Automation Engineer

Location: Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: over 1 year ago
Role type: Permanent
Industry: Engineering Leaders and Specialists
Contact name: Anna Carey
Contact email: anna.carey@hrmrecruit.com

Job description

Our client is a truly global business operating across over 40 countries and with recent performance this has positioned them as a genuine market leader in the healthcare sector. They are highly focussed and with a recent substantial multi-million euro investment will continue to lead into the future. As such they require an Automation Engineer to join their team in Waterford.

The Position:

  • Develop, design and implement cost justified process and equipment improvements with minimal impact to production operating under 24/7 environment.
  • Identify and eliminate repetitious machine failures.
  • Provide consultative support to the manufacturing and maintenance groups.
  • Utilise Lean Six Sigma tools and data to drive continuous improvement.
  • Develop and implement safety and quality improvements.
  • Develop methods to ensure personnel engaged in operations\maintenance activities have sufficient knowledge to perform their assigned tasks
  • Prepare design specifications and associated documentation for equipment and system upgrades.
  • Fault-finding \ troubleshooting of equipment and process issues.
  • Installation, commissioning and validation of automation.
  • Implement improvements under change control.
  • Develop functional and detailed design specifications from formal and informal user requirement specifications.
  • Be familiar with 21 CFR part 820 guidelines
  • Present, where appropriate, technical data to internal/external audit and inspection groups.
  • Ensure health and safety regulations and procedure are adhered to always for self and others.

The Person:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering (mechanical \ electronic) preferred.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years in technical role in high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Solidworks experience preferred.
  • Six sigma experience preferred.
  • Good problem-solving abilities - able to identify facts, consider alternative approaches and evaluate the most appropriate action.
  • Medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a validated environment with strong discipline with regard to change control is preferred.


  • Attractive salary and benefits package on offer for the successful candidate.
  • Long-term career progression.

To learn more about this role apply online or contact Anna Carey on +353 21 4511193 for a confidential discussion.


Anna Carey

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