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Brightpath Recruitment Ltd.
Office 4, Sligo Airport Business Park,
Strandhill, Co. Sligo.
Tel: 071 9128266

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Junior Automation Engineer

Location: Kildare
Entered: 21 Sept 2017
Duration: Permanent
Junior Automation Engineer - Leixlip, Kildare

Permanent Position

Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

A PLC/Automation Engineer is being recruited by a progressive young company involved in Automation, Process Control and Instrumentation. This company currently focus their efforts on the Water and Power industries. This business is growing quickly and they have plans to expand into further markets. They are also a leading supplier of PLCs to the Irish market and this position allows their automation engineers frequent opportunities to upskill by attending Leading PLC manufacturer’s in-house training courses.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated PLC Automation Engineer to begin a career a progressive and ambitious company

While the role is predominately office based, you will regularly visit the clients site during the deployment and commissioning.

The Automation Engineer will be initially working on large utilities projects with an experienced Engineer but will ultimately transition to the projects team supporting clients throughout the Country


  • Excellent Salary is on offer
  • Annual Bonus (Performance Related)
  • Opportunity to progress and develop your career through training and development
  • Long-term position with a defined career path
  • Working in a Supportive team of like-minded professionals

What you will be Responsible for:

  • Assist in controls and automation designs for projects related to the Water and Waste water industry;
  • Assist sales in the generation costings for projects
  • Responsible for Systems, Software and Electrical Drawings
  • Manage all aspects of the control systems within projects & ensure all aspects are completed on time and within budget
  • Design and programming of PLC/HMI control systems 
  • Design and implementation of SCADA systems
  • Design and implementation of Telemetry systems
  • Testing of control panels and automation systems including FAT and SAT
  • Work on own initiative on smaller projects and work as part of a team on larger projects
  • Liaise with the clients and Project Managers
  • Liaise with system vendors to source automated solutions
  • Technical support to existing customers

What you need to be Successful:

  • Minimum 2/3 years’ demonstrable experience in PLC Solutions with a minimum of 2 of the following: ABB, Schneider, Allen Bradley, Siemens, Omron, Mitsubishi or Motorola
  • Qualified with Electrical, Automation, Control Level 8 degree
  • Demonstrable experience in controls systems design and application
  • Experience in SCADA - ICONICS, Citect, InTouch or similar
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Database Manager and all Microsoft office applications
  • Networks: Ethernet/IP, Profibus, DeviceNet, ControlNet
  • Excellent skills in problem solving and analysis
  • Have a keen eye for PLC Coding 
  • Instrumentation & Measurement experience a distinct advantage
  • Experience of working with electrical equipment
  • Previous relevant experience in Water/Power Systems an advantage



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