Senior Automation Engineer

Job description

At IDE we love building better futures. We create products that change lives, grow new organisations and build better futures for our clients and partners at home and abroad.

We are seeking a Senior Automation Engineer to join our Product Development group and be part of a team with a passion for entrepreneurship and design, and a desire to create meaningful new products and services. You need to be curious, a positive thinker and be willing to put the project and team first. You will often be working in uncertain and uncharted environments, and need to be comfortable doing so, developing and delivering complex processes and machines that realise new futures.

The person we are looking for should have a solid background in developing automated measurement equipment, manufacturing processes and production lines. They can take an analytical approach to decision making and be quick to step up to take ownership of their work, while not being afraid to make decisions. The ability to communicate effectively and lead on design issues, with colleagues, customers and suppliers is essential.Critical to this role will be experience within highly regulated, safety critical industries. Experience in complying with various standards and regulations will be regarded highly. An understanding of the bigger picture, systems engineering, and product integration processes is also important.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of  7+ years experience working on the development and validation of automated measurement equipment, manufacturing processes and production lines preferably in the medical device industry. Key specific areas of desired qualifications, knowledge and experience include:

  • A degree in Mechatronics, Automation Engineering, Electrical or a related field, or an applicable technical discipline

  • Savvy with PLC / PXI based automation platforms (e.g B&R, Siemens, National Instruments), CAD (preferably Solidworks) and industrial robots (e.g. ABB, Yaskawa)

  • Good understanding of cutting-edge sensor, actuator, measurement, process and manufacturing technology as well as Industry 4.0 concepts

  • Experience collaborating and leading on problems within a multi-disciplinary R&D environment

  • Experience in applying basic and advanced engineering methodology and ability to communicate engineering approach from requirements through to execution

  • Experience designing measurement equipment, manufacturing processes and production lines under design control processes, preferably to strict safety regulations and safety critical standards: e.g. Medical, Automotive, Defence, and Rail etc.

If you are ready to be challenged but fulfilled, have the right skills, experience but most importantly the right attitude, then a truly unique role in a life changing product development company awaits. Please email a resume and cover letter to