Automation Engineer (shift work available)

Unit 2A City East Business Park, Ballybrit,

Job Start Date
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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full-Time Permanent
Some Travel Required

Job Description

Automation Engineer

Due to continued success of our client, PlaceMe Recruitment seek a Galway based Automation Engineer to join their pre-existing teams servicing some of the Pharmaceutical companies into the West of Ireland

Duties will include:

  • Specification of PLC and HMI hardware for projects and development of Network Architectures.
  • Network set-up for various communication protocols.
  • Writing of PLC & HMI test programmes for factory acceptance testing (FAT) of control panels.
  • Writing of PLC & HMI code for entire water treatment, waste water treatment and pumping stations based on control philosophies provided.
  • Implementation of code on-site, code proving/demonstration and de-bugging as necessary.
  • Revision control and back-up for all PLC/HMI programmes developed.
  • Variable speed drive and intelligent starter configuration and set-up.
  • Remote telemetry systems including radio, wireless ethernet and 3G/4G secure connections.
  • Setting up of instrumentation and scaling of instruments back to main control system.
  • Troubleshooting of equipment, instrumentation and processes.
  • Working with Process Engineers on process optimisation and continuous improvement to the water/waste water treatment plant.
  • Working with design teams in the application of process and control solutions.
  • Liaising between site engineering and management staff.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Applicable Automation/PLC Qualification.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience, preferably in the Pharmaceutical Sector.
  • Good working and process knowledge of the water and waste water sector.
  • Excellent working knowledge of PLC and HMI software applications, experience in Schneider, Unitronics and Allen Bradley hardware preferable.
  • Excellent knowledge of communication network systems including Ethernet, Modbus and Profibus.
  • We would consider a Candidate with a strong Electrical/Mechanical trade with a certified PLC training course in Allen Bradley or Siemens.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in fast paced manufacturing environment, with experience of online troubleshooting systems.
  • Ideally candidates will be comfortable with pneumatic and electrical systems and drawings.
  • Industrial Network (Ethernet, Profibus, DeviceNet, Serial etc) knowledge is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of SCADA systems, experience in Ignition by inductive Automation desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent planning, organisational, training, teamwork, problem resolution skills
  • Excellent literacy, numeric and IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office packages
  • Full, clean driving license

Please note this is a shift role. Options are:

  • Evening Shift (B Shift) 16:00 – 0:00
  • Night Shift (C Shift) 0:00 – 08:00

Benefits include shift allowance

Contact Richie on 087 9404148 or on for more details


Richie Hunt
Unit 2A City East Business Park, Ballybrit,
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