Automation Engineer, Virginia Medical Supplies Ltd

Virginia, Co. Cavan
27/06/2017 09:30
Salary:  To Be Discussed following Interview


Job Description

Virginia Medical Supplies is a 100% Irish owned company based in Virginia, Co. Cavan. The company supplies two products to the market - Salin Plus Salt Therapy and the Nu-Life Monitored Dosage System. The Salin Plus Salt Therapy product is an air purifying unit where air is filtered through salts changing the ionization of the air. The machine is used by asthma and Bronchitis suffers. The Nu-Life monitored dosage system manually fills daily doses of combinations of medication into blister packs.

THE ROLE (FUSION Project) – 18 Months

The project involves the mechanical design of a holding mechanism to locate blister packs at they are filled with the required medication. This mechanism needs to be linked to the partly developed HB160 machine and the entire machine automated through artificial intelligence using computer controlled programming and sensors.

Reporting to the Company Supervisor, you will be employed by Virginia Medical Supplies Ltd to lead this InterTradeIreland FUSION project in partnership with the South West College. As part of this role you will be required to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management, from the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s University, Belfast. This is fully funded by InterTradeIreland. The skills learned through the Diploma will enhance your personal, professional and managerial capabilities and will provide you with the necessary and valuable business skills to help you undertake your project role. The company will fully support you throughout this by factoring in the required time off to attend modules and workshops.

Job Objectives

• To carry out the tasks outlined in the project workplan and liaise with your Company and Academic Supervisors on an ongoing basis.
• To convene and service monthly technical meetings with the core project team (Graduate, Company Supervisor and Academic Supervisor)
• To report formally on a quarterly basis on progress with the workplan to a Project Management Group (PMG), this includes the assigned FUSION Consultant representing InterTradeIreland.
• To train staff so that the new technology is fully transferred and embedded in the company
• To work closely with the academic partner and travel to the academic institute as required.
• To undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Business & Management, attending course modules and workshops.
• Any other duties which might fall within the general ambit of the post.

Skills Required

Essential Criteria
Candidates must possess
1. Min 2.1 Hons Degree in Electronic Engineering or similar discipline;
2. Knowledge and practical experience of PLC’s/HMI’s and programming.
3. Legally permitted to work in the EU.

Desirable Criteria
1. Experience & knowledge in New Product development and manufacturing processes
2. Experience of 3D CAD an advantage but not essential.
3. Interfacing controls systems to supervisory or data collection systems.

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