ID: 297b92

Automation Technician


Tuam, County Galway,


  • Discounted rates of on-site facilities
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Reward & Recognition Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Learning and development
  • Opportunities for career progression

About Westerwood Global

  • We provide a positive working environment – with emphasis on teamwork, positive interactions, and sense of community
  • We focus on good communication – open channels, open door policy and regular company updates
  • We provide opportunities to gain experience, develop skills and gain invaluable knowledge of the semi-conductor and high-tech industry

If this position sounds interesting to you, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Send us a mail or click below to apply. We appreciate your interest in working with us and look forward to hearing from you.

Westerwood Global is an equal opportunities employer, we currently manage all recruitment in house and do not require assistance, thank you.

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Automation Technician

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We’re Hiring Automation Technicians

Westerwood Global provides service solutions ranging from entry–level to experienced personnel, within high tech manufacturing facilities. We are a trusted partner for the world’s leading semiconductor companies and are looking for Automation Technicians in the Galway area.

The person for the job

  • You are electrical and mechanically minded
  • A strong team player with ability to work well within a diverse team
  • Have excellent organisational, time keeping, and communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to different tasks and to prioritise activities
  • You are looking for a new challenge and to develop your career

Purpose of the role

As an Automation Technician, you will perform daily maintenance tasks in a semiconductor cleanroom environment while supporting the Customer in key areas throughout the manufacturing process. Your goal will be to adhere to facility standard operating procedures with a focus on safety and quality. Your success will contribute to the facilities overall throughput while simultaneously developing your own skills in a coveted and highly technical industry.


  • Qualified in mechanical or electrical engineering, robotics, or a closely related technical field
  • Experience in a production environment, particularly as it relates to automation technology
  • Possess multiple skills in the areas of fluid power, manufacturing processes, electrical, electronics, and mechanical systems
  • Interpersonal skills to lead and communicate with peers
  • Possess a deep understanding of Ethernet communication, Control Logic and Programmable Logic Control (PLC)
  • Demonstrate knowledge concerning general safety protocol and procedures regarding field operations
  • Possess broad-based knowledge to successfully troubleshoot, diagnose, and solve problems that relate to mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc.
  • Ability to put pieces of information together to form general rules and conclusions
  • Critical thinking ability which requires using logic and reasoning to identify the strength and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems in both technical and non-technical areas
  • Understanding troubleshooting in determining the causes of operating errors and knowing what to do spontaneously
  • Mechanical knowledge concerning machines and tools. It includes design, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Knowledge in the areas of computers and electronics which relates to circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, computer software and hardware
  • Electro-mechanical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work a 4-shift cycle, 12-hour shifts (day & night including weekends)
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office

What you will be doing

  • Undertake emergency troubleshooting on mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic equipment to determine problems associated with the machines
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment to ensure that equipment and processes run very smoothly
  • Provide technical assistance and support regarding all projects, installations, and repairs
  • Maintain smooth communication with different levels of departments and peers
  • Ensure the use of a digital dashboard for thorough analysis and fault reviews
  • Conduct investigations; recommend changes and upgrades to equipment
  • Upgrade hardware and software for improved process control
  • Communicate findings, upgrades, and troubleshooting to colleagues and management through e-mail
  • Prepare periodic reports on the progress made concerning faulty machines, errors, and processes
  • Ensure the calibration of all machines/components and maintenance after calibration
  • Provide regular system operation training on automated systems
  • Take care of installation, maintenance, and inspection of control systems and workstation installations at the facility
  • Coordinate other workers to achieve departmental goals
  • Provide technical monitoring for other technicians and engineers
  • Ensuring safety and quality standards are maintained
  • Performing quality checks in line with process specifications
  • Using MS Office and in-house computer system as required

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