in Electronics systems, Automation / Controls Technology or relevant discipline or equivalent technical experience is required. 
• Proven Project Management skills through the delivery of business critical projects. 
• Has minimum of 4 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment. 
• Strong communication and influencing skills with both internal and external agents. 
• Capable of working as part of a multi-disciplined team in an fast, dynamic and results motivated environment 
• Demonstrable strong analytical & problem solving skills, a process improvement orientation, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment 
• Excellent presentation and written / verbal communication skills 
• Demonstrable ability to work autonomously 
• A team player, with a flexible approach. 
• Technological expert, willing to source, investigate and implement technological and automation advances 
• Confident and effective decision maker, with a proven technical leadership ability to negotiate and influence others.

eFlees is an equal opportunities employer.

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