Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

We have an exciting career development opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer. As a leading member of the Mechanical Design team, you will work to ensure projects meet requirements, are delivered on time and within budget, and report to the Mechanical Design Team Leader. You will design, develop, and deliver the mechanical aspects of custom automation equipment. This role requires a balance of strong technical skills, people and process awareness, and an understanding of current best practices while striving for continuous improvement in technologies and processes.

This role demands advanced knowledge of automation technologies and trends, as well as a working knowledge of disciplines involved in delivering such technologies and solutions. It is a customer-facing role with responsibility for understanding and meeting customer needs and requirements, while developing lasting partnerships with key customers.

Key responsibilities:
• Contribute to all stages of the project from proposal, through execution, delivery, and review.
• Monitor and report on project progress, including technical updates, scope, schedule, and cost against the plan.
• Design and develop equipment to meet customer requirements.
• Perform engineering calculations and component specifications as needed.
• Lead design reviews both internally and with customers.
• Work according to the project plan and schedule as determined by the design lead.
• Collaborate closely with cross-departmental project teams.
• Ensure project requirements are understood.
• Plan project tasks for yourself and any resources you are responsible for, ensuring completion within the projects.
• Comply with all relevant quality standards (revision control, documentation, procedures, etc.).
• Present designs at design reviews with clear and effective communication.
• Mentor junior members of the department.
• Delegate and ensure the delivery of tasks where necessary.
• Travel as required.

Qualifications & Experience:
• Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
• 5+ years of relevant industry experience.
• Proficiency with Autodesk Inventor or an equivalent 3D CAD design package.
• Experience in executing mechanical design projects, from concept through to delivery, preferably in an automation environment.
• Full Drivers Licence is required

Key Skills & Attributes:
• Technically knowledgeable and creative
• Excellent communication skills
• Customer focused
• Self-motivated, enthusiastic and proactive
• Trustworthy & efficient
• Technology aware, solution focused
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to make responsible & effective decisions

What we offer:
At Modular Automation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees’ well-being and professional development, including flexible work arrangements, health insurance contributions, company bonus, maternity and paternity leave, pension plan, training support, and various wellness initiatives.

About Modular Automation:
Modular Automation, based in Shannon, Co. Clare, is an engineering company offering automation and integration solutions to the world’s leading medical technology manufacturers. We excel in the integration of the latest engineering technologies such as collaborative and autonomous mobile robots (AMR’s), machine tending and transport solutions, and Industry 4.0 applications. Our company’s excellence is rooted in a fusion of pioneering design, advanced engineering, and an unwavering dedication to precision.
In November 2023, Automated Industrial Robotics Inc from Los Angeles, USA and funded by ARES Management private equity group, acquired Modular Automation, and began forming a new company – AIR – to bring together a specialist Automation organisation consisting of constituent SME automation companies with complimentary skills, capabilities, and track records. Modular sits within this new company global company, whilst retaining its brand, strategy, and leadership team.
Our purpose at Modular is to enable the world’s leading medical technology companies to manufacture sophisticated, ultra-high quality, life-changing products, at scale. Over our 40-year history, we have garnered a significant reputation with our customers for delivering innovative and reliable automation solutions. We are proud at Modular, to work within a talented and diverse community of professionals who bring expertise and innovation into solving the automation challenges of our medical device customers.
For ten consecutive years, Modular has received recognition by Deloitte as a Platinum level “Best Managed Company”. We operate in a customer-centric and collaborative culture and environment, and the way our team works together and with our partners and customers builds long-term trust and deep relationships. We have the expertise, commitment, and determination to make the unknown known, and our team will go the extra mile to make it happen.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. It is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.

Modular Automation is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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