Automation Engineer – Food / Dairy

Executive Edge Citywest

Kildare, Kildare

€50000 - €60000 / Per Year
Kildare, Kildare, IE
Kildare, Kildare

Automation Engineer – Food / Dairy

Our client is one of the largest suppliers of process technology for the food industry and a wide range of other industries. The international technology group focuses on process technology and components for sophisticated production processes in various end-user markets.

They are currently looking to recruit an Automation Engineer to join their team. This role will be office based, but some travel to client sites in Ireland.

The Role:

  • Design of system architectures utilising the latest technologies.
  • Detailed design and specifications.
  • Software Development
  • System Validation, FAT, IQ, OQ, PQ
  • System installation and commissioning of projects
  • Communication with other departments [Process, Electrical, CAD]
  • Risk analysis for Health and Safety planning
  • Liaise with Project Managers on project budgets and cost estimates.


The Person

The role would suit a person with a background in project execution (Automation) for the beverage, chemical, dairy, food or pharmaceutical industries

  • Ideally of 3 years’ experience, but will consider less
  • Familiar with automation project execution including writing FDS, PLC and/or SCADA / Siemens software writing, Validation (such as FATs, IQ, OQs, SATs.) and commissioning activities.
  • The ability to write PLC code for Siemens and/or Rockwell PLCs. Likewise ideally familiarity with configuring SCADA systems such as Intouch, FTView, System platform, Win CC or Ignition.
  • Familiar with various I/O systems and networks such as Profinet, Ethernet IP, Control net, Profibus and so on.
  • Familiarity with typical process equipment used in dairy, brewing, beverage and pharmaceutical processes would be advantageous.
  • The ability to be able to read Process Descriptions and P&ID’s
  • Contribute to project meetings.
  • Uses effective communication and interpersonal skills, excellent written and spoken English.
  • Capable of coordinating with third parties and end users.
  • Capable of working on own initiative, good schedule management.
  • Third level qualification in an appropriate engineering or IT discipline, higher diploma or honours bachelor degree (NFQ level 8+).
  • Ability to travel to site for client meetings, surveys, periods of installation and commissioning.
  • Ability to live and travel in the EU.
  • Full driving licence (Ireland, EU or UK).


For more information please call Keith on 01 4663983 or email

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