Automation Engineer

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Job Title: Automation Engineer
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Kerry

Our client is a leading organization in Ireland, renowned for providing cutting-edge technology solutions with a diverse product portfolio. They are committed to exceptional customer service and dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and excellence. Integrity, accountability, and teamwork are core values they uphold.

The Role:
As an Automation Engineer, you will be at the forefront of integrating and optimizing automation systems. If you have a relevant engineering degree and excel in automation, we want to hear from you! You should be highly motivated, dependable, and thorough, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks seamlessly. You will be confident in challenging the status quo, quick to adapt to new technologies, and possess exceptional planning, scheduling, and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills are essential, enabling you to build and maintain relationships at all levels. Your natural problem-solving abilities will help you deliver effective solutions and results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze customer requirements to identify project automation needs.
  • Differentiate between project-specific or new requirements and standard solutions.
  • Manage and fulfill automation requirements.
  • Maintain and update project schedules to ensure timely delivery.
  • Document automation functions and present them to customers.
  • Design crane automation support systems (e.g., fibre and copper network infrastructure, PLC bus systems like Profinet, CANbus, Modbus, Interbus).
  • Integrate automation subsystems and solutions to ensure overall automation functionality.
  • Ensure electrical design engineers are informed of electrical requirements, and prepare interface drawings if necessary.
  • Collaborate with software developers to document and build software interface modules.
  • Verify implementation of crane monitoring requirements for automation systems.
  • Support commissioning engineers with necessary documentation during the commissioning process.
  • Coordinate with production and installation departments to ensure automation systems are assembled and tested to standards.
  • Provide training and support to service department personnel on new systems.
  • Participate in the selection and testing of new subsystems and technologies.
  • Prepare and execute on-site tests at customer ports as needed.
  • Create BOMs for automation equipment.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum Level 7 degree in Automation, Electrical, Electronic, or Mechatronic Engineering.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident in challenging the status quo and open to new technologies.
  • Programming experience with Safety and Non-safety PLC systems using Codesys.
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems development.
  • Understanding of PLC control safety compliance and performance levels (PLr / SIL).
  • Familiarity with Zuken E3 or similar drawing packages.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage project requirements and schedules.
  • Project management experience is a plus.
  • Experience with ABB PLCs is advantageous.
  • Willingness to work in heavy machinery environments and assist with crane commissioning.
  • Willing to travel internationally as required.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • German language skills are a plus, as you may work with German-speaking colleagues.


  • Pension scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Subsidized canteen
  • Retailer discounts
  • Travel opportunities
  • Sports and social club
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexi time work schedule

If you are excited about this role and want to discuss it further, please call Nidhi at +353 1 645 5244 or email [email protected].

Candidates must have a valid visa to work in Ireland (Stamp 1G/Stamp 4/EU Passport).

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