• Production
  • Donegal, IRL
  • Full Time

Reporting to the Facilities Supervisor, the successful applicant will be primarily responsible for ensuring the satisfactory operation of equipment by maximising uptime and optimisation by gaining efficiencies through programming for improved rates and yields. Other aspects of the role include:

  • Modify and enhance equipment for safety critical protocols.
  • Troubleshoot, design and build machine controls using PLCs, PCs, HMIs and other instrumentation as needed.
  • Troubleshoot local and remote complex instrumentation including laser and ultrasonic measuring  devices, vision inspection and laser marking equipment
  • Troubleshoot local and remote automation systems
  • Update software and firmware
  • Assist engineering and manufacturing in setting up and evaluating new equipment and processes
  • Perform equipment evaluation analysis to determine product capability
  • Maintain appropriate Engineering drawing and project management files in the Corporate computer database
  • Assist in implementation of new control  technologies
  • Read and interpret electrical schematics
  • Collect and analyse data from production processes under Engineering and Quality Control supervision
  • Perform routine maintenance on production equipment.
  • Execute Preventative Maintenance programs on plant and machinery
  • Carrying out Tool Changes on machinery.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Essential criteria:        

  • Time served electrical technician
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical and electronic devices
  • Experience with PLC troubleshooting.
  • Experience of variable speed drives
  • Superior troubleshooting abilities
  • Strong process control background
  • Mechanical, pneumatic experience


  • Programming PLCs would be an advantage.
  • Hydraulic experience
  • Previous experience working in an extrusion environment would be desirable


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