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Automation Engineer - Kilkenny

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  • Kilkenny / Wexford / Waterford
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 07/10/2017
  • Gary Honer
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Automation Engineer - Kilkenny


Our client, a leading Kilkenny based manufacturing company currently has a vacancy for an Automation Engineer.  

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Automation Engineer to join a leading manufacturing company who are continuing to expand and grow their facility in Kilkenny. You will have the opportunity to execute projects in a fast paced, multi-disciplined, cross-functional team environment.


As an Automation Engineer you will provide technical leadership and software development to automation and control projects. You will:

  • Develop and implement new technologies, controls and vision systems to improve cost and quality of existing products
  • Facilitate internal resources and outside vendors in developing technical solutions for automated equipment
  • Interface with equipment vendors to ensure successful machine delivery, integration and manufacturing validation
  • Develop and manage project schedules/detailed work plans in order to meet overall project goals
  • Support product, platform and cost improvement programs by delivering qualified vision systems and acquisition software, machine controls and PLC/SCADA software
  • Interface with SQA, QA and Operations groups to successfully validate software systems
  • Author and execute software test scripts
  • Provide automation requirements and implement solutions for product lines and/or capacity expansions


  • Degree in Electrical, Electro-Mechanical, Computer Systems or Electronic Engineering or other similar technology degree – or equivalent training/experience
  • Experience in high volume low cost manufacturing systems development
  • Knowledge of software development life cycle methodologies, SPC, DOE, statistical analysis and machine vision fundamentals
  • Experience with medical device or clean room environment a plus
  • Ability to work with Operations staff, Manufacturing/Maintenance technicians and engineers in cross-functional team setting
  • ISO-9000, NFPA-79, GAMP 4/5, 21 CFR Part 11, AB PLC’s, VB.Net Programming, Green belt certified
  • 3+ years’ experience with development, integration and project management of automated control systems including Vision systems, PLC’s, motion control, robotics, HMI’s and SCADA control systems software

A competitive salary and benefits are on offer for the right candidate.

Hartley People Recruitment work to the highest ethical standards within our industry and we value the trust that you place in us when you send your CV. We can provide a full consultation in confidence and we guarantee that your CV will not be sent to any of our clients without your prior consent.

For immediate consideration please call Gary on 051-878813 or email your CV in word format in response to this job posting.

If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact Gary for a confidential discussion on your career.

Hartley People also recruit for similar roles such as Automation Engineer, Project Engineer, Design Engineer, R&D Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Plastic Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Engineering Manager, Quality Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Injection Moulding Engineer, Lean Engineer, Validation Engineer, Maintenance Engineer.

Ref: 1709-33
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