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Vacancy for Automation Engineer in County Cork, Ireland

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Serial No: 89706
Location: County Cork, Ireland - View on map

Skills Provision has been tasked with searching for an Automation Engineer on behalf of a client in Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland.

Overall responsibility as the Automation Engineer is to provide electrical and automation maintenance support to ensure that equipment asset performance is maximised.

The successful candidate will join one of the largest sawmills in Europe as they continue to expand their operations.

*Applicants must hold European Union Citizenship.


  • €50,000-€60,000 per annum depending on experience



As an Automation Engineer day to day activities will include:

  • Managing software, electrical control hardware and technical documentation of all machines
  • Carry out plant equipment fault diagnosis, repair and maintenance
  • Be the first response to automation/electrical breakdowns on-site
  • Looking for new methods and solutions to improve machine capabilities
  • Troubleshooting PLC’s and programming upgrade changes
  • Identify from the computer systems whether problem is mechanical or electrical in nature
  • Guide fellow team members on basic PLC knowledge
  • Document use of spares to ensure replacements are ordered
  • Support maintenance team in routine overhauls, services and breakdowns
  • Adhere to safety measures
  • Work with a range of equipment: PLC’s, Conveyors, Packaging machines etc.


Candidate Requirements

The ideal Automation Engineer:


  • Electrical qualification with automation experience (3rd Level Qualification or Time served)
  • 3rd Level in Automation |Systems or Mechatronics would be advantageous

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in automation maintenance
  • History of working in a maintenance environment
  • Well versed and experienced in:
    • Electrical and electronic repair and diagnostic skills
    • PLC fault finding and repair
    • High volume industrial equipment
    • Maintenance of PLC’s, SCADA Systems, VSDS, Switchgear
    • Programming knowledge for Logic Controllers, Drives, HMI
    • LV switchgear and Motor power and control circuits
    • Siemens and Allen Bradley products

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