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Factory Systems Engineer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway
  • Sector: Systems Engineering
  • Date posted: 12/04/2018
  • Job reference: J384691A

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Our client, a world leader in automated manufacturing, is now recruiting for an experienced Factory Systems Engineer to plan, implement and maintain a comprehensive Factory Systems Infrastructure, which is in line with corporate guidelines and customer requirements to facilitate a world-class manufacturing environment.

This role provides support and ongoing development to a number of high-speed automated production lines and new product introductions, in particular paying attention to PLC controlled equipment, vision systems, revision control systems and manufacturing data integrity & security.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively manages and supports the existing Automation infrastructure for optimal performance and minimized downtime. Makes appropriate, justifiable suggestions for system enhancements.

Systems include:

    • Allen Bradley PLC's and associated Rockwell applications
    • ASI/ControlNet/Data Highway Bus systems
    • Cognex/Insight camera systems
    • Emerson family servo systems
    • CTI and Allen Bradley PanelViews

  • Collaborates with the IT Group, Application Group, and External Technical Resources to provide comprehensive support of all Automation and Information Systems and Technologies.
  • Provides Final Third Level support on all technical issues.
  • Provides solutions, which implement industry best practice to deliver improved productivity and efficiency throughout the organisation.
  • Installs and deploys systems, software and peripherals as required, liaising with external vendors and service contractors as appropriate. Sources appropriate equipment and services through appropriate liaison with purchasing department.
  • Provides Technical Direction for all new infrastructure developments.
  • Develops, implements and manages comprehensive contingency plans for all critical systems including regular documented tests.
  • Benchmarks system performance and provides regular reports.
  • Interfaces with Corporate Information Systems on standards, support, and new infrastructure developments.
  • Utilises a Project Management methodology to plan, coordinate and implement Key projects assigned by Business Unit Managers. Provides regular reports to Management and delivers project within agreed time-frames and budgets.
  • Documentation is a key function of any Engineering professional. All knowledge is to be captured and shared as the fundamental aspect of system support. All procedures must be written and controlled to ISO standards.
  • Utilises Continuous Process Improvement methodologies to improve the overall quality of all systems.
  • All other duties/responsibilities as defined by the Engineering Manager.
  • Develops training programmes for our systems Technician line support.
  • Provides innovative inputs to new production lines in the areas of control, data collection, motive power, robotics, vision systems and communications.
  • Develop and implements process improvements on new and existing lines.

Core Knowledge/Skills/Competencies:

  • Excellent Project Management skills.
  • Good presentation skills and ability to deliver training courses when necessary.
  • Facilitation skills and a sound understanding of team dynamics.
  • A motivated individual with focus and discipline.
  • An achievement-oriented self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills.

Typical Experience/Education:

  • A Degree in Automation Engineering with 2+ year's relevant experience.
  • Experience desirable but not essential with VB code development and generation.
  • Experience desirable with Allen Bradley PLC platforms to include Contro lLogix, SLC500, and PLC5 from a programming point of view.
  • Experience desirable with Rockwell Software applications to include Factory Talk and Transaction packages.
  • Essential experience required with network topology, pc application software, systematic troubleshooting/problem solving skills.
  • Equipment and Software Validation, IQ, OQ and PQ

If you are interested in hearing more about this role or similar roles, please contact Dominic at Experis on 01 645 5250