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Sr Design Automation Engineer

Reference:JSC00038623 Location: Galway
Qualification:DegreeExperience:See description
Job Type:Fixed Term ContractSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Automation Engineer

We’re currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity with an award-winning pharmaceutical organization based in Galway. This is an excellent position for anyone who is looking to join a leading multinational who are one of the best at what they do.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:
Provide technical expertise and leadership in the area of process and equipment development i.e. equipment / process control and monitoring.
Provide design support and programming for PLC’s, motion control, vision applications, robotic systems and PC controlled equipment.
Provide technical expertise to manufacturing process and technology development activities.
Monitor and evaluate safety practices and ensure compliance with legislation where relevant. (CE compliance of equipment)
Establish the most effective, reliable and cost effective processing methods for manufacturing operations.
Build and develop contacts with external technical representatives, vendors agents etc, in order to keep abreast of technological developments, new product introductions etc. in the controls / electrical field.
Ensure completion of appropriate and relevant documentation within area(s) of responsibility.
Co-ordinate the introduction and implementation of new technologies and equipment to the manufacturing operation.
Provide systems support where appropriate in the areas of PM’s, engineering spares, maintenance training programmes and calibration systems.

Education & Experience

Minimum 6-9 years of Equipment Automation, Software, or related experience with B.Eng in Mechanical, Manufacturing or related engineering desicipline; 4-7 years of Software or related experience with M.A. or M.S.
Experience in Allen Bradley/Siemens/Omron/Parker PLC programming and integration.
Experience with servo controllers, vision system integration, motion applications & HMI products.
Robotics experience would be an advantage.
Desired knowledge in the following: Object oriented programming, C#, VB.Net, VB 6, PLC, C++, Lab View programming or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software testing, version and change management software.
Experience in a regulated environment with 21CFR Part 11
3D modelling experience (Solidworks, Autocad or Pro E)
SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, java and database design desirable.
Effective leader with drive and enthusiasm
Proven communication, project management and analytical skills required.
Self-motivated, goal-oriented, team player
Skills and Competencies:
The successful candidate should possess the following desired Skills and Traits:
Compliance and Integrity: Promotes and practices a culture of integrity, ethics and compliance with laws and policies;