KAON Automation, the new name for ATS (Automation Technology Services).

Job Category: Workshop Team

Workshop Manager


Kaon Automation is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to lead our workshop team of Mechanical, Electrical and Debug Technicians.  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 Workshop Manager is also an important member of the Kaon management team, liaising with project engineers, the design and quality teams as well as leading and working on various management initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of a diverse team to ensure maximum efficiency achieved
    • Ongoing performance reviews to maximise individual potential
    • Effective coaching of team members
    • Planning training for team
  • Provide technical assistance and direction to their team
  • Plan resourcing requirements, balancing priorities with constraints
  • Champion a quality approach to all output (Right First-Time approach)
  • Ownership for site Health and Safety
    • Implement Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Overall management of department budget
  • Identify and implementation of process and cost improvement opportunities
  • Liaising with customer representatives when on site during ongoing progress reviews and testing
  • Actively contribute to management team and various companywide improvement initiatives

Key Skills Required:

•              Engineering background with relevant technical qualification

•              Relevant experience in a manufacturing environment

•              People management experience


•              Ability to work well under pressure

•              Excellent problem-solving skills

•              Positive people person with proven organisational skills

•              Forward thinking, open to change

•              Excellent attention to detail

•              Able to take ownership and accountable for results

•              Tenacious in delivery

•              Takes pride in improvements

•              Self- starter

•              Hands-on approach

Our Locations

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

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.
Registered in Ireland. CRO number: 428472. VAT / EORI number: IE9577549D.

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