Mechanical Engineer | Collins McNicholas

Mechanical Engineer

  • Reference: CJ44427
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Kerry, Munster
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Job Summary

Our client is currently recruiting for the role of a Mechanical Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineer to develop systems and processes for our new production facility in Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Project manage the installation of mechanical equipment, pipework and valve systems in a new facility.
  • Liaise with regulatory authorities to ensure installation meet legal and planning requirements.
  • Production of detailed schematics.
  • Work with quality control, service and manufacturing departments in the design of processes that ensure product quality meet the requirements of HACCP.
  • Liaise with Suppliers on new machines and components as required.
  • Complete design projects on schedule and on budget.
  • Liaise with electrical engineering functions in the company to develop systems that allow for full automation control.
  • Review existing processes to improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs.
  • Troubleshooting problems and optimize plant performance.


  • Project management and control.
  • Ability with AutoCAD and solid works is essential, ideally proficient in solid works.
  • Managing a multi-disciplinary installation team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent ability to read and interpret drawings and as built visualisation.
  • Manage the revision of drawings to produce the as built drawings.
  • Excellent trouble-shooting, analytical and problem solving skills, strong root cause analysis and risk assessments skills, with a strong attention to detail.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified mechanical engineer/chemical
  • Minimum of 5 years’ design experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing is desirable
  • Will have worked on the installation of process plant/equipment.
  • Will have managed medium to large scale multi discipline installation teams.
  • Will have managed project material procurement.
  • Ideally experience in the food, pharma, process industry sectors.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Emer O’ Callaghan on 021 4911061 or email

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