Automation Systems Controls Engineer

Automation Systems/Controls Engineer
Excellent role for an Automation Systems / Controls Engineer in a fast growing medical devices company in Waterford. The overall purpose of the Automation Systems / Controls Engineer is to work with technical team members to maintain, repair, troubleshoot and develop systems architecture within allocated timeframes and cost constraints.

Key Responsibilities and End Results: (Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to the following):
  • Provide PLC programming, Visions Systems, SCADA systems installation, networks, set-up, configurations, calibrations, troubleshooting and fault-finding support.
  • Support design, buy-off, installation and validation of automated production lines.
  • Be willing to travel as necessary to support equipment buy-offs and training at vendor / customer sites.
  • Lead systematic technical root cause investigations.
  • Support manufacturing IT Systems architecture.
  • Drive continuous improvement projects.
  • Manage assigned project budgets, liaise with customers, contractors as required.
  • Develop systems equipment maintenance procedures.
  • Develop and deliver technical systems training.
  • Support all company safety and quality programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with GMP in all practices, recording of events and processes.
  • Ensure compliance with all learnings from all GMP training events
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time as needed, based on the evolution of the company and the requirements of the department/position.
The minimum education and experience required to perform this job competently.
  • Degree in electronic engineering, controls engineering, software engineering or similar discipline.
  • Experience of PLC programming essential and Vision Systems and SCADA systems installation highly desirable.
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment
  • High volume automated assembly experience would be an advantage as would medical device manufacturing experience in a regulated environment.
  • An electrical background / qualification advantageous.
Along with the following Skills/Attributes:
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent organisation, communication and presentation skills.
  • Systematic troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong leadership of technical issue resolution.
  • Provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Programming experience: PLC, C++, SQL.
  • Good data analysis skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, experience of MS Project, MS Access.
  • CAD experience desirable