Employment Type: Full Time

Mechanical Build Supervisor

Overview

KAON Automation is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to lead and co-ordinate the Mechanical Build team and all mechanical assembly activities.  Our workshop is a busy changing environment, producing highly technical complex machinery to a high quality within tight deadlines.

A successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and sound judgement to make important decisions on resourcing and prioritisation of activities.  Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Mechanical Build Supervisor will collaborate with project engineers, the design and quality teams as well as leading and working on various workshop initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of a diverse team to ensure maximum efficiency achieved
  • Attend project design reviews to understand project layouts and design details.
  • Collaborate with the Mechanical Design team to ensure designs are understood and drawings are made available when required.  
  • Schedule all Mechanical Build activities for the workshop Mechanical Build team, balancing priorities with constraints
  • Provide technical assistance and direction to their team
  • Championing a quality approach to all output (Right First-Time approach)
  • Identifying and implementing process and cost improvement opportunities

Key Skills Required:

•             Qualified Mechanical Engineering Trades (or equivalent) + industry experience

•             Previous supervisory experience in a workshop environment is preferable

Characteristics:

•             Ability to work well under pressure

•             Excellent problem-solving skills

•             Strong communication skills

•             Strong organisational skills

•             Excellent attention to detail

•             Able to take ownership and be accountable for results

•             Drives to deliver to targets

•             Takes pride in achieving and maintaining a standard of work

•             Works on own initiative

•             Hands-on approach

Electrical Build Supervisor

Overview

KAON Automation is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to lead and co-ordinate the electrical team and all electrical activities.  Our workshop is a busy changing environment, producing highly technical complex machinery to a high quality within tight deadlines.

A successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and sound judgement to make important decisions on resourcing and prioritisation of activities.  Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Electrical Build Supervisor collaborates with project engineers, the design and quality teams as well as leading and working on various electrical initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of a diverse team to ensure maximum efficiency achieved
  • Attend project design reviews to understand project layouts and design details.
  • Collaborate with the Electrical Design team to ensure designs are understood and drawings are made available when required.  
  • Schedule all electrical project work for the workshop electrical build team, balancing priorities with constraints
  • Provide technical assistance and direction to their team
  • Championing a quality approach to all output (Right First-Time approach)
  • Identifying and implementing process and cost improvement opportunities

Key Skills Required:

•             Qualified Electrician + industry experience

•             Previous supervisory experience in a workshop environment is preferrable

Characteristics:

•             Ability to work well under pressure

•             Excellent problem-solving skills

•             Strong communication skills

•             Strong organisational skills

•             Excellent attention to detail

•             Able to take ownership and be accountable for results

•             Drives to deliver to targets

•             Takes pride in achieving and maintaining a standard of work

•             Works on own initiative

•             Hands-on approach

Graduate Controls Engineer

The role will involve becoming a member of the Kaon Automation controls team, responsible for the design and implementation of all controls aspects on automated equipment.

Duties to include:

  • Primarily work in a supporting role to controls engineers
  • Develop or assist control program development for machine stations / areas as assigned by the control engineers.
  • Develop machine control programs (PLC/HMI/etc) for repeats, upgrades and smaller projects where the graduate engineer is assigned direct project responsibility.
  • Develop Eplan electrical drawings and interface with suppliers to get quotations where required.
  • Ensure accurate bills of materials are developed on all assigned projects and ensure orders are raised on the purchasing system in a timely fashion to support project schedules.
  • Communicate clearly with product builders to ensure machine builds take place accurately and efficiently.
  • Develop “as built” drawings ensuring that customer drawings reflect as built at all times.
  • Create customer documentation packages to meet EU standards (drawings, manuals, training documents, and CE certs, etc) as required to match customer URS requirements at machine handover.
  • Be available to build, debug or carry out factory acceptance tests on projects as required by Kaon Automation managers or mechanical engineers

