Process Automation Engineer

Process Automation Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Support process control systems in a manufacturing environment, emphasis on quickly implementing programming solutions to resolve operational problems.
  • Analysis of process data and support of continuous improvement efforts.
  • Support of operations to optimize process performance.
  • Integrate business systems with line control to automate machine operation and data transfer.
  • Establish structured reports which pull equipment data and correlates to performance metrics.
  • Own and develop effective use of SCADA and MES data to support manufacturing and utility operations.
  • Commissioning of new and modifications of current equipment.
  • Provide client engineering input to scope definition for automation strategy for manufacturing equipment design along with associated support systems and infrastructure.
  • Working closely with the Site Engineering & Project Teams, drive & execute routine site upgrades of Scada Software and Hardware systems.
  • Providing guidance to the Senior Management Team on best practices and methodology for execution of complete system upgrades this would also include:
    • The compilation of documentation & presenting information from External vendors on the options available.
    • The most effective approach to upgrading the sites Automation Infrastructure.
  • Define and where applicable, provide training on an “as needed” basis for engineering and maintenance personnel to upgrade their skills in troubleshooting, maintaining and improving process control systems.

 

Skills / Competencies:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Computer, Mechatronics, Robotics, or Electromechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum 2+ years of manufacturing experience ideally in the Food and Beverage industry.
  • Experience on Control System and Process Automation (Maintenance and/or Projects) including but not limited to PLC’s, HMI’s, DCS, Historians, Industrial Data Networks, Instrumentation and related hardware.
  • Hands on experience with process controls equipment including PLCs, DCSs, HMIs, SCADA systems, real-time data historians, batch execution systems, SQL relational database systems, and network infrastructure including design and debugging skills. Hands on experience with Windows Servers hardware and Microsoft Windows applications.
  • Experience with communication protocols including but not limited to RS-485, RS-232, Ethernet, and Data Highway Plus, Control Net, Modbus, and instrumentation field busses (Device Net, Foundation Field bus, Profibus, etc).
  • Knowledge of GMP and environmental regulations applicable to the food and beverages industry.
  • Experience with writing software test plans, user requirements, and system design documents.
  • Strong teamwork, leadership, communication, and organization skills.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to perform root cause analysis.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and the ability to learn and utilize job related systems.

To apply for this job email your details to anthony@intersearch.ie.

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