Automation Engineer

Dublin, Ireland
Posted 1 year ago



  • Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this is a key role supporting the Site Automations systems including the Manufacturing Network, BMS/EMS, SCADA and process equipment PLCs/IPCs/HMIs.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations support activities including problem solving, develop short- and long-term solutions for automation problems, validating computer equipment, maintaining current systems in a GMP state and creating/maintaining robust standard operating procedures for the systems.
  • Support critical-to-manufacturing systems and ensure their high availability reducing or eliminating unplanned downtime.
  • Assist in training personnel on specific aspects of Automation Systems.
  • Support to projects in terms of Specification, procurement, implementation and validation of automated systems and performance of Source Code Reviews.
  • Support to Quality Management System for incidents arising from automated systems and managing change to systems in compliance with all cGMP requirements.
  • Ensure compliance of manufacturing systems, including management of user access to GMP systems.
  • Design and implement solutions across automation platforms in line with the site change control procedures.
  • Support to disaster recovery process and execution of system back-ups at defined intervals.
  • Work closely with Global/Corporate IT teams to ensure continued technical alignment and support for manufacturing systems.
  • Collaborate with other business functions to understand how automation can improve workflow.



Qualifications & Education


  • Passion for Manufacturing and operations support
  • A degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Industrial Automation and Control systems, or equivalent.
  • Ideally 3+ years post-qualification experience in a similar role supporting industrial automated systems in a high-speed, high-volume regulated environment.
  • Experience of system integration using Ethernet, ASi, Profibus & other industrial interfaces.
  • Experience with SQL Server and OSIsoft Pi, Rockwell Factory Talk VantagePoint, drives and motion controllers.
  • Subject Matter Expertise in the following areas:
    • Design, implementation, maintenance and administration of networked systems integrated across Levels 1 to 4.
    • Implementation of data harvesting and development of customised reporting using databases and data historian, preferably with experience of Rockwell products.
    • Control of software assets using Rockwell Factory Talk Asset Centre.
    • Industrial controllers – Allen Bradley, Schneider Pac Drive, Siemens and B&R PLCs, IPCs, Zenon, Wonderware, WinCC and Allen Bradley HMIs & Mitsubishi Robotics.
    • Industrial vision systems, preferably Cognex VisionPro and Insight Explorer.
    • Acronis Backup and Restore Software.
    • Kepware OPC.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with an ability to work with various stakeholders of all levels and within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and creative thinker to troubleshoot problems as they arise and find effective solutions
  • Organisational skills to map out projects, prioritize workload and keep accurate documentation
  • Understanding of automation system implementation and validation life cycle along with an understanding of the product quality impact of changes.



To apply contact Martin Lynch on 087-344 3581.


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