Automation - Controls Engineer - PLC Logic - Sligo

Location: Ireland

EUR 45,000 - 60,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Biotech-Pharma-Medical-Device-Jobs

Job ID: JO-1908-19304

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you an Automation / Controls Engineer or Senior Technician with PLC programming experience? 

Are you interested in automated equipment development and programming across various industries?

If interested in discussing further, please contact Karen on +353 1 7978720 for more information

Controls Engineer - PLC - Automation - Sligo


Our Client is a leading developer of equipment and solutions to clients in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical device and food and beverage industries.


The role will involve becoming a full time member of the controls team, responsible for the design and implementation of all controls aspects on automated equipment. 

Duties will include the following:

Involvement in research and implementation of new control technologies 

Participate in team to develop concepts and specifications for equipment

Develop design of control systems for automated equipment (PLC, servo systems, vision, field-bus etc)

Co-ordinate and manage controls elements of build and debug of equipment

Responsible for completing controls aspects of projects within the schedule and budget 

Liaising with customers on requirement specifications and project deliverables 

Develop relationships with suppliers for equipment/component procurement.

Responsibility for quality, commissioning and safety of controls systems

Excellent communication skills are vital as the candidate will have to work/lead with in a technical team and be expected to communicate on job specification and issues etc. that are occurring on a day to day basis.

Give guidance and direction to more junior staff to help them realise designs and ensure that the customer end goals are being achieved.  

Development of machine documentation to meet EU standards  

Meeting project delivery deadlines


Min 5 yrs experience working on machine control systems 

Ability to program AB Control Logix, Siemens S7

Familiar with configuring common machine networks & drive systems

Experience of machine vision (cognex, Keyence)

Experience with robotics desirable (ABB, Fanuc, Mitsubishi, Epson)

Preferably qualified to degree level


€45 - 60K per annum based on experience

Permanent full time position

This position is based in Sligo but will require travel to Client sites in Ireland and Europe.


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you have any queries about this role, you can contact her by e-mail or phone +353-01-7978720

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