Engineering & Electronics

Automation Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Leinster
  • 41963891

PE Global  is currently recruiting for an Automation Engineer for a leading food manufacturer based in Kilkenny.

This is a permanent position.


  • Programming, implementation and documentation of changes to the process automation code and systems hardware. 
  • Provide automation support to production, including troubleshooting and issue resolution.
  • Lead process automation review with the production operating teams to identify process improvement opportunities through automation upgrades
  • Work within a cross functional multidiscipline team environment and support other functions in driving performance improvements across sites
  • Manage process automation interfacing with MES, ERP & IT systems.
  • Develop the site process automation system as part of the site automation team
  • Manage all automation related change through the clients Change Control procedures as set out in the site Quality Management System
  • Develop and implement change through Operations in collaboration with the Operations Change Lead
  • Support the training and ongoing development of the Process team in automation/programming skills
  • Responsible for OIT, Cameras, labels and WMS Interfaces and Network


  • 5+ years’ experience in programming within large scale process manufacturing, preferably in the Dairy, Food & Beverage or Pharma industry.
  • Knowledge of RIO panels (Remote IO panels)
  • Knowledge of Ethernet IP, boot strapping configuration of hardware and debugging
  • Knowledge of AS-i preferable but not a requirement


Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, call Niamh on +353 21 4520313 or alternatively send an up to date CV to

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in Ireland***

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