Automation Control Engineer

Our client, a successful multi-national, based in North Meath is seeking a Control & Automation Engineer on a permanent basis.

Working as part of the Maintenance Service Centre Engineering team the successful candidate will have the responsibility for the design and installation of robust & world class automation systems, supporting the continued and sustained development and improvement of operating systems and production equipment.

The Control & Automation Engineer, working with Maintenance, Production, R&D/Technical and the IT department has the responsibility for the identification of automated process improvements across the production process, seeking solutions and designing, assisting with the installation and commissioning automated systems in accordance with the specifications.

Co. Meath


€60k - €70k



  • Working on site Automation systems and continuous improvement initiatives to identify opportunities/efficiencies.
  • Liaise with relevant departments – Maintenance, Production, R&D/Technical and IT to define the requirements of a project.
  • Specify, design, install and commission new equipment as required.
  • Write and modify PLC programs accordingly.
  • Maintain existing and introduce new equipment onto the Scada system.
  • Provide and maintain detailed electrical drawings and schematics
  • For modifications to existing procedures and equipment, liaise with the relevant department to agree what the problems are and work towards solving them.
  • Manage projects within specification, on time within budget and in compliance with health and safety and quality guidelines.
  • Carry out other duties as required including energy related projects or tasks, based on operational requirements.


  • Third level qualification (Level 8) in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualification with at least 3 years relevant experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated previous experience working with Programmable Logic Controllers (Mitsubishi and/or Siemens), HMIs and SCADA or Production Management Systems.
  • There is a requirement to be highly proficient in PC applications, possess a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of technical, electrical drawings and specifications.

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