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

Job Location: Cork or Sligo

Mechanical Design Engineer (Senior)

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

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Work within the design team to develop innovative concepts from customer requirements
  • 3D Design of Mechatronic equipment  including mechanisms; transfer systems, servo systems, robotics, pneumatics, electrical equipment and machine guarding systems 
  • Hands on involvement at the build and de-bug stage to ensure designs meet performance specifications.
  • Ability to take responsibility for large projects and manage cross functional terms through the life cycle of a project
    • Give guidance and direction to machine build technicians to help them realise designs
    • Ensure that the customer end goals are being achieved.   
  • Design and implement process improvements for existing automation equipment
  • Prepare detailed tooling drawings and pneumatic schematics
  • Liaise with suppliers for component procurement
  • Liaising with customers on requirement specifications and project deliverables
  • Preparing detailed safety risk assessments and FMEAs
  • Development of machine documentation to meet EU standards   
  • Meeting project delivery deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills are vital as you will have to work within a technical team and be expected to communicate on job specification and issues that are occurring on a day to day basis.
  • Responsibility for quality, commissioning and safety of designs completed

Educational, Experience, Skills & Competencies:

  • Educated to degree level in a mechanical engineering discipline
  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience including:
    • Involvement in significant automation projects with responsibility for design sign off, installation and commissioning
    • Extensive experience in a machine design role
  • Strong experience using 3D CAD applications e.g. SolidWorks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willing to take ownership
  • Self-starter with good attention to detail
  • Project management experience advantageous
  • Proven track record in problem solving and delivering solutions
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative and be innovative
  • Current driving licence and able to travel as required
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

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

Get in Touch

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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