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Automation Technician

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 21999

Our client a medical device company here in Galway are looking to hire an Automation Technician.


The Role:                                                                                                      

Reporting to Automation Department, the Automation Technician must have strong electrical and mechanical skills. You will be responsible for completing electrical and mechanical assembly work on in-house custom-made machines as well as upgrades and retrofits of existing equipment.


  • Complete electrical wiring of electrical/control systems on equipment in accordance with design schematics.                  
  • Complete assembly of mechanical systems including pneumatics in accordance with design schematics.                              
  • Complete machine setup and functional checks.                                   
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance, completing all associated paperwork and records to ensure high levels of uptime.                   
  • 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 the 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 resources for production and/or process development staff. 
  • Fully comply with all elements of GMI Environment Health & Safety Management System.   


  • The successful candidate will preferably have an Automation background with at least 2 years of experience with electrical and mechanical instrumentation.                                                   
  • Level 6 qualification or equivalent trades in electrical engineering, mechanical, controls, automation, electronics, or mechatronics.                                                                                                      
  • Experience in electrical panel wiring is desirable.                       
  • Experience in interpreting technical drawings is essential.                           
  • Experience in mechanical/high volume automation/robotics desirable.                                          
  • Experience in a medical device manufacturing environment is desirable.                                
  • Experience in Pneumatics, Electronics, Programmable controllers, Vision Systems, and Workshop machining is desirable.    
  • Strong mechanical problem-solving skills are essential.            

For more information on this role and a confidential discussion please contact Jessica Ryan  on

091 706 719 or email