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Automation Engineer

Date: Jan 2, 2018

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Automation Engineer
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland is Ireland’s largest dairy company, annually processing over 2 billion litres of milk into a uniquely broad range of ingredients for export to more than 60 countries. We supply leading multinational food and nutrition companies – across a range of sectors from branded cheese and butter through to infant formula, sports, affordable and clinical nutrition for both developed and developing markets.
A vacancy has arisen within Glanbia Ireland Ltd (GI) for the position of Automation Engineer.  Reporting to the Head of Maintenance, the primary responsibilities of this role will be:
Key Responsibilities
The key objectives of this role are;
  • Programming and implementation of changes to the process automation code and systems hardware.  (ABB Sattline DCS, Allen Bradley PLCs, and others)
  • Provide automation support to production, including troubleshooting and issue resolution.
  • Lead process automation review with the production operating teams to identify process improvement opportunities through automation upgrades
  • Project manage automation projects, including the development of budgets, scope and system performance targets for tendering to external contractors
  • Work within a cross functional multidiscipline team environment
  • Manage process automation interfacing with MES, ERP & IT systems.
  • Management of the site process automation system as part of the site automation team
Role Requirements
  • 3rd level qualification in engineering, computer science or related technical discipline.
  • 5+ years experience in programming within large scale manufacturing, preferably in the dairy, food, beverage or pharma industry
  • Experience with SattLine, 800xA, RSLogix, Factory Talk, Wonderware and Allen Bradley PLCs.
  • Experience with Ethernet and Profibus
  • Successful track record of project delivery
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication – verbal & written
GII has five key manufacturing sites, Ballyragget Co Kilkenny (the largest integrated milk processing plant in Europe), Virginia Co Cavan, Wexford, Carrick-on-Suir and Belview Co. Kilkenny which will increase business processing capacity by 50% over the next five years.
If you are interested in this position, please apply via the link, with an up to date CV, to Jill Davidson, Recruitment Manager, GII.
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