Educational, Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Good communication skills are essential to and it is your responsibility to ensure all project stakeholders you are dealing with are up to date with work progress daily.
  • Ability to take responsibility to ensure all project stakeholders are up to date with work progress daily
  • Good organisation skills
  • Good time management skills, able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Self-starter with good attention to detail
  • Current driving licence and able to travel as required

Junior Quality Assurance Engineer

The Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for providing quality support throughout the project lifecycle of manufactured automated equipment. This includes working with a wider team of professionals, with the overall aim of making sure the that the product meets quality and customer expectations, as it moves through each phase of the project lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities:
• Overall responsibility for machine quality. This will include:
o Reviewing and approving documentation required at each stage of the project lifecycle – FDS, SOP’s, Project checklists, BOM’s, User Manual pack etc.
o Creation of internal test documentation and ensuring all machines are inspected and tested to meet customer requirements.
o Issuing and controlling Electrical and Pneumatic drawings.
o Reviewing and approving all test documentation associated with product and ensuring it adheres to Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
o Where required, support customers validation activities during SAT.
o Final review of machines prior to shipment.
o Where required, arrange and facilitate lessons learnt meetings and log any findings.
• Participate and lead investigations (CAPA), involving but not limited to collecting, identifying and analysing information, investigating product and quality problems and identify effective corrective actions.
• Close out actions documented on the Company Action List within agreed timeframe.
• Ensuring training records are maintained to ensure all employees trained on new or changed procedures.
• Participate and lead process improvements.
• Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department.

Person specification:

Qualifications
• A bachelor’s degree in Quality, Engineering or Science.

Relevant Experience and Knowledge
This role would suit a quality/engineering graduate, looking to launch their career in quality and be mentored and exposed to a wide range of experience, systems and processes that will be invaluable in the development of their career.

Ideally, the successful candidate would:
• Have three years industry experience. However, this is not a prerequisite.
• Have knowledge of quality engineering principles and good manufacturing practices.
• Be able to plan, organize and prioritize tasks in order to achieve time critical projects / deadlines.
• Have good interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to communicate appropriately with different engineering teams, project management, suppliers and customers.
• Be a team player and fit well within a team of professional individuals.
• Be proficient in Microsoft office.
• Have a desire to learn new tasks to progress your long term career.

Skills and Competencies
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including effective influencing skills.
• Technical writing experience. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Evidence of strong organisational, planning and time management abilities.
• Desire to learn new tasks.
• Results focused and ability to work on own initiative and work well under pressure.
• Computer literate in the use of MS Office.

Electrical Build Technician

KAON Automation is seeking to recruit a qualified electrician to join our busy machine build team.

Job Description & Duties:

The  Electrical Build Technician is responsible for the build and debug of machines. The main aspects of the job includes:

  • Mechanical assembly and debugging of customised automated assembly machines.
  • Marking up any changes to mechanical & electrical drawings that change during the machine build phase.
  • Electrical field wiring aspect of machine building
  • Electrical wiring of machine control panels (qualifications permitting)
  • On-site installation of equipment
  • Meeting project delivery deadlines
  • Maintaining GMP standards
  • Complying with company safety policies
  • Managing materials related to the machine build

You will be responsible for signing off that the mechanical & electrical aspects of a machine are up to standard before any equipment is shipped. This roll in the company is critical to the success of a project and requires self-critical and detailed workmanship in order to be able to set the highest standards for the practices in the company.

The mechanical aspects of the job involve assembling components from detailed assembly drawings and then mechanical fault finding and problem solving. You will also be required to build pneumatic and electrical schematics required on the machine and detail any changes.  You will be involved in the mechanical and electrical debug after the machine is powered up.

