Automation Application Administrator

  • Reference: 46549
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Westmeath
  • Category: Information Technology

Details of the position:

  • Provide technical leadership and support for control systems to engineering, maintenance and process engineers across Manufacturing and Process Development as required for business impacting issues.

  • Escalates business impacting issues where relevant, and supports efforts to maintain business continuity, e.g. execution of disaster recovery procedures

  • Perform weekly  tasks to both networked and stand-alone control systems, for example weekly backup checks, end-user account management, managing Master Backups and periodic reviews, & support of disaster recovery testing.

  • Manage and record activities through use of ITIL based tools (Service NOW) and site Process Support Models , and in line with principles of data integrity (ALCOA+)

  • Proactively identify opportunities, anticipates problems and implement solutions within IT and in collaboration with Operations, Process Engineers, R&D and the Maintenance team.

  • Records and investigates issues, performs root cause analysis, escalates to management and other teams as required. Co-ordinates the response with external vendors for issue resolution, upgrades etc.

  • Implement change control tasks as required and manage vendors in implementing changes as outlined in site procedures.

  • Prepare specifications, protocols, procedures and other documentation as required. Keep documentation current (drawings, specifications, validation documentation etc).

  • Provides handover to the Process Automation administrator, Maintenance and Process Engineers from project mode to operational support where applicable. Ensures that training materials are updated when required.

  • Keeps management informed of obsolescence / support risks and makes recommendations for upgrades through IT Risk Management tools and Equipment Reliability Programmes.
     

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Automation Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field or equivalent work experience.

  • Excellent control systems knowledge. Experience of Allen Bradley or Siemens PLC and iFIX / FTView SCADA essential. Exposure to Bar Coding, RF Systems, Vision Systems, Werum PAS-X and OSI PI Historian is an advantage.

  • Excellent knowledge of databases and report packages an advantage

  • 2+ years’ experience in a role that meets the above requirements.

  • IT service desk skills and/or certification in ITIL Foundation is an advantage

For further information please contact Gillian Nicholson at gillian.nicholson@collinsmcnicholas.ie or call Gillian on 09064 50665 


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