Junior Controls Engineer

  • Reference: CJ46758
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Leinster, Wexford
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Role Responsibilities:

  • Controls project engineering for existing and new processes: – specification, conceptualisation, design, code development, debugging through to handover to Production and Maintenance Teams. Includes PLC & PC control, HMI/SCADA, closed loop controls of Motion, OEE systems, Robotics etc
  • Writing and carrying out design reviews in cross functional teams.
  • Assisting in project costing, justification and scheduling.
  • Assist in process software validation with documented controls strategies, logic and sequence diagrams, etc.
  • Assist with the Automation Machine Build group in new process build, commissioning and implementation.
  • Assist with the Maintenance and Engineering Departments in process improvement, analysing, troubleshooting and rectifying underlying causes of product / machine problems.  
  • Liaise with the Electrical & PLC programming sub-contractors for the supply of controls equipment (FAT on Electrical Panels) and programming solutions.
  • Maintain and improve existing controls standards and documentation for equipment manuals and CE Technical Files.
  • Assist in the introduction of new products and manufacturing processes, and their implementation in conjunction with lean manufacturing principles.
  • Assist in implementing machine and process engineering in co-operation with other sites as necessary.
  • Assist in sourcing, specifying and purchasing production controls equipment and components for new or existing systems.
  • Assist in the specification and sourcing of alternative controls hardware due to obsolescence of existing hardware.
  • Assist production in ramp-up phase of new equipment/processes.
  • Liaise with Health & Safety and sub-contractors in the CE marking process of new or upgraded equipment.

Role Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate and work with people inside and outside the Automation Department as necessary to execute these responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing processes and project management.
  • Experience of working in an FDA regulated environment would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of controls engineering theories, methods and work measurement techniques.
  • Working knowledge of any of the following range of PLC types would be an advantage:
    • Beckhoff,
    • GE Fanuc,
    • Schneider Electric
  • Experience with any of the following would also be an advantage.
    • Robotics,
    • Vision Systems,
    • HMI systems,
    • Motion control: servo/stepper drive systems,
    • OEE systems (Provideam).
  • Knowledge/experience of CE marking requirements for machines would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge Electrical Control panels including the reviewing of Electrical Schematics would be an advantage.
  • Experience in commissioning and de-bugging new machines/processes.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • College graduate with a degree in Electrical, Electronic, Controls or related Engineering discipline with 1-3 years relevant controls/programming experience.
  • Or diploma or trades qualification in Engineering with at least 3 years relevant controls experience.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Eloísa Ruiz on 021 4911066 or email eloisa.ruiz@collinsmcnicholas.ie

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