Automation/Instrumentation Technician - County Wicklow. In this role you will be a member of the Maintenance team that provides day to day and project support within the automated production & packaging facility. You will be responsible for and involved in troubleshooting, maintenance and continuous improvement of the production processes and equipment. You will have the ability to understand Automation Systems and assess / diagnose PLC / PC programs and have a proven track record in solving automation problems to root cause using structured problem solving. Key Responsibilities/Duties: • Experience of High Speed Vision systems (e.g Cognex, Keyence, Laetus etc.). • Develop an in-depth knowledge of all control systems currently in use on site including PLC’s, motion systems, vision systems, electrical & safety systems and networks, while also helping develop a disaster recovery support program and system obsolescence program. • Operate as point of contact person for all automation related line-down issues and projects. • Work closely with cross-functional teams in monitoring equipment performance using proven troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques / methods to solve to root cause. • Support the continuous improvement of all automated equipment. • Ensure all new equipment and tasks are risk assessed, support investigation and near miss resolution, and proactively drive actions to reduce safety risks. • Support automation change control and manage software revision control systems in full compliance with business quality systems. • Carry out other relevant tasks as required by the Maintenance Manager. Minimum qualifications and experience sought for this position: • Senior Trades Qualification or third-level qualification in a relevant discipline. • Experience of hands-on maintenance and troubleshooting of oral solid dose manufacturing equipment and high speed packaging equipment is desirable (not essential. • At least 2 years' post-qualification experience. • Electrical / Control System troubleshooting experience. • PLC / PC troubleshooting. • Pharma / Food experience desirable but not essential. This is a shift-based role.
172 days ago