Controls Automation Engineer with PLC programming experience required by successful multinational in Co. Kerry.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of PLC software and SCADA systems. 

Applicants must be based in Ireland or Mainland Europe and hold relevant work permit. 


  • Level 7 Degree or higher in Mechatronics, Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Experience with full life cycle (design, development, deployment & support) of large-scale control systems utilizing ABB PLC programming (i.e., ABB Automation builder) or equivalent PLC platform.
  • Software development lifecycle experience – design and code reviews, version control, issue tracking systems (i.e., Jira) and use of Confluence or similar wiki system.
  • Programming knowledge and experience of Safety and Non-safety PLC systems using Codesys.
  • Experience working with PLC/DCS systems in an object orientated fashion.
  • Experience with PLC bus systems (Profinet/Profibus/CAN bus/Modbus etc.)
  • Risk analysis and safety compliance related to the PLC control and understanding of Performance Levels.
  • Experience and good understanding of IP industrial networking and system communications.
  • SCADA systems application/development
  • Work as necessary in the heavy machinery environment.
  • Strong communication and reporting skills (verbal and in writing).
  • Willingness to travel internationally on occasion.


  • Develop and integrate software solutions.
  • Liaise with mechanical, electrical, and other design disciplines to design and develop software elements of the control systems.
  • Liaise with Testing, Commissioning and Service departments to ensure a successful project launch.
  • Support sales department on project tenders, technical issues, and training.
  • Analyse client’s problems or requirements as presented by the sales team.
  • Identify and evaluate potential technical solutions.
  • Evaluate development and system costs and identify commercial advantages / risks.
  • Participate in risk assessments to ensure new features comply with safety standards.

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