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Location Kerry
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Caroline Kingston

Automation Engineer- Software & Systems

Automation Engineer- Software & Systems

Our client a leading MNC is recruiting for an Automation Engineer. The successful candidate will work closely with the Software Manager within the Electrical Design department, with responsibilities in the following areas:

• Crane automation software development based on crane hardware designs.
• Crane automation software architecture.
• Crane HMI/SCADA system integration and development.
• Evaluation of suitable automation systems.
• Manage work schedules and monitor work load, provide progress reports to the Software Manager.

Key Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide automation solutions for both new and existing cranes (automation and core crane control systems).
  • Liaise with electrical design engineers and other design disciplines to prepare system requirements and to develop/document software solutions to meet business compliance and performance requirements.
  • Liaise with field commissioning engineers to provide support controlled updating of version controlled software/documentation.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of a Good Engineering Practice platform for effective delivery of projects.
  • Liaise with software developers to prepare software integration requirements, where necessary document interface protocols and build software interface modules.
  • Develop/review crane software architecture with focus on object oriented version controlled solutions.
  • Participate in risk assessments and to help provide solutions for new features/hardware.
  • Liaise with production and installation departments to ensure assembly and testing of automation systems are carried out to the necessary standards.
  • Liaise with the service department to support in the training of personnel on new systems and provide support to resolve customer complaints.
  • Occasional overseas travel as required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Software Manager on an ongoing basis as is required.

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Min Level 7 degree in any of the following disciplines: Software/ Automation / Electrical / Electronic / mechatronic Engineering.
  • Knowledge in the following areas a distinct advantage:
  • Programming knowledge and experience of Safety and Non-safety PLC systems using Codesys.
  • Previous experience architecting PLC/DCS systems in an object orientated fashion.
  • Previous experience with scripting languages.
  • Previous experience with PLC bus systems (Profinet/Profibus/CAN bus/Modbus etc.)
  • Risk analysis and safety compliance related to the PLC control and understanding of Performance Levels (PLr / SIL).
  • Experience with ABB PLC’s.
  • Experience and good understanding of IP industrial networking and system communications.
  • SCADA systems application/development
  • Strong communication and reporting skills (verbal and in writing).
  • Ability to analyse problems and derive solutions.
  • Ability to manage project requirements and schedules.
  • Work as necessary in the heavy machinery environment at container terminals and assist with crane commissioning.
  • Ability to work at heights.

For further information on this Engineer role in Kerry please contact Caroline Kingston on 0868395531/
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Automation Engineer- Software & Systems

Caroline Kingston

Role Type Permanent
Contact Caroline Kingston
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