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Senior Automation Engineer

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Michael Brennan
+353 86 440 3742
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Job Description:

  • Offer guidance to the engineering team on design concepts and specification requirements for optimal equipment and manufacturing technique utilization.
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Operations, and Quality to develop conceptual mechanical designs, emphasizing a solid understanding of electrical and software controls.
  • Create, build, and test designs and concepts for proof-of-principle and feasibility.
  • Generate comprehensive equipment and software specifications tailored to process requirements.
  • Work closely with external Automation partners during the construction, development, testing, and validation of Automation equipment.
  • Foster collaboration and partnerships with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment on objectives, strategy, and goals.
  • Ensure that the operations and production teams are adequately trained and staffed to support Automation systems before deployment.
  • Lead testing and validation efforts for Automation Equipment and software.
  • Provide post go-live support to expedite performance achievement.
  • Develop and promote best practices related to Automation equipment design principles and standards, software change control, and process control to ensure consistency and scalability.
  • Design manufacturing processes, procedures, and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining, and material handling.
  • Ensure that processes and procedures comply with regulations.

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience collaborating with external Automation vendors and proficiency in developing and working with User Requirement (URS) and Functional Design Specifications (FDS), GAMP5, and Compliance systems.
  • Experience in vision system design and software development.
  • Proficiency in programming robots and cobots.
  • Strong familiarity with electrical networks, including the ability to review and comprehend electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical schematics and P&IDs.
  • Proficiency in HMI platforms, PLCs, and KPI measurement platforms.
  • A dynamic team player with a proactive approach to cross-functional teamwork.
  • Technical competence in automated manufacturing systems and processes.
  • Proficiency and experience with MS Project, Office, data analysis, and Lean/Six Sigma.
  • A proven track record of achieving results.
  • Strong business and financial acumen, analytical skills, data-driven approach, and system-oriented thinking.
  • Well-organized and resourceful, with a determined attitude to get the job done.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, approachability, and ease of collaboration with others.
  • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization and comfortable presenting to senior leadership.
  • Thrives on challenging situations and perseveres to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Proficient in managing and resolving conflicts swiftly.


  • A minimum of a Level 8 recognized third-level Degree in a Science/Technology/Engineering/Biomedical/Mechatronic/Polymer-related discipline (e.g., Mechanical, Manufacturing, Automation, or equivalent).
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, preferably within the highly regulated Medtech sector.
  • Ideally, the candidate holds a formal Project Management Certification (e.g., PMP, IPMA Level C, or an equivalent certification).

For further information on this role in Senior Automation Engineer please contact Michael Brennan on  or 086-440 3742

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