PLC Automation Engineer with strong PLC design background required for key role with successful industrial electronics multinational in Galway. You will be responsible for supporting Automation components of the manufacturing process, driving continuous safety improvement and showing a passion for new technologies and automation process control


  • Third Level Degree in Controls, Electrical, Electronic, Manufacturing Engineering or similar
  • Over 5 years’ experience in an automated environment with a proven track record of success
  • PLC key skills using Rockwell and Siemens PLC’s including safety PLC versions and having skills using TIA portal software and RS Logix or Studio 5000
  • Experience with FANUC and ABB robot integration
  • Knowledge and experience with EtherNet/IP, ProfiNet and ASi communication networks
  • Design of control systems including safety related system
  • Familiarity with EN standards and regulations
  • Skill set in business case development and selling to stakeholders
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong Collaboration and Communication Skills
  • Self-motivated – Self driven, takes total ownership

Key Responsibilities:

  • Part of the Automation project team building turnkey automated cells utilising the onsite Automation center of excellence to prove out concepts for deployment
  • Provide PLC support to run and maintain the automated cells in production
  • Support an MDI culture and A3 problem solving to achieve Automated Cell Takt time
  • Ensure compliance with and maintenance of SOP’s and technical documentation
  • Engage with EH&S Risk Assessments, PFMEA and comply with TT BOS
  • Support systems to ensure site backups, images, disaster recovery, procedures, cyber security, data integrity etc.
  • Installing and placing new or upgraded equipment into operations
  • Develops solutions for automation problems and shows problem solving abilities
  • Generation and execution of documents such as User Requirements
  • Specification’s, Design Specifications, FAT, SAT, Operating Manuals
  • Change Implementer – Can-Do attitude. Executes strategic change. Lean mindset. Identifies and eliminates waste
  • Communication – clearly communicates project team expectations, demonstrates conflict resolution skills, and collaborate with multiple internal and external partners
  • Relationship builder – Builds relationships within & outside own workgroup.
  • Engages Stakeholders. Establishes Trust and cross functional engagement.
  • Have a proven track record in driving continuous improvement and a passion for new technologies / automation / process control. Critically prepares and evaluates information to generate innovative solutions

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