Posted on: 10th June, 2024

Location: Charleville, Co.Cork, Ireland

Ref No. - IRE_CH_SWM_114

Ward & Burke is seeking a Switchgear Workshop Manager based at our new and rapidly expanding switchgear facility in Charleville.

  • A Minimum of 5 years’ experience in switchgear manufacturing with at least 3 years as a lead panel builder or workshop manager.
  • Able to manage a team of 5-10 panel builders and apprentices initially.
  • Proficient in reviewing panel schematics and reading drawings on ePlan and Autocad.
  • Supervising the panel building activities to deliver according to the relevant specifications and drawings.
  • Well-versed with modular enclosure and busbar systems (Logstrup or equivalent) and ABB/Scheider Switchgear.
  • Troubleshooting skills in relay logic and plc wiring would be an added advantage.
  • Undertake quality inspection of all Switchgear assemblies as panel build progresses
  • Experienced in mechanical and electrical assembly of of MCC and Control Panels including wiring, testing and commissioning.
  • Assist electrical testing and inspection on all switchgear assemblies as per the FAT document.
  • Knowledge in MS Projects or similar WBS packages for team management would be beneficial.
  • Should be open to commute daily to Charleville or relocate.
  • Deliver lean manufacturing.
  • Deliver the work in a manner to meet the Employers Work Requirements, safely, and on time.
  • Carry out electrical testing and record results.
  • Supervise all production personnel.
  • Pre checking all switchgear in accordance with relevant Standards.
  • Undertake the inhouse acceptance test of completed panels prior to external FAT.
  • Lead the Factory Acceptance Test of completed panels.
  • Adopt any useful feedback from FAT and SAT testing into future projects.
  • Undertake any troubleshooting as required. Provide effective fault-finding support to commissioning engineers during the commissioning stage of a project.
  • Ensure the complete MCC panel build is consistent with drawings provided, delivered on time and testing, certification and trouble shooting.
  • Ensure all snags are completed prior to dispatch of the panel from site.
  • Provide Weekly and Monthly work schedule and progress reports weekly.
  • Provide ongoing mentoring and training of apprentices and graduates and juniors as required.
  • Assist the panel building and automation team as required.
  • Follow all necessary H&S rules and wearing of appropriate PPE, especially during any live testing of panels.
  • Mentor and train electrical apprentices and graduates with practical hands-on training.
  • Carry out required works as part of a team.
  • Assist with procurement of all consumables and accessories outside the BOM scope of E.
  • Assist with new job pricing if required.

To apply for this position complete the form below or email a CV and cover letter to referencing job code:  IRE_CH_SWM_114.