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We are always interested in receiving applications from talented professionals.

Please send your CV and details to hr@westernautomation.com.

Find a list of the current open opportunities below:


Job Specification for:
Manufacturing Test Engineer - Electronics

To apply for this post please email your CV to hr@westernautomation.com quoting the job title above.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage all production test activities at our Ballinasloe site and co-ordinate activities at our vendor and customer sites. Includes capacity & capability planning.
  • Write, manage and maintain production test specifications and related work instructions for all Western Automation sub-assemblies and products.
  • Design, prototype, procurement, commissioning and documentation  of test equipment, including controllers and fixtures. Includes local and vendor locations.
  • Manage health and safety aspects of test equipment and provide user training.
  • Manage the calibration of all equipment and instruments on site.
  • Support other departments as required, e.g. assist in analysis of customer returns, debug, root cause analysis, technical support for customers, conduct tests in our Test Laboratory, etc.
  • Liaise with New Product Development to provide DFT (Design –For – Test) inputs at an early stage in product design.
  • Reporting on systems status and key metrics, (pass rates, downtime, costs, etc.) and record keeping to support all the above activities.


Qualifications / Experience / Skills / Attributes

  • Degree in Electronic Engineering, with ideally 2 years relevant experience.
  • Capabilities in both analog and digital electronics.
  • Competence in PLC programming.
  • Good soldering skills. (Training can be provided.)
  • Comfortable working with “Mains” electrical supply and suitably safety conscious.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced environment.
  • Willing to innovate and propose initiatives for new developments and continuous improvements.
  • Some mechanical aptitude for working with test fixtures and small assemblies.
  • Communications: Fluent written and spoken English with excellent record keeping and report writing skills are required.




Current Open Career Opportunities:

PDF icon Manufacturing Test Engineer - Electronics
  Western Automation R&D,
2 Atreus Place, Poolboy,
Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 90 9643359
Fax: +353 (0) 90 9643094
Email: info@westernautomation.com