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Automation Engineer (m/f)

City:  Loughrea

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Automation Engineer (m/f) 




·        Review and implementation of Control Philosophies & Functional Design Specifications (FDS)

·        Specification of PLC and HMI hardware for projects and development of Network Architectures

·        Network set-up for various communication protocols

·        Writing of PLC & HMI test programmes for factory acceptance testing (FAT) of control panels

·        Writing of PLC & HMI code for entire water treatment, waste water treatment and pumping stations based on control philosophies provided

·        Implementation of code on-site, code proving/demonstration and de-bugging as necessary

·        Revision control and back-up for all PLC/HMI programmes developed

·        SCADA development and implementation

·        Alarm modem configuration and set-up

·        Variable speed drive and intelligent starter configuration and set-up

·        Remote telemetry systems including radio, wireless ethernet and 3G/4G secure connections

·        Setting up of instrumentation and scaling of instruments back to main control system

·        Troubleshooting of equipment, instrumentation and processes

·        Working with Process Engineers on process optimisation and continuous improvement to the water/waste water treatment plant

·        Working with design teams in the application of process and control solutions

·        Liaising between site engineering and management staff

·        Adherence to all H&S legislation, documentation and procedures

·        Completion of Commissioning Documentation on-site and return to Head Office

·        Co-ordination of project close-out stages including handover to the end user




·        Applicable Automation/PLC Qualification

·        Minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably in the Water & Wastewater sector

·        Good working and process knowledge of the water and waste water sector

·        Excellent working knowledge of PLC and HMI software applications, experience in Schneider, Unitronics and Allen Bradley hardware preferable

·        Excellent knowledge of communication network systems including Ethernet, Modbus and Profibus

·        Excellent knowledge of remote telemetry systems including radio, wireless ethernet and 3G/4G

·        Excellent knowledge of SCADA systems, experience in Ignition by inductive Automation desirable






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