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Lead Automation Specialist


Hero Recruitment




Contact: Anne Gough. Email: Telephone: 0860449473. Lead Automation Specialist. Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Lead Automation Specialist for their site. Role & Responsibilities: To provide specialist technical knowledge and project management expertise to the Automations engineering team at GMI. To lead the GMI Automation team to deliver site automation projects, developing project scope, budget, capital approval and implementation plan. To be responsible for maintaining control of the automation cost within annual budget. To manage and develop the staff in the automation engineering department through involvement, delegation, and regular reviews of performance. To work closely with Manufacturing engineering/Product R&D within GMI, GMIC and Nipro to design/develop future products/processes leading to more cost effective manufacturing capability at GMI. To have overall responsibility for implementing capital expenditure projects and budget preparation for the GMI plant. To maintain control of financial and human resources of the automation engineering department in compliance with GMI policies and systems. To develop, establish, and maintain the infrastructure and systems of control required to achieve conformity to product and servicing requirements including control of the design and build phases ( CE-Mark, ISO13485 ) To liaise on a cross-company basis with operations, engineering, R&D, marketing, manufacturing staff. To make provisions for having Production Engineering Support available to existing Production Processes. To scope out automations projects with due regard to objectives; need, cost, risk, lead time and resources. To identify & implement improvement opportunities on existing processes to include; lower costs, higher efficiency, higher capacity, greater process capability, higher levels of operator comfort & work station satisfaction and greater compliance. To manage the installation and qualification of new or additional processes. To manage the development and delivery of all automation KPI`s in association with plant KPI`s. To propose and implement measures for business risk minimization and disaster recovery. To maintain an oversight of New Product Introduction to GMI and how this can impact on custom equipment requirements. To manage the development of concept designs, with estimate of costs, as part of the capital requisition process. To understand the automation resources skill set and capabilities and to plan the development of the team. To provide effective supervision of people which includes headcount planning; recruitment and selection; training & development; timekeeping and attendance; resolution of issues, and timely completion of annual performance appraisals. Requirements: Successful candidate must have a track record of success in an engineering environment, an Engineering Degree or equivalent and at least 10 years` experience in medical device manufacturing environment is required, with at least 5 years at supervisory/managerial level. A background in machine building, automation, polymer processing, moulding is desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong planning and organizational ability. Track record in project management. Strong engineering background with good analytical skills. For further information on this Lead Automation Specialist role in Galway please contact Anne Gough on 0860449473 / Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website - Please Note: HERO Recruitment will not forward your details to any company without your prior approval. This job originally appeared on

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