Electrical Engineer (Automation)

Employing over 1200 people worldwide, Ei Electronics is headquartered in Shannon, Ireland, occupying a 33,000 m” campus where all key manufacturing, R&D and commercial functions are located. Overseas sales and marketing subsidiaries are located in the UK, Germany, France and the USA.

The Company’s success is based on a culture of Quality, Service and Product Innovation over 30 years. R&D is the lifeblood of Ei Electronics, with sensor technologies at the core of our product advancement. As a global leader in the industry, Ei Electronics is now at the forefront of emerging Cloud-based “Connected Home” and IOT developments.

Working with one of Irelands leading indigenous electronics companies, provides a wide array of opportunities and possibilities to grow.

Electrical Engineer

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Electrical Engineer to join our growing Automation team. The main focus of this position is to deliver high quality Electrical Design Solutions for bespoke Automated assembly machines for use within the production areas here at Ei.

The Electrical Engineer will work closely with the Mechanical Design and Controls Teams to develop cost effective electrical solutions for state-of-the-art automated equipment. You will be a key member of the project delivery team responsible for concept designs right through to overseeing the commissioning and validation of the electrical systems.

  • Electrical design, specification and development of innovative electrical solutions for automated assembly machines.
  • Select & evaluate the electrical components to be used in the electrical designs.
  • Develop electrical & pneumatic schematics, along with electrical layout drawings for new machine designs.
  • Develop and maintain an accurate electrical BOM for each new machine
  • Manage the electrical build of machines, working closely with our suppliers and external partners.
  • Provide technical support to the machine build team throughout the entire project cycle, including design, machine build, debug and commissioning phases.
  • Conduct & contribute to electrical design reviews with all relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute to machine risk assessments and electrical safety assessments
  • Create & maintain all relevant documentation for new & upgraded equipment
  • Responsible for ensuring that project timelines and targets are achieved

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Experienced in the use of Eplan or Solidworks Electrical
  • Knowledge of single/three-phase electrical systems and protection measures
  • Knowledge in low voltage controls, safety circuits, PLC’s, industrial networks, vision systems and robotics an advantage
  • Knowledge of servo electric and pneumatic motion control systems
  • Have good knowledge and understanding of machine safety requirements
  • Strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team as necessary
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 3+ years in a similar Electrical Engineering role
  • Level 8 in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent
  • Or Qualified Electrician with relevant experience

To apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter to: