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Automation Engineer

Experis Ireland
EUR65000.00 - EUR75000.00 per annum
Closing date
17 Apr 2023

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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]


At Experis (part of ManpowerGroup) global, we operate in over 50 countries worldwide, deploying more than 38,000 skilled professionals across the IT, Science and Engineering sectors every day. Few companies can match our scope, our history of success, or our reputation as the global leader in professional talent and workforce solutions – and that’s why over 80% of the Fortune Global 500 turn to us for the professional talent that will set them apart.

We’re a different kind of talent company. We precisely deliver in-demand talent for mission-critical positions, enhancing the competitiveness of the organisations and people we serve. From interim and permanent recruitment, to managed services and consulting; we deliver high-impact solutions that enable our clients to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Today, we’re Experis: Ireland’s leading IT resourcing specialist, and the professional resourcing arm of the world’s workforce expert, ManpowerGroup

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