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Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer

Job Title: Automation Engineer
Location: Sligo
Start Date: asap
Duration: Permanent
Contact Name: Harry Ruane
Contact Email: harry.ruane@icegroup.ie

Job Description

If you are stuck in city traffic jams, paying extortionate rates for accommodation, paying above the odds for your every day living, then you need to speak to one of our technical recruiters at the ICE Group. We are a recruitment agency formed in 1972 with offices in Galway and Sligo. We are totally opposed to attempting to force fit candidates or applying undue pressure. Our recruiters have 10 to 15 years experience in the industry with an extensive knowledge of any and every company in the region.

We welcome the opportunity of an informal cup of coffee and we cherish the chance to share our industry knowledge with you. Be assured that you will be given the best possible advice regarding your career options i.e. companies currently recruiting, industry type and locations. If you have a company of choice in mind please share it with us and we will guide you in the right direction.

For an immediate informal chat with no commitments please email harry.ruane@icegroup.ie or call 0879153895.

We have jobs on our books with all the big name multinationals in the West of Ireland, from Donegal to Limerick. An example of the jobs we are currently recruiting for includes but is not limited to the following:

Quality Engineer

Automation Engineer

Chemical Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Manager

Maintenance Engineer - Projects

Manufacturing Engineer - Polymer

R & D Engineer - Medical Devices

Project Engineer



Automation Engineer          


  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in the area of process and equipment development i.e. equipment / process control and monitoring
  • Provide design support and programming for PLC’s, motion control, vision applications, robotic systems and PC controlled equipment
  • Provide technical expertise to manufacturing process and technology development activities
  • Monitor and evaluate safety practices and ensure compliance with legislation where relevant. (CE compliance of equipment)
  • Ensure completion of appropriate and relevant documentation within area(s) of responsibility
  • Co-ordinate the introduction and implementation of new technologies and equipment to the manufacturing operation


  • Minimum 6 years’ experience with Equipment Automation, Software, or related experience with B.Eng in Mechanical, Manufacturing or related engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience with Software or related experience
  • Specific Experience in Allen Bradley/Siemens/Omron/ PLC programming and integration
  • Experience with servo controllers (Bosch / FESTO / AB / IAI), vision system integration, motion applications & HMI products
  • Some experience with Robotics (DENSO / ABB / EPSON) is advantageous
  • Desired knowledge in the following: Object oriented programming, C#, VB.Net, VB 6, PLC, C++, Lab View programming
  • Experience in a regulated environment (ISO / TS)
  • SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, java and database design desirable
  • Effective leader ability with drive and enthusiasm
  • Proven communication, project management and analytical skills are important
  • 3D modelling experience (Solidworks, Autocad Inventor)

Additional Skills and Competencies:

  • Compliance and Integrity: Promotes and practices a culture of integrity, ethics and compliance with laws and policies
  • Collaborates across organisational boundaries
  • Creative thinking
  • Open communicator
  • Excellent organisational skills