Automotive Diagnostics Specialist - Snap On Diagnostics - Cork

Company Description

Snap-on Incorporated is a $3.4 billion leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of tool and equipment solutions for professional technicians, motor service shop owners, specialty repair centres, original equipment manufacturers, and industrial tool users world-wide. Product lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation and industrial service industries.

Snap-on's mission is to create value by providing innovative solutions to the transportation service and industrial markets worldwide. Snap-on has long been the leader in producing the highest quality hand tools for the professional technician, but today, Snap-on is more than a hand tool company. Today, Snap-on surrounds its customers with a full range of capabilities.

Snap-on's present and future success is driven by its competitive advantages. These advantages give substance to Snap-on's ambitions, shape its strategies and define the essence of its value as an investment and an institution. Snap-on has assembled the industry's most complete portfolio of technology solutions and has the development capabilities to address the service challenges of tomorrow.

The Cork facility is one of several Snap-on global engineering sites and employs over 70 development professionals.  The Vehicle Communication Software (VCS) team consists of 30 people within the Cork facility, operating within a wider team of employees located in the US, China, Australia, Brazil and Mexico.

Position Summary: The successful candidate will be involved in development of information for vehicle diagnostic equipment. The candidate will need to have a good understanding and experience of automotive diagnostics, including the ability to read and understand diagnostic data and carry out procedures for the repair and maintenance of vehicles.


  • Experience with vehicle diagnostic equipment including the ability to read/understand diagnostic data and carry out procedures for the repair and maintenance of vehicles.
  • Comfortable working around vehicle electronic and electrical systems. Capable of removing and replacing automotive components.
  • Ability to read and interpret vehicle wiring diagrams.
  • Comfortable with the latest vehicle technologies and diagnostic procedures used within the automotive industry.


  • 3 + years automotive experience with knowledge of vehicle electronic and electrical systems
  • Computer skills including knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Assists with the development of content and test procedures for automotive diagnostic tools.
  • Use experience to guide development of future content required by Automotive Technicians.
  • Author’s data to support diagnosis of specific vehicle faults.
    • The majority of the successful candidate’s time will be spent on this activity.
  • Consults with software engineers and other engineering staff to develop new features for our vehicle diagnostic products.
  • Any other duties requested by Manager


  • Office based, with some travel requirements


  • Self motivated
  • Organised
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Good communication skills – verbal and written
  • Team player


  • Competitive package for this full time position
  • Health Insurance
  • Pension contributions
  • Office hours
  • 26 days holidays plus public holidays


If you are interested in this vacancy please email and reference vacancy VCS_035.

Closing date for applications is the 22nd September 2017