Senior Automation Engineer XD005858

  • Cavan
Engineering | |
JOB TITLE:Senior Automation Engineer XD005858
REF NUMBER:Senior Automation Engineer XD005858

Senior Automation Engineer – D005858

RecruitmentPlus has a fantastic new opportunity for a Senior Automation Engineer who will be part of a highly successful global organisation and will have the opportunity for international travel.


The successful candidate will deliver robust and compliant electrical and software process improvements and support engineering projects.


Salary: €60-80k DOE



Private Health Care, Pension, Bonus, Travel Supplement



Main objectives:

  • Support engineering projects across sites.


  • Support, initiate, deploy and sign off process improvement and efficiency improvement modifications to manufacturing systems.


  • Carry out design and testing tasks on project proposals.


  • Assist the local site engineering and production department with any major breakdowns or faults at short notice.


Role/Core Responsibilities:

  • Carry out specific engineering tasks delegated by the Global Automation Manager as appropriate.

  • Provide software/electrical engineering discipline input into Global project/design teams executing specific projects on site.

  • Design, develop, and upgrade automated systems in line with company engineering standards.

  • Produce electrical engineering design and project support deliverables in line with company engineering standards.

  • Recommend and support value added improvement initiatives where appropriate.

  • Work closely with Production, Quality, Safety and other Controls team members to ensure that plant priorities are met.

  • Attend meetings on behalf of the Controls department and take a pro-active approach contributing to the meetings from an engineering perspective.

  • Attend training to develop relevant self-knowledge and technical skills.

  • Support the local sites manufacturing process by being proactive on the correction and modification of reoccurring machine processing faults.



  • Bachelor‘s degree in Engineering with at least 5 years‘ experience in a similar environment.

  • In-depth Knowledge of PLC‘s – ideally Siemens S7 300/400/TIA would be beneficial with extensive programming and diagnosis experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Working Knowledge of motion control systems – Ideally Siemens Simotion/Sinamics drive or similar motion systems.

  • In-depth Knowledge of SCADA and Line reporting systems experience – ideally Rockwell FactoryTalk or Siemens WINCC suites.

  • Knowledge of object orientated programming language such as Visual Basic would be advantageous.

  • Experience installing, fault finding on and configuring automation networks such as Industrial Ethernet, Profibus, Profinet etc.

  • Experience in the design and installation of electrical control systems.

  • Good understanding of GAMP.

  • Ability to perform technical electrical calculations and provide accurate schedules, reports, specifications and other information for review/approval by engineering staff.

  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills with a can do attitude and the ability to work autonomously an absolute must.

  • Ability to use judgment and make decisions in ambiguous and complex situations.

  • At ease with extensive European and Global travel



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Senior Automation Engineer XD005858