Responsibilities:

  • Machine build
  • Innovate modifications & solutions.
  • Panel build and field wiring
  • Electrical / mechanical debug
  • Read / mark-up electrical drawings.
  • Debugging of machines: Electrical/ Mechanical
  • Managing the machine build materials during build
  • Restocking of components eg screws, profile accessories.
  • Quality / pre-delivery checks / testing
  • Minor milling, drilling
  • Tidy up tools
  • General tool maintenance

Educational, Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • Electrician qualification
  • 3+ years relevant experience ideally working in a manufacturing environment
  • Computer literate
  • Good knowledge of health and safety
  • Willing to take ownership
  • Self-starter with good attention to detail
  • Proven track record in delivering solutions
  • Current driving licence and able to travel as required

Machine Build Technician

Your primary role in KAON Automation is to be responsible for the Build and Debug of machines. The main aspects of the job include:

  • Mechanical assembly and debugging of customised automated assembly machines.
  • Marking up any changes to mechanical & electrical drawings that change during the machine build phase.
  • Electrical field wiring aspect of machine building
  • Electrical wiring of machine control panels (qualifications permitting)
  • On-site installation of equipment
  • Meeting project delivery deadlines
  • Maintaining GMP standards
  • Complying with company safety policies
  • Managing materials related to the machine build

You will be responsible for signing off that the mechanical & electrical aspects of a machine are up to standard before any equipment is shipped. This roll in the company is critical to the success of a project and requires self-critical and detailed workmanship in order to be able to set the highest standards for the practices in the company.

The mechanical aspects of the job involve assembling components from detailed assembly drawings and then mechanical fault finding and problem solving. You will also be required to build pneumatic and electrical schematics required on the machine and detail any changes.  You will be involved in the mechanical & electrical debug after the machine is powered up.

Responsibilities:

  • Machine build
  • Innovate modifications & solutions.
  • Field wiring.
  • Electrical / mechanical debug.
  • Read / mark-up electrical drawings.
  • Debugging of machines. Electrical/ Mechanical.
  • Managing the machine build materials that they are working on.
  • Restocking of mechanical components ie screws, profile accessories.
  • Maintain workshop
  • Machine manuals
  • Quality / pre-delivery checks.
  • Minor milling, drilling
  • Tidy up tools
  • General tool maintenance.

Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer

The role involves becoming a member of the Kaon Automation mechanical design team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design

  • Develop part detail drawings and interface with suppliers to get quotations where required.
  • General assembly drawings
  • Ensure accurate bills of materials are developed on all assigned projects

Procurement

  • Brief supplier on requirements and get quotations that ensure quality, value and project timelines are achieved
  • ensure orders are raised on Sage in a timely fashion to support project schedules
  • Follow-up on order progress
  • Develop understanding of supplier techniques

Build

  • Develop Build Packs and brief build team
    • Communicate clearly with machine build technicians to ensure machine builds take place accurately and efficiently.
  • proactively addressing potential design or supply issues affecting projects by providing information and recommendations on a timely fashion to minimise project impacts.
    • Update drawings / Drafts
  • Develop “as built” drawings ensuring that customer drawings reflect as built at all times

Other

  • supporting role to assist lead engineers
  • Ensure standard operating procedures adhered to
    • Complete project checklists and required internal Kaon Automation documents to ensure that project phase exits are completed correctly.

Educational, Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • Educated to degree level in a mechanical engineering
  • Good communication skills, ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to take responsibility to ensure all project stakeholders are up to date with work progress daily
  • Good organisation skills
  • Good time management skills, able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Self-starter with good attention to detail
  • Current driving licence and able to travel as required

Project Engineer

OVERVIEW

Kaon Automation is seeking a dynamic individual to take responsibility for the successful delivery and implementation of customised automated equipment projects.  Kaon Automation have been providing custom designed automation solutions to leading manufacturing companies globally since 2005 and have a proven track record of providing innovative and flexible solutions.

