Job Title

Senior Automation Engineer


The Role

  • Senior Automation Engineer
  • Limerick, Ireland
  • Onsite role – must be based commutable distance from Limerick
  • Permanent or Contractor

Role Brief

You would be responsible for providing  an advanced level of technical and automation support to manufacturing and facility systems and will focus on Infrastructure Or process automation.

  • Control and implement any relevant engineering changes.
  • Independently conceive and develop approaches to the solution of problems which require application of advanced technical knowledge – applies working knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Solve problems with a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Independently design and lead complex engineering studies and experiments often with multiple variables.
  • Analyse complex problems and identify their impact as well as establish probabilities.
  • Draw conclusions reflecting broad business needs.
  • Set complex design and process requirements.
  • Complete documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business standards.
  • Lead and/or participate on technical cross-functional teams to support organizational goals.
  • Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned

Skills Brief

  • Excellent understanding of protocols such as OPC, UPC-UA, MQTT, TCP/IP, HTTP
  • Good knowledge of GAMP lifecycle and quality management processes employed in a regulated environment.
  • Expert knowledge on PLC programming with Allen Bradley/Siemens/Codesys controls systems.
  • Expert knowledge of Cognex vision systems.
  • Working knowledge of RFID communications.
  • Experience in generation / execution of software test plans.
  • Experience in FAT, SAT, commissioning & validation of high-speed automation equipment

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 5 years’ experience in industry, preferably in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical process control experience with relevant GMP manufacturing environment. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and strong problem skills.

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 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.

Find out more about working at SL Controls, our Sustainable Development Goals, and our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy.

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