Process Controls Automation Engineer – Leitrim | Collins McNicholas

Process Controls Automation Engineer – Leitrim

  • Reference: SJ42735x
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Our client based in Leitrim require a Process Controls/Automation Manufacturing Engineer for their expanding business.

This is a role in the area of continuous process improvement, product and process problem solving in a highly automated environment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in the area of process and equipment development i.e. equipment / process control and monitoring
  • Provide design support and programming for PLC’s, motion control, vision applications, robotic systems and PC controlled equipment
  • Provide technical expertise to manufacturing process and technology development activities
  • Monitor and evaluate safety practices and ensure compliance with legislation where relevant. (CE compliance of equipment)
  • Ensure completion of appropriate and relevant documentation within area(s) of responsibility
  • Co-ordinate the introduction and implementation of new technologies and equipment to the manufacturing operation

 Ideal candidate should have:

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience with Equipment Automation, Software, or related experience with B.Eng in Mechanical, Manufacturing or related engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience with Software or related experience
  • Specific Experience in Allen Bradley/Siemens/Omron/ PLC programming and integration
  • Experience with servo controllers (Bosch / FESTO / AB / IAI), vision system integration, motion applications & HMI products
  • Some experience with Robotics (DENSO / ABB / EPSON) is advantageous
  • Desired knowledge in the following: Object oriented programming, C#, VB.Net, VB 6, PLC, C++, Lab View programming
  • Experience in a regulated environment (ISO / TS)
  • SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, java and database design desirable
  • Effective leader ability with drive and enthusiasm
  • Proven communication, project management and analytical skills are important
  • 3D modelling experience (Solidworks, Autocad Inventor)

Additional Skills and Competencies:

The successful candidate should possess the following desired Skills and Traits:

  • Compliance and Integrity: Promotes and practices a culture of integrity, ethics and compliance with laws and policies
  • Collaborates across organisational boundaries
  • Creative thinking
  • Open communicator
  • Excellent organisational skills

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Aideen Cummins on 071-9140252 or email

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