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Job Description

A Controls & Automation Engineer required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Mayo based client for a 12-24 month contract. (Contractor Position). If you are interested in getting a position in medical devices then this is the position for you !!!

Role of this position

  • Knowledge of industrial automation technology and standards.
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise within the manufacturing process, driving to root cause
  • Demonstrable fault finding skills
  • Lead and execute key plant projects ensuring timelines are met and deliverables achieved.
  • Project liaison sharing technical knowledge/experience.
  • Work closely with Engineering taking responsibility for defined elements of engineering projects.
  • Ability to write User Requirement Specifications and execute Design / Installation / Operational / Performance Qualification activities as part of project execution.
  • Ability to perform risk management and translate the results into action and implementation plans to then execute.
  • Identify, develop and maintain stakeholder relationships.
  • Support and adhere to personnel policies and procedures.
  • Plan and prioritise their work load to ensure that agreed deadlines are met.
  • Provide periodic updates to the Engineering Manager, Head of Engineering and other relevant personnel.
  • Lead change control activities and process within cross functional departments
  • Internal Contacts - Work with production managers, supervisors, engineers and production staff.
  • External Contacts - Liaise with suppliers and vendors inputting to the validation of projects being handled


  • Qualification in Engineering, Science or equivalent discipline, with particular emphasis in electrical, mechanical, electronic or automation disciplines.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in industry, preferably in a healthcare, pharmaceutical, or GMP manufacturing environment
  • Must have strong mathematical and data analysis skills.
  • Experienced in Allen Bradley and Siemens Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) would be an advantage.
  • Experience in Project management.
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment, with a working knowledge of validation requirements would be desirable.
  • Experience of commissioning and maintenance of complex plant and equipment
  • Able to read and understand engineering drawings
  • IT literate (MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel)
    CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Manufacturing & Production

Engineering & Technical

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CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900