Job Title
Systems Engineer

Location: Galway / multiple locations
Contractor Opportunity

As a Systems Engineer, your role will be the development, commissioning and support of automation and control systems.

You will be responsible for automation and control systems design, specification, programming, simulation, testing and start-up assistance.

This role will have a particular focus on programming and C#, C++ and other skills like VB and SQL will be prioritised.


  • Acquire a detailed understanding of all the different automation systems (distributed control systems, programmable logic controllers, SCADA systems).
  • Ability to interact with the customers on technical requirements.
  • Ability to deliver technical solutions.
  • Ability to assess existing technologies and process.
  • Ability to design robust solutions.
  • Investigate and provide technical advice and support to manufacturing and other engineering disciplines on automation related issues.
  • Operate according to SOP’s developed for site engineering and maintenance.
  • Partner with different disciplines to deliver automation projects in accordance with GAMP guidelines.
  • Generate documentation and SOP’s associated with each of the Automation systems as required.
  • Implementation of code changes under change control.
  • Manage the specification, development, installation and validation of automation projects within budget and corporate guidelines.
  • Support operations with technical queries.

Requirements and Competencies

Demonstrated proven experience in one of the following Vision programming languages, with one or more of the following PLC’s:

  • Cognex
  • Keyence

Demonstrated proven experience in two of the following Higher-Level Languages, with one or more of the following:

  • Net
  • VB 6
  • C#
  • C++

Demonstrated proven experience in one of the following Web development/database technologies, with two or more of the following:

  • SQL
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • WPF
  • SSRS

Specific Skills:

  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects.
  • Positive and proactive attitude.

Educational / Experience Requirements

  • B.Sc. degree in Engineering or equivalent, with particular emphasis in electrical, mechanical, electronic, automation and/or chemical discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in industry, preferably in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, blue chip or relevant GMP manufacturing environment.

Why Choose This Role & SL Controls

  • An excellent compensation package which rewards high performers
  • The opportunity to work clients who are global leaders in their field
  • A supportive environment committed to employee development and wellness
  • The opportunity to work with, help develop and improve upon industry leading technology solutions
  • A collaborative and open culture where you are valued and can contribute to company initiatives and growth

About SL Controls

SL Controls are experts in the area of Equipment System Integration and System Support. We specialise in assisting our customers, including many of the world’s top multinational companies in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors, achieve their Six Sigma and OEE targets.

Over the past 18 years we have grown our business from a Sligo based enterprise into an international business with additional offices in Galway, Limerick, Leinster and Florida USA.

We pride ourselves on our expertise in industrial IT integration and regulatory compliance in support of global end users, OEM’s and Technology providers.

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