Automation Engineer

  • Negotiable per month
  • NI, Belfast
  • Full time

Job Title: Automation Engineer


Job Description: Programming of Automation Equipment (PLC/SCADA). Supporting existing production equipment in various manufacturing facilities.



·       Provide technical support for operations and maintenance teams, assisting in diagnosing and resolving control-related issues.

·       Design, develop, and implement Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) control systems for industrial processes and complete to approved Functional Design Specification, inputting as necessary.

·       Develop intuitive and user-friendly Human-Machine Interface (HMI) applications to provide operators with real-time process information and control capabilities.

·       Design and configure Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems to monitor, control, and visualise complex industrial processes.

·       Programming and Fault Finding: Write, test, and debug programs to ensure accurate and reliable operation of control systems.

·       Collaborate with Electrical Engineers and Technicians to design and optimise electrical control panels. Participate in the design, assembly, wiring, and installation of control panels, to include onsite control panel modifications and potential fault diagnosis as required.

·       Interpret electrical drawings and schematics to understand and troubleshoot control panel layouts and connections.

·       Configuration & testing of control panels prior to Factory Acceptance Testing, inputting as required.

·       Configure and troubleshoot industrial communication protocols such as implementing protocols to facilitate communication between PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, and other automation components.

·       Installation and configuration of all onsite Instrumentation and Calibration requirements.

Salary band: 45-55k depending on experience


Hours: 08.30 – 16.30 Monday – Friday


Pension: Company matched up to 7%


Benefits: Sick pay, private medical insurance


Holidays: 21 floating & 8 statutory


Vehicle: Branded van


Experience required:


·       Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining control systems and automation solutions in an industrial environment.

·       Proficiency in programming and configuring PLCs and SCADA systems with added experience in fault finding.

·       Strong understanding of Industrial Communication Protocols and HMI design principles.

·       Experience with wiring and installation of control panels in addition to fault finding.

·       Ability to understand electrical drawings and schematics.

·       Extensive experience in industrial instrumentation along with calibration and servicing experience.




Qualifications: Completed a recognised apprenticeship as an Electrical or Mechatronic Technician, preferably with Higher Level Education.


References required: Yes


Cliodhna Moore Recruitment Consultant

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