Job Title

Automation Engineer – Sligo


The Role

  • Automation Engineer
  • Sligo
  • Onsite Role
  • Permanent or Contractor Opportunity

Role Brief

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, commissioning and support of automation and control systems. He/she will be part of an automation team responsible for day-to-day support of a wide variety of systems. They will also be responsible for identification, resolution, design, specification and programming of system improvements & fixes within a validated environment.  He/she will be required to work closely with Vendors and cross functional teams to deliver the optimum solution for the client in a vendor package capacity for existing and new equipment. The candidate must possess the technical expertise to maintain, develop, troubleshoot and validate these systems in a compliant manner.

Skills Brief

  • The candidate must have experience with Siemens TIA.
  • One or more of the following technologies is also an added advantage but not mandatory: Allen Bradley (Logix 5000), MES, OSI (PI)
  • Wonderware and Bosch an advantage but not essential
  • Proven knowledge and experience with one or more of the following will be an advantage: SCADA, Control Systems, Vision Systems
  • Knowledge in PLC and HMI programming of Siemens control systems
  • Experience in the validation of automated processes for medical devices or pharmaceuticals
  • Expertise in the development, improvement, and implementation of assembly automation solutions, robotics, and complex machine controls
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of multiple products or discipline
  • Experience in implementation and troubleshooting of SQL database systems for real time process data collection is an advantage.
  • IT/Networking experience would be advantageous

Person Brief

Candidates must have a B.Sc. degree in Engineering or equivalent, with emphasis in software development, electrical, electronic or automation discipline, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in industry, preferably in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, blue chip or relevant GMP manufacturing environment. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and strong problem skills.

The candidate should be based within a reasonable commute of the site location in Sligo as the role will be almost entirely onsite with limited remote working, only if appropriate and in line with project requirements.

Opportunity Brief

This is an excellent opportunity to work with clients who are global leaders in their field, helping to develop and improve upon industry leading technology solutions. SL Controls offers a supportive environment committed to employee development and wellness, along with a competitive and rounded compensation and benefits package, which rewards high performers.

Company Brief

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 20 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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