Collins McNicholas

Purpose of the role: 

  • The role of the Electrical/Automation Engineer is to support the technical team in Assembly, and provide expertise on all Electrical and control systems within the facility.
  • The individual must have proven experience in PLC logic and programming with any of the following PLCs: Siemens S5 & S7, etc.; and HMI or SCADA programming and configuration
  • This person will provide the company with the technical resource and expertise to ensure that current and future equipment is maintained, upgraded and protected – “future proof” against obsolescence and changes/upgrades to hardware/software.
  • The individual must have strong Project Management expertise and an ability to lead a multi discipline project team on a range of projects
  • Ideally the individual will also have a mechanical aptitude and an excellent understanding of mechanical automated equipment.
  • Oversee all facilities maintenance actions, budget and team.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Control Engineer should have a Degree in Electrical Engineering/Automation with at least 5 to 7 years’ experience in programming machine or process control with a good knowledge of both electrical and mechanical design.
  • The applicant ideally would have experience in machine building environment and have the ability to work in a high pressure manufacturing environment.
  • The applicant should have experience with the following applications – Program Ladder logic PLCs, Siemens S5 and S7 PLCs.
  • Experience in Project Management, and leading a cross functional team on various projects
  • Experience with Program & install M.I.S and HMIs SCADA packages and Interface panels.
  • Experience in the areas of programming and installing Robotic application for Palletising, Packing, Pick & place and continuous motion assembly machines.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Edyta Fleming on 091706721 or email

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