Automation Engineer

Salary: DOE Location: Killarney Experience: 2+ Job no: DC2501Job Status: Permanent

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of automation systems on our client’s product. This will involve integration of control systems with third-party equipment, with instrumentation and with terminal operating systems.

The ideal candidate has qualified in a relevant engineering discipline and has excellent knowledge of automation systems.

Key Elements of the Role:

  • Analysis of customer requirements to identify project automation requirements
  • Distinguish between project specific or new requirements and standard requirements (solution requiring development work and solutions available and tested on previous projects).
  • Manage automation requirements and ensure all requirements are fulfilled.
  • Maintain / update project schedule to ensure the project is delivered on time.
  • Document automation functions and present to customers.
  • Manage the integration of automation sub systems and solutions, to ensure overall automation function is delivered.
  • Ensure electrical design engineers are aware of electrical requirements, where necessary prepare electrical interface drawings.
  • Ensure software developers are aware of the software integration requirements, where necessary document interface protocols and build software interface modules.
  • Ensure commissioning engineers are aware of automation functions and provide any necessary support and documentation required during the commissioning process.
  • Liaise with production and installation departments to ensure assembly and testing of automation systems are carried out to the necessary standards.
  • Liaise with the service department to support in the training of personnel on new systems and provide support to resolve customer complaints.
  • Where new development is required, participate in selection and testing of suitable sub-systems and new technologies.
  • Where necessary prepare and execute on-site tests at selected customer ports.
  • Create BOM’s for automation equipment.

Qualifications Requirements and Experience

  • Min Level 7 degree in any of the following disciplines: Automation / Electrical / Electronic / Mechatronic Engineering.
  • Programming knowledge and experience of Safety and Non-safety PLC systems using Codesys.
  • SCADA systems development knowledge.
  • Risk analysis and safety compliance related to the PLC control and understanding of Performance Levels (PLr / SIL).
  • Familiarity with Zuken E3 or similar drawing package.
  • Ability to analyse problems and derive solutions.
  • Ability to manage project requirements and schedules.
  • Project management experience an advantage.
  • Experience with ABB PLC’s an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required.
  • Ability to work at heights.

If you are interested, please apply or email darragh@redchair.ie

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