Automation Engineer

EUR65000.00 - EUR75000.00 per annum
13 Mar 2023
17 Apr 2023
Elena Tanasa
Job Type


Automation Engineer

Our client: Our client is an international pharmaceutical company. Their manufacturing plant here in Ireland is home to over 500 employees. The Automation Engineer role would be part of a team that provides support to IT, laboratories and manufacturing systems.

This is a hybrid role in Arklow, Co Wicklow.


What is on offer?

  • Salary range: €65,000.00-€75,000.00 per year
  • Health care
  • Pension Fund
  • Flexitime system
  • Paid Holidays
  • Parking


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the completion of projects, manage your own time to meet agreed targets and develop plans for short-term work activities on your own projects.
  • Implementing code/systems changes on the automation systems under change management/change control as part of sustaining and Capital projects as required.
  • Participating in the development of the Automated System Life Cycle documents.
  • Working on production systems continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Maintaining the validated state of the automation systems.
  • Managing and executing automation projects.
  • Carrying out control system re-validation.
  • Ensuring System upgrades and solutions to obsolescence topics throughout our site.
  • Ensuring automation systems comply with safety and regulatory guidelines.
  • Developing recovery/backup solutions for equipment failures.
  • Developing Archiving systems and procedures for all relevant production equipment.
  • Ensuring Data Integrity requirements are met.
  • Supporting maintenance activities as required - including troubleshooting of high speed packaging equipment and highly automated process equipment.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Degree or 3rd Level Qualification (Engineering/Science) discipline or equivalent.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and change management skills with a continuous improvement focus.
  • At least 3/4 Years' experience with Automation and IT systems.
  • High level knowledge of Industrial Networks architectures (Ethernet IP,Control Net & Profibus)
  • Extensive technical, operational, and business expertise in the following disciplines:
    • MES Systems experience - Rockwell and Werum solutions
    • PLC / SCADA (e.g., Siemens, Rockwell, iFix, InTouch)
    • Data Historian Systems (e.g iHistorian)
    • Vision Control Systems with preferable experience Keyence & Cognex Vision Systems
    • Computer Systems Validation - GAMP experience
    • Automation & Control systems support of highly Automated Production equipment and Packing lines.
    • Good knowledge of Windows Operating systems and experience of Virtualization environments.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interface effectively with all levels of colleagues in a team environment, and with vendors, contractors, and external customers
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills and can manage projects autonomously.
  • Vendor and Contractor management
  • Be solutions orientated, delivery focused and passionate about supporting our production site with technical support solutions.


If you have experience working in a technical automation team and you feel comfortable managing, developing and co-ordinating automation activities relating to production assets then this is the role for you. For further information send me an email at [email protected]

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