Senior Automation Engineer

PM Group
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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PM Group is looking for a contract Senior Automation Engineer (excellent hourly-rate) to be based on site with our medical device client in Limerick. This is an opportunity to be involved in a dynamic engineering/automation department with exposure to multiple projec ts.


Position Responsibilities
• Development of machine design control systems including servo motion and high speed device integration.
• Develop, test and install PLC and control software as part of a highly automated, high volume 24/7 validated production environment
• Develop User, Functional and Detailed Design Specifications
• Develop high quality PLC and HMI code from Functional and Detailed Design Specifications
• Work within a cross functional multidiscipline team environment.
• Participates within project teams, provide technical support and make informed decisions on hardware and architecture selection.

* Provide ideas and solutions for the improvement and development of control systems.
• Fault-find complex automation equipment
• Maintain comprehensive documentation of code to Medical Device standards


  • Qualified to degree level 8 in Electronics systems, Mechatronics, Automation / Controls Technology or equivalent technical experience is required.
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Experience in software development.
  • Experience in the design of Industrial Control Systems
  • Experience of design of PLC / DCS based Control Systems.
  • Experience in software architectures and design including S88, GAMP, 21CFRPart 11
  • Knowledge of industrial networks (Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Profibus, Controlnet)
  • Good understanding of Panel drawings and P&ID’S
  • Design/project experience should be mainly focused in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Sectors
  • Applications should have excellent inter personal and communication skills to liaise with international clients within the different sectors
  • Have the ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Proactive, a good communicator with the ability to work well with others and on their own initiative in a multi-discipline environment
  • Be organised and adaptable with a flexible approach