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PLC Programmer/ Controls Engineer

Reference:A010045 (ADAQ-721754) Location: Galway
Qualification:DegreeExperience:3-4 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: €55000 - €60000
May be suitable for: Controls Engineer

A010046 (AQMV-882571)

PLC Programmer/ Control Engineer

Duties and Responsibilities

Remote work option- strong Allen Bradley programming needed.

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in the area of process and equipment development.
  • Provide design support and programming for PLC’s, motion control, vision applications, robotic systems and PC controlled equipment.
  • Design, develop, install and test PLC and control software projects.
  • Monitor and evaluate safety practices and ensure compliance with legislation where relevant (CE compliance of equipment).
  • Ensure completion of appropriate and relevant documentation within area(s) of responsibility such as GAMP documentation e.g. URS, FDS, FAT, SAT etc.
  • Have a keen ability to fault find complex automation equipment.
  • Perform equipment set up and commissioning.
  • Support assembly and maintenance personnel in relation to troubleshooting and fault finding.
  • Carry out risk assessments on equipment.
  • Liaise with customers providing detailed design reviews.
  • Liaise with Production, Design, and Purchasing department.

Knowledge, skills and Experience

  • BEng degree in Electrical, Mechatronics or Automation Engineering, with particular emphasis in electrical, mechanical, electronic, automation and programming.
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience in automation engineering.
  • Experienced in Allen Bradley or Omron programming essential.
  • Experienced in Siemens & Beckhoff programming is desirable.
  • Some experience of solidworks electrical design package would be desirable.
  • Highly desirable skills include, experience with programming of Beckhoff PLC’s, Allen-Bradley Controllogix5000 and PLC5, ControlNet/DeviceNet, Visual Basic applications, Motion control programming, Barcode systems.
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server and UNIX would be an advantage.
  • Experience of Machine Vision Technology, pattern recognition or ability to acquire experience quickly.
  • Ability to work as part of a factory critical team to resolve floor issues quickly.
  • Excellent customer relations, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communications skills, creative and innovative
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Self-Motivated self started can be left to work on own devices
  • Strong interpersonal skills and social competence, team player
  • Accurate and consistent.

Any applicant must have an existing work permit for Ireland or an EU passport to apply.