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Controls Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 21534

Controls Engineer


The main focus of this position will be to work, under the guidance of the Engineering Manager and Senior Controls Engineer in the area of design, commissioning, troubleshooting and maintenance of the electrical & control systems of both new & existing equipment in the plant.

This role provides an excellent opportunity for a developing professional to gain further project experience within a highly automated and high volume regulated/medical device production process



Process Support: - The position will provide specialized technical support in the day-to-day operation of the assigned manufacturing processes, specifically supporting the various control systems.

  • This work will involve troubleshooting problems encountered in the daily operation of the equipment, implement corrective measures to machine issues and propose preventative measures to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Ability to explain an issue and communicate the path forward toward resolution to value stream technical support staff.
  • Perform preventative and corrective control system maintenance, completing all associated paperwork including software change control and software records to ensure high levels of up-time.

Project Support: - Project Planning & Tracking: Position will be responsible for developing, tracking & communicating project plans for all control tasks.

Equipment Qualification – support qualification of new production equipment / processes, and ensure compliance to quality standards through execution of protocols.

Safety/ Risk Assessments: position will be responsible for ensuring safety compliance of control hardware/software, and supporting both conduction and timely closeout of risk assessments.




·        Primary Degree in Engineering discipline, preferably Electrical / Electronic / Controls / Programming

Desired Skills :

·        PLC machine control & Operator Interface

·        Electrical controls – maintenance & design

·        2D/3D CAD skills – elect drafting/ panel design

·        Project Management / FMEA

·        Vision Systems, Servo Systems and Robotics

·        Allen-Bradley / Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, B&R PLC experience

·        Industrial Networks (Ethernet, EtherCAT, Profibus, RS485, etc)

·        Industrial cyber security

·        Experience in clean-room manufacturing

Experience :

·        2+ years post qualification experience in batch type process, preferably in the medical devices / healthcare / pharmaceutical industry.

·        Commissioning & Debug of highly automated equipment

·        Process background desirable with healthcare, chemical or plastics experience; or alternatively within another regulated industry.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson

071 9140251