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Automation Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork, Waterford
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 31/07/2017
  • Job reference: J363378A

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Automation Engineer

A vacancy has arisen for an Automation Engineer to provide technical leadership and software development to automation and control projects. The successful candidate would execute projects in a fast paced, multi-disciplined, cross-functional team environment.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement new technologies, controls and vision systems to improve cost and quality of existing strategic medical device products.
  • Facilitate internal resources and outside vendors in developing technical solutions for automated equipment. Interface with equipment vendors to ensure successful machine delivery, integration and manufacturing validation.
  • Develop and manage project schedules/detailed work plans in order to meet overall project goals. Communicate status of project activities on a regular basis.
  • Support product, platform and cost improvement programs by delivering qualified vision systems and acquisition software, machine controls and PLC/SCADA software. Interface with SQA, QA and Operations groups to successfully validate software systems. Author and execute software test scripts as required.
  • Provide automation requirements and implement solutions for product lines and/or capacity expansions.
  • Provide technical and controls core competency support, including training to Operations and Engineering personnel on an as-needed basis, including possible off-hours, remote and onsite coverage rotation.
  • Travel to vendor locations for project reviews may be required.

Education, Experience & Skills required:

  • Degree in Electrical, Electro-Mechanical, Computer Systems or Electronic Engineering or other similar technology degree - or equivalent training/experience.
  • Experience in high volume low cost manufacturing systems development desired. Knowledge of software development life cycle methodologies, SPC, DOE, statistical analysis and machine vision fundamentals a plus.
  • Experience with medical device or clean room environment a plus.
  • Must be able to work with Operations staff, Manufacturing/Maintenance technicians and engineers in cross-functional team setting. Methodical/Analytical approach to problem solving.
  • ISO-9000, NFPA-79, GAMP 4/5, 21 CFR Part 11, AB PLC's, VB.Net Programming, Green belt certified.
  • 3+ years' experience with development, integration and project management of automated control systems including Vision systems, PLC's, motion control, robotics, HMI's and SCADA control systems software.
  • Desirable:Experience with equipment build, process automation, machine vision systems development and medical products a plus. Experience working in a cGMP/FDA regulated environment. Experience working with Lean Six Sigma tool desirable.

For more information please contact Darragh on 01-6455250 or

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