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104587 - Process Control (Software Applications) Engineer - Mayo - Mayo

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Mayo
Date: 16/10/2019
Job Reference: 104587
Contact Name: Dee Curley
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Job Description

Process Control (Software Applications) Engineer - Mayo - Mayo - 104587
Process Control (Software Applications) Engineer - Mayo

Job Description

The objective of this Process Control (Software Applications) Engineer is to support technical aspects of the value work-stream from a core automation engineering-based skillset, associated with Batch, PLC, SQL servers and custom C# applications. This involves interrogating at PLC/Batch level, machines and processes that support the overall automated production systems. This is a key business requirement in a highly automated, complex, lean driven, batch manufacturing environment, supplying a worldwide customer base. This role reports to the Automation Manager and is based at our process manufacturing plant.

  • Apply proactive and methodical approach to trouble shooting daily shift production issues with cross functional teams;
  • Perform detailed, technical breakdown analysis of losses / inefficiencies in your work stream and to ensure that quantitative, automated data is readily available to stakeholders in a timely manner;
  • Take ownership and lead the development, agreement and execution of cross functional resolution plans in order to address gaps in throughput, quality, safety and environmental metrics;
  • Project manages automation centred projects & control system modification, ensuring that verification & validation procedures are implemented;
  • Provide technology roadmap in line with the business strategic direction.
  • Apply operational excellence tools and techniques to continuously improve our processes and eliminate waste.

Communication Complexities
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) participation in world - wide distributed work teams within the system to leverage learnings and to ensure standardization.
  • Benchmarking with other organizations to ensure best practice.

Functional Competencies:
  • A minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience is essential in programming systems support preferably in a food or process environment.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively.
  • Well-structured methodical approach to work.
  • Good judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Strategic in approach.

Previous Work Experience & Skills
  • Proficient in C#, with a good knowledge of its ecosystems essential
  • Proficient with .NET framework 2.0 - 4.5+ essential
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Proficient with Microsoft SQL Server 2005-2016 essential
  • Experience with popular web application frameworks and windows Web Services
  • Proficient with Windows Presentation Framework, creating database schemas that represent and support business processes and implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools (such as Git, VSS, TFS)
  • Experience with continuous integration and with JavaScript, HTML5 and the IONIC framework for cross platform apps an advantage.
  • Experience with XML and JSON an advantage
  • Experience with Batching software for example FT Batch or similar batching software
  • Experience with server 2008 -2016 OS
  • Demonstrated experience of delivering projects in a highly automated environment

  • A recognised Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline.

For further information on this Software Engineer role in Mayo please contact Dee Curley on 091 730022 /

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