A successful candidate will work on challenging, innovative projects within a highly technical and collaborative working group.  As a Project Engineer you will be responsible for the delivery of projects to plan and will be the voice of our customers internally.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the delivery of a portfolio of projects.
  • Full accountability of all aspects of project delivery from project kick-off phase to customer support of installed machines. This will include:
    • Ensuring the customer User Requirement Specifications (URS) are delivered to the customers satisfaction.
    • Ensure all aspects of the project delivery is completed to the required standard.
    • Deliver documentation suite including quality, safety, and end user documents.
    • Drive timelines to deliver solutions within the contracted timeframes.
    • Ensuring project milestones are achieved within the budgeted resource allocations.
    • Work closely with Programme Manager and Resources Manager to overcome resourcing and planning conflicts between projects.
    • Control scope and change requests internally and externally.
    • Facilitate effective technical and commercial communications between all project stakeholders.
    • Ensure projects statuses are clearly communicated through ongoing project reviews to customers and Kaon Automation managers.
  • Co-ordinate cross functional teams (Design, Controls, Debug and Workshop teams) to manage prioritisation of tasks.
    • Manage the development of work breakdown structures for each delivery phase.
    • Critically review and resolve planning / delivery issues as they arise.
    • Set out and drive project roadmaps to completion.
  • Provide problem solving support to each of the teams during the project to ensure quick resolutions to technical issues.
    • Maintain a strong understanding of key areas of the ongoing functional and technical challenges of each project.
    • Structured management of project issues using standardised project management tools to prioritise resolutions based on resources and targets.
    • Escalate problems as necessary in timely manner to ensure deadlines maintained.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Practical experience of mechanical, electrical & controls systems required.
  • Relevant experience in a similar role required.
  • Proven track record in leading engineering teams effectively.
  • Proven track record of ownership and delivery of commitments.
  • Self-starter with good attention to detail.
  • Proven track record in problem solving and delivering complex engineering projects.
  • Demonstrates an ability to take initiative and be innovative.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Attractive Salary Package
  • Pension Scheme
  • Training and development

Controls Engineer

OVERVIEW

Kaon Automation is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to excel in the field of automation.  Kaon Automation have been providing custom designed automation solutions to leading manufacturing companies globally since 2005 and have a proven track record of providing innovative and flexible solutions.

A successful candidate will work on challenging, innovative projects within a highly technical and collaborative working group.  As a Controls Engineer you will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of complex controls systems for automation equipment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work within the wider engineering group to develop concepts and specifications for equipment from User Requirement Specifications.
  • Develop and Debug machine control programs including PLC/HMI/Robotics/Motion Control/Vision/etc.
  • Involvement in research, development, and implementation of new control technologies
  • Co-ordinate and manage controls elements of build and debug of equipment.
  • Responsible for completing controls aspects of projects within the schedule and budget.
  • Liaising with customers on requirement specifications and project deliverables
  • Develop relationships with suppliers for equipment/component procurement.
  • Responsibility for design, commissioning, and safety of controls systems.
  • Provide guidance and direction to junior staff to help them realise designs and ensure that the customer end goals are being achieved.
  • Development of machine documentation to meet EU standards.
  • Meeting project deliverables and deadlines

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Min 5 years relevant experience working on the creation of machine control systems.
    • Ability to program AB Control Logix, Siemens S7
    • Familiar with configuring, commissioning, and debugging common machine networks and drive systems.
    • Experience in robotics (ABB, Fanuc, Mitsubishi, Epson)
    • Experience of machine vision (Cognex, Keyence)
  • Must be keenly interested in engineering technology and remaining knowledgeable about the cutting edge of automation technology.
  • Excellent communication skills are vital to communicate effectively on job specification, technical direction, and issues daily.
  • Must be a self-starter with good attention to detail, willing to take ownership and responsibility to realise project milestones and timelines.
  • Project management experience advantageous
  • Proven track record in delivering solutions.
  • Current driving license and able to travel as required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Attractive Salary Package.
  • Pension Scheme
  • Training and development
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Our Locations

Sligo
Unit 10
Rathrippon Business Park
Collooney, Sligo
Ireland, F91 HPP9

Cork
Unit 20
Euro Business Park
Little Island, Cork
Ireland, T45 CF10

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Kaon Automation Limited
Registered Address: 10 Rathrippon Business Park, Collooney, Co Sligo, F91 HPP9, Ireland.
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