We’re Hiring: R&D Technician

An excellent opportunity is now available for the following position:

R&D Technician


Reporting to the R&D Supervisor, the successful candidate will be a key support in the development of projects in the R&D Department. He/she will be involved in prototyping, development testing, basic program development, trouble shooting and validation of R&D projects. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved with new innovative technologies and approaches.


  • Minimum level 6 qualification in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.
  • Strong technical ability.
  • Ability to trouble shoot electro/mechanical/pneumatic issues.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with exposure to data analysis.
  • Analytical testing techniques.
  • Strong documentation and report writing skills.
  • Self-motivated individual with a high level of initiative.
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office suite.


  • Support the R&D Department in the development of projects.
  • Assists in the prototyping, development testing, trouble shooting and validation of R&D projects.
  • Liaise and work effectively with the internal departments ensuring that all inputs and requirements are considered.
  • Liaise and work effectively on R&D assignments for third level institutions.
  • Liaise and work effectively with Customers on their requirements.
  • Compile project reporting on project outcome.
  • Development of URS documents.
  • Support Marketing on trade events, and getting equipment for these.
  • Provide progress updates to Supervisor/Designer.
  • Mechanical lead on projects.
  • Use and knowledge of Robotics and Vision units within R&D.
  • Compile & keep R&D asset list updated.
  • Project manage aspects of projects.
  • Basic knowledge of robotics and vision systems would be a distinct advantage.
  • Work with Marketing to promote the R&D department for future business.
  • Ensure all duties are carried out adhering to health and safety policy.
  • Completion of Quality Management System records in order to maintain effective QMS.
  • Travel to customer sites when required.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in highly progressive, dynamic and team orientated environment, please submit your CV to careers@designproautomation.com or contact the HR Department on +353 (0)69 63842 Ext. 312 for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 29th November, 2019.


DesignPro is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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