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Automation Engineer

  • Job reference: 931343
  • Location: Republic of Ireland
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: IT, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 09/07/2020

Orion Group Life Sciences have an exciting opportunity for an Automation Engineer for our Multinational Medical Device client based in the Limerick region on an initial 12-month contract.

Position Description and Responsibilities
* Development of machine design control systems including servo motion and high speed device integration.
* Develop, test and install PLC and control software as part of a highly automated, high volume 24/7 validated production environment
* Develop Functional and Detailed Design Specifications from User Requirement Specifications
* Develop high quality PLC and HMI code from Functional and Detailed Design Specifications
* Work within a cross functional multidiscipline team environment.
* Participates within project teams, provide technical support and make informed decisions on hardware and architecture selection.
* Fault-find complex automation equipment
* Maintain comprehensive documentation of code to Medical Device standards
* Prioritize multiple tasks while working to tight schedules
Primary Tasks and Responsibilities
* Develop machine control software involving servo pneumatic and data control.
* Participate among cross-functional teams to ensure projects are delivered on time and to required quality standards.
* Develop, debug and validate Control System software programs
* Analyse, understand, fault-find and modify automation software
* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
* Ability to organize, plan and execute multiple tasks to tight schedules
* Highly motivated self-starter
* Ability to document own work clearly and precisely
* Strong communication skills

Other Skills, Abilities and Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Computer Science OR equivalent
    * 5/6 years' experience working with automated control systems as part of a machine design team.
    * Strong PLC background in Allen Bradley ControlLogix 5000, APT, Siemens S7, Elau, Pilz Safety PLCs, Guardlogix Safety PLC's and Wonderware Intouch/ArchestrA HMI software.
    * Additional knowledge of Servo Motion Control, printer systems, vision systems, robotics, BCR, data analytics and RFID systems would be beneficial
    * Accustomed to working in a validated environment with strong discipline with regard to change control.

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For more information on this role, call Dan on +353 868140295 or email for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities

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