Role Location: Westmeath
Are you currently working in a controls engineering role and would like to get into something more front end/client facing?
My client has come to the forefront of materials handling and industrial automation with an outstanding portfolio of customer-focused products. Their constant development has matched in-house designed products along with proven technologies from leading global suppliers to create solutions across all industries. Their strategic partnerships allow them to deliver some of the largest automation projects in Europe..
The position of Controls Application Engineer will report into the Plant Manager and requires someone with strong proven automation experience from either a materials handling background (Conveyor based systems) or a machinery automation background and should had exposure to a wide range of automation in production lines
Salary will reflect experience
The role and you
This role is unique to our client and would suit a controls engineer who has had exposure to different production lines containing a wide variety of equipment. It is predominantly a sales support role which provides the technical support to sales on concept solutions.
The controls application engineer would work closely with a mechanical application engineer after reviewing the requirement.
On agreement of a solution with the sales engineer the mechanical and controls applications engineers will conduct a detailed costing of the proposed solution and any bought in equipment and will assist where necessary in producing the final quotation.
If the concept becomes live then the applications engineer will work closely with the control systems design departments to support the transfer of information to them. The applications engineer would then project manage the project from point of sale to handover to customer.
This is a varied role that will provide diverse experience over a period of time. No two projects at the client are the same meaning the role is rewarding to those seeking variety
Core Skills Required
Controls Engineer Experience
Development of concept solutions and layouts using AutoCAD/SolidWorks
Costing in-house designs and purchased equipment for a given project
Project management (internal or external).
Good Listening Skills
Good Communication Skills
Trouble shooting and problem resolution
MS Office full suite
Desired Skills Required
Dealing with Customers providing engineering support to sales team
Dealing with machinery suppliers on specifications and cost
Creating Full project simulations using dedicated software (training provided)
Identifying key machinery types and setting up supplier agreements
Quoting small jobs direct to customers
Ability to work to agreed deadlines and to a high standard.
Ability to construct technical manuals and documentation.
Basic understanding of control systems and capabilities is desirable.