Senior Mechanical Design Engineer required by growing Irish company in Westmeath to contribute to the design and implementation of robotic automation projects. Leading a cross-functional team of engineers, you will take responsibility for large projects within multiple sectors, including medical device, pharmaceutical, automotive, food & beverage, plastics and consumer goods sectors. 


  • Involvement in significant automation projects with responsibility for design sign off, installation and commissioning
  • Work within the design team to develop innovative concepts from customer requirements
  • 3D Design of Mechatronic equipment including mechanisms; transfer systems, servo systems, robotics, pneumatics, electrical equipment, and machine guarding systems
  • Hands on involvement at the build and de-bug stage to ensure designs meet performance specifications
  • Give guidance and direction to machine build technicians to help them realise designs
  • Ensure that the customer end goals are being achieved.
  • Design and implement process improvements for existing automation equipment
  • Prepare detailed tooling drawings and pneumatic schematics
  • Liaise with suppliers for component procurement
  • Liaising with customers on requirement specifications and project deliverables
  • Preparing detailed safety risk assessments and FMEAs
  • Development of machine documentation to meet EU standards
  • Meeting project delivery deadlines


  • Educated to Degree level in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience
  • Ability to take responsibility for large projects and manage cross functional teams through the life cycle of a project
  • Extensive experience in a machine design role
  • Strong experience using 3D CAD applications
  • SolidWorks essential
  • Excellent communication skills are vital as you will have to work within a technical team and be expected to communicate on job specification and issues etc. that are occurring on a day-to-day basis
  • Must be a self-starter with good attention to detail, willing to take ownership and responsibility to realise project milestones and timelines
  • Must be keenly interested in engineering technology and remaining knowledgeable about the cutting edge of automation technology
  • Proven track record in problem solving and delivering solutions
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative and be innovative
  • Current driving licence and able to travel as required
  • Project management experience advantageous


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