Design and Support Technician

Design and Support Technician

Design and Support Technician

(This role will initially be for 12 months as the previous post holder has been assigned to another role, which is likely to become permanent.  Thereafter, it is anticipated that this position, subject to review, will also be confirmed as a permanent position)


The mission of Irish Lights is Safe Navigation at Sea.  We are a maritime organisation delivering essential 24/7 safety and navigation services around the coast of Ireland, 365 days a year. Our vision is to protect lives, property, trade and the environment by delivering next generation maritime services at the interface of navigation technology, engineering and data management. 

Irish Lights is responsible for Maritime Aids to Navigation under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. This remit includes the provision and maintenance of over 330 general aids to navigation, the superintendence of approx. 3,300 local aids to navigation, and marking or removing dangerous wrecks outside harbour areas around Ireland.

Irish Lights also provides a range of navigation and contract commercial services including ship charter, buoy and maritime data. We provide value added services to support the development of the broader maritime economy including Met and Coastal Data Services. The Irish Lights tourism and heritage initiative, the ‘Great Lighthouses of Ireland' was developed in partnership with local communities and offers visitors from home and abroad the chance to visit or stay in a working lighthouse.   

 See our website  for further details.

Irish Lights is looking to recruit an experienced CAD operator with electrical engineering experience for a Design & Support Technician (DST) role.  The DST will provide support for station work packages and for other incidental projects. They advise on design, prepare drawings and bills of quantities, source and order materials (in cooperation with procurement) and prepare materials for dispatch. For outsourced work detailed drawings and specifications are particularly important. They will also assist with risk assessments and safe work procedures. Their work will involve station visits to survey, measure and estimate requirements.  The DST will also update drawings and manuals for ongoing changes when required.


Applicants must have technical experience in an electrical engineering environment and excellent record keeping skills.  He/she will have strong ICT and report writing skills with the ability to prioritise work and work to deadlines. 


For more information please call Susan Murdock on 01 271 5459. Closing date for applications is close of business Friday August 24th.   Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter via the website – see link below.


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