Expansion Plans Create Job Opportunities at SL Controls

At SL Controls, we are entering an exciting period in our development. We have continued to grow over recent years, including through the challenging lockdown periods of 2020/21, and we expect that growth trajectory to continue. To deliver on our future objectives, we are working on increasing our workforce. We are also looking at expansion both in Ireland and the US.

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career delivering systems integration and related Industry 4.0 solutions to some of the largest manufacturing companies in the world, visit our careers page to find out about the vacancies we are currently recruiting for.

We will also be posting further vacancies over the coming months as our expansion plans continue. The roles will include:

  • Validation Engineers
  • CSV Engineers
  • Software Quality Engineers
  • Control Systems Engineers
  • Control Systems Designers
  • Project Managers

More details on our expansion and growth strategy are below.

SL Controls’ Expansion Plans Explained

Keith Moran, SL Controls CEO, said turnover at SL Controls in 2020 increased by 33 percent.

“This growth was largely fuelled by our expansion into the US, as well as growth in key market sectors,” Keith said. “Those sectors include life sciences and technologies as our customer base is dominated by international and Irish pharmaceutical, medical device, and technology product manufacturers.

“There is growth in our industry too. We provide systems integration solutions to manufacturing companies, so we operate at the cutting-edge of Industry 4.0 with technologies like robotic process automation, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), predictive analytics, and other solutions that form part of the Smart Factory of the future.

“There is a huge and growing appetite for these solutions as manufacturers digitally transform their operations to meet new and existing challenges and take advantage of a growing list of opportunities.”

 New Jobs at SL Controls

Three years ago, about 50 people worked for SL Controls. Today that number is over90, representing an 80 percent increase in staff. This week, we announced the creation of 50 new jobs, a plan that will increase our workforce by a further 55 percent over the coming 18 months, bringing the total headcount to 140.

“Our people are crucial to our success here at SL Controls,” Keith said. “We have ambitious plans for the company in the future, so we need to grow our people, both in terms of the capabilities and responsibilities of our existing team, and by bringing new employees onboard.”


SL Controls currently has five office locations, four in Ireland and one in the US:

  • Galway
  • Limerick
  • Sligo
  • Dublin
  • Florida

Keith said: “Our clients are mostly multinational corporations with manufacturing operations in Ireland, elsewhere in Europe, and the US. One area we have identified for possible expansion is Cork, as there is a strong cluster of pharma, MedTech, and technology manufacturers in that region.

“The US is also a significant market for SL Controls. Many of the multinationals we work for here in Ireland are headquartered in the US. We opened our first US office in 2020 and are now looking at other locations that we believe will improve the service we deliver, helping us achieve our company objectives.”

Working for SL Controls

Keith said all employees should be proud of the company’s growth to date as he looked forward to the next chapter in SL Control’s development.

He said: “This really is an exciting and ambitious time for us as a company, and I am delighted at the enthusiasm and commitment expressed by each member of the SL Controls team. We look forward to continuing working with our clients and partners over the coming years.

“What I would say to engineers considering a change of role is to look at what we offer here at SL Controls. The next chapter in your career could be with us as you help us write the next chapter in our development.”

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