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Automation Technician

Reference:BCAFMC-132788 Location: Dublin South
Qualification:DiplomaExperience:3-4 Years
Job Type:Fixed Term ContractSalary: Not Disclosed

Our medical device client in Dublin is seeking an Automation Technician working days on an 18 month contract. The role reports to the Senior Automation Engineer

Job Purpose:

The Automation Technician will be a member of the Automation team that provides engineering day to day and project support within the high volume, fully automated manufacturing environment, and will be responsible for and involved in troubleshooting, maintenance and continuous improvement of the -production processes and equipment.


-Develop an in-depth knowledge of all control systems currently in use across the entire site including PLC’s, motion systems, vision systems, electrical & safety systems and networks
-Operate as point of contact person for all automation related line down issues and projects
-Work closely with engineers and cross functional teams in monitoring equipment performance using proven troubleshooting and problem solving techniques / methods to solve to root cause
-Support the continuous improvement of all automated equipment using Lean / Six Sigma and Project Management techniques
-Ensure all new equipment and tasks are risk assessed, support investigation and near miss resolution, and proactively drive actions to reduce safety risks
-Support plant wide automation change control and manage software revision control systems in full compliance with business quality systems
-Carry out other relevant tasks as required by the Senior Automation Engineer.


-Good knowledge of the Mechanical, Electrical & Automation Systems associated with high volume manufacturing equipment and hold a Third Level Qualification in one of those disciplines or the National Craft Certificate together with additional specialised training and experience.


-At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role with Equipment Automation, Software or related experience.
-A proven track record in solving automation problems to root cause using problem solving methods/techniques complimented with automation tools.
-Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor in automation best practices within a high volume manufacturing team
-Experience and knowledge of Allen Bradley / Rockwell Automation PLC products with ability to understand complex programming functions
-Experience of High Speed Vision systems (Cognex) and Control Networks & Communication Systems (ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet).
-Good understanding of Motion Control Systems (Allen Bradley, Emerson)
-Experience of development, deployment & maintenance of SCADA / HMI systems (Allen Bradley, Schneider)
-Creative thinking person with excellent communication skills, an ability to work on their own initiative combined with the ability to work seamlessly across various departments and within a team

Contact Brian Christensen on 01 6854747 or submit your CV to for immediate consideration
If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Brian Christensen | Tel: +353 (0) 1 685 4747

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