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Automation / Systems Engineer

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
1-5 Years
Salary Description:
FRS Recruitment
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The Automation Engineers will be highly experienced automation and embedded serial protocols. Ideally the Automation Engineer will have a degree in an engineering or computer science field with three years experience in industry.


* Configure, install and commission hardware and software systems

* Development of technical and material requirements

* Develop, test and install PLC and control software as part of a highly automated, high volume 24/7 validated production environment

* Develop Functional and Detailed Design Specifications from User Requirement Specifications

* Work within a cross-functional multidisciplinary team environment.

* Participate within project teams, provide technical support and make informed decisions on hardware and architecture selection.

* Maintain comprehensive documentation of code

* Prioritise multiple tasks while working to tight schedules

* Develop machine control software

* Develop, debug and validate Control System software programs

* Analyse, understand, fault-find and modify automation software

* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

* Ability to organise, plan and execute multiple tasks to tight schedules

* Highly motivated self-starter

* Ability to document own work clearly and precisely

* Produce reports and technical data

Education and Experience:

* Degree in Computer Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering or equivalent

* Experience with automation and embedded serial protocols (MODBUS, Profibus, RS-232, RS-485)

* Working knowledge of systems such as PLC, BACnet, Ethernet networking, PI Historian, relational databases, wireless telemetry are a distinct advantage

* Knowledge of C and scripting languages

* Knowledge and practice of safety precautions related to working with automation and power management systems (Safe Pass)

* Clean Driver's Licence

* Excellent interpersonal and communication/presentation skills

Keywords: Robotics / Modbus / PLC / Profibus / RS232 / RS485 / Ethernet / PI Historian / Siemens PCS7 / BACnet / Scripting / C / Electrical / Electronics / Automation / Electronic Prototyping

Contact Details:
FRS Recruitment
Tel: 00353 (0)86 1301789
Contact: Idah Chimulu

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