Senior Automation Engineer

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
Not Specified
Salary Description:
Competitive salary offered
Johnson & Johnson
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Senior Automation Engineer

Limerick, Ireland

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences.

That is why we in Ireland are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feel that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means "You Belong"!

The Role and Primary Tasks:
Develop machine control software involving servo pneumatic and data control.
Participate among multi-functional teams to ensure projects are delivered on time and to required quality standards.
Develop, debug and validate Control System software programs
Analyse, understand, fault-find and modify automation software
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to organize, plan and implement multiple tasks to tight schedules, to ensure work on time and within budget.
Highly motivated self-starter
Ability to detail own work clearly and accurately
Strong communication skills and provide technical expertise.
Monitor and analyse opportunities for the development of new or improved tools for process improvement activities.
Attention to detail
Provide training and mentoring to less experience staff.
Key Position Responsibilities
Develop a strong understanding of the business, strategic direction, overall organizational goals and individual user needs.
Development of machine design control systems including servo motion and high speed device integration.
Develop, test and install PLC and control software as part of a highly automated, high volume 24/7 validated production environment
Develop User, Functional and Detailed Design Specifications
Develop high quality PLC and HMI code from Functional and Detailed Design Specifications
Work within a cross functional multidiscipline team environment.
Participates within project teams, provide technical support and make informed decisions on hardware and architecture selection.
Lead Automation team as part of a project, to deliver robust technical solutions as per project timelines.
Provide ideas and solutions for the improvement and development of control systems.
Fault-find complex automation equipment
Maintain comprehensive documentation of code to Medical Device standards
Adopt and promote a strong cultural Credo based code of conduct at Johnson & Johnson.
Ensure effective closure on Quality System documentation and NC/CAPA actions
Prioritize multiple tasks while working to tight schedules


Skills, Abilities and Education


Bachelors in Automation Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field preferred.
5 to 6 years' experience working with automated control systems as part of a machine design team.
Strong PLC background in Allen Bradley ControlLogix 5000, Allen Bradley Guard Logix, APT, Siemens S7, Elau, Pilz Safety PLCs and Wonderware Intouch/ArchestrA, FactoryTalk View HMI software.
Additional knowledge of Servo Motion Control, printer systems, vision systems, robotics, BCR, data analytics and RFID systems would be beneficial
Accustomed to working in a validated environment with strong discipline with regard to change control.
Good organizational, planning and prioritisation skills; good oral and written communication skills.
Travel requirements: 10% within EMEA & US

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Primary Location
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) Limited (8182)
Job Function
Info Technology
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