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Maintenance Automation Engineer

Ref: 75889

  • 60,000-65,000
  • 13 Oct 2021
  • Cork (Centre)
  • Permanent

Maintenance Automation Engineer

About the Company

Maintenance Automation Engineer required for a highly automated, heavy manufacturing plant in Cork. This award winning facility will give you the opportunity to hone your automation and maintenance skills.

About the Position

Reporting to the site engineering manager the role of automation engineer is to provide electrical and automation maintenance support to ensuring that equipment asset performance is maximised. A high maintenance standard is a must as is adherence to safety and regulatory standards. Analyse downtime and implement cycle of continuous improvement to drive plant uptime by focusing on maintenance best practice. Provide technical leadership and ownership for site automation and control systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the software, electrical control hardware and technical documentation of all machines
  • Completing plant and equipment fault diagnosis, repair and maintenance to enable the plant to operate safely and efficiently
  • First response for all automation / electrical breakdowns on-site
  • Carry out detailed root cause analysis on breakdowns to implement corrective repairs
  • Be the driving force in implementing new technical solutions in order to improve machine capability according to the business needs and safety & health requirements.
  • Troubleshooting PLCs and Programming upgrade changes for machinery
  • Isolate problems and determine if problem is mechanical, electrical or from the computer system controlling the process.
  • Electrical Reactive and Preventive Maintenance across the Site
  • Implement appropriate preventative maintenance activities to ensure efficient operations.
  • Ensuring equipment is well maintained to ensure maximum uptime by carrying out routine maintenance and inspections
  • Mentor other team members on basic PLC knowledge to become more proficient


  • Previous experience working within a maintenance environment
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in automation maintenance.
  • Experience with LV switchgear and Motor power and control circuits
  • Have experience with Siemens, Allen Bradley
  • A 3rd Level Qualification in automation systems or Mechtronics
  • Electrical Qualification with automation experience either 3rd level Qualification or time served
  • Strong electrical and electronic repair and diagnostic skills
  • Experience in PLC fault finding and repair
  • Experience with high volume industrial equipment
  • Experience with maintenance of PLC’s, Scada Systems, VSDS, Switchgear
  • Have programming knowledge for Logic Controllers, Drives, HMI

Remuneration Package

A strong salary is on offer for the right candidate.

For more information on the role or any other Engineering or Life Sciences roles call Nigel on 087 3618142 or email me or click the apply button below.

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