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Automation & Controls Engineer

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Sam Nolan
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Automation & Controls Engineer

Our client, a medical device company in Galway is currently looking to recruit an Automation & Controls Engineer for their site.

The Role You will be Working with Equipment Engineering and in conjunction with Manufacturing and R&D, develops new Automated manufacturing and test equipment and systems used in the development and production of medical devices. Independently or as member of a team; develops specifications, designs, plans and builds complex manufacturing and test automated equipment and software systems. The Role is primarily based in Galway, a World Class Facility, although traveling abroad may be required from time to time and for short periods. Working times are Monday to Friday; Weekend work may be required.


  • Defines Control Platform and Delivers Software Development for new designs and equipment updates, Participates in Equipment Design reviews, delivers equipment documentation under my clients quality SOPs and following GDP.
  • Leads and/or Participates on cross-functional Design Reviews.
  • Manages projects and portions of projects as part of a larger team.
  • Determines Project schedules and works with team and other departments across the plant to ensure adherence.
  • Works closely with the customer to understand requirements and propose creative and cost-effective solutions.
  • Generates quotations, concepts and business cases for new and upgraded equipment.
  • Ensures best machine control practices are employed in new designs and updates
  • Develops New PLC, HMI/SCADA, Database Code or portion of Code from scratch or following existing standards
  • Supervises and/or contribute the Electrical and Safety design of new Equipment.
  • Leads and/or Participates in Equipment Troubleshooting Activity

Qualifications & Experience

  • Candidates are required to hold an Engineer Degree equivalent to or above NFQ Level 8.
  • Candidates are required to have a minimum of 5+ years’ experience in a similar role.

Required Technical Skills

  • PLC Programming for Machine Automation – RSLogix
  • HMI/SCADA Design – Rockwell – Factorytalk View
  • PID Design and Tuning.
  • Servo Control.
  • Instrumentation.
  • Machine Electrical & Safety Design as per European Machinery Directive and derivate Standards.
  • Project Management Skills

Extended Skills

  • VB6 & VBA programming.
  • VB.NET & Object Orientated Programming.
  • T-SQL Programming.
  • LabView Development.
  • Medical Device or Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • GAMP4
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