Design Engineering Manager

Job Overview

Engineering Manager - Mechanical Design
Role Location: Westmeath
Role Type Permanent


Our client is based in Co Westmeath; easily commutable from Galway east, Cavan, Mullingar and surrounds. They are inviting applicants for an engineering manager to join their team for a permanent role. This role would suit a senior mechanical design engineer that has prior mentoring experience that is ready to take the next step in their career. Prior experience in mechanical design within automation will be highly regarded. This is a fabulous opportunity to progress in your career and join one of the country's leading automation engineering companies.


What will you be doing in this job?
You will lead up the mechanical design team of designers and applications engineers and be the first point of contact for the senior management team on all matters in related to mechanical design - design meetings, quality, ERP drawing management and mentoring of team members. This is a great role to put your career on the map and progress with a very successful company.
This role will involve some level of design work but you will also be customer facing and work closely with other lead roles in terms of sales support and product installation. Your input into overall strategic direction will also be required.
You will take pride of place in ensuring the mechanical design team is managed efficiently.

Duties and responsibilities to include the following:
Management of the Engineering Department
Customisation & development of our product range to meet demanding diverse applications
Design of automation equipment from first principles
Proficiency in Solid Works
Exposure to a Research & Development environment desirable.
Knowledge of Alliance for Manufacturing or other MRP systems.
MS office, Word, Excel, electronic mail etc.
Supervision of assembly and installation personnel both mechanical, electrical and controls.
Good communication skills essential.
Project Management for service personnel during system installation.
Equipment specifications, purchasing negotiations and scheduling.
Trouble shooting and problem resolution.
Managing the Company Engineering Manual
Quality control, carrying out final audit on conveyor systems prior to shipping.
Ability to work to agreed deadlines and to a high standard.
Good working knowledge of current Safety legislation and European directives.
Ability to construct technical manuals and documentation.
Understanding of control systems and capabilities desirable.
Capability of working on own initiative or as part of project team.
The person will have excellent design and analytical ability and have a broad based understanding of controls enabling them to shorten the design stages of a project through both a design and hands on approach.
The role will also include input into management strategy.

What will this job do for you?
This role will offer you a genuine opportunity to put your career toward engineering management on track. If you are already in management and want a move we can look at that too. You will be working with a company that are offering progressive solutions in terms of materials handling, conveyancy systems and robotics. This role has opened up because of continued growth and expansion within their company.

Are you the ideal candidate?
Prior experience in a lead/senior mechanical design role, coupled with some level of experience within automation mechanical design.
Degree qualified as a minimum
Salary is neg and DOE.

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