It’s Time for a Change – Move Back to Ireland and Work for SL Controls

Are you thinking of making a change in the New Year? Maybe you’re home for Christmas to see friends and family, giving you time to consider your options. With the strength of the economy and the strong (and growing) engineering sector that now exists in the country, coming back to Ireland could be the right decision to make.

Its Time for a Change – Move Back to Ireland and Work for SL Controls


At SL Controls, we have a range of job opportunities available for Irish engineers living abroad who would like to move back to Ireland to build their careers, be closer to family, and achieve a better quality of life.

That’s exactly what one of our employees did last year. Vinnie Boyd was working in Australia but saw the opportunities available in Ireland when he was home for Christmas. He returned to Australia but a few months later he was back in Ireland working in a new job at SL Controls. Read Vinnie’s story.

Opportunities Across the Country

Engineers Ireland believes 6,000 new engineering jobs will be created in Ireland in 2019. Those jobs will be available in just about every county and region.

At SL Controls, we have offices in Sligo, Dublin, Galway, and Limerick. Those offices are strategically placed to meet the needs of our clients who primarily come from the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries.

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To whet your appetite, read more about the benefits of living and working in the regions where we have a base. There are advantages to each, whether you have a local/family connection or not.

Benefits of Working at SL Controls

One of the things we are proud of at SL Controls is we have a low staff turnover. The reasons for this include the work-life balance that our employees achieve, the career progression opportunities that are available, and the benefits we offer.

Benefits You Get When You Work at SL Controls


Read more about the employee benefits we offer at SL Controls.

What’s It Like Working at SL Controls

How do you know if SL Controls will be the right fit for you?

Watch the video to find out more about what we do and what it’s like working for SL Controls.


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Find out more about SL Controls, the projects we work on, and our clients, by watching our corporate video:


In addition, you’ll get an insight from the individual stories of some of our employees.

Ruairi O’Neill – from qualified electrician to Control Systems Engineer to Project Manager

Ruairi O'Neill

Read Ruairi’s story


Volker Winhausen – moving from a multinational corporation in the Middle East to Controls System Engineering at SL Controls

Volker Winhausen

Read Volker’s story


Martina Lenehan – switching careers to become SL Controls’ Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Employee Stories - Martina Lenehan

Read Martina’s story


Jacob Mussler – from archaeology in the USA to Controls System Engineer in Ireland

Jacob Mussler

Read Jacob’s story


Robert O’Hanlon – from being an apprentice electrician in Kildare to SL Controls’ Lead Field Engineer

SL Controls Employee Stories Robert OHanlon

Read Robert’s story


Eamon Davern – from Graduate Engineer to travelling the world as a Field Systems Engineer in less than a year

Employee Stories - Eamon Davern

Read Eamon’s story


Your Next Career Move

Ireland is a fantastic place to live and work. At SL Controls, we have vacancies for Control Systems Engineers, Validation Engineers, Factory Automation Specialists, Project Managers, Software Engineers, and Field Engineers.

Find out more by visiting our Careers Page now.