Engineering & Electronics

Senior Automation Engineer

  • Contract
  • Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
  • 41963009

PE Global is currently recruiting for a Senior Automation Engineer on behalf of our medical device client based in Limerick. This is an initial 12-month contract role, hybrid role.

The Role and Primary Tasks:

• Develop machine control software involving servo pneumatic and data control.

• Participate among multi-functional teams to ensure projects are delivered on time and to required quality standards.

• Develop, debug and validate Control System software programs

• Analyse, understand, fault-find and modify automation software

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Ability to organize, plan and implement multiple tasks to tight schedules, to ensure work on time and within budget.

• Highly motivated self-starter

• Ability to detail own work clearly and accurately

• Strong communication skills and provide technical expertise.

• Monitor and analyse opportunities for the development of new or improved tools for process improvement activities.

• Attention to detail

• Provide training and mentoring to less experience staff.

Key Position Responsibilities:

• Develop a strong understanding of the business, strategic direction, overall organizational goals and individual user needs.

• Development of machine design control systems including servo motion and high-speed device integration.

• Develop, test and install PLC and control software as part of a highly automated, high volume 24/7 validated production environment

• Develop User, Functional and Detailed Design Specifications

• Develop high quality PLC and HMI code from Functional and Detailed Design Specifications

• Work within a cross functional multidiscipline team environment.

• Participates within project teams, provide technical support and make informed decisions on hardware and architecture selection.

• Lead Automation team as part of a project, to deliver robust technical solutions as per project timelines.

• Provide ideas and solutions for the improvement and development of control systems.

• Fault-find complex automation equipment

• Maintain comprehensive documentation of code to Medical Device standards

• Adopt and promote a strong cultural Credo

• Ensure effective closure on Quality System documentation and NC/CAPA actions

• Prioritize multiple tasks while working to tight schedules

Skills, Abilities and Education Requirements:

• Bachelors in Automation Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field preferred.

• 3 to 5 years’ experience working with automated control systems as part of a machine design team.

• Strong PLC background in Allen Bradley ControlLogix 5000, Allen Bradley Guard Logix, APT, Siemens S7, Elau, Pilz Safety PLCs and Wonderware Intouch/ArchestrA, FactoryTalk View HMI software.

• Additional knowledge of Servo Motion Control, printer systems, vision systems, robotics, BCR, data analytics and RFID systems would be beneficial

• Accustomed to working in a validated environment with strong discipline with regard to change control.

• Good organizational, planning and prioritisation skills; good oral and written communication skills.

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply 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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