Job Title

Automation Technician


The Role

  • Automation Technician
  • Longford
  • Onsite Role
  • Contractor or Permanent opportunity

Role Brief

Assists with the efficient operation of the production area by ensuring automation equipment is in place and running properly.

Main responsibilities:

  • Understands and troubleshoots complex servo driven systems, vacuum circuits, and machines with the use of a digital multi-meter and machine documentation, mechanical drawings, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic schematics.
  • Maintains and improves all existing automation equipment.
  • Assists in production start-ups and changeovers as related to automation equipment. This may include but is not limited to: leveling and squaring automation and robot heads, centering mechanical components, moving automation from one press to another, making stroke adjustments, and changing robot heads and related mechanical components.
  • Responsible for learning how to start automation, modify moving axes points, and make small programming changes on various types of robots and other equipment.
  • Responsible for replacing or repairing mechanical and electrical components.
  • Assists engineering and various departments with implementation and installation of new jobs.

Skills Brief

  • Must possess mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to learn injection molding equipment, assembly processes, auxiliary equipment, decorating equipment, robots, and automation equipment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer experience.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot complex servo driven systems, vacuum circuits, and read and interpret electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic schematics and mechanical drawings.
  • Knowledge of PLC controlled machines is preferred.

Person Brief

Opportunity Brief

This is an excellent opportunity to work with clients who are global leaders in their field, helping to develop and improve upon industry leading technology solutions. SL Controls offers a supportive environment committed to employee development and wellness, along with a competitive and rounded compensation package, which rewards high performers.

Company Brief

SL Controls are experts in the area of Equipment System Integration and System Support. We specialise in assisting our customers, including many of the world’s top multinational companies in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors, achieve their Six Sigma and OEE targets.

Over the past 20 years we have grown our business from a Sligo based enterprise into an international business with additional offices in Galway, Limerick, Leinster and Florida USA.

We pride ourselves on our expertise in industrial IT integration and regulatory compliance in support of global end users, OEM’s and Technology providers.

Find out more about working at SL Controls, our Sustainable Development Goals, and our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy.

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