Automation Engineer

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30 days ago

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

Our client is a leading organization in Ireland, providing cutting-edge technology solutions with a broadly diversified product portfolio. They are committed to delivering exceptional customer service and are dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and excellence. As a company, they value integrity, accountability, and teamwork.

The Role:
As an Automation Engineer, the ideal candidate will be qualified in a relevant engineering discipline and have excellent knowledge of automation systems. You will be highly motivated, dependable, and thorough, capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously. You will be confident and able to challenge the status quo, adapting to new technologies or techniques easily. You will possess excellent planning, scheduling, and organizational skills, and be able to manage and deliver projects to challenging deadlines. You must have excellent communication skills, with a proven ability to build, manage, and maintain relationships at all levels. You will be a natural problem solver, with the ability to deliver solutions and results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of customer requirements to identify project automation requirements.
  • Distinguish between project specific or new requirements and standard requirements (solution requiring development work and solutions available and tested on previous projects).
  • Manage automation requirements and ensure all requirements are fulfilled.
  • Maintain / update project schedule to ensure the project is delivered on time.
  • Document automation functions and present to customers
  • Design the crane automation support systems e.g. fibre and copper network infrastructure, PLC bus systems (Profinet, CANbus, Modbus, Interbus).
  • Manage the integration of automation sub systems and solutions, to ensure overall automation function is delivered
  • Ensure electrical design engineers are aware of electrical requirements, where necessary prepare electrical interface drawings.
  • Ensure software developers are aware of the software integration requirements, where necessary document interface protocols and build software interface modules
  • Ensure software developers are aware of crane monitoring requirements for automation systems, where necessary document requirements and verify implementation.
  • Ensure commissioning engineers are aware of automation functions and provide any necessary support and documentation required during the commissioning process.
  • Liaise with production and installation departments to ensure assembly and testing of automation systems are carried out to the necessary standards.
  • Liaise with the service department to support in the training of personnel on new systems and provide support to resolve customer complaints.
  • Where new development is required, participate in selection and testing of suitable sub-systems and new technologies
  • Where necessary prepare and execute on-site tests at selected customer ports.
  • Create BOM's for automation equipment.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Min Level 7 degree in any of the following disciplines: Automation / Electrical / Electronic / Mechatronic Engineering.
  • Strong communication and reporting skills (verbal and in writing)
  • Confident at challenging the status quo and open to adapting new technologies or techniques.
  • Programming knowledge and experience of Safety and Non-safety PLC systems using Codesys.
  • SCADA systems development knowledge.
  • Risk analysis and safety compliance related to the PLC control and understanding of Performance Levels (PLr / SIL).
  • Familiarity with Zuken E3 or similar drawing package
  • Ability to analyse problems and derive solutions.
  • Ability to manage project requirements and schedules
  • Project management experience an advantage.
  • Experience with ABB PLC's an advantage.
  • Work as necessary in the heavy machinery environment at container terminals and assist with crane commissioning
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • German language is a plus as it's a German company, and you may be working with German speaking colleagues in Germany and Austria.


  • 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 interested in this role or would like 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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