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Automation Engineer (Permanent)

Location: Cork Country: Ireland

Automation Engineer

Our client is a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, but also supplies innovative user-oriented products and services in many other fields. The family-owned enterprise employs 46,000 people in over 135 companies worldwide.

They are currently looking to fill an Automation Engineer position within the electrical design department.

The successful candidate will work closely with the software manager within the electrical design department, with responsibilities in the following areas:
* Crane automation software development based on crane hardware designs.
* Crane automation software architecture.
* Crane HMI/SCADA system integration and development.
* Evaluation of suitable automation systems.
* Manage work schedules and monitor work load, provide progress reports to the Software Manager

* Provide automation solutions for both new and existing cranes (automation and core crane control systems). Liaise with electrical design engineers and other design disciplines to prepare system requirements and to develop/document software solutions to meet business compliance and performance requirements.
* Liaise with field commissioning engineers to provide support-controlled updating of version-controlled software/documentation.
* Contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of a Good Engineering Practice platform for effective delivery of projects.
* Liaise with software developers to prepare software integration requirements, where necessary document interface protocols and build software interface modules.
* Develop/review crane software architecture with focus on object-oriented version-controlled solutions.
* Participate in risk assessments and to help provide solutions for new features/hardware.

* Min Level 7 degree in any of the following disciplines: Software/Automation/Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronic Engineering.
* Previous experience architecting PLC/DCS systems in an Object Orientated fashion.
* Previous experience with Scripting languages.
* Previous experience with PLC bus systems (Profinet/Profibus/CAN bus/Modbus etc.)
* Risk analysis and safety compliance related to the PLC control and understanding of Performance Levels (PLr/SIL).
* Experience with ABB PLC's.
* Experience and good understanding of IP industrial networking and system communications.
* SCADA systems application/development
* Strong communication and reporting skills (verbal and in writing).
* Ability to analyse problems and derive solutions.
* Ability to manage project requirements and schedules.
* Work as necessary in the heavy machinery environment at container terminals and assist with crane commissioning.
* Willingness to travel internationally on occasion.
* Ability to work at heights.

Nice to Have(s):
* Knowledge in the following areas a distinct advantage: Programming knowledge and experience of Safety and Non-safety PLC systems using Codesys.

Language (s):
* Strong level of English - written and spoken

Reference No.: 918648FK
Role: Automation Engineer
Industry: Mechanical/Industrial Engineering
Location: Co. Cork
Workload: 100%
Start Date: ASAP
Job Type: Permanent

Should you find yourself suitable for this position then please send us your complete CV using the link in this advert.

Feel free to contact us for further information: (see below)

About Us:
Since the foundation of our parent company - ITech Consult AG in 1997, we have continually extended our network of computer experts. ITech Consult has offices in Switzerland, Germany, UK and Ireland. Freelance IT specialists benefit from our comprehensive service offerings: including job evaluation, support in the application phase through to legal requirements, setting up of Irish Ltd Companies and on-going administrative support with our clients.

Posted Date: 11 Dec 2019 Reference: JS-918648FK Employment Agency: ITech Consult Contact: ITech Consult AG