Collins McNicholas

Collins McNicholas currently have an exciting opportunity for an Automation Engineer with one of their clients in the Mid-West Region. This role is a permanent position.


The following are the key requirements for the role:



  • Develop, install and debug code for new machines in line with customer needs.
  • Evaluate, understand, fault-find and adjust software programs.
  • Develop process flow diagrams, functional design requirements and test plans for all automation projects working closely with the engineering design team.
  • Grow and lead projects for PLC programming, HMI screen development, system integration and testing of same within the final machine.
  • Lead and support a team of Automation Engineers, ensuring clear objectives and deadlines are achieved
  • Ensure team focus on the key principles of software quality – maintainability, dependability, efficiency & usability in terms of code structure, documentation and storage.
  • Develop in-depth technical knowledge of various automation systems.
  • Provide technical assistance to customers and visit clients when required.
  • Reporting on all project activity ensuring an up to date project status is readily available.
  • Work with the Research & Development team to build expertise on new technologies.
  • Follow procedures in accordance with the QMS.
  • Ensure all duties are carried out adhering to health and safety policy.



  • Third level qualification in electronics, automation, computer science or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in hands on PLC programme development in Beckhoff, Allen-Bradley, Siemens with experience in HMI screen development.
  • Ability to lead and mentor a team of Automation Engineers.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the capability of managing multiple projects.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Computer skills – Microsoft office suite. MS project an advantage


For a confidential discussion on the above role please contact Michael O’Leary on 061-512270

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