Automation Maintenance Engineer

Location Downpatrick, County Down
Job Type Permanent
Salary £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, benefits
Published 17 days ago
Contact Patrick Moore
Job Ref PM355_1501662076

Job Description

Automation Engineer (Maintenance)

Location: County Down

Working hours - Rotating shifts initially, moving on to days within 6/12 months

Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 plus company benefits

My client is a leading brand in the food manufacturing sector and one of Northern Ireland's most reputable companies. Due to recent investment in a "state of the art" automated production facility they have a vacancy for an Automation Engineer to join the business.

Reporting to: Engineering Manager

The role

  • The role requires someone with strong proven maintenance skills from either a materials handling background (Conveyor based systems), automated production environment, automated packaging environment or a machinery automation background and should have at least 4 years relevant experience in this field.
  • This position requires that the successful candidate will perform maintenance and support tasks on high speed automated equipment.
  • You will need to demonstrate that you are self-motivated and that you can work on your own or as an integral part of a dedicated maintenance team.
  • The person will have good analytical ability and have a broad based understanding of controls and software enabling them to shorten the proto-type stages of a project through both a design and hands on approach.


  • A formal relevant technical qualification to at least level 6
  • A minimum of 4 years' experience in a technical field inclusive of Mech /Elec & IT
  • Have a strong knowledge of automated and conveying systems
  • Experience in a high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Have experience in using a CMMS and working with PM programs
  • Will have a competent level of understanding in the area of troubleshooting of PC's, PLC, pneumatic, mechanical, IT and electronic/electrical systems.
  • Have strong analytical skills supporting fast and effective problem solving.
  • Be able to demonstrate a proven ability in trouble shooting and recovering equipment in a dynamic environment.

For more information or to discuss in total confidence please contact Patrick Moore on 02890 323333